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The Common Inn invites makers and thinkers to exhibit or perform their work in a programme of various activities that collectively explore the notion of talent

Throughout The Common Inn, several guests, amongst them recent graduates, late bloomers, policymakers, scouts, and a visiting audience will binge-watch or binge-partake in an allotted timed broadcast. 

About The Common Inn

The Common Inn is a programme of exhibited works, performances and other activities based on a series of open calls. The event is primarily informed by a gathering of designers, artists, educators, researchers, curators, photographers and other makers and thinkers to present and share. The event takes places in Gallery 1 of Het Nieuwe Instituut and is performed by all respondents to the open calls, invited guests, Het Nieuwe Instituut, and curators and scenographers Simon Becks and Jules van den Langenberg.


From 20 February to 18 March 2019, 23:59 CET you are invited to send in a proposal for a work, an activity, or other contribution to, making sure to include the following in one .doc or .pdf file*:

  • Name of individual or group
  • Type of contribution: exhibition of work / performance / lecture / prototype display / film screening / other: write your own text here
  • Short description of your project (max 300 words) and an image
  • Description of your project for press and publication (max 100 words)

  • Preferred minutes of display: number of minutes in the morning / afternoon / evening

When your proposal has been sent in and a confirmation email has been sent to you by Common Inn, your registration will be finalised. To be able to provide you with a timeslot, registration of your work on location, and food and drinks during the day an admission fee of € 15 per person applies. After receiving the confirmation of your attendance the amount will be charged.

*As the programme and its announcement are a public affair, by sending in your proposal you agree with the publishing of press information for all web and print purposes

The work needs to fit through a hallway and doors of 180 x 248 cm. Electricity is provided upon request. Make sure to bring all that is needed to install and present.

Selection Procedure

Initially, all proposals are accepted. You will be contacted in March by the curators of the event about the final space allocated and granted an amount of time in regard to your submitted project. Do keep in mind that even static work will be subjected to a time slot. Due to the scenography and overall schedule of contributions, it may require an adjustment in time or content.