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Announcing a change in our organization

Ecosystemic shift at Casco Art Institute: Working for the CommonsEverything falls into place28 August 2023 Prompted by a transition in directorship, and a desire to

HKU MAFA Graduation Show

Don’t miss the HKU MAFA Graduation Show, (Dis)comfort Narratives: Moving with the Feeling, opening on 19 June! This show explores the tensions and proximities of eco-socio-cultural

Nongkrongen in Utrecht

On 9 June, 15:00–18:00, gather at The Outsiders for a collective discussion and sharing moment organized by Stichting Das Spectrum. This Nongkrongen session is inspired

Sandberg Graduation Shows

Opening on 8 June, Sandberg Instituut presents the work of graduating students (Sandberg Graduation Shows) from its five main departments: Critical Studies, Design, Dirty Art

A LOUD VOICE NEVER DIES

On 7 June, P1 opens their new location in Rotterdam, along with their first exhibition–A LOUD VOICE NEVER DIES–involving research, an intervention, and an archive.

Impact Grant 2024

Final week to submit applications for the Impact Grant 2024 by The Supporting Act Foundation! These unrestricted Impact Grants assist artist-led, underfunded grassroots organizations with

New release by Shishani

Shishani’s “Forget to Remember,” which she performed during our Common Grounds: Song/Value activities alongside NGT translator Nathaly Tweeboom in 2021, is officially released now. The song is a sign of

Rijksakademie Open Studios 

Rijksakademie once again opens its doors this spring for the annual Open Studios. The event starts on May 30 and runs until June 2. The

Open call: AFIELD Transitional Justice Grant 

AFIELD invites artists and cultural workers to apply for its Transitional Justice grant. Four $10,000 grants will support projects bolstering transitional justice mechanisms in contexts

Printed Matter

Currently happening: Printed Matter in New York! Our artistic director Aline Hernández is representing Casco Art Institute, joining our fellow Arts Collaboratory member Cooperativa Cráter

Update: Rizvana Bradley workshop at Casco

This Friday, 19 April, we are happy to welcome Dr. Rizvana Bradley back to Casco for a workshop titled The Critique of Form: Anteaesthetics and Black Aesthesis. Rizvana

aural conduct label showcase

Next week, on Thursday, 25 April, an experimental listening and performance night by the aural conduct record label takes place at music venue Garage Noord in Amsterdam. The

de Appel opening: Edgelanders

On Saturday, 13 April, 16:00–20:00, the exhibition Edgelanders by artists Ehsan Fardjaniya and Raul Balai will open at de Appel. Throughout the multifaceted art project,

TFM feature in Urban Food Mapping book

Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills is featured in Urban Food Mapping: Making Visible the Edible City, co-edited by Katrin Böhm! Advocating for creative food

Rizvana Bradley in Utrecht: Doing Gender

On Friday, April 19 at Casco, Dr. Rizvana Bradley (University of California, Berkeley) will give a workshop organized with NOG, Terra Critica, and Critical Pathways,

24 hours Palestine 

This Saturday from 12:00–17:00, Casco will participate as a listening station for 24hrs/Palestine, a plurilingual program uniting voices in solidarity with the Palestinian people. This

Plot(ting) launch at Rietveld

On April 17, the publication launch of Plot(ting) will take place at Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Stemming from the Art & Spatial Praxis research group, Plot(ting)

Ansuya Blom – Solo Exhibition

Ansuya Blom, a dear board member, is opening her solo exhibition show at Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd organized by Centraal Museum today. The show remains open

Lecture at KASK School of Arts, Ghent

Our artistic director, Aline Hernández, will present a lecture in the Curatorial Lectures series, jointly organized by the postgraduate program in Curatorial Studies at KASK

Hawai‘i Triennial 2025

A moment to celebrate! Hawai‘i Triennial 2025 has now been fully announced, for which our dear former director and cooperative team member Binna Choi is one

