The Saturday discussion programme for the IHME Days has changed. Curator Yasmil Raymond’s visit has been cancelled and Managing Director Tati Freeke-Suwarganda from SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain will visit IHME Days as guest speaker.
In the Netherlands public funding for the art and culture has been cut drastically during the recent years, which has made it difficult for local art institutions to operate. SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain is an internationally operating Dutch institution, which advises, develops and creates art projects in relation to public spaces. On the IHME Days the Managing Director Tati Freeke-Suwarganda will present an introduction to SKOR and tell how the Foundation has coped with the budget cuts, as well as what kind of solutions the Foundation has used to secure its activities. The audience will also hear about the current plans for the Sonsbeek 16 exhibition. The legendary Sonsbeek is an annual public art exhibition, which SKOR and Sonsbeek International Foundation want to reignite as a thought-provoking platform on art in the public domain after a few year’s break.
Art in Public Space: SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain on Saturday, April 5, at 16.30-17.30 at the Great Hall of the Old Student House. Free admission!
Tati Freeke-Suwarganda (b. 1974) joined SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain in 2009 as business director and was subsequently appointed managing director in 2011 to transform the organisation post-budget cuts and to develop and implement spin-off scenario’s. Her background as a former financial/strategic management consultant combines international experience in the field of merger & acquisitions with a deep financial understanding of business strategies. She specialises in working with institutions, which are largely financed by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Sciences (OCW) on the basis of multiple year grants.