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In retrospect: In No Particular Order 2017
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In retrospect: In No Particular Order 2017

30 October 2017

During Dutch Design Week 2017 (21 until 29 October), Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presented for the fourth time an exhibition about Talent Development. In the Van Abbemuseum's Studio the fund received over 5,000 designprofessionals and other interested parties, reflecting on the design practices of designers, architects and artists who received the Talent Development grant last year.
Under the title ‘In No Particular Order’, nine installations made a collective portrait that offers reflection in practical, poetic and critical ways on the multiform contemporary working practices of a young generation of designers. For this edition the fund invited one of the participants of the Talent Development Programme as curator: Jules van den Langenberg. In studio exchanges and various meetings, he and the 32 designers and makers who received a Talent Development grant reflect on the themes: Attitude, Inspiration, Habitat, Representation, Money, Fortune, Language, Discourse and Market.
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Photo: Lonneke van der Palen

All of the 32 participating designers provided input with conceptual as well as physical contributions such as sketches, prototypes and sources of inspiration. Van den Langenberg then invited nine progressive thinkers and makers from the creative industry to produce an installation based on these collections.

Jules van den Langenberg: ‘Instead of showing completed projects or finished products by designers, in the cellar of the Van Abbe Museum we are showing another side of design practice. The exhibition explores the milieu of professional, personal and socio-cultural factors that young creative professionals experience today.’

participant designers and makers
Alissa + Nienke (Alissa van Asseldonk en Nienke Bongers), Amy Suo Wu, Isabelle Andriessen, Paula Arntzen, Atelier Frank Verkade, Marjan van Aubel, Christiaan Bakker, Mariska de Groot, Max Dovey, Ting Gong, Sophie Hardeman, Chrissie Houtkooper, Ruiter Janssen, Elisa van Joolen, Jules van den Langenberg, Yaolan Luo, Mark Minkjan, Simone C. Niquille, Kirstie van Noort, Simone Post, Roomforthoughts (Jennifer Kanary Nikolov(a)), Benjamin Sporken, Amir Avraham, Studio Iwan Pol, Studio RAP (Wessel van Beerendonk, Léon Spikker en Lucas ter Hall), Studio Truly Truly (Joel Booy en Kate Booy), PWR Studio, SulSolSal (Johannes Bernard en Guido Giglio), Thomas Trum, Janna Ullrich, Dieter Vandoren en Giuditta Vendrame.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer

The presentation shows by an anthropological approach beautifully what creative talents have in common and in which their individual choices differ from each other." - Joanna van der Zanden, independent curator and cultural advisor



living archive
The result of the joint work process, In No Particular Order 2017, showed what artistic and professional growth means, as experienced by the 32 designers and makers who received the Talent Development grant last year. As a 'living archive', the exhibition grew during the week: Studio Li Edelkoort - specialized in trend forecasting - studied in the Van Abbemuseum the portfolio's of 32 designers, analyzed their visual language and developed a moodboard for the future. Designer Jurgen Bey, director of the Sandberg Institute, organized discussions during the Dutch Design Week with the participants about the role of the designer. And all participants signed a contract for the collective Bitcoin pension fund created by artists Lernert & Sander on the occasion of the event, with the purpose of making a discussion about real fees for designers.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer

‘In No Particular Order turns upside-down the popular notion of talent as an innate, unevenly divided capacity. Instead, it foregrounds the way that talent is fostered and fomented through structural and social conditions, as well as revealing the financial mechanisms that determine the way in which what we call “talent” is supported on its path to fruition.’ - Tamar Shafrir, design researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut



in conversation with
The fund received more than 5,000 professionals from the design field in the Studio of the Van Abbemuseum, including designers, policy makers, (international) museum curators, design journalists, teachers and programmers. A total of 230 students from various academies in the Netherlands were given a tour. Each morning a discussion took place between participants, experts and other invited guests on the themes of the exhibition. (Check out the programme here)

in the media
Glamcult wrote an article about In No Particular Order and interviewed participants Amy Suo Wu and Ting Gong about their work practice. Frameweb spoke to Simone Post, Marjan van Aubel, Studio Truly Truly and Paula Arntzen from the Talent Development program, in the context of the exhibition. Read the article here. VPRO made an item at the DDW in which former member of the Advisory Committee Afaina de Jong meets with participants Janna Ullrich and Ruiter Janssen.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer

Nine installations

In the following nine installations In No Particular Order presented a collective statement about contemporary design practice of a young generation of designers:

