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Projects selected in the scope of MIXITY Awards are announced

The MIXITY Awards are awarded to the best association, educative, event, cultural and sporting initiatives that contribute to the promotion of Brussels as a cosmopolitan and open region.

The MIXITY Awards are awarded to the best association, educative, event, cultural and sporting initiatives that contribute to the promotion of Brussels as a cosmopolitan and open region. The jury has made its choice.

2017 is placed under the aegis of the flourishing diversity that characterises Brussels.


Many organisations are involved every day to promote diversity and thus make a valuable contribution to Brussels desire for everyone to be able to live together. In order to honour them, a call for projects was launched in May 2016.

Over 200 local associations that created projects between 1st October 2014 and 31st October 2016 submitted their application to one of the four suggested categories. The jury, made up of representatives from Brussel’s associative world and members of visit.brussels then read selected 40 projects (10 projects per category). The latter each receive the sum of 3000 Euros.

The categories:

1. MIXITY TOF EVENT SMALL ASSOCIATIONS
2. MIXITY TOF EVENT MEDIUM AND BIG ASSOCIATIONS
3. MIXITY BEST PRACTICE SMALL ASSOCIATIONS
4. MIXITY BEST PRACTICE MEDIUM AND BIG ASSOCIATIONS

From March 2017, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the event and the process of its choice among the pre-selected initiatives respectively in the categories MIXITY TOF EVENT and MIXITY BEST PRACTICE. Two “public prizes” will then be awarded following the on-line vote. At the same time, the jury will independently designate 12 projects nominated for the final phase of the competition. They will be granted the sum of 5000 Euros.

At the end of the competition, the jury will finally designate the 4 winners who will each receive the sum of 10,000 Euros. In total, 6 prizes will therefore be awarded during the official ceremony which will be held in May.

The 40 pre-selected projects per category are as follows:

MIXITY TOF EVENT SMALL ASSOCIATIONS:

This category awards an event organised for the public in the Brussels-Capital Region. This prize is to benefit small associations (less than 3 employees).

The selected projects:

1. 1001 valises – Balkan Trafik
2. Alerte Urbaine – Open Stage des petits belges
3. AMT Concept – Libercity
4. Brukselbinnenstebuiten – Werking Brukselbinnenstebuiten
5. Cinémamed asbl – 15ème Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen
6. Farushi – Ethno Tendance
7. Genres d’à CĂ´tĂ© – Pink Screens Film Festival
8. Pool is cool – Badeau
9. Think Art – Diversity Project / Festival of World Cultures
10. Union des Progressistes Juifs de Belgique (UPJB) – La cuisine de Babel / Harissa et gefilte fish

MIXITY TOF EVENT MEDIUM AND BIG ASSOCIATIONS:

This category also awards an event organised for the public. This prize is to benefit medium and large associations (3 employees and over).

The selected projects:

1. Brufête – Nuit blanche 2016 « Borders »
2. Centre Culturel Jacques Franck – Intersongs
3. Emergence XL – Festival Expressions Urbaines
4. Foyer – Brussel in Dialoog / Bruxelles en Dialogue / Brussels in Dialogue
5. Kaaitheater – Beauty Verhalen Salon / Salon d’histoires de beauté
6. KVS Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg – Malcolm X
7. Muntpunt – Brussel Danst Dance Battles 2016
8. The Belgian Pride – Pride.be 2016
9. Zig Zag – Couleur CafĂ© Festival
10. Zinneke – Zinneke

MIXITY BEST PRACTICE SMALL ASSOCIATIONS:

This category rewards the behind the scenes work, a process linked to diversity or daily work out of the public eye. This prize is to benefit small associations (less than 3 employees).

The selected projects:

1. AmitiĂ© Sans Frontières/Vriendschap Zonder Grenzen – Petits dĂ©jeuners du vendredi devant l’office des Ă©trangers
2. Brussels Studies Institute – Brussels Academy
3. Bruxelles Nous Appartient – Bruxelles Nous Appartient / Brussel Behoort Ons Toe
4. BruxSail asbl – “Naviguons Ensemble Vers Un Avenir Meilleur”
5. Commonplaces – Be Arty, Be Diversity, Be Brussels
6. Coordination HoLeBi Bruxelles (CHB) – Rainbows United
7. Les Gazelles de Bruxelles – Uit de startblokken: les Gazelles de Bruxelles
8. Medex (musĂ©e Ă©phĂ©mère de l’exil) – MusĂ©e Ă©phĂ©mère de l’exil
9. Organisation internationale pour la rĂ©ussite & le dĂ©veloppement – Une Ă©toile, un Destin
10. Pianofabriek citylab – Citylab in Superdiversiteit

MIXITY BEST PRACTICE MEDIUM AND BIG ASSOCIATIONS:

This category rewards the behind the scenes work, a process linked to diversity or daily work out of the public eye. This prize is to benefit medium and large associations (3 employees and over).

The selected projects:

1. Association des journalistes professionnels (AJP) – Expertalia
2. Badje, Bruxelles Accueil et DĂ©veloppement pour la Jeunesse et l’Enfance – Bruxelles-IntĂ©gration
3. Cultureghem – Cultureghem Cultivating Urban Space
4. JES – BXL Open View
5. Met-X – Remork & Karkaba
6. Muziekpublique asbl – Muziekpublique, glocal music for glocal people
7. RainbowHouse Brussels – All Genders Welcome
8. Solentra – PACCT
9. Toestand – Allee Du Kaai
10. Tremplins – Festival Bruxelles Babel