Encouragement opportunities and grants to graduates of 2024

17 June 2024

This years' encouragement opportunities were made possible thanks to the Keep an Eye Foundation, Stichting tot Steun, Stroom Den Haag, Academy Shop, Heden, Pulchri Studio, iii Development Residency, Jan Roëde Award and Paul Schuitema. The grants comprise scholarships, coaching trajectories, residencies, exhibition of work and support with production work. Find the winners of the encouragement opportunities listed below.

Stroom

The Stroom Talent Award offers a coaching trajectory for one year to the following graduates:

Jojo Knowles (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) - Wet nursing.
Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

Marion Haguet (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) - Will I be a pope, will I be a solder? Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

    Tashiya Mel (Master Photography & Society, 2024) - To taste a bittersweet history. Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

    Alia Léonardi (Master Photography & Society, 2024) - Moi, a Girl. Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

    The winners of the Stroom Talent Award. Photo: Mahtab Zamanifar.

      Paul Schuitema Stipendium

      The Paul Schuitema Stipendium of €3000 was awarded to:

      das james (Photography, 2024) - Pams Project.

      The committee consisting of three former students (Jonathan Hielkema, Zsofia Kollar, and Auke Lansink), a teacher (Brecht Hoffmann), and an external member (Derk Dumbar) says: The PAMS Project captivates with vibrant colors and whimsical imagery, yet examines societal themes. Interpreting artworks, das james introduces insights, challenging their relevance today. His work engages public spaces, encouraging viewers to reconsider their relationships with landmarks and highlighting the significance of public art. His playful imagery and lens spark conversations about urban space, engaging the community and securing das james as the Paul Schuitema Award winner.

      das james with the committee of the Paul Schuitema Stipendium.
      das james with the committee of the Paul Schuitema Stipendium.

      Academiewinkel

      Congratulations to:

      Mayte Breed (Bachelor Photography, 2024) - I see a Melting Window. Read more about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Loïs van Speijk (Bachelor Graphic Design, 2024) - Stored energy in sync. Read more about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Lennart Heiner (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) -
      A Drawing Remains A Song. Read more about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Pulchri

      Lennart Heiner (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) - A Drawing Remains A Song. Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.
      Lennart is offered an exhibition space at The Hague Art fair.

      The following graduates are offered an exhibition in the Tuingalerie:

      Cecilie Fang Jensen (Bachelor Photography, 2024) - at the end of sentence, it rotted
      . Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Sunhhyo Mast (Bachelor Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, 2024) - As I kept on digging till dawn. Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Jojo Knowles (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) - Wet Nursing. Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Els Young (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024).

      The following graduates are offered an exhibition during Museumnacht:

      Jiyoung Yim (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) - Landschape of a Conversation.
      Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Lou Kim (Bachelor ArtScience, 2024) - The Iniciting Incidnet. Read about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Jihae Cha.

      The winners with the jury of Pulchri.
      The winners with the jury of Pulchri.

      Jan Roëde award

      The two Jan Roëde Awards comprises of scholarships of €3000 and €1500. This prizes were awarded to:

      Hara Athanasopoulou (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024). Read more about the project in the Graduation Catalogue.

      The jury says: Her research into the craft of textile production penetrates the complexity of textile fabrics, but also focuses on the role women have played for centuries in designing and manufacturing these fabrics. Inspired by her grandmothers in Greece, who were the first to teach her the art of needlework, she tries to unravel the complex relationship between textile making and the significance women have had for it throughout history. Read the jury report.

      Narolian Mercelina (Bachelor Fine Arts, 2024) - Finding the focus in the distraction.

      The jury says: A painting like 'Unboxing' visualises with bright colours and swirling lines an infectious explosion of enthusiasm, the delight experienced at the moment beautiful new sneakers are taken out of their box. The other paintings in the presentation also depict in refreshingly original ways that sneakers are part of a culture and can be so much more to a wearer than footwear. Read the jury report.

      The jury of the Jan Roëde award with Hara and Narolian.