Read-in: Haunted Bookshelves_8M edition

Happening this Saturday, 18 February, 15:00–17:00 at Moira Exporiment; online participation is possible as well, email info@read-in.info for the Zoom link. Organized with artist Dung Nguyen, this Read-in continues its Haunted

GROND crowdfunding campaign

GROND, a cultural space and community center in Amsterdam East, seeks €15,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to prepare its new facilities. Emphasizing collectivity, sustainability, and

Reflecting & transforming: Casco on 2023

This year marked significant changes for Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. Arts Collaboratory became more embedded in the organization through the ecosystemic shift we underwent. As a

AC Assembly: looking back on day 7–9

For the seventh day of Arts Collaboratory Assembly, we returned to Amsterdam, starting from Midwest, and moving further west to Voedselpark Amsterdam. During the visits,

Under Production/Construction

On 21 December, 16:00–20:00, and 22 December, 11:00–14:00, HKU MAFA organizes a collective preview exhibition, where year 2 students showcase their art practices and processes in

Open call Gemene Grond

Gemene Grond is looking for a co-producer to collaborate closely on commons-oriented art projects with Merve Bedir, engaging with various stakeholders, including inhabitants, collectives, institutions,

Living Stipends for Palestine

Mophradat launched a program called Living Stipends for Palestine to provide six-month grants (seeking $3,000 for each grant) to Palestinian professional artists directly affected by the current

AC Assembly: looking back on day 4–6

After spending the first days in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, the programme of the following days shifted to Utrecht. The fourth day began with intimate conversations,

AC Assembly: looking back on day 1–3

In the first three days of the Arts Collaboratory Assembly, 24 arts organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, The Middle East and Europe, reunited after

Names of Water by Donghwan Kam

A beautiful example where Nina bell F. lives on: Donghwan Kam’s project Names of Water crystallized into a vinyl album. Read the artist text provided

IASPIS residency program in Stockholm

The IASPIS artist in residence program has an open call and invites peers, including fellow artists, curators, critics, and other professionals in visual arts and

32° East Teach-In on Palestine 

Today 30 November marked the second teach-in by 32° East, featuring educator and activist Baha Hilo from To Be There. Baha’s initiatives on Palestinian history and culture

20 years of Myvillages

On 17 November, we will celebrate 20 years of Myvillages, a close cultural initiative dedicated to reimagining rural spaces as artistic working environments. Organized via

DSP’s Palestina resources

As the brutal military attacks against Palestinians by the Israel military continue, we share a list of resources on Palestine, including books, articles, and films

DAI Friends & Alumni Grant

On 28 October, Party Party will take place at Paviljoen aan het Water in Rotterdam. The festive event is aimed at raising funds for the DAI Friends

In Solidarity with Palestine

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons stands in solidarity with Palestinian people. We endorse the recently published statement ‘Palestine. A letter of solidarity; a

Gaza relief funds

If you are able to donate, please consider the following relief funds to medically support victims in Gaza: Anera, MECA, Medical Aid for Palestinians, and Taawon.

Unprovoked Narratives

Unprovoked Narratives is a series of films published via The Palestine Film Institute that celebrate the beauty and struggle of Gaza and its people. It aims to

Departing Professor Rosemarie Buikema

Casco Art Institute thanks Rosemarie Buikema as she steps down from her role as leader of the Graduate Gender Programme and the Gender, Diversity, and

The Mixed Classroom

Shared via our AndersUtrecht network: The Mixed Classroom is an award-winning form of education by the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University. It brings together

Your Gold is not Our Glory

Also on 6 October: the exhibition Your Gold is not Our Glory opens at Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn. Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono present a critical

Cape X Utrecht

On 6 October, the collaborative exhibition of HKU fellow Nancy Jouwe and The Black Archives, CAPE X UTRECHT opens at Akademiegalerie. The project dives into the relationship

Hope is a discipline at de Appel

5 October launches the final public offering of de Appel’s Curatorial Program: Hope is a discipline. The project constellates people who research the politics of friendship

