'De Naaikrans' (the sewing bee) is a series of five sessions, in which young women and men showing solidarity are made enthusiastic for the practical skills of handicraft and repair. At the same time, participants learn and talk to each other about feminism. For this project, De Feministische Handwerk Partij (The Feminist Handicraft Party) is collaborating with Atria, knowledge institute for emancipation and women's history. Together, they connect the artisanal and artistic aspects of handicraft with the underexposed history of women and current social issues, such as gender equality and undervaluing of caring tasks. Parallel to the public activities, a research project is underway into the significance of the banner as a carrier of handicraft techniques in the emancipation struggle of women, and a new banner is being designed.
Today the Creative Industries Fund NL publishes its public annual report 2020 in digital form. The year 2020 had only just begun when the COVID-19 crisis broke out, resulting in uncertainties for many... more >
On 1 February, the Creative Industries Fund NL will open a new grant scheme, focussing on small-scale experiment-driven research within the creative industry: the Experiment Grant Scheme.We spoke to G... more >
In the current circumstances, the Fund aims to be a stable factor for the field, to keep the basic grant programmes running as well as possible and to be accessible. Myrthe Kramer and Ilona Meijer, wh... more >