History

History

Since 2014: Mutual Artist-in-Residence Impulse, Morocco-Netherlands
From 2014 on DutchCulture | TransArtists develops the MUTUAL artist-in-residence IMPULSE project further with residencies in Morocco. It is a long term project through which an effective impulse of informal exchange of knowledge and experience is given to the artist-in-residence sector in Morocco as well as in the Netherlands.

Since 2012, official launch in 2014: Werkplaatsen platform
Platform Werkplaatsen was launched in October 2014 and is initiated by AGA, Beeldenstorm, Sundaymorning [at] ekwc.nl and AiR Platform NL in collaboration with the technical workspaces in the Netherlands.

2013-2015: Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA)
DutchCulture | TransArtists in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle has developed a European wide knowledge-alliance dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability in the arts. It is a collaborative project with more than twenty cultural organizations in Europe and Georgia. The GALA project will investigate what environmental sustainability implies for the visual arts and design, in close collaboration with designers, artists and scientists. This project is supported by the European Commission.

2011-2014: European Open Method of Coordination (OMC) working group on mobility of artists and creative professionals
EU's Member States have been working together on the topic of artists' mobility since 2008 with the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), a light but structured framework of cooperation in the field of culture, facilitating the exchange of good practices and peer-learning. DutchCulture | TransArtists director Maria Tuerlings took part as expert in the OMC working group on behalf of the Netherlands. One key outcome was the publication of a Policy Handbook on Residencies (dec. 2014).

2013: DutchCulture | TransArtists
From 1st of January 2013 TransArtists joined forces with the former SICA (Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities) and MEDIA Desk to merge into DutchCulture, Centre for International Cooperation. This new organisation stimulates an extensive range of international cultural cooperation. It amplifies and stimulates international activities in the fields of culture, media, cultural mobility, and cultural heritage.
DutchCulture forms part of the so-called 'basic infrastructure of the arts' of the Netherlands' Culture Plan 2013 - 2016.

2010-2013: Mutual Artist-in-Residence Impulse, Russia-Netherlands
From 2010 on Trans Artists develops the MUTUAL artist-in-residence IMPULSE project together with ArtResideRUS, the network-in-progress of Russian artist-in-residence initiatives. It is a long term project through which an effective impulse of exchange of knowledge and experience is given to the artist-in-residence sector in Russia as well as in the Netherlands.

2010-2012: ON-AiR
Together with 18 partner organizations throughout Europe Trans Artists developed ON-AiR: a trajectory of workshops and training programs for artists about using artist-in-residence opportunities. In the course of one and a half year each partner will host a workshop, so 15 workshops will take place throughout Europe. The workshops will be adjusted to the regional needs of the artists. The ON-AiR project is funded with support from the European Commission.

2009: Basic infrastructure of the arts
Trans Artists forms part of the so-called 'basic infrastructure of the arts' of the Dutch Culture Plan 2009-2012.

2004: AiR Platform NL
Trans Artists starts the AiR Platform NL: the platform for information and exchange among AiR programs and international guest studios in the Netherlands. Trans Artists serves the initiatives as their umbrella organization, helps them promote the importance of their work and also connects them to the international networks that Trans Artists actively participates in.

2002: Trans Artists workshops
Trans Artists starts to give workshops on how to use artist-in-residence programs, for all art academies in the Netherlands, and internationally.

2001: hosting Res Artis
Trans Artists starts to host the office of Res Artis, the international network of artist in residence centres and organizations. Trans Artists and Res Artis however are separate organizations. The difference is: Trans Artists operates from the perspective of the use and users of AiR programs: primarily the artists. Res Artis represents the interests of the providers, the members of its own network, which are residential art centers themselves.

1998: European Pépinières Program for Young Artists
Trans Artists becomes the Netherlands coordinator for the European Pépinières Programme for Young Artists: a triennial competition that offers young artists working periods at residential art centers and art education institutes in Europe and Québec, Canada.

1997: Foundation of Trans Artists in Amsterdam
Launch of the database, with artist-in-residence opportunities worldwide.