Müge Yilmaz lecture at Rietveld Academie

On 5 October, Müge Yilmaz, Casco’s board member, researcher, and artist, delivers a lecture at Rietveld Academie on salt and the affects of the salinization

Radical Guidebooks to Our Futures

We are happy to share our contribution to the publication show Radical Guidebooks to our Futures co-organized by Dig a Hole Zines, Leggy_, Kaho Ikeda, and Casco’s

SpaceX in Amsterdam

On September 21 and 22, our research partner SpaceX holds a two-day symposium at the UvA, titled Values And (E)Valuations Of Or As Cultural Practices? Entering

The Land in the Landscape

On 16 September, 17:00–18:30 de Appel organizes a conversation between collective MADEYOULOOK and Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili which has started during documenta fifteen’s various working groups about imagination

Metropolis M tips

If we remain silent by Ana Bravo Pérez is tipped by Metropolis M as one of the fifteen exhibitions to visit this cultural season (of which

Gaudeamus Saturday Night

On Saturday evening, local contemporary music festival Gaudeamus organizes their annual night program in TivoliVredenburg. Nour Sokhon, the Lebanese sound artist who performed during the

Uitfeest

On 9 & 10 September, Uitfeest takes place – the annual opening of the cultural season in the city of Utrecht. Casco Art Institute opens

Dóra Maurer–SUMUS–We Are Together at De Appel

Last weekend saw the opening of Dóra Maurer–SUMUS–We Are Together, curated by Eszter Szakács. Following De Appel’s interest in collaborating and self-organizing under political restrictions, the

Rijksakademie: call for applications

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten welcomes artists to develop their work in their residency program, possible for one or two-year periods, starting from September 2024.⁣

Stadscamping

This summer, the Stadscamping by RAUM will open at Berlijnplein. Our collaborative project with The Outsiders, Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills, will provide insights into

SALWA’s Internet Café at W139

SALWA, whom we collaborated with last year in May for Resilient Grounds, Nurturing Soils, recently opened their exhibition Internet Café at W139. This project aims to foster,

Keti Koti

During Keti Koti or Dia di Abolishon we commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1863 in Suriname and the former Antilles. Locally in Utrecht, the

Jan van Eyck Open Studios 

Maastricht’s Jan van Eyck Academie, where Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills had been a participant last year, are holding their annual Open Studios this Friday

Open call for More of Us #3: Rebellion

More of Us is an online publication sharing culture, critique and creativity from the Global South to shift perspectives, deepen understanding, and inspire people towards

Open call for Day With(out) Art 2024

Each year we join Day With(out) Art, an initiative by Visual AIDS coordinating art museums, galleries, and nonprofits across the world to echo and present

Open call for directorship: Rietveld Academie

Rietveld Academie is looking for a new director. Responsibility areas are the development and implementation of their bachelor’s degree and realizing a new appointment policy.

Food Autonomy Festival #7 in Utrecht

Food Autonomy Festival komt haar de zevende editie naar Utrecht om alternatieve manieren en vormen van verzet tegen door de staat en het bedrijfsleven beheerste

Springboard Art Fair

Visit Utrecht this Thursday to Sunday 8–11 June during this one-off multidisciplinary art fair in Werkspoorkathedraal, for which our curator Leana Boven was one of

RAW Académie Session 10

RAW Material Company announces the Session 10 of the RAW Académie. The Académie will take place in Douala, Cameroon, and will be led by doual’art,

In memoriam: Kobe Matthys

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Kobe Matthys (1970–2023). As we put away the curtain that was covering

Ultradependent Public School finnisage

A perfect day to visit the city! Next to our Nina bell F. House Museum opening, Ultradependent Public School (UPS) at BAK is doing its finnisage on 27 May from

Less Profit, More Planet

Next week on 15 May our Erik Uitenbogaard is invited for a conversation at Pakhuis De Zwijger during Less Profit, More Planet. In the new

