Willem Elias is voorzitter van de vzw VKE: Vlaamse Kring voor Esthetica.
De missie van VKE kan als volgt samengevat worden:
Through contemporary art we want to connect with a wider field of cultural and social practices, where the exploration and experiment with art and -education function as a main goal.Our organisation aims to develop partnerships with young international artists and give them a framework of support through projects in collaboration with other institutions and cultural spaces. We also provide in each project technical support and the search for funding. Through a wide range of exhibitions, lectures and publications we reflect on contemporary art and arteducation. These public series of projects take part to realise an international critical platform for artists, curators and theorists in confrontation with the active role of the spectator.