Nieuwe Instituut organises a fundraising event for all those directly and indirectly affected by the earthquakes in the Turkish, Syrian and Kurdish regions. In collaboration with the fundraising initiative Artists in Solidarity Netherlands, IABR, Kunstinstuut Melly, Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and Het Nieuwe Café, the institute hosts an informal, diverse programme including an art sale and a series of conversations.
The recent earthquakes in Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish regions have exacerbated the very challenging and fragile conditions faced by people living there. The incidents of the past weeks, however, make solidarity more urgent than ever. This evening’s donation efforts will directly be used to support NGOs based in the region that work for immediate earthquake relief as well as long-term healing and reconstruction.
During this event on the 17th of March, the networks of architects, designers, digital makers and artists of all involved parties and organizations will be in conversation with those attending. Part of the evening is an art sale with donated (design) works that will contribute to the collection of funds. Next to the conversations, there will be related videos, music and food as other ways to come together.
Artists in Solidarity Netherlands is a group of artists and cultural workers from Turkey based in the Netherlands who collectively work on creating awareness, community building and fundraising for the benefit of peoples affected by the earthquakes. They specifically focus their work on the building of resistant, reliable relationships with grassroots organisations, initiatives and collectives in the region.
All proceeds of the evening will go to Afet için Feminist Dayanışma (organising aid from Istanbul to the earthquake region), Mor Dayanışma (women and children in Antakya), Kırkayak Kültür (migrants and regufees across the earthquake region), Lubunya Deprem (LGBTI+ and sex workers across the region), Heyvasor (Red Crescent across Rojava) and Dört Ayaklı Şehir (animal victims of the earthquake).
Date: 17 March 2023
Time: 6:30 – 10:00 PM (CET)
Location: Nieuwe Instituut
For questions and general contact surrounding this action, please email Artists in Solidarity NL or Flora van Gaalen on behalf of the Nieuwe Instituut.