Amsterdam is a city full of talent. DE RUIMTE gives musicians, artists and artists a place to develop in freedom and to
confront an audience. DE RUIMTE offers these makers a workplace and a stage. We believe that culture does not have to be
expensive and we want to create a place where people can easily step in and feel at ease quickly. This place is
financially and substantively independent.
The makers who are based in DE RUIMTE must be able to find inspiration from each other. DE RUIMTE gives them the
opportunity to collaborate and engage in larger projects, without forcing them to do so. DE RUIMTE wants to contribute
to their individual development and success and gives them the opportunity to make themselves strong as a collective.
For our audience, DE RUIMTE is a place where something always happens. During the day it is both a studio and a living
room. You can read the newspaper, meet people, study or work behind a laptop in a casual atmosphere. You come into
contact with the work of artists in a place that is less intimidating than a museum, where the boundaries between
artwork, maker and audience are not absolute. In the evening, DE RUIMTE is a stage for music, literature, film, debate,
poetry and art. This stage is low enough to give spectators the chance to climb on it themselves.
DE RUIMTE surprises, alienates, shakes and surprises. DE RUIMTE builds a bridge between makers and the public, workplace
and exhibition DE RUIMTE, stage and living room, content and adrenaline, content and content.