Gemeente Den Haag

From 1st of January – 31st of December 2019 I worked as Fine Art Specialist (Senior Policy Advisor) at City of the Hague. On the payroll. 36h a week.

As Fine Art Specialist I a.o. :
– designed and developed ‘Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019’;
– was casemanager of Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019;
– together with communication officer came up with a strategy to promote Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019;
– was part of Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019 committee;
– introduced two colleagues who were new to the visual arts in the Dutch art scene;
– replaced a colleague who was on maternity leave at domain of art in public space (June-November 2019)
– was part of ‘Broedplaatsenoverleg’ and as a consequence of this was involved in the update of ‘Broedplaatsen policy’.

Design Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019
As part of the process I got in contact with colleagues of Municipality of Tilburg and Municipality of Utrecht and with a senior policy advisor of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. After I processed the data, I came up with a concept and this concept was then discussed with colleagues and afterwards presented to 14-16 professionals who are part of the cultural scene in The Hague, asking them to give feedback. Feedback was processed (where relevant) and concept was then discussed with senior legal adviser and head of subsidy office Gemeente Den Haag. After which the concept was introduced in the weekly consultation with the alderman.  

New elements Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019:
– pitch at the town hall;
– afterwards a physical presentation of the results (in stead of a paper);
– makers dont need to be legal entities;
– collaboration between maker and cultural organisation (based in Stedelijke Cultuurregio Leiden or Stedelijke Cultuurregio Haaglanden);
– a fixed amout of money (8000 euros);
– not expected to deliver a product but focus on artistic research.

Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019 was open to all cultural disciplines (art, theater, music, film, dance, literature, design, comics and so on). There was no age limit. Plus this subsidy scheme was also accesible to people who were educated in a non linear way.

https://www.denhaag.nl/nl/subsidies/subsidies-cultuur/subsidie-makersregeling-aanvragen.htm

Casemanager subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019
Tasks a.o. communication with applicants, planning pitches, composing assessment committee, inviting makers to do pitches, advising alderman, drafting decisions.

Introducing two colleagues in the Dutch art world
We a.o. visited artists in their studio’s and met with interest groups. We visited museums, art spaces and fairs and had conversations with curators and directors. Furthermore we attended lectures + I suggested exhibition openings, relevant articles and magazines and pointed at current debates in the art world.

 

From 1st of January – 31st of March 2020 I worked as Senior Policy Advisor at City of the Hague. On a freelance basis. 3 days a week.

As part of the assigment I have been analyzing the methodology and working procedures of the art in public space file. During the process I interviewed policy advisors and municipal departments involved in the process. Apart from this, I was in contact with colleagues of Municipality of Tilburg and Municipality of Utrecht, and experts working at TAAK, the research group Art & Public Space (Amsterdam) and CBK Rotterdam. In the end, the research resulted in a paper in which I made reccomendations on how the art in public space file should be organized in the future. 

At the same time together with a colleague I’ve raised public (financial) support for, created a structure and a set-up for the art in public space The Hague website, that eventually came online in June 2021: Home – Buitenkunst Den Haag – Buitenkunst Den Haag (bkdh.nl)

Apart from this (together with a different colleague) as part of my assigment I evaluated the Makersregeling and came up with recommendations to restructure Makersregeling.

 

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