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.
The final year students of Institut Dominique Pire and Atheneum GO! for Business from Brussels are working hard on their co-creation with Anna Rispoli. Throughout this school year, they examine the relationship between authority, intimacy and love, far beyond all conventional interpretations of these concepts.
The result is a series of authentic conversations that the group edited and re-recorded.
While the first generation of students of The Class present the end result of their trajectory with Anna Rispoli, a second generation of students is ready to start with this three-year project that De Veerman is setting up with Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
Atelier 4711 is our home and that of many creative people, artists and organisations that support artists. Not only do we want to offer studio spaces, but with Atelier 4711 we want to be a place where residents can share knowledge and expertise with each other.
From 1 June, there will be space available in one of the studios. For this we are looking for artists or a collective of artists, who are interested in becoming part of this club. Preferably they are also interested in participation and education.
The Mariagaarde school from Westmalle and De Veerman have been working together for years to create an art programme tailored to the school, which fits in perfectly with their educational project.
For some time now, De Veerman has been taking care of a serie of workshops for the department of Sports Sciences and the department of Physical Education & Sport. This year, we were asked to provide a similar serie of workshops for the department Social-Technical Sciences.
Fourteen young TRACK-ers, had a multimedia workshop at the beginning of May and are now ready to dive into the festival from the 10th of May on.
TRACK stands for Trajectory for Reporters, Artistic and Curious Youngsters @Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
"It was a whole new experience. You don't really know these people and yet they tell their whole life story. And then one of those podcasts, that was also very interesting."
The starting point for this project is the music theatre performance 'a concert called landscape' with Josse De Pauw and Muziektheater LOD.
Marcel: The first landscape of my life is at our house in the Everaertstraat, that was a big course and we were a potato trader at home and we had to sort the bags from an early age ...
Emmy: At our cafe came a cyclist, a footballer, many seminary teachers, students ... young, old, poor, rich, beautiful, ugly ... from all angles came to us.
Maria: If I see that course now, it's the most unpleasant dark place you can imagine, but then it was waaauw
Rina: My husband died 8.5 years ago. Yes - silence -. He was 66 and I was 64. Yes - silence -. Bad lottery ticket. Stomach cancer.
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.
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).
Make The City is back with a lecture during the Antwerp Art Weekend. The theme of this lecture is: Learning labs for the city of tomorrow!
How can we transcend disciplinary boundaries to discover new ways of learning about the city of the future? How can artists, architects, researchers, activists and designers put their heads together to create alternative learning environments and thus enter into new relationships with their cities, their environments and their communities?