Created on March 20, 2002, the Forum de la Création Musicale (formerly known as the Forum des Compositeurs) is an association that benefits from a program contract with the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, and currently brings together some forty members.
The association's project is multifaceted. First and foremost, to promote the works of all composers in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, whether in written or electroacoustic music, but also to make recommendations to the institutions concerned, both nationally and internationally, with a view to improving the status of composers, and to act as an information center and hub for all those involved in contemporary musical creation.
To provide both a showcase for composers and musicians from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, and a forum for exchange with various national and international partners, the FCM has created two alternating biennials, the LOOP Festival (odd-numbered years) and the Belgian Music Days (even-numbered years).
On the other hand, the association aims to create a space of expression for artists who, beyond their often contrasting aesthetics, share a mutual respect and consideration, and are keen to initiate dialogues between themselves by confronting their experiences.With this in mind, the Composers' Forum publishes a journal, Carnets du Forum, the first three issues of which were published in 2008, 2010 and 2018 with the support of the Conseil de la Musique.
Other important activities include the Prix André Souris, offered every two years with the help of SABAM to a young composer, residencies for ensembles, workshops for composers and a series of concert-lectures in partnership with the Centre Culturel le Senghor.
Internationally, the Forum de la Création Musicale is a member of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), the European Composers and Songwriters Alliance (ECSA) and a partner of the Villa des Compositeurs, a French endowment fund for the preservation of contemporary musical heritage.