International Art Talent Festival in Felix Meritis

Nov 23rd 2023

presented by
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
and Bureau Broedplaatsen

Fifteen talented artists who lived and worked last year in Amsterdam will share their exciting creative projects. These artists come from different backgrounds and create a wide range of art. You can enjoy a cabaret show, experience the latest audio-visual shows, witness bio art, and enjoy dance and music performances. Don't miss this chance.

The admission-free festival is part of the 3Package Deal, a program for international artistic talent. Laurien Saraber (director AFK) and Martijn Braamhaar (program manager Bureau Broedplaatsen) will open the event. The program is curated by Bogomir Doringer and produced by Rafael Kozdron.

Film and Interactive Media: Abhay Kumar / Fashion: Darwin Winklaar / Theatre: Nick Deroo / Music: Elif Murat / Visual Art: Masha Volkova / Visual Art: Simnikiwe Buhlungu / Publishing Performance: Alec Mateo/ Urban Realm: Carolina Bianchi / Dance: Ainhoa Hernandez Escudero / Engaged Art: Flavia Pinheiro / Self-taught: Max Pickkers / Cabaret: Valentina Toth / Social Design: Mary Farwy / Interhistoricity: Ana Navas / Bio Art and Design: Margherita Soldati

Stimulating and facilitating top talent with affordable living and working space, a budget, and a network – that is the goal of the 3Package Deal. This successful program of the Amsterdam Fund of the Arts (AFK) and Bureau Broedplaatsen in collaboration with renowned Amsterdam institutions is now regarded as the best practice in the field of talent development.

The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) invests in the arts which enrich the experience of life in the city of Amsterdam. The AFK encourages the quality, dynamism and diversity of the arts in Amsterdam, and contributes to the city's strong and richly varied cultural climate. The fund is available to all disciplines within the cultural sector, for cultural organizations and artists. The AFK supports both experimentation and proven quality, established organizations and those that are relatively new, the professional arts and amateur arts - from every district of the city. As a metropolitan cultural fund, the AFK offers support to high-quality cultural activities, it functions as a booster for the arts within the city and is an investor in a sustainable future for the cultural sector.

Bureau Broedplaatsen is part of the municipality of Amsterdam. Its task is to realize more affordable studios and (residential) workspaces for artists and incubator groups. Bureau Broedplaatsen does this in collaboration with target group organisations, city districts, central services, corporations, real estate agents, developers, and banks.

We thank our partners, the renowned Amsterdam cultural institutions listed below who take part in the 15 coalitions that select the participating artists and provide them with guidance and a supportive network. They are of vital importance to the program.

Film and Interactive Media: Filmacademie / IDFA / EYE / Fashion: HTNK / OSCAM / AMFI Visual Art: FOAM / Rietveld Academie / De Appel Arts Centre / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Kunstverein / Rijksakademie / Engaged Art: Veem House of Performance / De Balie / De Ateliers / Urban Realm: NDSM-Werf / Over het IJ Festival / Das Arts (AHK) / Theatre: Academie voor Theater en Dans/ Amerpodia / Theater Bellevue / Dance: ICK Artist Space / Frascati Theater / AHK / SNDO (AHK Dans) / Music: Conservatorium Amsterdam / Muziekgebouw aan het IJ / Melkweg / Cabaret: Academie voor Theater en Dans / De Kleine Komedie / Amsterdams Kleinkunst Festival / Interhistoricity: Oude Kerk / Museum van Loon / H401 / Reinwardt Academie / Publishing Performance: Werkplaats Typografie (ArtEz) / If I Can’t Dance / Sandberg Instituut – Critical Studies / Social Design: Waag / Hackers&Designers / Framer Framed / Self-taught: Likeminds / Theater Bellevue / Theater De Meervaart / Bio Art and Design: Waag / Mediamatic/ VU Amsterdam

Event credits:

Curated by Bogomir Doringer.
Event production by Rafael Kozdron.
Felix Meritis production by Rivka van der Berg.
Press contact: Charlie Thole (AFK.
Project leaders: Johanna Brils (AFK) and Naïma Bouchtaoui (Bureau Broedplaatsen).