Scout nights successful
During two vibrant scout nights, on Wednesday 1 May 2019 in Amsterdam and Thursday 2 May 2019 in Rotterdam, 29 young makers in total pitched their ideas or work with the aim of qualifying for a working grant from the Fund. Scouts Marian Duff and Meryem Slimani, who were appointed for Talent Development, were able to reach makers who have to a large extent developed themselves independently.
During the scout nights, Marian Duff and Meryem Slimani, together with a jury, each selected four makers who will receive € 1,000 from the Fund to draw up a development plan for the coming year. The scout nights were an initiative of Marian Duff.
Selected in Amsterdam:
Dek van der Plas & Anyah Sealey
Selected in Rotterdam:
On 6 June, the Talent Development advisory committee will meet for the second time to evaluate a total of 60 development plans. The scouts Marian Duff and Meryem Slimani will be present for part of the meeting. They will describe the eight practices of the makers who were selected during the scout nights, but will not provide any further advice. The remaining 52 were already selected by the committee in the first round of Talent Development. On the basis of the plans submitted, the committee will select a maximum of 35 makers to receive a grant of € 24,000 from the Fund. At least two of these grants are reserved for the makers nominated by the scouts. These grants come from extra resources that the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) made available for talent development in September 2018.
scout night jury members
In Rotterdam, the jury consisted of Nick Kailola (founder of Leyp, designer, sneaker customizer), Sharon Jane Dompig (visual artist and art director for Daily Paper, among others) and Telma Patricia Fonseca Monteiro (fashion designer and founder of INVALID Atelier). In Amsterdam, Aukje Dekker (founder and director of sociëteit SEXYLAND), Soufiane Kinani (creative manager Top Notch) and Angelique Hoorn (director Angelique Hoorn Management) sat on the jury.
Photo above: participants of Scout Night Amsterdam