Arts-Center nona, Abattoir Fermé & JazzLab join forces and merge in 2023.
On December 1, Kunstencentrum nona, Abattoir Fermé and Jazzlab submitted a joint subsidy file to the Flemish government to continue as one organization from 2023. A shared vision and a sense of adventure led to an ambitious, innovative plan. The renewed nona will turn the structure of the Mechelen arts center inside out and expand it with a stronger socio-artistic operation.
The merger of an arts-center with a theater company and a platform for jazz is unique.
"Nona has been working with Abattoir Fermé and JazzLab for many years and our teams are driven by the same 'gusto' and sense of adventure. We are firmly convinced that we can achieve our growth and ambitions better as one organization than each separately. The increase in scale is not a choice for security, but for more impact: on the public, on the artistic creations and on the house itself."
Bart Vanvoorden, artistic director nona