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Week of May 18 online – Freelancing in the cultural field

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Date(s) - 18/05/2020
17:15 - 19:00

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@home

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What is it like to work for different employers and organisations and being your own boss at the same time? What inspires in working with curators, artists, performers, artistic leaders and festival producers? Would a more dynamic environment and work schedule suit you better than working in an office for 40 hours a week? 

The upcoming Your Perspective is all about freelancing in the cultural field. Together with alumni in the Humanities we will discuss questions like: how do you present yourself as a ‘brand’ to get the most interesting or best-paid projects? What is it like to need funds to realise your own ideas and projects? In other words… how can you make a living of freelancing in the cultural field?

The Humanities alumni (see below!) that were planning to come to Utrecht in March (the original session which had to be postponed due to Covid-19) have been found willingly to participate in an online discussion. They will talk about how the corona crisis has influenced their work as freelancer, what they would normally do and talk about all the other things you are curious about (yes, you have a hand in the questions asked!). Since the offline set-up of this event (including a discussion with 60 people) didn’t seem the most suitable option for an online edition we thought of a new set-up: when you sign up for this session you will get an email how to add your questions to the online-discussion… and we will send the result to you in the week of May 18.

NOTE: Unfortunately, we have decided (in consultation with the alumni) to do the online alumni panel in Dutch instead of in English. Our apologies. For those of you who do not speak Dutch (active skills), this might be a challenge on practicing your passive Dutch skills!

Speakers

Randy Vermeulen (BA Film and Television Sciences – now Media and Culture ) specialised in art and media management. He has over 10 years of work experience as a freelance manager, programmer, viewer and producer of various documentary films, podcasts, events and festivals. He was editor-in-chief of VPRO Dorst – an audiovisual lab for innovative storytellers – and runs the production company Vossenfilms.

Britt van Dée (Educational MA for German language and culture) is owner of the company ProjektPerfekt which has a variety of expertises: from SEO copywriting & content specialist in German and Dutch, project management and educational workshops, to translation work and language courses (German and Dutch). Besides working for Mediahuis Nederland and Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam, Berlitz and Noordhoff Uitgevers are among her previous clients.

Myrthe van der Boom (BA Language & Culture Studies (TCS) / MA Art Policy & Management) is a freelance curator, project manager and fundraiser. She has worked with a wide range of organizations and projects, like Het Utrechts Archief, Stichting IHLIA, Lek Art Festival, DichtbijKunst, Metaal Kathedraal and HKU. Her company Open Projecten is based in Utrecht.

Timea Andrea Lelik (BA Geschiedenis/Kunstgeschiedenis Babes-Bolyai Universiteit Roemenië en RMA Art History UU) works as an art consultant and curator for international art organisations. Her latest exhibition is Lynn Hershman Leeson: Becoming Roberta, which opened on 7 March in Amsterdam. Timea is also a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam.

Registration for this event is required.

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