INVITATIONAS PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS TO MARK 400 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC AND TRADINGRELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE NETHERLANDS, THE MAYOR OF AMSTERDAM ISDELIGHTED TO INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP ‘HOW TO MAKE AN ARTFACTORY IN ISTANBUL?’THIS WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAYMORNING THE 15TH OF OCTOBER, ATTHE CLIPPER STAD AMSTERDAM WHICH AT THAT TIME WILL BE LOCATED AT THEKADIKÖY TERMINAL ISTANBUL.Workshop: How to make an art factory (=broedplaats) in Istanbul?Place - Clipper Stad Amsterdam, Kadiköy terminal, AmsterdamDate/time - Monday 15th of October 2012, 9.30 – 11.00 AMChaired by - Jaap Schoufour (City of Amsterdam) and key note by Dajo Bodisco (broedplaats Krux)Target group - Turkish artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs in all disciplines, politicians and civil servants of IstanbulDescription - see below.Context - The workshop will be succeeded by the presentation of the Book ‘Art Bridges’ which will be handed over to deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, mrs. Carolien Gehrels. This ceremony will be chaired by mr. Cas Smithuijsen, executive director of the Boekman Foundation.What is this workshop ‘how to make an art factory in Istanbul’ about?The workshop deals with the question what do creative initiatives need by means of expertise,funding, networks and permits to develop a so called art factory by themselves. To get the supportneeded in cities like Istanbul or Amsterdam it might be necessary to work out a vision why theforeseen art factory will have added value for the city. From this vision one can distillate a program,desired tenants, organization, construction plans and an estimation of costs and revenues. Basedon this plan one can indicate what contributions are needed by what stakeholder to make this plancome true. The city organization can play a role in this. In Amsterdam a bureau has been set up forthis objective: Bureau Broedplaatsen (=art factories). This bureau, part of the city administration,has contributed over the last twelve years to the emerge of approximately fifty ‘broedplaatsen’ in all
sorts everywhere in Amsterdam. Each of these broedplaatsen contain a mix of studios andresidence for artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs and public spaces like resto/club or expo.Our workshop points out how each stakeholder plays a role in the making of broedplaatsen inAmsterdam. We want to do this by a combined presentation by a designer and cultural entrepreneurmr. Dajo Bodisco who took the initiative to set up the Broedplaats ‘Krux’ in Amsterdam, and head ofthe Bureau Broedplaatsen, mr. Jaap Schoufour.By this presentation, Bodisco and Schoufour, show how such private public partnership in theAmsterdam context, leads to results. The practical part of the workshop consists of input from theaudience whether in Istanbul the need for such art factories exists and how this can be facilitated inthe local context of Istanbul.KRUX AMSTERDAM (director: Dajo Bodisco)Initiated by four young designers, Krux is a 1500 m2 workspace in a former industrial area in the cityof Amsterdam.Planned as an efficient tool to experiment, create and produce, thespace has been conceived following the image of a street in whichdesigners, artists and craftsmen share knowledge and tools.With the ambition to be a platform to exchange locally andinternationally, Krux organizes exhibitions, events, lectures andworkshops. Dajo Bodisco, Erasmus Scherjon, Francois Dumas andGero Asmuth met in Eindhoven, where the two Dutch, French andGerman graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven.With the Krux they manifest their vision of a social and professionalenvironment, materialized in a space where young creativeentrepreneurs self-produce, colaborate with industry, interact, gatherand take advantage of sharing costs and knowledge.Bureau Broedplaatsen, City of Amsterdam (director: Jaap Schoufour)Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp) is part of the city administration of Amsterdam. On the basis of twelveyears of experience with creating art factories, BBp occupies a specific role and position regardingthe realisation of new art factories. BBp fulfils a facilitating role. Art factory initiatives, asentrepreneurs, are themselves responsible for realising their art factories. Preferably, they searchfor a site that inspires them. Subsequently, what they need to achieve their dream is specified inconsultation with BBp. This can remain limited to advice. It can also be more intensive, with the BBp
playing a guiding role by a step-by-step plan. It offers something to hold on to when transforming abuilding into an art factory. The city authorities play an even greater role in the use of credit orgrants to cover the commercially non-viable component of property development. Each project isunique in terms of its location, division of roles, involvement and outcome. BBp has a network in theproperty world that includes housing corporations, investors, developers, local authorities and citydistricts, enabling interesting buildings to betracked down and paired with those seekingspace.The emphasis on taking responsibility and workingindependently encourages resilience,entrepreneurship and professionalism on the partof the entrepreneur.RegistrationTo reach the Clipper, you have to pass the customs. That’s why we have to ask you to register inadvance. Please register – by prefer before the 1st of October – by sending your name, profession,email address, date of birth and ID number to firstname.lastname@example.org. After registration, youwill receive a confirmation.