The Echo to Every Footstep, Kwinnie Lê

Become an advisor at Art Office 

Are you a creative mind who is committed to an inclusive and fair Rotterdam art sector? Do you enjoy thinking about the development of art in the city and discussing it with others? Then we are looking for you! 

CBK Rotterdam annually supports many special and innovative projects through Art Office and thus the development of Rotterdam visual artists, through the subsidy schemes I&V en Practical contribution. The applications are diverse and often cover contemporary themes such as ecology, gender, identity, mourning, family history, technology and decolonization. From studies into techniques such as collography, screen printing, ceramics, digital art and textile art, to concrete plans for exhibitions or presentation moments at home and abroad.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for enthusiastic advisors for the I&V and Practice Contribution schemes, where applications are assessed from different perspectives on contemporary visual art. We strive for an advisor pool that is as diverse as the Rotterdam artist community itself. Where diversity stands for - for example - cultural and ethnic diversity, gender and sexual diversity and distribution in age, socio-economic background, disciplines and practices, experience and career level and geographical distribution within Rotterdam.

To enrich/strengthen our pool, we are looking for artists, makers and doers with knowledge of contemporary Rotterdam visual art, a critical social consciousness and in particular experience with and vision on themes surrounding cultural sensitivity and decolonization.

What are you going to do?
As an advisor, you assess applications for I&V or Practice Contribution based on substantive criteria. Look at here examples of projects with an award. If you are registered as a Rotterdam artist at CBK Rotterdam, it is important to know that you cannot submit applications when you provide advice for CBK Rotterdam. You will receive an hourly fee and will be appointed for two years.

Availability in 2024 on October 7, 8 and 9 is required. Expected meeting dates for 2025 are in March and October. You must take into account six meeting days per year and associated reading work.

Practical contribution
Applications are submitted continuously, with the exception of July and August. You assess applications individually and write advice. Availability of one to three hours per week is required.

Register and become a link in Rotterdam art
Interested? Send your motivation in text or video, together with your CV and/or an overview of recent projects no later than July 28, 2024 to Mention in the subject of the email: advisorship 2024. Indicate for which scheme you want to advise and why. You will receive a response no later than August 5, and interviews will take place on August 12 and 13.

Would you like to know more about the advisory role?
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to tell you more. For questions about the position, please contact

Publication date: 26 / 06 / 2024