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Academies and extracurricular education

Many academies run art and music courses in the Brussels-Capital Region. The sociocultural sector runs extracurricular courses for people of all ages.
You can widen your knowledge and skills outside of traditional education too. The Brussels-Capital Region is home to many art and music academies where you can follow a course. The sociocultural sector also runs a large number of extracurricular courses for people of all ages.


Virtually every Brussels commune has its own art or music academy (part-time art education). They offer a host of courses in every artistic discipline as well as music, word and dance, for children, teenagers and adults. Depending on where they get their funding, the working language of these academies is either French or Dutch.

For French speakers

For Dutch speakers

Other courses and projects

Various sociocultural organisations, open universities and adult education bodies run extracurricular courses on the most diverse subjects, from cooking to philosophy.

For French speakers:

For Dutch speakers:

Who to contact:

  • French Community Commission (COCOF)
    Administration de l'enseignement
    Rue des Palais 42, 1030 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 800 80 00
    Online: www.spfb.brussels/enseignement-formation (FR)
  • Flemish Community Commission (VGC)
    Dienst Onderwijs
    Rue de la Technologie 1, 1082 Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 428 02 82
    Online: www.vgc.be/onderwijs (NL)


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