Mike Naert
ESNS 2023
Het Depot
Mike Naert is one of the founders of Het Depot (Leuven, 2003) and today he is active as general and artistic director. Het Depot today is one of the key clubs in Belgian music scene with around 100.000 visitors per year, around 10 artists in residence and an active role in talent development in the scene. Musical diversity is one of the core values of Het Depot. Today the big challenge lies in connecting all kinds of communities with the club. This will only succeed with an open mind and in close interaction with the communities itself. Together with some colleague-clubs and sector organisation Het Depot is actively working on a more inclusive and diverse Muziek scene in Belgium. Mike is also head of programme for several festivals in Leuven en is active as a sector representative and clubcircuit. During the corona crisis he was very active in the frontline in defending the cultural sector.