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.
Leo Janáček considered Antonín Dvořák to be a kind of musical father figure, and was probably his most important musical successor. Pianist Jan Michels combines sweet minature keyboards and Dvořák’s folk dances with pioneering piano pieces by Janáček. A composed dialouge between the two Czech masters in which their styles fit together surprisingly well. They are therefore, both grand masters in the ex
Last month we welcomed 56 teachers from 35 schools in Antwerp to set a new edition of the Wonderful Pen in motion.
Ten sound compositions based around the colours red or blue, which link past and present, as well as sound and image. These are the results of the educational art project Compositions in Red and Blue, with students from the schools PIUS X and Atheneum Hoboken, in Antwerp and Hoboken respectively.
Ecolect: Or, a lexicon consisting of 30 words concerning the climate crisis created by young people from Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg for the project Word Up!
It was revealed at the beginning of November during the festival Ecopolis. Because of the many positive reactions it recieved, Kaaitheater and De Veerman decide to let this exhibition (presented on the 16m long wall in the foyer), stay for a little longer.
Will you be in the neighbourhood one of these days?
Then be sure to go and have a look!
Are you sometimes a little nostalgic for the art and culture of Chile and Argentina?
Are you in the mood for a cosy get-together with other Spanish speakers?
Want to discover new things and meet new people?
Then you are invited to ‘peña’ local’: Three bilingual gatherings with music, theatre, coversations, empanadas, and wine. Following on from this we will attend two performances in Spanish (with Dutch subtitles), at deSingel.
Feel like being part of these peñas?
More than sixty students from different secondary schools in Mechelen have, in the past few weeks been writing their fantasy scenarios for the podcasts that will form the basis of the educational programme for secondary schools, as well as young people who come to visit the Hof van Busleyden museum.
In the publication Les places et les effets de l’artiste à l’école et sur les institutions culturelles, our project The Class was included as one of the good practices.
The article, in French, is a double interview with both Daan Simons, project coordinator at De Veerman, and Anne Wathee, responsable for audience development at Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
His name is Tom, our new intern who came over from the University of Sheffield (UK). He studies modern languages (French, Spanish and Dutch) and uses his Erasmus year to improve his Dutch and his knowledge of the art and culture of the Low Countries (sic).
"I chose De Veerman because this organisation can bring me into contact with artists, writers and various forms of art and culture and because I can practice and use Dutch outside a university context."
Hans Bossmann is an artist, teacher and experience designer. He designs strategies and forms in which art can assimilate into society and society into art. He sets up situations in which he experiments with forms that stimulate personal contact and trust between people. His art facilitates curiosity, wonder, personal development and friendship. He wants to create meaningful new possibilities and does this with his audience.