The Language of Talent

What is the socio-cultural context of the work produced by today’s talent? The Talent Development Grant recipients have all uploaded their existing portfolios of work to a private online forum developed by Marsdiep. For the duration of the exhibition, the material will be studied and integrated into a visual moodboard by an onsite trend forecasting team from Studio Edelkoort, generating a future-driven vision of the designers’ work.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer
The Inspiration of Talent

How does talent motivate itself? Based on books, quotes and extracts that influenced each of the Talent Development Grant recipients’ practice, an analysis of the nature of inspiration has been penned by design curator Brendan Cormier. Titled ‘A Text on Inspiration Inspired by 32 Texts’, the essay deliberately misappropriates random fragments from each text. Do take a copy to fan your thoughts at home.

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Photo: Lonneke van der Palen
The Representation of Talent

Can you tell if someone is talented by what they wear? Clothes communicate all manner of social and cultural codes. Each of the Talent Development Grant recipients contributed an item of clothing to be appropriated by fashion designer Duran Lantink. Using his anthropological approach to fashion, Lantink has produced three collective portraits of how today’s talent represents itself.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer
The Fortune of Talent

Where am I going? If you are looking for answers, you won’t find them here. The answer is in a fortune cookie at the museum café. The ideas and desires of the Talent Development Grant recipients have been rewritten as aspirational messages by designer Yuri Veerman. Himself an alumnus of the programme, Veerman interviewed each of the recipients.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer
The Money of Talent

Does talent translate into wealth and economic security? Creativity is predicted to take on renewed value in the era of machine learning, even if currently many of the Talent Development Grant recipients are still navigating precarious financial conditions. Opening a discussion on new futures and currencies, a collective Bitcoin retirement fund for the recipients has been drawn up by a lawyer on behalf of artists Lernert&Sander.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer
The Attitude of Talent

Does talent have a specific role and responsibility to society? Proposing a scenario in which the Talent Development Grant recipients would have to start a new society, each was asked to pack a single suitcase of things to bring. Director of the Sandberg Instituut, designer Jurgen Bey will be onsite every day to open a few of the suitcases and build a visual dictionary.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer
The Habitat of Talent

Does talent expand and contract according to the space it works in? The Talent Development Grant recipients were asked to submit descriptions and floor plans of their ideal workspace. Previous recipient of the grant, architect Anne Dessing, in collaboration with Loui Meeuwissen, displays an analysis of these contributions on a curtain. Recalling a construction drawing, the curtain’s folds connect drawings to form new hybrid spaces.

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Photo: Hanneke Wetzer
The Market of Talent

Can we quantify talent? The likely commercial success of each of the Talent Development Grant recipients has been assessed on the objective criteria of practicality for client, accessibility, size of market, medium, and artist profile. Prototypes from each recipient are arranged based on the ranking assigned by Herbert van Litsenburg of The Fine Art Group, an art investment consultancy.

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Photo: Lonneke van der Palen
The Discourse of Talent

How does talent reflect on its work and context? Design researcher and artistic director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Tamar Shafrir and Guus Beumer, moderate daily discussions that take place on chairs from the Talent Development Grant recipients’ studios. Artist Simon Becks has developed a scratch-sensitive floor to record the evolution of the site of discussion over the course of the exhibition. At the end of each daily conversation, participants will construct an installation of the chairs that will be recorded by photographer Lonneke van der Palen. Daily a discussion program took place from 11.00-12.30.

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Photo: Lonneke van der Palen

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New! Talent Platform

15 October 2018

Looking for new design talent? During the Dutch Design Week, the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presents the Talent Platform, a new online database for the best design talent of the moment. In 24 one-minute film portraits you will meet the new generation of designers and creators who were supported in 2018 by a Talent Development grant. The platform grows annually with the arrival of a new generation of designers.
With the Talent Platform, the Creative Industries Fund NL aims to provide an extra boost to the visibility of emerging design talent. The platform showcases the individual practices of all the talented creatives who have received support since 2013. This makes it a source of information for other makers and clients.

presentation Dutch Design Week
Meet the practice of these promising design talents in the Veem building and follow the developments online via stimuleringsfonds.nl/talentplatform after Dutch Design Week.

