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.
At the end of September, students of the second and third grade of secondary education from Mechelen can take part in a workshop in the Hof van Busleyden Museum: a large and beautiful Renaissance palace where the visitor enters into the glorious era of the Renaissance and its Burgundians.
During this production day, the young people take over the museum and immerse themselves in the stories of this humanist free haven.
Sound is the red thread that runs through the work in progress of the artists in residence at our Summer Academy.
A study of the sounds that babies hear in the womb and which they still remember in the first months after their birth.
A sound installation of a hundred voices, integrated in soundscapes that resound from all possible gramophone horns.
A performance in the making, where a dancer moves on musical impulses that are indicated to him live by the toddler audience.
Ideal for the bedside table, the smallest room, the hammock, the mountain hut or where you will be retiring this summer.
The Wonderful Pen commités from Antwerp, Tongeren and Turnhout have compiled a selection of the rich harvest of stories in a book.
In May, during Kunstenfestivaldesarts, 14 TRACKers saw together 11 performances, an expo and some even followed a passhino dance workshop. During an intense weekend in the festival centre they explored and experimented with forms to formulate their experiences and reflections. The unconventional and, above all, personal results were gathered in an e-zine.
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.
10 young composers between 12 and 20 years old. Of each one of them a composition was performed in February 2019 by the HERMESensemble in AMUZ. The beautiful sounds are still shimmering in our ears.
Close Encounters. The end result of the three-year programme The Class was presented at De Munt during Kunstensfestivaldesarts.
How do teenagers talk about love? In one-on-one meetings with young people, the public could learn more about this. With the help of an accompanying voice in the ear, the spectator played a conversation with one of the young co-authors. It is a conversation that took place a long time ago, but at the same time took place again and again in new, intimate encounters.
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.
14 fourth-year students of Nutrition & Care at the Sint-Jozefinstituut in Borsbeek meet Marcel, Emmy, Maria and Rina, four notorious seventy-somethings. They will learn about interview techniques and the technical aspects of podcasting and listening. Occasionally they ask a question. And they are amazed at the openness of these people and their past with formica tables in a café, chips with cauliflower and sausage, ...