Homelands, places of belonging 2020

HOMELANDS, PLACES OF BELONGING is a community co-creation project for and by newcomer and refugee artists, led by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and its partners.

After a successful first edition in 2019, “Homelands, places of belonging” is developing in the long-term and it starts with a new edition expanding in 3 Belgian regions!

Newcomer and refugee artists collaborate with partners from the socio-cultural sector and engage in a process of artistic co-creation with the local community.

A colourful mix of projects will arise in the 3 regions (in particular in Antwerp, Brussels and Namur) with, as a common thread, the notion of “HOME”: an artistic search of what it means to feel at home somewhere, to belong to a place, a city or a community.

The project is engaged in a story of positive inclusion by creating a lasting dialogue between citizens and newcomers through one of the most powerful tools of each culture: ART.

Throughout the project, both the newcomer artists and their partners will receive intensive trainings and guidance from the artists ambassadors of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and experts.

Our mission: to give artists the opportunity to restore their artistic identity in society, to co-creatively share their knowledge and art with their host community and become the future (inter-)cultural mediators. The project has a much broader audience than only the artists directly involved in the project but reaches out very diverse groups of people of the local community including newcomers and young people with an immigrant background. This way, we hope to stimulate both the feeling of empowerment and belonging of these artists and at the same time create a tangible benefit for the community.

“Homelands, places of belonging” is a long-term project intended to run in several editions.


With nearly 400,000 members, Cera is developing a strong cooperative that is committed to the company.

By joining forces, Cera creates, with its members and partners, added economic and social value at three levels:

. As a major shareholder, Cera provides a solid foundation for KBC / CBC Group

. Cera makes a positive impact in society

. Cera members enjoy exclusive benefits

Participation, solidarity and respect for everyone – values inspired by F.W. Raiffeisen – have been the foundation of the cooperative enterprise of Cera for more than 100 years.

Projet réalisé avec le soutien du Fonds des Amis de la International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation géré par la Fondation Roi Baudouin