participating designers and makers Dutch Design Week
Alice Wong (information design/transmedia); Anne Geenen (architecture); Camiel Fortgens (fashion); Carlijn Kingma (architecture/ illustration); Chen Jhen (grafic design); Daniel de Bruin (digital culture/product design); Frank Kolkman (digital culture); Isabel Mager (digitale culture); Jason Hansma (digitale culture/transmedia); Joana Chicau (digitale culture/performance); Jos Klarenbeek (digitale culture); Julia Janssen (digitale culture); Karim Adduchi (fashion); Koos Breen (grafic design); Lilian van Daal (product design); Manon van Hoeckel (social design); Márk Redele (architecture/interdisciplinair); New State of Matter (Gaspard Bos) (digitale culture/industrial design); Studio Reus (Jonathan Reus) (digitale culture/sound); Suzanne Oude Hengel (productdesign/textile); Tenant of Culture (Hendrickje Schimmel) (fashion/interdisciplinair); TeYosh (Sofija Stanković & Teodora Stanković) (digitale culture); Willem van Doorn (product design); Yamuna Forzani (fashion)

Date: 20 - 28 October 2018
Time: daily from 11am until 6pm
Entrance: entrance with DDW passe partout
Location: Veemgebouw | Floor 2, Torenallee 36, 5554 CC, Eindhoven

Video: Studio Moniker
Design: Studio van Onna

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Open Call Talent Development in an International Context 2018

4 October 2018

Creative Industries Fund NL is inviting architects, designers, makers, critics and/or curators who are trailblazers in the creative industries to submit a proposal for an international project. A stipulation for support is that the project involves a collaboration and/or presentation with an international institution, organization or enterprise with an excellent reputation. With the Open Call: Talent Development in an International Context, the Fund is enriching the artistic and professional development of creatives who are undertaking an exceptional collaboration with a foreign partner. This is the first open call in a series of three that will be announced each autumn through to 2020.
the brief
This series of open calls has been made possible thanks to the supplementary budget (announcement in Dutch) that Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven made available to the Fund in 2018 to give an extra boost to internationalization & talent development in the creative industries. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) is keen to help leading talents to position themselves internationally with this supplementary support.
For this 2018 open call, Creative Industries NL is setting aside €125,000. The maximum grant per project is €25,000.

Depending on the project, the collaborations can take a diversity of forms, such as a research project, presentation or residency.

The stipulations for a project being eligible for a grant are:
the designer/creative/architect must rank among the leading talents in the creative industries;
the designer/creative/architect has Dutch nationality or has a practice that is registered in the Netherlands;
the foreign partner boasts an excellent reputation;
at least 50% of the total project costs are covered by co-funding, of which a substantial proportion will be contributed by the foreign partner;
a form of presentation that is relevant for the project is included as the conclusion of the process;
there is no question of a commissioner/client relationship between the two parties.

applications
The application can be submitted up to and including Wednesday, 31 October 2018 via Creative Industries Fund NL’s online application environment.

more information?
Find here more information about the open call.
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22 oct: International Clinic | Grant Programme for Internationalization

28 September 2018
Where can I find partners for my international project? What funding possibilities are there? What do I need to know about the artist-in-residency I am interested in? Do you have plans to give your working practice an international restart? And are you in need of advice on these themes? Visit the International Clinic of Het Nieuwe Instituut, DutchCulture and the Creative Industries Fund NL during the Dutch Design Week 2018.

During this clinic, our advisors will be happy to talk to you about the global possibilities and the practical aspects of working and doing business internationally. Maxime Zeef from DutchCulture will be present for questions about the European subsidy programme for the cultural sector, Lotte Geeven will tell you all about the artist-in-residency you are interested in and Roxanne Minten from the Creative Industries Fund NL will help you find your way around the Grant Programme for Internationalization. Willemijn Brakenhoff from Het Nieuwe Instituut will also be present for questions. A consultation is free and lasts a maximum of half an hour.

schedule an appointment
Just curious? Or would you like to speak with one of our experts about your plans? Visit us at the Dutch Design Week on Monday, October 22nd. For a personal consultation with one of our experts a registration is required. Subscribe via this link.

In order to be able to give you the best advice possible, we would like to know the broad outlines of your question and which theme you are interested in. Based on the availability of our advisors, we will schedule an appointment with you. We inform everyone personally about the time at which you will be scheduled.

Please note: your registration for the International Clinic does not give you access to the Dutch Design Week. You must be in possession of a valid admission ticket.

Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 6pm
Location: Dutch Design Week, het Veem, Floor 3
Language: Dutch and English

Image: Moniker
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Selection Open Call Van Doesburg Studio-House Paris #2

25 September 2018

In July 2018 a second open call was issued by the public cultural funds – the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Performing Arts Fund NL, the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Netherlands Film Fund – for a residency at the Van Doesburg studio-house in Meudon-Val-Fleury. The residency is intended for artists who are working in the many fields in which Theo van Doesburg and Nelly were active: architecture, visual art, literature, poetry, music, design and performing arts.
The open call attracted a total of 29 applications spread across the creative industries, performing arts and film disciplines. From these applications a committee selected screenwriter Helena van der Meulen (film), Jason Hansma (digital culture), and a duo application for an interdisciplinary project by Rozalie Hirs (composer) and Machiel Spaan (architecture). All these creatives will develop their artistic practice in the Van Doesburg studio-house over a four-month period.

Helena van der Meulen (film)
Helena van der Meulen will use her residency at the Van Doesburg studio-house for the last developmental phase of Human Beasts, a feature film about the emergence, blossoming and demise of the CoBrA movement with a crucial role for Paris. During her sojourn she will undertake the final stages of (field) research with the support of a French co-producer, write the script for the film, and develop a storyboard for the project in partnership with the prospective director.

Jason Hansma (digital culture)
During his residency, Jason Hendrik Hansma will be investigating the interdisciplinary work of Theo van Doesburg and filmmaker Jean Painlevé. Hansma will incorporate the outcomes in new work that uses algorithms to transpose the work of these two artists to the present day. The working period will result in an exhibition where the work will be presented.

Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (architecture)
During their joint residency, Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan will be working on their interdisciplinary installation Ways of Space, an investigation into the significance of sound within a space. Hirs and Spaan will be taking the characteristic sounds of the Van Doesburg studio-house as a source of inspiration – an instrument, as it were – to develop an interactive music composition that is not only inspired by their personal sojourn in the studio-house but also elaborates on Theo van Doesburg’s ideas about a new architecture of exploded space. The residency in the studio-house will result in a concert and an exhibition.

evaluation of the proposals
In its evaluation, the interdisciplinary advisory committee’s prime consideration was the artistic quality of the selected residents, secondly the strength of the proposal in relation to the residency’s location.

contribution
The residents receive a contribution of €1,000 per month for travel, materials, transportation and living expenses. The funds cover the rental of the studio and living space, as well as support, settling these expenses with the Van Doesburg studio-house directly.

first open call
From the first open call, an interdisciplinary committee selected visual artist Antonis Pittas and architect Marcel Moonen.

third and final open call
For the third and final open call in 2019, creatives and intermediaries can submit a proposal in the fields of visual arts & heritage and the performing arts. Keep an eye on the websites of the Mondriaan Fund and Performing Arts Fund NL for further information.
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Open Call Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Morocco #2

19 September 2018

Creative Industries Fund NL is calling on designers, makers, curators and cultural organizations in the Netherlands to submit a plan for a project that deploys design for sustainable and inclusive societies. The open call invites cultural parties to join forces with a local partner to turn their minds to a topical issue, observation or development in Turkey, Russia, Egypt or Morocco. The project should entail an egalitarian collaboration between the parties.
The rapid growth of cities is a topic that is relevant in the four countries that the open call is focusing on, resulting in new relationships between street culture, identity and public space, as well as between the city and the countryside. The appropriation of the city by various parties – grassroots and top-down, public and private, established and emerging – takes a diversity of forms, in the physical as well as the virtual domain. Designers are being asked to put topical themes that relate to the city, its surroundings and users on the agenda, to question them or propose solutions. This calls for cross-disciplinary and context-sensitive collaborations at the interface of culture, new media, technology, craft, society and the new economy.

collaboration
The project team (of Dutch and local partners) adopts a standpoint concerning sustainable and inclusive societies within the theme that the project focuses on. The plan provides insight into how and why various stakeholders will be involved with the project. Projects can take a diversity of forms, from artistic, speculative or design-based research to the implementation of a pilot, intervention or campaign. The perspective of Turkish, Russian, Egyptian or Moroccan parties is crucial and should be embedded in the project.

focus
This is a follow-up to the first series of Open Calls focused on these four countries that the Fund issued previously. As a result of findings concerning the first series of open calls, the Fund is more emphatically seeking for projects that relate to disciplines in the fields of design and digital culture, as well as every possible crossover.

submissions
Projects can be submitted from 1 December 2018 to 21 January 2019 via Creative Industries Fund NL’s online application environment.

more information
Find more information about the Open Call here.
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