Dutch Debate on the New Reality of the Creative Industries

15 JANUARY 2013

On 13 February 2013 Dutch organisations Het Nieuwe Instituut (‘The New Institute’) and the Boekmanstichting (‘Boekman Foundation’) will host a debate on the creative industries. The focus point of the debate will be to analyse where the best opportunities for the sector will arise.

Boekman93The Dutch government hopes that the Netherlands will soon have the most creative economy of Europe. The sector has certainly seen a lot of developments over the last year. The Dutch government has named the creative industry a top economic sector, and with the start of 2013 the Netherlands will have two new institutions related to the creative industry: Het Nieuwe Instituut en the Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie (Stimulation Fund Creative Industry).

But there are still many questions to be answered, such as: ‘what are the opportunities offered by the creative industries? When we are talking about the creative industries, are we talking about major companies like Philips, about broadcasting channels, artists, indepedent artisans, or about all of them? How are ambitious policy plans turned into action? Where are the arts in the creative industry sector? How can we ensure that all the different parties feel involved?’

Therefore, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Boekmanstichting (in correspondence with its magazine Boekman #93) are organising a debate on the creative industry. The debate will be chaired by Valentijn Byvanck, and will have contributions from makers James Veenhoff and Gillian Schrofer. Positions will be posed by, among others, Valerie Frissen, Timo de Rijk, Paul Rutten, Harry Starren, and Janny Rodermond.

If you are interested in being part of the discussion, join the debate on 13 February 2013 at the building of Het Nieuwe Instituut (Museumpark 25, Rotterdam), and talk with policymakers and foundations about the future of the creative industry in the Netherlands.

Practical Information
Date: 13 February 2013
Time: 2 pm
Place: NAi / Het Nieuwe Instituut (Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Entry: free (but a reservation is nessecary)
Language of conversation: Dutch

Click here to book your free spot at the debate.