We regularly organise workshops for Art Academies and Universities in the Netherlands, and in other Art Centers/organisations and abroad on request. In 2015, we have organised workshops at:

  • Master Artistic Research, KABK, Den Haag, NL | 11 June
  • Sandberg Institute & Rietveld Academie, inc. portfolio reviews by 1646, PAF - Performing Arts Forum, V2_ and Frans Masereel Centrum, Amsterdam, NL | 20-21 May
  • Matadero Madrid, Madrid, SP | 11 March
  • Minerva Academie, Groningen, NL | 3 March
  • Sint Joost Academie, Breda, NL | 9 January

Interested ?

Have a look here for more information about the TransArtists workshop!


Activity log 2015

Activity log 2015

DutchCulture | TransArtists is taking part in meetings, conferences and visits in 2015. Next to that, we also organise our own activities, such as expert meetings, visits of residencies in NL for foreign cultural professionals and workshops.

Read more about our recent activities, and don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information!

In the midst of the Tsjech Republic woods

Aug 9-11, AiR Platform NL went to MeetIngZdonov in the Tsjech Republic for a seminar on mobility, by invitation of the Cultural Laboratory in Sokolovsko, Poland. The seminar was part of an extensive summer academy for young artists from different European countries, creating together an active community to work, learn and think together about the international artist practice today.


First Antenna is out: Translation and Translators-in-residence | July

Our first edition of the Antenna is out!

Read our unasked advice (out of random survey) about translation-in-residence programmes, discover the location where words and sounds are transformed by the river, or dive into related data brought to you in the collection. More interviews and stories in Antenna #1 - In Translation.


Green Art Lab Alliance reporting | 5 July


- 8 artists’ labs (3 residencies, 2 conferences, 1 symposium+walk, 1 boat trip around the Shetlands and 1 boat trip+excursion+exhibitions+conference on the Danube) organised
- 7 workshops (A Coruna, Glasgow, Berlin, Tbilisi, Warsaw, Ljubljana, Prague) realized
- 3 partners meetings (Maastricht, Visby, Glasgow) done
- 2 publications printed (River Ecology and Dark Side)
- 3 guides designed (funding for art and sustainability projects, evaluation report and carbon footprint of the project)
- 7.266 people directly and over 4 million persons indirectly reached between May 2013 and May 2015
- 956 invoices listed and all supporting boarding passes, staff contracts, timesheets, and bank statements collected
- 55 pages of (EU) report written
- one financial audit done and signed
- lots of stress and sweat in the last days… (sweat was mostly because of the heat wave in the Netherlands, not GALA!)
…we are happy to share the news: the 5,08 kilo GALA report is on its way to Brussels!

More information about the Green Art Lab Alliance project can be found here:



The International meeting of residences: Residencies as learning environment | Milan, Italy | 29-30 June

Considering the kaleidoscopic range of interpretation of residencies, the Italian platform AIR – invites us to explore their meaning as learning environments, places for collective and personal self-development that are complementary to the existing educational paths available for artists (i.e. Bachelor, Masters and PhD programs for the Arts), and to the educational programs offered by museums and art institutions.

Marie Fol from DutchCulture | TransArtists presented the Green Art Lab Alliance together with Gaetano Carboni from Pollinaria, one of the GALA partners.
The Green Art Lab Alliance (2013-2015) was a two years cooperation project supported by the European Union, aiming at developing and sharing knowledge on Arts and Sustainability with 19 partner organisations throughout Europe. The GALA project is a model on how residencies can be embedded in larger projects to create, share and circulate knowledge among partners and to a wider audience, being part of a knowledge alliance.

More information about the meeting here.

Deadlines' reminder #1 | 15 June

Our first edition of the Deadlines' reminder - a bi-monthly newsletter to keep you updated about upcoming deadlines.

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Casting the Seeds of Tomorrow | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 4 June

In random order, some pictures of the day during which we tried to answer the question: how to create space for what is coming toward us ? It was also the day during which we said goodbye to Maria Tuerlings, founder and director of TransArtists since 1997!

Maria Tuerlings, Yeb Wiersma and Lotte Geeven

View the programme of the day here

Werkplaatsen expert meeting | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 3 June

Meeting for technical work spaces NL / VL: Platform Werkplaatsen (technical work spaces) together with AiR Platform NL, organized an informal meeting at AGA in Amsterdam. On the agenda: introductions between the Dutch and Flamish organizations. More info about this new platform at, on Air Platform NL or contact [email protected]


General assembly of On the Move | Paris, France | 19-20 May

DutchCulture | TransArtists is a member of On the Move, cultural mobility information network. This year GA took place at the Gaité Lyrique and at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, France. Austrian member IG Kultur made video interviews with other members during the GA to introduce On the Move, have a look here

Additionally to the GA, On the Move organised different meetings, including a presentation of the Incubateur International at Le carreau du Temple (information in French here), and a discussion with the director and co-founder of COAL (, co-initiator of the ArtCOP21 together with Cape Fawerell (UK).

