Arttenders & The Role of Culture in Resilient Cities in Launchtime S01E04

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In S01E04 of Launchtime Nick & Lorenzo interviewed former Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende and the two lady superhero’s of the week Siobhan Burger & Faye Ellen of ARTTENDERS on Cultural Resilience Launchtime: a podcast on the Dutch innovation community Launchtime is a podcast focusing on the Dutch innovation community. It’s a 30 min long show that is perfect for a lunch … Read More

The 8 Coolest Transformations Through Art

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Transformations are physical changes that lead to a change in perspective. They are much more than pleasurable aesthetics alone! Transformations within an urban context bring about major changes such as economic and cultural revitalization and are positively linked to the development of city areas. Artistic interventions help people break with everyday routines. They challenge people’s conceptions and behaviors by using … Read More

Crowd Force Rotterdam #11 Cultuur

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On Monday, September 4 2017, 8 cultural entrepreneurs based in Rotterdam shared their entrepreneurial challenges with the crowd during the 11th edition of Crowd Force Rotterdam, organized by R’damse Nieuwe. As cultural chair, Arttenders’ Siobhan Burger co-hosted the event in Hofplein Theater Rotterdam. Crowd Force Rotterdam Crowd Force Rotterdam is an event where entrepreneurs share a specific entrepreneurial question with … Read More

Save the date: Launch De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2018, November 3 2017

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On Friday November 3, 2017 we will launch De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2018. As chief editors of this years edition we proudly present the second edition of the national calendar, packed with a wide range of creatives the Dutch art scene has to offer. The calendar will be launched in the brand new location of Club Gem during a night full … Read More

10 Most Promising Students of Dutch Art Schools Class of 2017

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Arttenders is always on the lookout for new talents in the arts. One of the obvious ways to find them is by visiting the annual graduation shows from different art schools in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, we don’t have time to visit them all, but this year we peeped at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU), Royal Academy of Art (KAKB, … Read More

Studio Spass Won Design pitch for CIC Rotterdam’s Urban Jungle themed Living room

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Mid June Studio Spass and Haas&Hahn presented their sketch proposals for the new Living Room at CIC Rotterdam spaces. Studio Spass blew the CIC team away with their contemporary view on the ‘Urban Jungle’ theme. The artist as interior designer Recently CIC Rotterdam and Arttenders announced the next step in the CIC x Arttenders Art at Work Project in the … Read More

Arttenders expansion: Marco and Hilde join the team

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The office is getting more and more crowded. With Marco van Lenten on board as our senior project manager and Hilde Westerink as our communications manager we are ready to take the next step! We are happy to welcome them to our Arttenders’ team starting from August. Meet them here or drop by for a cup of coffee! Marco van … Read More

Presenting the Arttenders Workflow by Projekt C

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Artist Projekt C Designs our unique arttenders workflow Arttenders was looking for a simple way to communicate our unique work flow in a clear, but also a highly esthetic manner. During our never ending search for new artist we were approached by artist Chris Versteeg a.k.a. Projekt C whom invited himself for a cup of coffee and a introduction to … Read More

Red Line, by Enno Hallek and Åke Pallarp in 1973

The 10 most inspiring… Artworks in subway stations


After our article on art in hotels we decided to provide inspiration in other areas where applied art is of added value. Presenting: applied art in subway stations! Public transportation, but specifically subway stations are becoming the new must-see destinations for art and design enthusiasts. Some of the most inspiring public spaces incorporating large-scale art and design can be found … Read More

Haas&Hahn and Studio Spass selected for design pitch at CIC Rotterdam

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CIC Rotterdam and Arttenders have taken the next step in the CIC x Arttenders Art at Work Project in the second phase of the development of CIC in the Groot Handelsgebouw. In close collaboration with the CIC design team and Kraaijvanger Architects, Arttenders has challenged Studio Spass and Haas&Hahn to reinterpret the CIC living room within the theme ‘Urban Jungle’. … Read More

Siobhan Burger and Jonas Martens aired on Chicks and the City!

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Guilty pleasure songs, entrepreneurship, sharing failures and the future of the city of Rotterdam were among others topics of discussion during the interview in which Siobhan Burger and het R’damse Nieuwe collegaue Jonas Martens were asked questions by two Rotterdam chicks during ‘Chicks and the City’ on Radio Rijnmond on May 24th. Chicks and the City: where girls make radio! … Read More

Arttenders published in Elsevier Juist, Mei 2017: ‘Oude Ambachten, Nieuwe Technieken’

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During the Nationaal Monumenten Congres 2016 in Rotterdam Arttenders asked artists and architects to inspire visitors with their practice. Journalist Annette Wiesman was captured by the craftsmanship in the art projects of Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. It resulted in an extensive article on crafts in combination with contemporary techniques in public space and real estate development in the May 2017 edition … Read More

Amsterdam Oersoep published in ‘Architecture in the Netherlands, Yearbook 2016/2017’

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Launch ‘Architecture in the Netherlands, Yearbook 2016 2017’ at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands by Kaan Architecten On April 26th nai010 Publishers launched the ‘Architecture in the Netherlands, Yearbook 2016/2017‘. Each year an editorial team selects noteworthy architectural projects in Dutch architecture, with particular attention to commissionership, architecture policy and projects that have achieved spectacular results with limited resources. … Read More

Visiting the Amstel Tower site with artist Ian Kirkpatrick

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Discovering the construction site Ian Kirkpatrick was selected by Provast and Powerhouse Company as the artist to create an artwork for the new entrance of the Amstel Tower. As a first step in the sketch phase Arttenders introduced artist and client on the construction site. The sketch process step 1: gaining familiarity with the site and the brief   Arttenders … Read More

A site-specific artwork for the Amstel Tower


Provast is developing the Amstel Tower, a mixed purpose building, designed by Powerhouse Company, next to the Amstel Station in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Arttenders, artist Ian Kirkpatrick is designing an artwork in the residential entrance of the building. Completion is scheduled at the end of 2017. The Amstel Tower Provast is one of the most renowned real estate developers … Read More