Got a burning idea you’d like to make a reality? Or sick of having doors (metaphorically) slammed in your face? You’re in luck—this next installment of Stuff They Don’t Tell You: Live is all about the good, the bad, and the… secrets of pitching. Whether it’s selecting the right publication to approach or spotting the red flags to side-step away from, our panel of experts will be delivering top tips to get your next big idea into the right hands. Come along—you might learn a thing or three.
Aimée Kiene, Editor-in-Chief at Volkskrant Magazine
Aimée Kiene is Editor-in-Chief of Volkskrant Magazine, a weekly publication that comes with the weekend edition of the Volkskrant. By reviewing pitches of journalists, photographers, illustrations, and designers alike on a daily basis, she brings a tonne of experience and insight to the panel. Here, she’ll try to answer the question: How do I get my work published in Volkskrant Magazine?
Gijs Determeijer, Executive Producer and Partner at Halal
A self-proclaimed ‘photography-producer-gone-rogue’, Gijs Determeijer is one of four partners and executive producer at HALAL – a bespoke film production company and photography agency. Seeking out new challenges with the aim to break borders and push limits, Gijs’ out-of-the-box mindset has steered HALAL from its infancy in the Netherlands to adulthood—establishing itself as a player on the international field.
Manique Hendricks, Freelance curator and writer, and advisor at Mondriaan Fund
Manique Hendricks is an art historian and curator specializing in art in the digital age. She is a guest curator at Frans Hals Museum as well as a freelance curator, writer, and researcher with a focus on contemporary media, art, and visual and digital culture. Manique also works as a curator at Amsterdam-based media art platform LIMA, as an advisor for the Mondriaan Fund, board member of Nieuwe Vide and Jong VNK and is part of nomadic art platform - Sugar Pop institute.
There are lots of things for creatives to think about beyond having good ideas. And while industry events tend to cover the high-end, sexy topics—from unrealistic routines for creative inspiration to (even more unrealistic) dream client relationships—we tend to forget about the nitty-gritty and the down-and-dirty. Whether it’s how to get your invoices paid on time or whether you should be copyrighting your work.
That’s where we come in.
Inspired by the WePresent series of the same name, Stuff They Don’t Tell You: Live presents four intimate events across Amsterdam, Berlin and London, where we (alongside a panel of experts) tackle the practical questions that usually go unanswered. So you can get the insider tidbits you need to succeed in a creative career.