Amsterdam Art Factories 18 03 10

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Best practice - Providing spaces to the creative people and companies – Broedplaatsen (Art Factories), Ms Joke van Antwerpen, Director Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor (Stockholm Blender)

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  • Titel presentatie 1 januari 2003 Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Titel presentatie 1 januari 2003 Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Art Factories 18 03 10

    1. 1. Art Factories in Amsterdam Stockholm, March 18, 2010 Marja van Nieuwkerk Department of Art & Culture, City of Amsterdam
    2. 2. Results: - around 50 different spots - 1440 spaces, 2500 places of employment - 25 other spaces: expo, cafe/club/resto, meeting
    3. 4. - The bureau has an independent role in between the city central departments and district authorities <ul><li>The bureau is funded by and part of the City of Amsterdam, eight civil servants (5 fte) work at the bureau </li></ul>What is the Bureau Broedplaatsen - Executive political responsibility in hands of the Alderman for City Planning and Land (what spaces to build?) <ul><li>Means: expertise, projectmanagement, networking, matching supply/demand, facilities, subsidies </li></ul>- Related political responsibility by Alderman for Culture and Arts (allocate spaces to whom?)
    4. 5. <ul><li>Ambition in 2000: realisation of 1400 – 2000 spaces for subcultural groups and artists </li></ul><ul><li>Squatting movement ‘subculture’ had to leave some warehouses at the IJ-banks in 1999 </li></ul>Why Policy Broedplaatsen (policy on art-facories and affordable studios) <ul><li>Partners: target group organisations, housing corporations and district authorities </li></ul>- 2000: City Council agrees on Plan and funding of Broedplaatsenfonds by revenues from land lease fund - Supporting adress by the unions of visual artists for more affordable studios <ul><li>Change in 2005: Programme: joint ventures with stakeholders and less governmental funding </li></ul><ul><li>2010: Amsterdam and Triodosbank launch the Garantee Fund Broedplaatsen </li></ul>
    5. 6. Programme Broedplaatsen 2008 - 2012 Amsterdam Why do we work on broedplaatsen? <ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Base of employment </li></ul><ul><li>attractive scene incentive </li></ul><ul><li>broedplaatsen as entreprise </li></ul><ul><li>R&D for top CI </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Amsterdam as Laboratorium </li></ul><ul><li>affordable space for young artists </li></ul><ul><li>affordable space for high talented </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>within group interaction </li></ul><ul><li>link up with neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>perform activities on social and educational programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial </li></ul><ul><li>metropoolregio Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>empty office floors </li></ul><ul><li>contra gentrification </li></ul>
    6. 7. Partners of Bureau Broedplaatsen <ul><li>Market section </li></ul><ul><li>real estate developers </li></ul><ul><li>real estate brookers </li></ul><ul><li>banks </li></ul><ul><li>creative industry top segment </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural section </li></ul><ul><li>visual artist unions </li></ul><ul><li>network of broedplaatsen </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Vrije Ruimte’ (grass root squats) </li></ul><ul><li>art academies </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>metropolitan area Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>city of Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>all 14 district authorities </li></ul><ul><li>social targeted </li></ul><ul><li>six housing corporations </li></ul><ul><li>social entreprises </li></ul><ul><li>facilitators </li></ul>Programma Broedplaatsen 2008 - 2012 Amsterdam Agreed by City Council on 29 October 2008 us
    7. 8. overall rent or purchase of building Recon- Struc- tion Time > € initial Subsidy Rent reduced ‘ Cost covering rent’ without initial subsidy Maximum rent for artists (€56/m2/year initial fase Exploitation fase Principle of subsidizing
    8. 9. Lessons from the past <ul><li>we cherish the Amsterdam tradion: diverse, intense, merchandisers, free and tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>be good for this basis, do not spoil them, support them in their efforts on housing </li></ul>As government…..know yourself, so…restrict yourself Since you know… best ideas come from the creative basis <ul><li>artists and broedplaatsen are (more or less) non-commercial creative entrepreneurs </li></ul>

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