      Stichting tot Steun scholarschips

      The scholarships were awarded to:

      Matevž Čebašek (Bachelor Photography, 2024) - In the mountains, the sun is shining

      The jury says: The committee was impressed by the way Matevz managed to find a suitable form for the inspiration gained from his family and how he managed to transcend the personal approach. The committee looks forward to his development with confidence. Read more about the work in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Miranda Kistler (Bachelor Photography, 2024) - Batu dan Banjir

      The jury says: The committee was unanimously surprised by the way in which Miranda was able to translate forms and experiences from her youth into non-obvious material. The committee was impressed by the transformation of her thinking and feeling in connection with the material she used. The committee looks forward to her artistic development with confidence. Read more about the work in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Cecilie Fang Jensen (Bachelor Photography, 2024) - at the end of the sentence, it rotted

      The jury says: Cecilie Fang Jensen's work demonstrates thorough research. The artwork connects existing ecosystems with invisible (eco)systems, offering the viewer a different perspective. The committee looks forward to her artistic development with confidence. Read more about the work in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Peter Wertmann (Bachelor Textile & Fashion, 2024) - Lost Product of Society


      The jury says: Peter Wertman has shown that he has conducted extremely thorough material research in the application of non-obvious materials. He knows how to convert knowledge and dreams into an autonomous image using his own handwriting. His enormous drive and dedication moved the committee. The committee therefore looks forward to his development with great confidence. Read more about the work in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Zoë Kustner (Bachelor Interactive / Media / Design)


      The jury says: Zoe Kustner receives a stipend because she has delivered technically excellent work with a clear storyline that manages to fascinate and surprise. Her work shows great discipline. The committee looks forward to her development with confidence.

      Jacob van Klinken (Master Artistic Research, 2024) -
      17 Liter, urine converter, U-BOAT, Big Freddy Dispenser Unit, 12/1 inch valve, 2 Bio-Component

      Jacob van Klinken receives the prize of "courage and integrity" because he uses great knowledge of materials, passion and patience to create three-dimensional images in which humor and drive go together, while putting the viewer on the wrong track. The committee looks forward to his development with confidence. Read more about the work in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Winners Stichting tot Steun scholarschips. Photo: Mahtab Zamanifar
      Winners Stichting tot Steun scholarschips. Photo: Mahtab Zamanifar

      iii Encouragement Opportunity 2024

      The iii Encouragement Opportunity 2024 was awarded to Tingyi Jiang (ArtScience, 2024).

      The jury report reads that her work 'Make It Fit', presented at the KABK Graduation Show 2024, stood out by ‘bringing together political urgencies, institutional critique and identity politics in a powerful and personal way’.

      As part of the prize, Tingyi Jiang is invited for a 4 week residency at iii workspace, including a fee of €2250 and production budget of €1100.

      The jury says: “The jury was deeply impressed by Tingyi Jiang’s performance ‘Make It Fit’ in which she combines choreography, stage design and pop-propaganda. In this performance she demonstrates her ability of treating a social subject with humour – and does not shy away from playful self-criticism and parody. The jury was charmed by her excellent use of text, timing and teamwork. In her work, Jiang brings together political urgencies, institutional critique and identity politics in a powerful and personal way. We see great potential in Tingyi Jiang and are curious about her artistic development and her research into the edges of performance.”

      Jury: Sanneke Huisman (Writer, Critic, Curator), Mariska de Groot (Artist), Leon Lapa Pereira (Curator).

      Read more about the work in the Graduation Catalogue.

      Tingyi Jiang (ArtScience, 2024), winner iii Encouragement Opportunity 2024. Photo: Mahtab Zamanifar
      Tingyi Jiang (ArtScience, 2024), winner iii Encouragement Opportunity 2024. Photo: Mahtab Zamanifar

      Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Scholarship

      The Keep an Eye scholarship comprises €10.000 which was awarded to Wassim el Hodayebi (Textile & Fashion, 2024). Wassim won the scholarship with the work 'Waza is a voice inside my head'.

      Wassim el Hodayebi (Textile & Fashion, 2024), winner Keep an Eye scholarship. Photo: Keep an Eye Foundation