For all our Dutch and Flemish colleagues; we are happy to welcome you to our ICAF NWE MKRS festival from 3 to 5 June 2022 in Rotterdam! ICAF NWE MKRS is a festival produced especially for young artist-facilitators within the community arts sector in the Netherlands, and, each year, it offers a fantastic opportunity to recognise the new, homegrown talent we have. For this years’ programme we are happy to welcome back dr. Sruti Bala, who, last year, facilitated a short online introduction to some of the pitfalls of participatory art. This year she will be back for an in-person conversation together with new makers and audiences. The programme also offers performances from community arts makers who are taking their first steps in this field, alongside a TO workshop by Luc Opdebeeck and meet-ups and conversations with and between new makers, their mentors, fellow students, and representatives of cultural funds.
Working with young talent continues to be of upmost importance to ICAF, and with the ICAF Worldwide Hubs we are currently developing, including our established Hub in Singapore, we wish to connect young talents from the Netherlands to those elsewhere in the world and continue to nurture the exchange of methodologies, knowledge and experience.
Please note that the programme will take place in Dutch only. More information about the event and the whole NWE MKRS programme can be found here.