Primary school


Nieuw Dakota accommodates contemporary art in the form of quality arts projects, which are relevant locally, but also nationally and internationally. The exhibitions are accessible, easily to overview, and Nieuw Dakota is located in an extraordinarily dynamic area: the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam North.

The approachable character of Nieuw Dakota makes it an open and readily way for visitors, including children and youths, to come into contact with contemporary art and also with artists, curators and others. A meeting with an artist or curator usually leaves a lasting impression with (younger) visitors. Furthermore, contemporary art portrays besides reality also fictive worlds, or comments on society. By reflecting on this during a guided tour, a discussion evening or an educative workshop, space is created for alternative perspectives with which to view the world.


For children from 4 to 12 years old:

An education program at Nieuw Dakota on average takes 1,5 hours and starts with an introduction of the exhibited works and the artist, after which the workshop follows in which one particular aspect of the work is stressed – per example the technique or the material used or the reason why the artist made the work. After the workshop an evaluation takes place of the experience of the creation process of the work and how this reflects in the exhibition. Frequently meetings with the artist, curator or collector take place during the workshops.

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The workshops are developed by Kopzwaai.