Selection for Talent Development in an International Context
In June 2016, the Fund issued the Open Call: Talent Development in an International Context for the third and last time. The Open Call is focused on the artistic and professional development of designers and creatives who are among the vanguard of the creative industries, yielded a wide array of proposals. From design-driven research to applied design and the development of autonomous work. It is remarkable that for this round it was primarily young creative talents who submitted an application. The committee also noted that a relatively large number of good proposals from the discipline of e-culture were received, but fewer from the discipline of architecture.
The following 6 proposals were chosen from the 25 submissions:
Ineke Hans – Studio|Salon, Londen, UK
Moniek Driesse – A Drop of Water on a Hot Plate, Mexico City, Mexico
Studio Gabriel A. Maher – Seductive Criticism, London, Engeland
Iamdazita & University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Thomas Ankersmit & CTM/Berghain – Berlin, Germany
Nicky Assmann – The Abysses of the Scorching Sun, Leuven, Belgium
With many proposals the advisers noted that the partners boasted an excellent reputation, but the purpose of the collaboration was rarely focused on strengthening the professional and artistic development of the creative talent. In a number of proposals the elaboration of the plan failed to provide sufficient insight into the project’s approach and purpose or into the contribution of the international partner, making it difficult to assess the potential outcomes.
In 2014–2016, Creative Industries Fund NL is implementing the Talent Development in an International Context programme for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), This programme is aimed at enriching the artistic and professional development of designers and makers who rank among the vanguard in the creative industries. Read the 2016 Open Call here.