De Veerman aims to stimulate creativity, art experience, knowledge and understanding of the arts, and this in relation to the surrounding world. Art, culture and education are becoming increasingly connected with other social components. De Veerman was founded in 2000 with the aim to develop, implement and disseminate art-educational projects.
Architect Stynen, modern? is one of the four participation projects with which De Veerman and deSingel are starting a new year of collaboration. Together with students from the third degree of Pius X (KSO: architectural design) and Don Bosco Hoboken (TSO: Wood) we explore the life and work of Stynen.
Diverse impressions of yet another intensive working week in Destelheide.
Look here at the photo reportage of the different ateliers.
Theater De Spiegel worked as artist-in-residence on the production Curiosa, which premiered at the opening of the baroque festival in hetpaleis. They did some try-outs in nearby crèches and gave us a first glimpse into this baroque play-and-do-installation for the very youngest. Enjoy!
The participants of the atelier Writing, coached by Bernard Dewulf, like to share some of there literary pearls through this forum.
Listen to the concert of the workshop Experimental building and composing (coaches: Yuri Landman and Bert Bernaerts) in the bar of Destelheide. .
Take an hour, put on your headphones and listen to the results of the workshop Radio Plays and Sound Stories (coach: Wederik De Backer).
Can't get enough of it? Then already note 14 to 22 July 2019 in your agenda for the next edition of the Summer Academy!
On August 25 Curiosa premiered in hetpaleis during the festival Laus Polyphoniae. It was received with great enthusiasm by young and old alike.
An article about the performance in the Gazet Van Antwerpen can be read here.
Pictures of the premiere and the rehearsal process can be seen here.
Did you miss it and would you like to be there next time? Have a look at the dates in DeStudio (Antwerp) and in de Bijloke (Ghent).
Recently, our artistic partner deSingel, published an extensive article about the participation projects we are doing. The reason was the completion of De Ketting, which resulted in 65 new visitors to deSingel.
You can also read here how a participant experienced this project and - by extension - how De Veerman approaches and designs his participation projects with deSingel in a versatile way.
This article is only available in Dutch.
In 2018, for the second year in a row, De Veerman and Kunstenfestivaldesarts organised the bilingual (French - Dutch) mixed-media trajectory Young Art Reporters. It is an open invitation to young people from Brussels to consider the festival as their playground.
Starting in April, a team of young people aged between 16 and 22 met frequently to discuss the artistic programme and create reactions to it through different mixed media (such as videos, texts etc.), being coached along the way by several media and communication professionals.
What #YAR 2018 looked like can be seen on the infographic, but better still. Discover the enthusiasm and results of the second generation of YARs on their blog.
A reflection of our project in collaboration with deSingel.
You will read all about our approach, lots of Mayakovsky poetry and our own poetry, inspired by this versatile Russian man.
This publication is written in Dutch and als has some Russion fragments.
All arrivers are connected by one thing: the search for ways to become rooted in a new city with other customs and conventions, and to forge relationships with its inhabitants. To explore ideas about life in a shared city, artists Paulo Guerreiro and Fleur Khani invited a diverse group of people over the last few months. Through the power of old and new rituals, they developed a laboratory full of open-mindedness, body and voice practices, writing, listening, and most of all… a deep sense of belonging.
On the 20th of June they invited others to be part of this way of working and share their culture with their guests. Pictures of this open moment can be seen here.
On Saturday 9 June there was the closing party of De Wondere Pluim ( The miracle feather) in hetpaleis in Antwerp.
No less than 4,632 children from 35 Antwerp schools wrote a story in February. About love, about leaving your country and about elephants with green snotte bubbles. Children between 6 and 12 years old, from all educational networks and all corners of the world.
On that festive day we putted these children and their stories in the spotlight.
On Sunday 27 May 2018 Tongeren closed his first Wonder Pluim edition. No less than 1083 children from 13 schools wrote a story.
In this video Minister of Culture Sven Gatz announces one of the winners by reading the winning story. You can watch other videos of the event here.
Curious about the pictures of this final happening? Click here.