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12 apr: Bring it on! Creative Industries Fund NL’s Open Day

22 march 2018

On Thursday, 12 April, Creative Industries Fund NL is launching a new annual event: Bring it on! – an open day when the Fund brings the design sector together and enters into discussions about ambitions, design ideas and social impact. Looking back at the results from the previous year and looking ahead to the future, you can count on a full and active programme. Come and meet us at Theater Rotterdam location Schouwburg and share your knowledge and experience. You are warmly invited to join us from 1pm.

The programme ranges from public interviews with design talents the Fund has previously supported and the presentation of a manifesto about new-style city-making to how designers can tackle the challenge of entering into a collaboration with a social or academic partner. Find the provisional program below.

Main language: Dutch

The Fund will draw inspiration from the input of participants for its ambitions and policy going forward.

Please register via aanmelden@stimuleringsfonds.nl by mentioning Bring it on! in the subject line and stating your name and organization in the email.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 – 1.30pm - 6pm (open from 1pm)
Venue: Theater Rotterdam - Schouwburg , Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL, Rotterdam

programme talkshow
moderator Corline van Es (Bureau &MAES)

Kick-off afternoon and welcome by executive director Syb Groeneveld. Syb discusses the stimulating role of the fund for designers and cultural institutions, looks back at 2017 and especially ahead to all new plans for the coming period.
The Stimuleringsfonds presents the Stadslab Manifest in which the lessons from the city lab practice are translated into concrete recommendations for the Nationale Omgevingsvisie (NOVI). Emiel Reiding, directeur Nationale Omgevingsvisie (NOVI) | ministerie BZK receives the first copy.
Interview with Anne van der Zwaag (curator and design fair OBJECT) and three fashion talents Karim Adduchi, Lisa Konno and Yamuna Forzani, who each challenge the current fashion system in their own way, working from the themes of sustainability, identity and cultural diversity.
Two selected from the Open Call Fresh Perspectives, Jalila Essaïdi and Superuse Studios took the challenge to begin a collaboration with a social partner as a designer. Under the guidance of fund employee Joris van Ballegooijen they tell about their cooperation with resp. Waterschap De Dommel and the Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatie. At the same time, a new edition of the Open Call Fresh Perspectives will start.
Do you believe in the contribution of design to social assignments? A new partnership of the fund in the field of social innovation and innovative strength will be announced.
Key note by Rami Ismail, co-founder of Vlambeer and winner Ambassador Award, the Oscar of the game industry.
5pm – 6pm
The day ends with a (network) drink with DJ Richard Soesanna (Music And Fashion Battle).

Use the opportunity to meet interesting players from the design field. Think of a speed date with a creative industry policy officer from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, a creative industry policy advisor at Gemeente Rotterdam, discussion partners about alternative financing options or an initiator of a city lab. Or talk to a fund employee about everything you want to know about subsidies and policy.

From 1pm the time slots for various speed dates are available at the entrance. Keep in mind that the supply of time slots is limited. So come early and make your choice. Keep an eye on the website for the latest updates.