How about a mail-box in Rotterdam? Ruhr Residency - the new creative think tank in the Netherlands
In other words: sometimes, it’s necessary to get inspired by an unknown surrounding, or by surprises. Be open. Make new contacts. Exchange ideas. A desk with a view on the harbour, the charming atmosphere of a former grain store, in the heart of one of the most creative European cities, equipped with top-notch computer commodities…
A fantasy? No. Ruhr Residency, a new project by e.c.c.e. introduced some days ago, offers exactly that. Where? In Rotterdam - in the Creative Factory.
As of May 1, 2010 creative people from the Ruhr metropolis get the opportunity to live / work in Rotterdam for a limited time. Whether as tenant, co-worker, or stipendiary: anything is possible - the motto is: be open-minded.
This co-operation has emerged from the close collaboration between the Netherlands and RUHR.2010 which is promoted significantly by the consulate general of the Netherlands in Düsseldorf. This year, there are 150 projects of Dutch creative people hosted by the European cultural capital RUHR.2010. Contacts and co-operations exist on all levels and in all creative disciplines, so it makes sense to offer the creative forces from the Ruhr area a residence to further intensify projects and contacts..
You could take a first look at the rooms some days ago during a first get-together of the Ruhr Residency in the Creative Factory. This factory hosts about 80 creative companies, mainly from the branches of design, fashion, music, media and service, in an old grain store formerly owned by Maashaven Silo BV, making for a potpourri of already established, bigger companies, freelancers, start-ups and creative talents fresh from university.
100 creative professionals and entrepreneurs met
Located on the seventh floor, there is a room called Sky Lounge which usually serves as canteen – about 100 creative people and numerous creative entrepreneurs from the Ruhr metropolis met there. In the meantime, this has almost become a meet and greet with “old” acquaintances – many of the attendants knew each other from the Dutch RUHR projects or earlier meetings.
You want to know more?
Britta Morzick has more information on rooms, conditions, stipends etc. – contact her: email@example.com.
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