Do you have an interesting query or problem, an exciting idea or request? TAAK sees this as an opportunity to work together with you on developing a cultural event or programme. Together we will research the context, set the goals and define a course of action to create a surprising, independent, engaged and visible project: an artwork that unites parties and is not necessarily aimed at the art world, but at a previously unknown audience. TAAK can also be involved in all the activities that can arise in a sometimes complex process. Examples include research, artistic advice, text production, editing, writing of project proposals, project management, marketing and communication, fund-raising, and the development and implementation of educational programmes.
With and for whom?
An idea for a project can originate with an organisation or company, be proposed by an artist, or is initiated by TAAK itself. In all cases TAAK strives to build up a consortium of partners and citizens who are engaged with the selected topic/s to foster encounters and interactions between society and art. Those who TAAK works with include:
…citizens, neighbours, trade and industry, cultural institutes, film makers, funds, photographers, municipalities, port authorities, empowered neighbourhoods, artists, government ministries, museums, educational institutes, designers, political parties, project offices, provincial authorities, city councils, universities, publishers, air bases, housing corporations, shopping centres and hospitals…
We have already collaborated with: Port of Rotterdam Authority, Dutch Government Building Department, Utrecht City Council, van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Haaglanden Medical Centre, Ja Natuurlijk, Non-Fiction and many others.
BECAUSE ART REPRESENTS AN IDEA OR A VISION AND MAKES VISIBLE A WISH OR OPPORTUNITY;
BECAUSE ORGANISATIONS CAN EXPRESS OR REALISE SOCIAL OR SOCIETAL GOALS OR IDEALS WITH ART;
BECAUSE ART CAN BE A COMMUNICATIVE TOOL THAT CAN INFLUENCE POLITICS AND CULTURE;
BECAUSE ART CAN BRING COHESION TO AN ORGANISATION, BETWEEN DIVERGING DISCIPLINES, AND TO JUST ABOUT ANY GROUP IMAGINABLE;
BECAUSE ART IS AN IMPORTANT, SURPRISING SOURCE FOR EDUCATION AND LEARNING;
BECAUSE ART NOT ONLY NEEDS NEW PATRONS BUT BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVE ITS VALUE TO SOCIETY.
Make an appointment
TAAK is a cooperative, which means that anyone who is inspired by our mission is welcome to join us. Make an appointment and share your ideas. Contact TAAK