Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
as part of the Res Artis General Meeting in Amsterdam, NL
Best Practice Presentation
Arts Collaboratory is a platform for visual artists’ initiatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides financial support for promoting cultural entrepreneurship, knowledge sharing, networking and cooperation with the Dutch visual art sector.
Artscollaboratory is an initiative of two Dutch foundations: Hivos and Foundation DOEN, carried out in co-operation with the Mondriaan Foundation. Hivos and DOEN see arts and culture as an important aspect of sustainable development of societies and support independent, innovative and critical cultural organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin-America.
In view of the immense growth of international exchange within the visual arts, Arts Collaboratory aims to give an impulse to the further diversification and the quality of this exchange process, to increase the participation from artists from Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to the increase of knowledge on art from Africa, Asia and Latin-America in the Netherlands and vice versa.
Because of Res Artis' diversification strategies Res Artis members surely will benefit from the presentation of Arts Collaboratory.