With a group of five fellow students we went to Leeds and Rotterdam to do a research trip. The idea to do this came from Chiara, because she is brought up in an environment with a lot of art, and would like to share this environment with fellow students. She asked me to collaberate to make this project happen.
In this research trip we want to explore the similarities and differences between two major cities, and how the art world functions for them. During the 4 days stay in each city, we will work alongside two arts organisations, East street arts in Leeds and BAD Foundation in Rotterdam, learn about what they do for the city, how they obtain spaces and what kind of jobs they offer for artists. The main objective of this research trip is to gather information on what our skills and degree can be used for, and how big the artists job market really is, explore possibilities.