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Report #2 Seoul: The Holland Pavilion
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Report #2 Seoul: The Holland Pavilion

4 December 2014

In the context of exploring new possibilities for the international presentation of Dutch design, 10 designers participated in this year’s Seoul Design Festival with the backing of the Creative Industries Fund NL. These designers presented their projects in the Holland Pavilion. Bruno Vermeersch (Jacques & André) designed the pavilion as a plaza, a meeting place with lampposts and benches that would allow the public to mingle and talk about the exhibited projects and the theme.
The theme of this year’s festival was ‘Well-Aged Life, Well-Balanced Design’, as South Korea is also contending with a greying population. The festival attracted more than 100,000 visitors and there was plenty of footfall through the Holland Pavilion. The conversations between the designers and the public with the aid of interpreters proved to be a valuable experience. ‘Talking with people about the theme is in itself an important experience for my project’s development,’ notes Juliette Huygen, who presented her project about euthanasia. ‘Initially I didn’t really know what to expect and I was nervous about how people would react. It turned out that many people are familiar with euthanasia and are interested in having an open conversation about it.’

On Saturday, 29 November a group of senior citizens from the Gangnam Senior Plaza visited the pavilion. This was a highlight for the designers, as this is the target group for their projects. The senior citizens were enthusiastic. Also the project by Michou Nanon de Bruijn caught the attraction of the seniors. The group already talked about the costs of a ticket for the BrainTrain and if the train could drive in South Korea. Julia van Zanten discussed her Protective Underwear project with an elderly Korean woman, who emotionally indicated that she believed such projects would truly allow her to grow old more happily.

Interaction in projects for senior citizens
Jules van den Langenberg seized the chance to play bingo with visiting senior citizens, using his specially designed bingo set. The lamps by Studio Toer, which react to movement and sound, were a hit with the Korean public. ‘With our designs we want to ensure that objects which are usually static can display autonomous behaviour. We therefore focus on interaction and the creation of a dynamic atmosphere. Many of our projects come about because we explore things in a playful manner,’ Studio Toer’s Castor Bours and Wouter Widdershoven explain. ‘Our lamps bring vitality into the home, showing that furniture can provide company, for single elderly people, for example.’
By and large the festival was more of a consumer fair where businesses marketed their newest gadgets. This setting nevertheless presented opportunities for the designers to stand out. Many visitors passed by because the pavilion conveyed the festival’s theme so clearly. The Dutch approach also attracted media attention, with various designers giving interviews for magazines and TV, and there were plenty of requests for press packs.

The Holland Pavilion was made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Dutch Embassy in South Korea, the Design House and the East West Education Center.
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Seoul Design Festival Holland Pavilion. Photo by Jacques & André
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Lisa Mandemaker - Zero Hour. Photo by Jacques & André
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Harm Rensink - Bed of Olfaction. Photo by Michou Nanon de Bruijn
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Studio Toer – Moti. Photo by Jacques & André
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Bingo project by Jules van den Langenberg - The Medicine Called Fun. Photo by Michou Nanon de Bruijn
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Contestants during the Bingo project. Photo by Michou Nanon de Bruijn
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Holland Pavilion with at front the project Re-covered - Anne Feikje Weidema. Photo by Jacques & André
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Juliette Huygen - Euthanasia. Tales of Happily Ever After. Photo by Juliette Huygen
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Julia van Zanten - Protective Underwear. Photo by Michou Nanon de Bruijn
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Holland Pavilion with at front presentation of Tea-set Touch - Inge Kuipers. Photo by Jacques & André
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Image from the Brain Train out of the project Het NieuwGrijs - Michou Nanon de Bruijn

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Open Call Space for Talent

30 October 2018

The Creative Industries Fund NL invites architects, designers and makers to submit a proposal for research, an experiment or development of new knowledge within a practical environment, such as a lab, development site or workplace. With this call, the Fund aims to enable designers to create an environment together with a partner, where joint experimentation, the establishment of new relationships and the sharing of knowledge are central.
set-up of the call
The Creative Industries Fund NL is making € 200,000 available for this open call. The maximum contribution per project is € 25,000. The conditions for support are that there is a new collaboration between a maker and a partner that is able to facilitate a practical environment. Depending on the project, the collaborations can vary in form. Examples are research (including material research) within a lab, a residency programme at a knowledge institute, a special collaboration with a development site or experimental research with a partner from the business community.

