[spectre] New Media Art Organisations in Netherlands lose funding

Darko Fritz fritz.d at chello.nl
Wed Jun 15 21:12:09 CEST 2011

Rijksakademie from Amsterdam is rare and exemplary institution that  
don't distinguish between contemporary art and (new) media art, in a  
positive manner.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Rijksakademie - Edith Rijnja" <edith.rijnja at rijksakademie.nl>
> Date: June 15, 2011 8:18:22 PM GMT+02:00
> To: "Fritz, Darko" <fritz.d at chello.nl>
> Subject: Support the Rijksakademie, secure the art of the future!
> Reply-To: edith.rijnja at rijksakademie.nl
> Dear artists and friends of the Rijksakademie,
> We would like to ask your attention for a serious matter.
> The existence of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is being  
> threatened by the Dutch Government. The intention to terminate  
> governmental support as of 2013 endangers the future of this crucial  
> source of top talent in the visual arts.
> What the Rijksakademie asks from the government is an approach of a  
> planning in phases in order to have some time to make new plans for  
> the future.
> The Rijksakademie is part of a large community. We have launched an  
> online petition to reach out to our alumni, friends, partners and  
> supporters from all over the world.
> Please join us to secure the Rijksakademie as a vital source of the  
> art of the future.
> Sign the petition.
> Voice your opinion and leave a personal message. And, please forward  
> this email.  We hope to have as many reactions as possible before  
> June 20, when we will hand over the petition and signatures to the  
> Secretary of Culture Mr. Halbe Zijlstra and Members of the Dutch  
> Parliament.
> Thanks a lot.
> With kind regards, also on behalf of the artists and staff of the  
> Rijksakademie,
> Edith Rijnja
> Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
> Co-ordinator
> Alumni Projects / Rijksakademie Artists' Network
> Sarphatistraat 470
> 1018 GW Amsterdam
> tel  +31 (0)20 5270300
> fax +31 (0) 20 5270301
> edith.rijnja at rijksakademie.nl
> http://www.rijksakademie.nl/
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