The Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) open its doors to the NXT Conference, which is part of the NXT Project, a 3-year project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme.
The NXT Conference Making a Living from the Arts brings together academics from all over Europe, cultural professionals, cultural entrepreneurs and artists who will address the challenges that the contemporary arts sector is facing and explore the creative solutions that are being developed. The NXT Conference is a dynamic event, which aims to stimulate a critical debate on what is meant with cultural entrepreneurship in and outside academia.
Expect a wide variety of presentations by keynote speakers, academics and cultural entrepreneurs, in-depth and practical discussions, case studies presentations and networking opportunities. Delegates of the NXT Conference will attend as well NEU NOW, Amsterdam’s international art festival devoted to presenting the work of exceptional emerging talents at the Westergasfabriek.
|NXT Conference Participation Fee EUR 150|
|The fee includes one dinner, one lunch, attendance
to the NEU NOW performance and the conference materials.
|13.00||Registration and Coffee|
Entrepreneurship and the arts: values, beliefs, and myths
Elisabetta Lazzaro (University of the Arts Utrecht HKU) and Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of the Arts Belgrade)
Social impact and social innovation
Ainara Martin (Conexiones improbables), James Doeser (researcher, writer & consultant)
Expanded professionalism in the arts
Kai Lehikoinen (University of the Arts Helsinki), Iliana Fokiniaki (art critic & curator, State of Concept)
Creative responses to labour struggles
Anne Breure (Veem House for Performance), Marie Le Sourd (On The Move / Creative Tracks), Susan Jones (writer, researcher & consultant in visual arts)
|17.30||Transportation to Westergasfabriek|
|18.00||Opening NEU NOW Festival (Westergasfabriek)|
|19.00||NEU NOW Performance|
Making a Living from the Arts
Stephen Rockman (Merism Capital) and Michiel Schwarz (Sustainism Lab)
|Face to Face
STAGE 1: Approaching entrepreneurship in higher arts education
Gwenoële Trapman (Master Creative Producing, Academy of Theatre and Dance, AHK), Jogintė Bučinskaitė (Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts) and Stephanie Feeney (Z-Kubator, University of the Arts Zurich)
STAGE 2: Entrepreneurial initiatives: new models of education?
Luka Piskoric (Poligon Creative Center)
other speakers to be announced
|Lunch and Networking|
The Artist of the Future
Jogintė Bučinskaitė is a communication curator at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania. The topic of her interest is the tension between the practical and theoretical communication of contemporary art.
Kai Lehikoinen is a university lecturer of performing arts at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Luka Piškorič is a managing director and co-founder of Poligon - the first Slovenian creative centre, operating as an autonomous platform for empowerment of freelancers and communities from the fields of creative economy, social entrepreneurship and culture.
Since 2011 he is focused on development and implementation of new economic models. He has co-funded Slovenia Coworking and Slovenia Crowdfunding initiatives. As a crowdfunding expert he has consulted several Slovenian and international creatives and innovators on successfully conducting their crowdfunding campaigns. He lectures about crowdfunding, coworking and creative economies at numerous conferences and faculties in Slovenia and abroad.