Daily Bread: working with small cultural institutions

Date: 29/05/2018

Time: 19.00-21.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401, entrance Beulingstraat Amsterdam

Intellectual Playground


Daily Bread: Working with Small Cultural Institutions 
in collaboration with Utrecht University Master of Arts and Society Speaker Series. 

Tuesday 29th May, 7pm-9pm, 
Arts and Society students: FREE
General tickets: €5 including a free drink 

A evening discussion with a panel of movers and shakers in the Dutch cultural scene. Our speakers – Aukje Dekker, Guus van Engelshoven and Lars Ebert and a representative from Casco –
all juggle multiple roles as programmers, curators, writers, founders, directors, researchers and artists (see more below). Join us for experiences of and perspectives on creating networks and partnerships, approaching funding and continuing research beyond education. After a moderated discussion with the speakers, the floor will be open for exchange of experiences and questions from the floor.

Artist, Co Founder and Director of Eddie the Eagle Museum, ‘a subversive museum founded by an independently working artist collective continuously sparring with different artists in various disciplines. The focus is on talent regardless of age, medium or reputation.’ Aukje is also Co Director of Sociëteit SEXYLAND: a 365 day a year club ‘’varying from art exhibitions to sport events, from gangster rap to dinners in stroboscopic light.’ 


Curator Public Programme & Research at De Appel, a ‘contemporary art institute that brings together people, objects and ideas to explore the yet unknown’. Guus is also an independent writer, editor and curator, who writes regularly for art magazines such as Metropolis M and Extra Extra. He is also Editor-at-Large for Stichting Stonsbeek & State of Fashion, who organise ‘the first large-scale international public event entirely devoted to sustainable, honest fashion.’


Programme Coordinator at Castrum Peregrini, realising exhibitions, publications, think tank meetings and projects and Senior Advisor at ELIA, ‘a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education.’ Lars is also on the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe, ‘the political voice of over 80 thousand cultural players, practitioners and activists across the continent’ and is a Founding Board Member of EQ-Arts, supporting quality in higher arts education.


Speaker to be announced shortly
‘Casco is an open and public space for artistic research and experiments’ founded in 1990 and based in Utrecht. ‘The artistic practices we focus on are cross-disciplinary, open to collaboration and process driven.’ Our work traverses design, theory, and the wider social sphere.’ in June this year the Utrecht-based organisation will relaunch as Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons.


The event will be held in the former studio of artist Gisèle’s (b.1912-d.2013), a space laden with memory and creativity now used for talks, exhibitions and think tank meetings.
Please RSVP by 22/5/18 to Stagiair@castrumperegrini.nl to reserve your place, tickets are strictly limited.


This event has been initiated by Utrecht University Master of Arts and Society students Jemima Wilson and José Hopkins who are both current Research Interns at Castrum Peregrini.