De Veerman aims to stimulate creativity, art experience, knowledge and understanding of the arts, and this in relation to the surrounding world. Art, culture and education are becoming increasingly connected with other social components. De Veerman was founded in 2000 with the aim to develop, implement and disseminate art-educational projects.
Are you a curious youngster, a journalism student or a young creative person?
Then you might want to take part in TRACK and immerse yourself in the world of the kunstenfestivaldesarts, which takes place this year from 10 May to 1 June 2019.
Give your opinion on what you as a spectator and guest have experienced behind the scenes. Together with a number of coaches you will discover and work through your favourite medium: interview, blog, poetry, drawing ... All contributions will be published in a collective webzine that you and the other TRACKers will present to the public halfway through the festival.
The time has come. The programme of the Summer Academy is online. We now can start counting down to summer again.
A fresh new look, but rest assured the proven formula of our annual academy remains the same:
Ten ateliers for creators. Seven days long.
An artistic working week in which you are guided by professional coaches and can find inspiration in yourself, the other, the environment.For everyone from the age of 18 with creative energy.
At the request of the cultural centre C-Mine, De Veerman coached additional coaches so that the workshop can now also be offered to schools. To serve an entire class group at once, there are now two coaches and two tools.
Architelier is programmed in C-Mine from 11 to 22 March for schools. On March 17 there is a family day, which is accessible for everyone.
This week 127 children will be introduced to Genoveva, the only opera Robert Schumann wrote. They are the pupils of the third and fourth year of the schools 't Oogappeltje (Wommelgem) and Sint-Lutgardis (Merksem).
The overture of Schumann's only opera tells the story of the medieval Genoveva of Brabant who was accused of adultery by her husband in the 8th century. Jealousy and unrequited love are not far away here either.
During three days the children actively explore the overture of this opera in movement and music workshops. On 2 April they will go to the open rehearsal of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, followed by a meet & greet with the musicians. The children can get to know their instrument and ask questions about their lives as musicians.
The performance itself (with violinist Ray Chen) will take place on 5 April at 8 pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
In November, children from primary school De Linde in Deurne, will spend a whole week exploring the minimalist music of Philip Glass, John Adams, Michael Nyman, Max Richter and Arvo Pärt. They will make their own compositions based on these principals, accompanied by our musicians Jutta Troch, Astrid Bossuyt and Mirjam De Wit.
You are welcome to see and hear their results Friday 29 March at 2 pm in AMUZ.
Thousands of children wrote a Wonderful Pen story in Antwerp and Turnhout.
In Tongeren they will write about the theme 'tilting moment', after the Easter holidays. Artist Leon Vranken will design and execute a work based on the stories of the children. This work will be given a place at the town hall in Tongeren.
In Antwerp and Turnhout, hundreds of parents from the 40 schools are currently reading the children's creations and will meet this month to discuss their favourite stories.
You might already want to note down these dates of the three closing parties: Friday 17 May at 17h in De Velinx in Tongeren, Friday 14 June in HETGEVOLG (Turnhout) and Saturday 15 June in hetpaleis (Antwerp).