Young Collectors Festival

On Saturday 11 December, the fourth and final edition of the Young Collectors Festival Utrecht will take place. The theme of this online edition is: 'Shaping the Future'. Together we look at and discuss the future of the art world. We will investigate new art forms, the expansion of the digital domain and new structures within the art world itself. In this final edition of the Young Collectors Festival Utrecht, we look ahead in an online panel, learn all about leading artworks with a link to Utrecht in a masterclass and look inside the studios of emerging artists. Scroll down for the programme and the links to participate digitally!



The festival consists of three parts, which you can attend online. Take part in a master class, ask your questions to art experts during the panel or take a digital look into the studios of Utrecht artists. The masterclass and panel will take place via Zoom, so make sure to write down the links in your calender!


In this masterclass, we delve deeper into five artworks that have a link to the city, which - e.g. through their themes, use of materials or location - look forward to the future. On the basis of five artworks, we will look at five trends that we can discern in the art world, and in which the artist's vision on a certain subject is apparent. We will look at the digital domain, sustainability, the relationship between man and nature and inequality in society. All works are part of Utrecht's collections, can be seen in the city's public space or have been created by HKU alumni.

Participate from 11.00 - 11.45h via this link.


In the closing edition of the Young Collectors Festival Utrecht we look ahead in an online panel. We invited an artist, gallerist and collector to share their vision of the future. Of course you, the collectors of the future, are also welcome to ask the experts questions and share your insights. What does the future of art look like? Which art forms will take off and what consequences will that have for the preservation of your collection? What influence does the rapid digitalisation have on the art market and what does this mean for the role of the art fair? We will discuss these pressing questions with artists, curators and gallery owners. After this discussion, we explicitly invite the audience to join the conversation and exchange views with each other and the guests. Speakers include Elisah van den Bergh (curator NN Group Collection), Frederique Jonker (artist) and Oscar Larik (gallery owner).

Attend from 13.00 - 14.30h via this link.


We look back on the studio visits we had with Utrecht based artists this year. Take a look inyo the studios of Jaya Pelupessy, Satijn Panyigay, Anouk van Zwieten, Matea Bakula, Eva Spierenburg, Caz Egelie and Cecilia Rebergen from the comfort of your own home.

Your way in

Young Collectors Circle has been the best way to discover the art scene since 2016. Throughout the year, we organize special events for art lovers and starting collectors throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. During our online and offline programs we take you behind the scenes, where you meet artists, professionals and collectors, gain inspiration and knowledge and get to know the art world better! Not a member yet but interested in becoming a member for €10 a month and participating in all our events for free? Then click here.


The Young Collectors Circle Festival is spread over four times during the year, with a different focus chosen for each event. The editions each last one day and are spread over various locations within Utrecht. With a wide range of lectures, artist talks, exhibitions, studio and collection visits, we show you the art world in a new way.

Upcoming dates and themes in 2021 were:

  • June 26: Fresh Talent
  • August 28: Art is Everywhere
  • October 9: Art is for Everyone
  • December 11: Shaping the future

Many thanks to...

The Young Collectors Festival is made possible by the City of Utrecht, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the K.F. Hein Fonds. We are collaborating with Art Utrecht and We Are Public.

Young Collectors Circle partners with The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region. The Welcome Centre provides a warm welcome to internationals who live, work or study in Utrecht Region. They offer a number of free services designed to advise and assist internationals during their arrival and stay in Utrecht Region. You can find more info here.


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