Rietveld Mulch

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.

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Arty Party @ Melkweg
7 Sep

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.

The Rietveld Academie will be present with a panel talk and a screening of videos!

In the Rietveld Mulch panel talk, moderator @luukheezen will explore with Rietveld Academie alums the do's and don'ts after graduation. Video portraits will also be shown, giving an insight into the graduation projects of the three artists taking part in the talk. Anyone who has recently graduated in the arts is welcome to join and get practical tips, share thoughts and needs, and help each other out!

The talk is from 20:45 until 21:30 hrs.

With the following Rietveld alums:
> Mayis Rukel @mayisrukel (VAV – moving image 2020)
> Mica Pan @_mica_pan_ (Fine Arts 2021)
> senakirfa A. @senakirfa (TXT 2022)

Good to know: In addition to the talk and video screenings, there will also be an exhibition of artworks throughout the building, including some by Rietveld Academie graduates! What's more, there's music; you can present your portfolio to experts from the art world during speed dates; and there are Meet & Greets with funds and other organisations that could be useful for your future.

More info & tickets: https://www.melkweg.nl/nl/agenda/arty-party-07-09-2023/

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