Kunstlicht, Call for Papers

Call for Papers BETWEEN THE STANDING AND THE INCLINED: STRUCTURES SUPPORTING CHANGE for Kunstlicht Fall issue, looking for contributions from artists, writers, curators and theoreticians. Contributions can vary

ONASSIS AiR open call 2023/24

Check out this open call for ONASSIS AiR, a partnering organization of which our Marianna Takou and Binna Choi were part of the external selection

Zeal Summer School Open Day

Open call for student-participants! Next Tuesday 15 November there will be an open day for the Zeal Summer School about the pathways towards future diverse

Salwa: Homemade Seeds

Following after their second gathering held at Casco, the third and final iteration of the 2022 SALWA Gatherings is nearly upon us. Happening at Framer

Singapore Biennale 2022: Natasha

This week Singapore Biennale 2022 kicks off under the name Natasha. Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons is honored to share that our director Binna

DAI Friends & Alumni Grant

The DAI Friends & Alumni Grant recognises that many privileges and opportunities can be traced to the structural wealth generated during the colonial reign of

Boca A Boca

Boca A Boca (en: “word of mouth”) is an online editorial project by foodculture days. Following a seasonal rhythm, Boca A Boca grows organically as a living archive and

lumbung statement

As core members of Arts Collaboratory (one of the many participating lumbing artists) we stand in solidarity and hereby reverberate the statement released by the lumbung

Letter to a Silk Road

We wish to highlight last week’s book launch ‘Letter to a Silk Road ‘by Marjolijn Boterenbrood. Mapping is inherent to a world governance. Marjolijn abstracted

Rondje Singel

This weekend marks the Uitfeest – the annual opening of the cultural season in our city of residence Utrecht. For the occasion, we will be present alongside

AFIELD: Let’s Share!

Our partner AFIELD Study will host their third network study program and public workshop titled Let’s Share! this Saturday from 14:00–19:00 in Kassel, Germany. The day gathers a group of

Organising Social Impact

We would like to celebrate the beginning of Organising Social Impact, a new master program at Utrecht University set up by our friends and collaborators

You fed me when I was hungry

During the annual COOP Summit by Dutch Art Institute, we concluded and celebrated the DAI Co-Op 2021–2022 study group You fed me when I was hungry: Food

Landmarks

Theater makers Espen Hjort and Mees Borgman have been working together since 2021 under the name Landmarks. Based on ecological issues, they create performances in

Ik neem vrij op 1 juli!

On 1 July, Keti Koti or Dia di Abolishon, we commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1863 in Suriname and the former Antilles and we celebrate

Later Later Academy Awards at Casco

Later Later Academy Awards (happening this Sunday 16:00–18:00 at Casco) is an annual award by No More Later to evaluate the Dutch art academies based on their followers feedback about

Descartes Centre Summer Colloquium

Where are the crossovers between artistic and scientific knowledges? How can humanities scholarship  help to mediate the gap between them? What is scientific knowledge anyway?

De Nieuwe Meent Crowdfunding Event

13 May 2022 / AmsterdamLocation: Jungle Amsterdam, Tweede van Swindenstraat 26, 7:30 pm Nieuwe Meent are celebrating their crowdfunding success with a festive event. Come

Onze stad, ons canvas – 18 & 19 May

Stadslab RAUM in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger, Stipo, European Placemaking Network and Casco will organize the first edition of Onze stad, ons canvas on

Temporary website bug

Some browsers experience bugs on the frontpage and this will be repaired soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

First SALWA Gathering at Goethe-Institut

11–13 March 2022 Location: Goethe-Institut Niederlande, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam  The first SALWA Gathering that will take place at the Goethe Institut centers themes such as

History of slavery in Utrecht, gathering

On 23 February the gathering ‘Slavernijverleden Utrecht: onderzoek, doorwerking en toekomst’ will take place – elaborating on the stories and history of slavery and effects

Closing our exhibitions

After a short but joyful exhibition period with shows by Family Connection, Ola Hassanain, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) and Mariëlle Videler, we

Casco x DEN archive trajectory

In this article you can read about the experiences of six participants in the archive trajectory of autumn 2021: Toneelgroep Oostpool (Arnhem), ICK Amsterdam (Amsterdam)

Winter recess

Please note that this weekend is the last occasion to visit Mariëlle Videler’s 365 PLANTS at the Travelling Farm Museum depot (Hof van Bern 33, Leidsche Rijn).

