Arts centre BUDA (Kortrijk) runs a workspace for performing artists, 3 festivals and an arthouse cinema. Every year BUDA welcomes up to 65 companies / 250 performing artists to work in one of the (5) studio’s or (2) theatre venues. They get supported by a YES-team. The performances made at BUDA are presented on numerous stages all across Europe, and in Kortrijk – during one of the festivals: End of Winter (february), Almost Summer (june) and NEXT festival (november). In between those festivals, many workprocesses are made semi-public in informal showings for engaged spectators, called ‘the compañeros’. BUDA reaches up to 60.000 people a year.