“New Faces involved more than 1,000 new entrants as paid employees, artists, volunteers, board members - and in many other roles.”
Dozens of cultural institutions in the Netherlands were advised and supported by New Faces to work with newcomers.
What is New Faces
New Faces supports cultural organizations in the Netherlands to work with newcomers. Newcomers can be deployed anywhere! For example, festivals and other cultural organizations continue to work with newcomers as paid employees, volunteers, board members, sounding board members and artists.
You may know that many newcomers have little chance of participating, staying active and expanding their network in their environment.
This is often no different for people who are still at AZC. Building a new network is a key for many to find a place in society and gaining work experience is essential to get paid work.
To date, New Faces counts a large number of alumni, spread across the country, such as:
• Into the Great Wide Open
• Eurosonic Noorderslag
• Welcome to the Village
• Explore the North
• Amsterdam Roots Festival
• Festival September Me
• Pop round Netherlands
• Amsterdam Dance Event
• Le Guess Who?
• Netherlands Film Festival
Many organizations also work independently with the New Faces Toolkit, which means that the impact is enormous and autonomous. Be sure to use the New Faces toolkit if you want to work with newcomers yourself.
Do you have any questions or do you need help with your project? Mail Hooman Nassimi, the project leader of New Faces via firstname.lastname@example.org
New Faces is a proud alumnus of Innofest. Testing innovation? See innofest.co
New Faces is made possible in collaboration with VSBfonds and the Province of Fryslân.