Open call: communications intern

We are looking for a communication intern, focusing on the technical and developing side of the website and its digital archive. Please find the vacancy here and

Quinsy Gario for Mister Motley

An impressive interview with Quinsy Gario just launched on Mister Motley. The interview was conducted by Jeanine van Berkel, who was also one of the

WeArePublic Curatortour

WeArePublic is organizing a curator tour for their members to visit our exhibitions on 15 December – hosted by our Staci Bu Shea and Leana

Binna Choi at CIMAM 2021

Rewatch Binna Choi’s lecture at CIMAM 2021 – covering the role of museums, artists and society alike in the climate crisis, and how we should re-envision the idea

Mariëlle Videler in NRC

365 PLANTS has been finely covered in newspaper NRC recently. You can visit the exhibition in Leidsche Rijn until 19 December.

10 Years of KOZP

As Sinterklaas weekend is approaching, we would like to highlight 10 years of Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP). Co-initiated by Quinsy Gario – member of

Remembering Silke Helfrich

We have been informed that Silke Helfrich has passed away. Helfrich was a long time commons-think and co-author with David Bollier on the book Free,

Ansuya Blom at Club Solo

Ansuya Blom, a dear earlier collaborator and presented artist at Casco during Het is of de stenen spreken (silence is a commons) will do a

CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference

Binna Choi, our director of Casco Art Institute will be speaking at the CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference taking place in Poland early November. It’s titled

Launching AndersUtrecht Podcast Series

The AndersUtrecht network, which Casco is a part of, has launched a new podcast series that brings together scholars and grassroots organizations. AndersUtrecht is a

I have a scream by Babi Badalov

Babi Badalov, a dear artist with whom we have started working closely since our 2019 exhibition program Het is of de stenen spreken (silence is a

Sites of Memory in Utrecht

Sites of Memory presents Future for the Past: a journey through time to show “hidden” stories from the colonial past. Artists from South Africa and

documenta fifteen

Casco congratulates and wishes the very best for the documenta fifteen artistic team, its lumbung members and participating artists many of whom we have been

Email addresses, update

We would like to put to your attention that from now on we are only reachable through our [name]@casco.art email addresses. In the past our

Ateliers Kersenboomgaard

Some of the members of the Travelling Farm Museum are the artists at Ateliers Kersenboomgaard which will have the Open Day and Atelierroute on Saturday

COOP Summit 2021

Five COOP study groups are at the heart of the Dutch Art Institute (DAI)’s curriculum: Casco has been a long-term partner of DAI for “curating”

Post-Precarity Autumn Camp

From September 27th until October 1st, the Institute of Network Cultures, Hotel Maria Kapel (Hoorn), and Platform BK organize an autumn camp for young art

Summer break

Casco Art Institute will close her office and slow down daily operations from 1 to 21 August 2021.  During our summer break, our office remains

HKU MA Fine Art Graduation Project

Casco is one of the locations alongside AG, Moira and The Creative Playground / LDD that will host the graduation exhibitions of HKU MA Fine

Soft launch: new website

We are very happy to announce this new digital platform to communicate our activities and projects with you. This website has been developed by Utrecht

Summer URLs

Casco’s doors are closed for our summer break until 16 August. During this period we will rejuvenate while ruminating over Casco’s future: the coming years

March with us on International Women’s Day

In many places, International Women’s Day has taken on characteristics similar to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, with women traditionally receiving a rose from their

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