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Stichting Art Projects Amsterdam

Stichting Art Projects initiates - small-scale and bottom-up - projects to strengthen the art sector and bring about the connection between art and (new) audiences. The mission of the non-profit is to strengthen the economic position of the arts and contribute to a thriving art world.

Organisation

Stichting Art Projects was founded in 2013 by Nienke van der Wal, also director of the foundation. In addition to her work for the foundation, she advises cultural institutions on entrepreneurship, writes about art and collecting for various publications and organises exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad on behalf of Dutch museums.

The board of Stichting Art Projects is formed by Cyril van Sterkenburg (Chairman; director Vandejong), Saffron Pape (Secretary; producer Cloud Factory), Zayenne van Heese-Laclé (Treasurer; Counsel), Yuki Kho (Board member; online editor VPRO Mondo) and Amanda Pinatih (Board member; curator Stedelijk Museum). The board of the Foundation carries out its work unremunerated.

Young Collectors Circle

In 2015 Stichting Art Projects Amsterdam started developing the Young Collectors Circle: an independent platform for beginning art collectors. Young Collectors Circle activates this ever-growing group of collectors by showing them the way in the art world and bringing them into contact with artists, professionals and experienced collectors.  A new generation of art buyers is essential for a healthy art sector: they are often young buyers who invest in young talent, thus not only investing financially in the art sector, but also generating attention for new artists and art forms. Young Collectors Circle motivates a new generation of art lovers to buy art, not only to enrich their own lives, but also to support the art sector.

Young Collectors Circle's strategy has proven successful: it is able to build a generation of new art collectors in a creative and innovative way, and to motivate them to invest in (contemporary) art.

Daata NL

Video art has become an indispensable part of our contemporary art world and many young artists who now come from the academies, Rijksakademie and De Ateliers to work in that medium. Unfortunately, these artists do not yet find a connection with emerging collectors, such as members of Young Collectors Circle. That is why Daata, platform for a new generation of artists working with moving image and sound, and Stichting Art Projects Amsterdam have joined forces to offer the work of Dutch video artists to starting and experienced Dutch collectors in an accessible and innovative way.

The first series consists of three video works, created with thanks to citizenM. Artists Maurice van Es, Mickey Yang and Anna Sophie de Vries created a video work especially for Daata NL. All three artists graduated from the KABK in The Hague (resp. 2013, 2014, 2015). Maurice van Es finished his 2-year residency at the Rijksakademie in 2018; Anna Sophie de Vries did the same at De Ateliers. The works were launched during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2019.

Curriculum Entrepeneurship

De afgelopen jaren is er steeds meer aandacht voor de economische positie van de kunstenaar. Kunstenaars moeten het structureel met minder geld doen en ondanks hun harde werken kunnen veel kunstenaars (nog) niet leven van hun werk, zoals blijkt uit observaties die het CPB maakte en die onderschreven worden door het Mondriaan Fonds, FNV Kiem en Platform Beeldende Kunst. Samen met Mette Samkalden, directeur van This Art Fair, heeft Stichting Art Projects Amsterdam daarom een curriculum over ondernemerschap ontwikkeld voor afstuderende kunstenaars. De pilot van dit lesprogramma werd in het najaar van 2019 gedoceerd aan 4e jaars Fine Art Studenten aan de HKU.

Het lesprogramma is leerzaam en toepasbaa én gaat uit van de individualiteit van de student en de diversiteit van de kunstwereld. Het programma beslaat een periode van 16 weken, waarin 8 lessen van 3 uur worden aangeboden. Door middel van gastcolleges door curators, professionals, kunstenaars en verzamelaars, praktijkbezoeken en persoonlijke opdrachten waarin de opgedane kennis wordt toegepast op de eigen kunstenaarspraktijk maken studenten aan de kunstacademies kennis met de diverse facetten van de kunstwereld en hun eigen rol daarin. De onderwerpen van de lessen zijn onder meer de kunstmarkt, online ontwikkelingen en marketing & communicatie.

Contact

Stichting Art Projects Amsterdam
Spadinalaan 224
1031 KB Amsterdam
info@stichtingartprojects.nl

Bank: NL 31 RABO 0302 2259 86
KVK: 59366192
RSIN: 853443348

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