In recent years, part-time art education on Academies Day has consistently presented rising enrollment figures. Last year, the 168 academies for music, word, dance and image in Flanders and Brussels still counted 204,754 students. That was then an increase of 2.7 percent compared to the previous year. There are no official figures yet, but OVSG estimates there is a decrease of 4 percent. This does not mean that all academies are faced with declining enrollment figures.