The Artscene festivals stimulate young people to improve their communication skills in a foreign language through theatre and performance. We organize drama and dance workshops, forums to exchange ideas, cultural activities, professional performances, reviews... After the final performance all participants are invited to a party to celebrate.
Roeland invites a number of foreign groups to the festivals as well. All participants stay overnight in Ghent. At the start of each festival a group from Ghent will show the foreign groups around the historic city centre. Flemish schools also get the opportunity to participate in youth festivals abroad (French festivals). The collaboration between the different countries is organized by the umbrella organization ArtDraLa ("Art, Drama, Languages").