Belgian success story

SMartBe was founded in 1998 by Julek Jurowicz and Pierre Burnotte in Brussels and has since grown from a living room idea into a complex company firmly rooted on a nonprofit foundation. It follows the principles of democratic leadership and the active participation of its members. In the meantime, SMartBe has 170 employees and serves over 60.000 artists and various other creatives.

Over the years SMartBe has developed a growing range of services:

  • Activity management
  • Legal advice
  • Guarantee fund – the takeover of liabilities
  • Insurance packages
  • Leasing of equipment
  • Microcredits
  • Rental of low-cost studios & vehicles
  • Publication & research
  • Agora & crowdfunding

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