Joost Fonteyne (Kortrijk) has been working as a theatre and music programmer for the Limelight Arts Centre since 1988 and became director of this centre in 1999. In 1996 he founded ‘Happy New Ears’ a festival for new music and sound art. He is also the director of this festival.
Since 2004 he co-designed the merge between Beeldenstorm vzw, Dans in Kortrijk vzw and Limelight vzw which eventually led to the birth of the Buda Arts Centre. Since 2006 he was the head of the financial dept. and the media programme. Left Buda February 2008 to pursue other interests.