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Looking back at the Bring it on! 2019 open day

08 april 2019

After a successful first edition last year, the Creative Industries Fund NL once again organized Bring it on! on Thursday 28 March. On this open day, the designing sector came together, we talked to applicants and potential applicants in 80 speed dates and we demonstrated the importance and possibilities of the Fund through various projects and in discussions with supported design talent.

For the Fund, the social impact of supported projects has significant value, and this also came to the fore in various podium discussions. For instance, we talked about sustainability in the fashion sector and the collaboration between designers and healthcare professionals in the search for solutions to complex issues in the health and welfare sector. Designers, makers, talents and institutions showed what the subsidy they received has meant for them and together we discussed new developments. We launched the Interior & Interdisciplinarity Open Call, and organized a meeting before the plenary session for all the designers and makers who received a talent development grant from the Fund this year and an expert meeting for the applicants selected for the Designing a Community of Care Open Call. The exchange of knowledge and experiences played a central role during these meetings. Bring it on! 2019 was concluded with network drinks for all the visitors.

  • Prior to the plenary program we organized a meeting for all designers and makers who received a talentdevelopment grant from the Fund this year.

  • Colleagues Jetske van Oosten and Nazanin Hedayati organized an expertmeeting in separate rooms for those selected from the Open Call Designing a Community of Care

  • Moderator Stephanie Afrifa introduced the speakers.

  • Executive director Syb Groeneveld looked back at the past year, presented the 2018 annual report and introduced the plans for the coming period.

  • Joris van Ballegooijen, coordinator Digital Culture and Immerse\Interact, listed the options that the Fund has to offer for makers and storytellers.

  • Andrea Kristić, grant officer Design, opened the conversation about sustainability in the fashion sector.

  • Fashion platforms FASHIONCLASH, State of Fashion and M-ODE, and fashion collective Das Leben am Haverkamp discussed sustainability in the fashion sector and their own practice.

  • An important part of Bring it on! were the speed dates with employees of the Fund, an employee of Fonds Kwadraat and the BNO.

  • Eva Roolker, coordinator Design, lauched the second Open Call Interior and Interdisciplinarity.

  • Designer Siba Sahabi and consultant Aslı Çiçek reflected on the profession in the context of the Open Call Interior and Interdisciplinarity.

  • Jetske van Oosten, programme manager Health care and Education, about the importance of the Open Call Designing a Community of Care.

  • Designer Manon van Hoeckel and Gijsbert van Herk (chairman of Humanitas) talked about commissioning in healthcare.

  • Designers Joana Chicau and Sofija Stanković (TeYosh) received a Talentdevelopment grant from the Fund and explained what this brought them.

  • Zineb Seghrouchni, programme manager Internationalization, told the public about remix and sampling as a method for innovative design.

  • Farida Sedoc and Navin Thakoer used remix and sampling as a method in their work and told about their practice.

  • Initiators Brigitte van der Sande from Other Futures 2020 and Shirin Mirachor from Get Me - for today's activist explained their festival programming.


  • Photos: Aad Hoogendoorn
    Film: Robbie van Zoggel