Career Development Formats


Being an artist and an entrepreneur at the same time can be challenging, that is why we host sessions and gatherings that help artists develop their professional career

We developed different formats to stimulate the career development of artists:

  • smARTdates –  a one day event bringing together talented artists and offering them the opportunity to meet 1o+ curators, museum directors and major collectors during one-on-one speeddate sessions.
    Edition I & II & III where in collaboration with and took place at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • FutureProof?! – an in-depth event that focusses on the career development and specifically on vision, ambition and networking based on  a round table format to deepdive into the topics.
  • Show me the Money – a masterclass focused at how an artist can finance its practice and create a sustainable mix of various revenue streams on the short and longer term.
    We developed a special tool  to prepare a subsidy proposal and check whether your project/ proposal fits with the requirements and expectations from the fund (Checklist Subsidies Kansrijkheid)(Dutch only).
  • Career Development – masterclasses on career development and networking, based a.o. on the House of Professional Growth and the Building Blocks of Career Development. We regularly speak/coach on topics relating to entrepreneurship, business development, financing and networking at knowledge events or summer schools organised by centre for arts and culture, museums or academies

Additionally, we coach and support the artists of whom we bought work for the Open Collection or collaborated with within our co-production or kickstART program.

To read more on our approach: Career Development Incubation Track