Building Talent – 35 experienced agencies selected

In the second Open Call Building Talent, 35 experienced design agencies were selected. In the second part of the open call, which is now current, they will be paired with talented, starting makers or designers to work together for three months on a topical design task. If you are interested, please check here what requirements you need to meet to secure a collaboration place.

14 October 2021

In response to the second Open Call Building Talent for experienced design agencies, the Fund received 49 diverse proposals from across the creative industry. The applications were submitted for advice to an independent selection committee consisting of Tanja Koning (independent curator and programmer), Joost Emmerik (urban designer, landscape architect), Ward Janssen (curator of digital and visual culture), Lotte van Laatum (independent product designer), Iris Ruisch (managing director M-ODE), Marcel Schouwenaar (The Incredible Machine), Michael Snitker (product designer and creative technologist) and Esther Verra (talent development TETEM).

They selected 35 solid proposals, with relevant tasks that align well with their own expertise and are important for the design field. The selected design agencies offer starting designers and makers a place where they can gain knowledge and experience and expand their network, where they receive adequate guidance, and where there is also room for their own input and a different sound from a new generation.


The following design agencies were selected:
- Atelier Blik
- Bakken & Baeck
- Bas Kosters Studio
- Bureau LADA
- Buro Now
- DOOR architecten
- Heleen Klopper
- House of Thol
- Humade
- Inside Outside
- Isaac Monté
- Johannes Verwoerd Studio
- Kossmandejong
- Marjan van Aubel
- NEXT architects
- Prinsen.Studio
- Richard Niessen
- Rubén Dario Kleimeer
- Site Practice
- Stichting FIBER
- Stichting The Image Society
- StoneCycling
- Studio Anne Ligtenberg
- Studio Bernhard Lenger
- Studio Elisabeth Klement
- Studio Kars
- Studio Marije Vogelzang
- Studio RAP
- Studio Simone Post
- Studio SociaalCentraal (voorheen Joes + Manon)
- Supertoys Supertoys (photo above)
- Thijs de Zeeuw – Landschapsarchitect

Studio RAP

Read more about the selected design agencies and research proposals here.

follow-up procedure

The selected proposals will be included in the follow-up to this Open Call Building Talent for starting designers, who can subscribe to one of the proposals from the selected design agencies until 8 November 2021 at the latest. After selection and successful matching of the starting designers with the design agency's research proposal, both parties can begin the collaborative programme.

Bas Kosters Studio