"I have been an activist for a long time, fighting mostly for human rights and, also the need for culture because the 20th century was about consumption, consumption leads to everyman for himself and the breakdown of community. Without community you can't have culture. If we had culture we would have cooperation, and we would not be in this shit."
An independent creative communications agency in Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles. From film to digital, they are blurring the lines between commerce, culture, content and collaboration, creating content that is human and risk taking. They make every piece of work social, in the very origins of the word (society), something that can engage and become part of a community, rather than just rack up “likes”. Relevant yet irreverent communication that helps drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets.
The Art of Impact The Program The Art of Impact (2015 & 2016) researched and stimulated existing and new art projects that have a clear social impact.
Refugees have a right to a fair asylum procedure, and subsequently access to adequate housing, education, health care and work. The Dutch Council for Refugees is an independent, non-governmental organization that defends those rights.
Mondriaan Fonds The Mondriaan Fund is the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage. All grant opportunities and activities are clustered in seven platforms, ranging from talent development to international presentations.
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) invests in the arts which enriches the experience of life in the city of Amsterdam. The AFK encourages the quality, dynamism and diversity of the arts in Amsterdam, and contributes to the city's strong and richly varied cultural climate.
ArtEZ University of the Arts ArtEZ provides a coherent range of preparatory programmes, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in visual art, architecture, fashion, design, music, theatre, creative writing, dance and art education for more than 3000 students in Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle.
State of Fashion 2018 The first large-scale international public event entirely devoted to sustainable and honest fashion (1 June until 22 July 2018, Arnhem), showing around fifty projects that explore new definitions of luxury that fit our zeitgeist. Large-scale fashion houses and designers such as G-Star RAW, H&M and Zegna presented their vision on a sustainable future alongside innovative start-ups and designers such as Bruno Pieters, Osklen and Iris van Herpen.
Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem An annual festival that merges fashion, design, art and culture and transforms the city of Arnhem into a hub of creativity. Various events ranging from fashion shows and art exhibitions aim to showcase and support local and international talent.
A unique multi-disciplinary [Re]Framework for Fashion that focuses on human innovation, using the language of fashion to contribute to sustainable solutions and the human potential. MIND FASHION.today challenges boundaries and provides a refreshing voice and holistic lens to look at today's fashion industry, generating a deep understanding of the human nature and nurture of fashion and its effect on the world.