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|
Carla Delfos (ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts)
Bridget Kievits (Amsterdam University of the Arts)
Michel Magnier (DG Education and Culture, European Commission)
Entrepreneurship and the Arts: values, beliefs, and myths
Elisabetta Lazzaro (University of the Arts Utrecht HKU)
Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of the Arts Belgrade)
Social impact and social innovation
Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia (Conexiones improbables)
James Doeser (researcher, writer & consultant)
Joost Beunderman (00, Impact Hub Islington, Impact Hub Brixton)
Chair: Nadia Danhash, InnovationRCA, Royal College of Arts London
Expanded professionalism in the arts
Kai Lehikoinen (University of the Arts Helsinki)
Iliana Fokiniaki (art critic & curator, State of Concept)
Robert Glas (artist)
Chair: Lars Ebert, ELIA
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)
Chair: Marijke Hoogenboom, DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam University of the Arts
|17.30||Transportation to Westergasfabriek|
|18.30||Opening NEU NOW Festival (Westergasfabriek)|
|19.00||NEU NOW Festival Programme|
Making a Living from the Arts
Stephen Rockman (Merism Capital)
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)
Stephanie Feeney (Z-Kubator, University of the Arts Zurich)
STAGE 2: Entrepreneurial initiatives: new models of education?
Luka Piskoric (Poligon Creative Center)
Rosina Gómez-Baeza (Factoria Cultural Madrid)
Anna Kinneir (Makerversity)
|Lunch and Networking|
The Artist of the Future
Anna Kinneir is the Partnerships Lead at Makerversity. Her career has focused on creative business - especially for those starting out - with previous roles at It's Nice That, Imagination and Bonsoir Paris. Makerversity is home to Europe's best emerging creative, tech and innovation businesses. It provides its member community with cutting-edge facilities that combine co-working space with clean and messy workshop space, software, machines, tools and expert technicians. Our education initiatives and curriculums build the future workforce and inspire careers in making. Alongside facilities, The Learning Lab kick starts creativity and improves learning agility through 21st-century skills and user centred thinking to build the future workforce and invent solutions for tomorrow.Veem House for Performance, a house for performance, dance, and discourse for making and presenting radical, daring, and experimental work.
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. Recently, Kai Lehikoinen has been appointed Professor to lead the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA) at the University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. He is also Vice Director of the ArtsEqual Research Initiative.Poligon Creative Centre in Ljubljana, co-founder of Slovenia Coworking and Crowdfunding.si.
Elisabetta Lazzaro is a cultural economist and Professor of Creative Economy at HKU. She has formerly been a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA, and at Padua University, Italy. She holds a PhD in Economics jointly from Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Prof. Lazzaro’s publications and research focus on cultural economics, management and policy analysis, including: value, innovation and valorization of the creative process; business models, stakeholders, structures and regulation of art markets and creative industries; cultural participation and audience development; culture, regional development and cohesion; socio-economic impact and capacity building of culture; culture in international relations.
In her field experience, Prof. Lazzaro has similarly assisted several international and national cultural institutions, national governments, regional administrations and non-profit and for-profit cultural organisations.
Prof. Lazzaro is working on novel research aiming at better capturing and fostering the added value and impact that artists, cultural and creative makers, entrepreneurs and organisations generate not only within the cultural and creative sector but also at a wider societal level, with relevant professional and policy implications.
The methodological approach she is developing is based on creative crossovers, which refers to complex, dynamic and indirect effects in the wider economy and society beyond the creative industries sector. Creative crossovers can be strategically planned, and as such embedded in viable business models of creative professionals and industries to innovate and co-create with other socio-economic sectors.
Kai Lehikoinen has been recently appointed Professor to lead the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA) at the University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. He is also Vice-Director of the ArtsEqual Research Initiative. His current research interests include the arts in society – their contribution to equality, well-being, work development, innovation processes and learning, and expanded professionalism of artists in hybrid contexts at the interface between the arts and other fields.
Kai holds a BFA degree in Dance Pedagogy from University College of Dance (Stockholm), an MA (with Distinction) in Dance Studies and a PhD from University of Surrey (Guildford).
Previously, he has worked as a University Lecturer in Performing Arts at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, a Head of Choreography Programme at the University College of Dance in Stockholm, and a Head of Performing Arts at the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences.
Luka Piškorič is a managing director and co-founder of Poligon - the first Slovenian creative centre, operating as an autonomous platform for the 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.