AiR visit with Nene Tagakishi | Amsterdam, Hoorn & Starnmeer, Netherlands | 18-19 May

Visit of M4, AGA, Hotel Maria Kapel and Buitenwerkplaats for JP-NL collaborator.

Brabant network meeting | Oisterwijk, Netherlands | 18 May

BKKC organized an expert meeting for AiR in Brabant May 18 at [email protected] in Oisterwijk

Find more update about AiR Platform NL expert meetings here:



New TransArtists website | Launch on 26 March

At the end of March, we introduced our new website: new design, more prominent map, changed navigation structure...

If you are not yet familiar with this new version, we invite you to take the tour!

Any comment is, of course, still very welcome. Note that we will also ask for more direct feedback via a survey later this year. Stay tuned!

When launching the new website, we also made available the ON-AIR publication: Mobility of artists in Europe, as a free pdf to download. You can find it here: ON-AiR: Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe (2012)


Green Art Lab Alliance final meeting | Glasgow, Scotland, UK | 12-13-14 March

This last meeting of the Green Art Lab Alliance gathered GALA partners, other experts and networks working on the topic of art & environmental sustainability as well as a larger audience in the last day.

Day 1 of the meeting was an internal GALA delegates day, focusing on presentations and reports from activities which have taken place between May 2014 and March 2015, reporting updates and evaluation of the project. Together we made plans for the future, and envision the sustainability of the projet’s achievements.
Day 2 of the meeting brought together GALA delegates with members of staff from Glasgow Arts, Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council, as well as other local arts organisations to discuss strategic level embedding of environmental sustainability thinking into organisational practices, funding bodies etc. both in practical and artistic ways.
Day 3 saw the venue Tramway transformed into a hub of activity exploring how arts and culture can contribute to a more sustainable city with artist-led workshops, discussions and talks which provide hands-on opportunities for audiences of all ages to engage with arts and environmental sustainability.

Find the full report of the GALA meeting in Glasgow here.

More information about GALA can be found on

Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies - European Commission

In March, DutchCulture | TransArtists is presenting the Policy Handbook on Artists’ Residencies, written in 2014 in the framework of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) working group of EU member states experts.

The target groups for this Policy Handbook are policymakers, namely the national, regional, and local authorities in the EU Member States, cultural organisations (including artists’ residencies) in the Member States and third countries, practitioners, potential funders and the private sector.

The aim of the Policy Handbook is to provide an analysis of the value of artists’ residencies and to identify examples of good practice. It also looks at recent trends, benefits and success factors to inform policymakers and practitioners of the best way to support and develop residency programmes in the 21st century.

Find the publication here.


AiR ARRAY, meeting of artist in residence programmes and mobility workshop for artists | Madrid, Spain | 9-10-11 March

Meeting Air Array at Matadero Madrid

Art Motile and Matadero Madrid organized a 2-day meeting about residencies, covering topics such as the different types of artist in residence programmes, the local, national and international networks articulating and strengthening the sector, the relation between AiR programmes and other agents of the contemporary art sector.
TransArtists’ AiR Platform NL specifically participated in the panel about networks, as well as in a more hands-on workshop about implementation and management of AIR programmes. Furthermore, TransArtists brought its expertise in several panels, and in the workshop about tools and communication strategies for AIR programmes.

Workshop for artists by Heidi VogelsOn March 11, DutchCulture | TransArtists led one of the workshop for artists, together with Art Motile and On-the-Move. The workshop provided information and guidance to the participants for finding opportunities in the field of artist mobility. At the same time we put forward a critical and reflective approach to some aspects of the AIR phenomenon that directly affect artists’ careers.

More pictures of the event here, and more information about the meeting on


General meeting of the Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes | Sèvres, France | 3-4 March


Pépinières’ team and members gathered nearby Paris to discuss the 2014 and 2015 activity plans and reports, but also more importantly took the time to discuss wishes and challenges that the network is currently facing. In the framework of the Pépinières In Networking project, Pépinières’ members are taking the time to meet more frequently to assess the needs of young artists for mobility, co-production, and encounters in a rapid changing Europe (and world).

How to develop programmes that respond to the urgency certain partners face in their countries ? How to engage in social change ? These were a few of the questions we tried to answer and that we will keep working on in the next months.

Learn more about the Pépinières network at

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