The subsidy is divided into two parts: € 15,000 is reserved for the maker and € 10,000 for the partner’s facilities and knowledge. The amounts are granted under the conditions of a collaboration agreement that must be submitted no later than 4 weeks after the grant has been awarded. A format for the agreement follows after awarding.

Conditions for eligibility for a contribution are:
- the designer/maker/architect has Dutch nationality or a practice registered in the Netherlands;
- the partner is based in the Netherlands;
- a rationale from the designer that provides insight into the relationship between the partner and the maker, and the added value of the project for the maker’s development;
- motivation for the project, provided by the partner, that provides insight into the relationship between the partner and the maker and the added value of the project for the partner. It also describes the duration and nature of the working period, the facilities, the knowledge and working environment being offered by the partner, the method of collaboration and the intended result;
- there is no question of a regular commissioning relationship between the parties; and
- a form of knowledge-sharing relevant to the project is included at the end of the project.

submission
The application can be submitted until Wednesday 28 November 2018 at the latest.

Read more information to supply here.
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9 nov: Get a Grant Utrecht

26 October 2018

Want to know how to get your project or practice funded? The Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund will jointly organize meetings about grant possibilities, aimed at creative professionals and graduates. Join the next Get a Grant Event on Friday 9 November at the HKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht).
The Get a Grant Event gives you insight in what the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund as Dutch public funds have to offer. Learn the how to’s from a visual artist and a designer on how they got their grant. And join the informal get together with drinks afterwards where you can ask your specific questions at staff from the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund.

Creative Industries Fund NL is the cultural fund for architecture, design, digital culture and every imaginable crossover. In addition to project subsidies from the various grants such as Design and Digital culture, the fund also makes an annual scholarship available for around 25 talented young designers / creators for their artistic and professional development.

The Mondriaan Fund is the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. It enables plans, projects and programmes of artists, exhibition makers and critics, museums and other art and heritage institutions, and publishers and commissioners.

Moderator: Imke Ruigrok (freelance curator and programme manager)
Speakers: Guy Vording (artist), Daniel de Bruin (designer) and staff of both funds
Fund employees: Carmen Muskee (Mondriaan Fonds) en Joris van Ballegooijen (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie)

Date: Friday 9 November 2018
Time: 1.30pm – 3.45pm (doors open at 1.30pm, programme 1.45pm – 3.15pm, afterwards possibilty to talk to speakers indivually)
Location: HKU, Rotsoord 3, Utrecht
Admission: free
RSVP: via this form
Main language: English
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Open Call Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Morocco #2

19 October 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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Open Call Salone del Mobile 2019

17 October 2018

The Salone del Mobile in Milan is the place to be for product and furniture designers to present themselves internationally. The fair and all the surrounding presentations in the city attract many professionals from the international design world every year, in search of the latest developments in the field.
The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers to submit a proposal for a presentation in Milan during the ‘Salone del Mobile 2019’. This call is the only way to receive a grant from the Fund to participate in this event.
By issuing this call, the Fund aims to present the excellent quality of the Dutch design sector in Milan and to strengthen the international reputation of the Dutch creative industry. In addition, the purpose of the support is to share the knowledge and experience gained and to build and maintain relevant international relationships between parties. The Fund makes a selection of proposals where the presentation distinguishes itself in terms of artistic quality, presentation form and strategy.

It is possible to apply for an individual presentation, but preference in this open call is given to proposals where special forms of collaboration are entered into or which focus on a group presentation.

submission
The proposal can be submitted until Wednesday 21 November at the latest.

Read more information how to supply here.
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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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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 soc... more >
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