Apply now: free workshop International Cooperation in Youth Culture on 14 October

During the international Hands On! confererence, DutchCulture is hosting a workshop on international cooperation with a focus on children and youth culture.

14 October 2015

Theatergroep Kwatta has been Gelderland´s professional youth theatre company since 2002. Kwatta performs in theatre, in schoolclasses, on location and in her own trailer and also abroad. in 2014-2015, the production Manxmouse (photo), based on the novel by Paul Gallico, was played 88 times in two tours through the US and Canada and won the IPAY Victor Award in Pittsburgh. Photo: Edwin Deen

This practical session is open for everyone in the Dutch cultural field with international ambitions and working with and for children and youth. How do you start working abroad? Where do you find relevant partner organisations?  And how do you deal with cultural differences between your audiences and organisations?

During the workshop three best practices will be discussed:

  • Ms Dakaya Lenz of the children museum Villa Zapakara (Paramaribo, Surinam) will talk about their cooperation with Tropenmuseum Junior (Amsterdam)
  • Ms Josee Hussaarts of youth theatre group Kwatta (Nijmegen) will give information about their International programme
  • Ms Maren Siebert of FOAM (Amsterdam) will share their experience on the photography project Brooklyn – Amsterdam

About Hands On! Conference
From 12 – 15 October 2015 the 10th international Hands On! Conference is taking place in  Amsterdam. Several hundred visitors working in children museums from over the world are to be inspired by the latest developments in the field of children’s education in museums, children’s museums and science centers.

This years theme is 'Touch and Learn'. How can museums touch the hearts and minds of children? The conference explores how to encourage creativity and lifelong learning in children. Museum professionals from over 30 countries have already registered to attend the conference. Don’t miss this chance to connect with colleagues passionate about working with children in museums across the globe.

Practical information
Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrs
Location: Science Center NEMO, Oosterdok 2 in Amsterdam
Language: English
Admission: free. (NB no entry without registration. Please bring the confirmation of your registration)

Registration form Entering the International Arena: the Do’s and Don’ts of International Cooperation