FORUM+ is a journal for Research and Arts in Belgium and the Netherlands. The journal explores the latest trends in research in the arts, which is gaining importance in higher arts education in Flanders and the Netherlands. FORUM+ stimulates the dialogue between research in the arts, critical reflection and the social context in which it is established: this way the journal offers a platform for creative approaches and critical reflections on our world. The ‘arts’ are intentionally defined as broad as possible: music, drama, dance as well as the visual arts. The interdisciplinary profile of FORUM+ thus allows for discussions of subject-related issues, but also permits us to reveal the relationships and differences between artistic disciplines. The title of the journal reflects that intention: it aims to be a forum for the exchange of ideas, with a plus!

Aims and scope

FORUM+ is primarily aimed at researchers, teachers and students in the field of music, theater, dance and visual arts, but it also brings current developments of research in the arts to the art-loving public. For this FORUM+ delivers accessibility in form and content, positioning itself in between an academic journal and a cultural magazine. It publishes articles and visual essays in Dutch and English that stem from original research and are peer-reviewed by the editorial staff and a member of the editorial advisory board with specific expertise in this field. The editorial board also welcomes short contributions such as artistic texts, interviews and reflective essays. In this way FORUM+ provides a platform for the many ways in which research in the arts is expressed and articulated today. FORUM+ also contains a section for in-depth reviews of books, CDs, DVDs, exhibitions, theater, opera and dance performances, as well as a heritage section "Ex Libris" from the rich library collection of the Antwerp Conservatoire.


FORUM+ is published three times a year (autumn, spring, summer) by Amsterdam University Press and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp



Open Access

FORUM+ is published in Diamond Open Access with the following Creative Commons-licence: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Open Access information

Nele Wynants (editor-in-chief)
Lotte De Voeght (editorial office)

Editorial office

Editorial board FORUM+
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
(AP Hogeschool Antwerpen)
Desguinlei 25
2018 Antwerpen

Proposals in Dutch or English can be sent to the editorial office via art& of

Editorial board

Find a full list of editorial board members here.

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

Amsterdam University Press and this journal endorse the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct (e.g. falsification, unethical experimentation, plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, redundant publication). Our full Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be consulted here.

Peer Review Process

Articles are peer reviewed. This means that these contributions are assessed by the editors and a member of the advisory editor with relevant specific expertise.

Indexing services

Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOI’s) that are registered at CrossRef. A DOI is a unique number sequence which identifies a published article. The DOI contains a link which leads to the current information about this artivle, among which where to find it online. Any potential changes concerning the journal or its publisher don't influence this.


For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library and Portico.


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€30 Individual
€60 Institute

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