Completely run by volunteers since 1989 in a non-hierarchical structure, both organisations also support Ngo’s & Action Groups working for a positive change. DE VORT'N VIS is basically a legal Autonomous Centre/Youth Centre and a space to share ideas for a better world through music, art, workshops and conversation.
While ART vzw (Autonoom Regionaal Trefcentrum) takes care of everything involved in running a legal Autonomous Centre (and that’s a lot!), REPUBLYK VORT'N VIS vzw organises all sorts of activities.
“De Vort’n Vis” is a local West-Flemish dialect for “The Rotten Fish”, is a pretty striking name as the venue used to be located at the fish market in Ypres and “Vort’n Vis” is used to define scum around Ypres.
Nowadays, DE VORT'N VIS are in the progress rebuilding a new building that should fit the needs of an evergrowing Vort’n Vis Community from small gigs to people’s kitchens, benefits, presentations, workshops including IEPERFEST and alternative youth centre Republyk Vort’n Vis so keep in mind that they actually need your help!
Click the link below to help out!!