Welcome to Rietveld Mulch, a pilot program of The Rietveld Society that focuses on life after graduation. We aim to communally explore and share tools of support for developing artistic practices for and with alums. Within this program, alums Nina van Hartskamp, Suzanne Bernhardt and Roman Tkachenko are working on a podcast, a series of workshops and an online platform. We touch upon topics like monetary funding, community support and aim to give insight into possible routes within cultural fields.
In our program we ask artists, curators and other creatives to share their Mulch. In a garden, mulch is used as a layer of material to cover, protect and feed the soil. For us Mulch stands for the many interconnected layers that support the development of an art and design practice. While each Mulch is unique, we aim to collectively explore and uncover these foundations to inspire and support new graduates on this journey.
Campaign by Goy Tung
You are invited to Arty Party on 7 September 2023! During this multidisciplinary festival, the entire Melkweg will be dedicated to art in all its forms. All rooms, corridors, and corners of the building will be utilized to fully immerse you in the future of the Dutch art scene.
We invite you to the launch of The Rietveld Mulch Online Platform! We introduce the platform that gathers practical and encouraging information that can help graduates build a healthy art practice. The chosen topic for the platform is Funding as Foundations. In different layers of Mulch you can find answers to common questions, tips for fund and cv writing, repository of funds, archive of publications, texts, lectures and workshops of the subject and many more.
On 8, 9 & 10 March we host a baking and writing workshop. Following the rhythms of baking bread, we playfully explore fund writing, cv compiling and biography building taking place between daily routines.
In Rietveld Mulch the Podcast we focus on life after graduation and ask artists, curators, collectives and others in the cultural field to share their Mulch with us.