LEAD-IN

De Munt / La Monnaie - a house of creation with a noble purpose


Peter de Caluwe 2

It is with good reason that ‘The Importance of Purpose’, the topic of the 2nd Leaders Connect Congress of LEAD-IN in November, is at the centre of the communication about the new De Munt / La Monnaie season.

For the outside world the return to our renowned De Munt / La Monnaie Theatre is probably the most striking feat - and it is obviously important to us as well. But at this rather important time in the history of our house, and together with all our stakeholders, we also want to dig deeper and ask questions about why we are doing this, ask questions about our role as an institution of art and about how we are dealing with the numerous social challenges of our times. And we want to do so from the perspective that puts people, and not structures, first. Based on a humanistic set of values.

Not only our artistic programme, but also the LEAD-IN Leaders Connect Congress offers us an opportunity to share a reflection about our mission, about our vision, and as far as I am concerned also about our ‘noble purpose’. The responsibility of a house of creation like De Munt / La Monnaie goes far beyond making opera. In essence we are a house of creation - an integral opera house with our own workshops and our own orchestra and choir; a structure we defend vigorously and which we bring to the foreground in all discussions about our continued existence.

Our main task is and will always be coming up with and creating innovative artistic productions, worthy of our consideration. That is why we want to develop a dialogue and operate - organically - in a way that proves our social commitment and the impact it can have. This essential mission is intrinsically linked to our task: we explicitly want to play a political role by giving culture the position it deserves in the social discussion.

This discussion undoubtedly appeals to many company leaders. Let’s talk about the importance of a noble purpose during an intense afternoon at an inspiring venue.

I am looking forward to welcoming you.

Peter de Caluwe

 

Register now for the LEAD-IN LEADERS CONNECT CONGRESS on November 8th