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Training Crash Course - Make it work in Holland

  • 15:30 tot 17:00
  • Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam
  • 5,00 (excl btw)
  • Drinks until 18.00
  • Non-Dutch speaking Rotterdam based artists

Are you an international artist that recently moved to Rotterdam? Perhaps you have been working in Rotterdam for a while and could use some guidance navigating the complex cultural infrastructure of the Netherlands? Do you need help finding the right funding sources for your unique activities? Would you like some professional practice tips?

What will be discussed?

Cultuur+Ondernemen (Culture+Entrepreneurship), invites Rotterdam based international artists to an information session about Dutch cultural and creative funding structures. Together we will discuss basic principles and national policies surrounding art funding. We will provide you with up to date information and address some subtle differences between the various platforms. We will share some unwritten rules and lesser known facts that might help you better achieve your business goals. We will list relevant organizations in the Netherlands that are dedicated to supporting artists and other independent entrepreneurs. It is our goal to give you a picture of the possibilities within the Dutch creative capital field in the hopes that it will expand your access and allow further success in your creative endeavors.

How can we help you?

Lastly, we will discuss Cultuur+Ondernemen, what we do and how we might be able to help you. We will briefly touch on topics such as the risks and rewards in the realm of finances that an autonomous artist might face, how to efficiently locate the right funding opportunities, how to further develop your professional practice and business skills. The presentation will be followed by an open forum Q&A. This event is made possible by support from the City Council of Rotterdam.

Who will be the presenters?

Susanne Moed is a project manager of the financial knowledge programme at Cultuur+Ondernemen. Previously she worked for organizations like the Performing Arts Fund NL and Theatre Insitute NL. At Cultuur+Ondernemen she develops and organizes projects, as well as giving presentations and workshops around topics concerning funding your project, organization or product. The Culturele Financieringswijzer (Cultural Funding Guide) is the foundation for all these activities. This guide can help you figure out which funds are most relevant for your financial need.

2021 CO Susanne Moed Els Zweerink

Ben Wiegman is advisor business development and has been working in the cultural field his whole life. At the moment he is part of the team that organizes ‘Route Ondernemerschap’ (Route Entrepreneurship) and the ‘Artist Meetings’. Both of these projects try to help artists reflect on their business and make it stronger. A lot of his work focusses on the Business Model Canvas. This canvas helps you create a good foundation for your business. Moreover, it can help you find a business model that is both profitable and satisfying.

2021 CO Ben Wiegman Els Zweerink