© Alice Ripoll

ART HAPPENS is an arts management company, set up by Sarah De Ganck in 2008 and based in Belgium. Driven by specific artists, ART HAPPENS is committed to set up close cooperations with specific art institutions all over the world.

ART HAPPENS is driven by the conviction that artists have the talent to create visionary works that impact on the way we view our world, our times and ourselves. International cultural exchange is the strongest motivation. Not only does it teach us so much, it keeps us connected and makes us cross boundaries.

With a main focus on arts management in the performing arts, ART HAPPENS includes:

  • Distribution of performances both nationally and internationally

  • Supporting the development of projects according to the artists’ needs and aspirations

  • Looking for opportunities for co-production funding to support the creation of new performances.


Today ART HAPPENS supports artists such as Alice Ripoll, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Cassiel Gaube, Festival d'Automne à Paris (Mariano Pensotti & Wichaya Artamat), Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Ontroerend Goed & Trajal Harrell.


‘I’m not interested in how people move, I’m interested in what makes them move.’ - Pina Bausch


Sarah De Ganck has been working for 14 years in the performing arts field, specializing in international tours of theatre and dance performances. Over the years ART HAPPENS became even more specialized in national and internationale tours of dance, theatre and cross-over projects.



  • Sarah De Ganck
    Managing Director

  • Beth Thyrion
    Arts Project Manager

  • Lynn Marcoen
    Communication and more