Gemeente Den Haag

From 1st of Jan – 31st of December 2019 I’m working as Fine Art Specialist (Senior Policy Advisor) at City of the Hague.

Tasks include(d) a.o.:
– designing and preparing new subsidy scheme ‘Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019’: https://www.denhaag.nl/nl/subsidies/subsidies-cultuur/subsidie-makersregeling-aanvragen.htm

During the design process I’ve been in contact with colleagues of Municipality of Tilburg and Municipality of Utrecht, and with a senior policy advisor of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. Concept was then presented to 14-16 representatives of the cultural field of The Hague, asking them to come up with feedback. Feedback was processed and grant scheme was drawn.

New elements: small plan of action (max 2 A4), pitch, afterwards a presentation (in stead of paper), makers dont need to be legal entities, collaboration between maker and cultural organisation, cultural organisation may be located in stedelijke cultuurregio Leiden or stedelijke cultuurregio Den Haag (so not only organisations from The Hague are eligible), a fixed amout of subsidy (8000 euros), not expected to deliver a product but focus on artistic research. Furthermore: open to all cultural disciplines (art, theater, music, film, dance, literature, design, comics and so on) + no age limit + also accesible to people who were educated in a non linear way.
– casemanager Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019.
a.o. answering questions, planning pitches, inviting makers to do pitches, giving advice for the alderman, drafting decisions.
– part of Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019 committee
– Introducing two colleagues (who are new at fine art department) in the Dutch art world.
a.o. visiting artists in their studio’s, visiting museums and talking with curators and directors, suggesting exhibition openings, suggesting articles and magazines, pointing at current debates, meeting with interest groups.
– replacing colleague who gave birth at domain of ‘art in public space’ during her maternity leave
(June-November 2019)
– part of ‘Broedplaatsenoverleg’ and involved in ‘Broedplaatsen update’.

In general i’m interested in bringing people together. I’m convinced combining talents is essential to multiply knowledge. Which in turn is essential to be able to meet the challenges we are up to in this current world.

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