Working with our long-standing partners, the Stedelijk Museum develops an original, bespoke program with measurable results that brings both partners rich rewards.
Mastercard supports the Stedelijk Museum to make art more accessible for a broader audience.
Thanks to Mastercard, a new series has been set up which the museum will launch in the upcoming cultural season: ‘Meet the Masters’, in which a broader audience will be able to get acquainted with the works and lives of influential artists like Bruce Nauman, El Anatsui and Remy Jungerman.
“Art offers people inspiration, consolation, and reflection. We share the passion for art and culture and we are thrilled to support four icons in the dutch art world, which have been recently reopened. [originele (nederlandse) zin is onduidelijk wat precies is heropent]. With unique physical and digital experiences, we want to make art available for an even broader audience.”
Jan-Willen van der Schoot, Country Manager Mastercard Nederland.
Rein Wolfs, Director of the Stedelijk Museum says about the new coöperation: “We are incredibly pleased to have Mastercard as a partner. The Stedelijk not only stands for authenticity, but also for involvement and accessibility, and we are always aiming to provide our visitors with an invaluable experience. With Mastercard, we share the ambition to introduce art to a broad audience. For the “Meet the Masters”-series which we launce this autumn, we could not wish for a better partner.”
The Stedelijk and Polestar will combine forces in a perennial partnership. They will enter into a partnership to enhance environmental awareness within society. Both organizations investigate how design contributes to sustainable solutions. They will work together to accelerate the transition toward a green future. The next years, together with the Swedish electrical car brand, the Stedelijk will set up a program of several events about design, sustainability and innovation.
Rein Wolfs, Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: “At the Stedelijk we are having the dialogue of tomorrow. We are a platform of creators and artists that thanks to durable, creative solutions, give the industry an impulse. They teach us to look differently at the world. We are exhilarated to enter into a perennial partnership with Polestar. They take the same approach to challenges in the world, by good design, innovation and guts. We are looking forward to combining forces to accelerate our way to a durable society”.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and ABN AMRO are entering into a long-term partnership to promote equal opportunities and inclusion in the cultural sector.
One of the activities embraced by the new partner is the successful Blikopeners programme. Each year, the Stedelijk recruits 15 new Blikopeners from all over Amsterdam. The Blikopeners are a group of open-minded young people aged between 15 and 19, ranging from high school students to college students and starters, who work at the museum for a year. The Blikopeners are, quite literally, open-minded, and have an open mind for art, design, and the museum. By sharing their personal take on art, they open other people’s minds as well.
ABN AMRO also shares the Stedelijk’s commitment to a fairer representation of women artists in the museum. In the years ahead, the bank will support several exhibitions spotlighting female makers. ABN AMRO will also accelerate the museum’s journey towards sustainability, and help the museum to tighten up its environmental policy.
Rein Wolfs, director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: “We are delighted that ABN AMRO is joining us as a partner to help us achieve our mission as an advocate of equal opportunities, inclusivity, and sustainability. The support of ABN AMRO accelerates our progress towards reaching these incredibly important goals.”
Sander Bestevaar, Head of Partnership, Events & Foundations ABN AMRO: “We are pleased to add the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to our Art and Culture Sponsorship portfolio once again. This social partnership means we can help the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to realise its goals more swiftly with regard to equal opportunities and sustainability. As a long-time partner in the fields of sports, society, the arts and culture, we know that sponsorship contributes to positive change and helps to make ambitions a reality. We’re looking forward to collaborating on the selected projects.”
Teijin has been enjoying the partnership with the museum since 2007, sharing the passion and values such as the pioneering and innovative spirit and diversity. The modern wing of the museum, which is known affectionately as the “bathtub” due to its distinctive shape, features a smooth, seamless, shining white façade and canopy incorporating 185 composite panels made with Teijin's Twaron® para-aramid fiber and Tenax™ carbon fiber. The ingenious design of the modern wing by Benthem Crouwel Architects could only become a reality through the unique properties of our high-performance fibers. Interestingly enough, this 3000m2 façade contains about 8500km of Twaron® and Tenax™ fibers, which is approximately the distance between Amsterdam and Tokyo, where the Teijin HQ is located. Stedelijk Museum is proud to have the iconic landmark “bathtub” in the center of Amsterdam.
Since 2011, Rabobank Amsterdam has partnered with the museum to invest in cultural participation among Amsterdam's youth, allowing us to penetrate deeper into society with our programmes. The focus of the partnership is specifically on families and programmes for primary and secondary education. In mutual respect, the partners strengthen each other in their missions, in which content is leading. Community involvement, education, accessibility, diversity and inter-connection are at the heart of the joint strategic objectives. Striving for measurable but also inspiring and sustainable results.
Prowinko has been an incredibly supportive partner on a number of exceptional projects. The company provided technical support throughout the ambitious Jordan Wolfson solo in 2016 and 2017, which featured animatronic sculptures. ProWinko also made a significant contribution to Stedelijk Base, enabling us to install the work of Barbara Kruger, that was on view until the 7th of August 2022. We would not have been able to display the piece without the help of ProWinko.
Aedes and its founder Paul Geertman are steadfast supporters of the Stedelijk Museum. Our partnership focuses primarily on video art. In 2015, Aedes supported the Ed Atkins solo Recent Ouija, a particularly insightful, generous recognition of Atkins’ artistic ambitions. The enormous video screen installed in our redesigned entrance area in September 2017 was also financed by Aedes and enables us to share video art with visitors from the moment they set foot in the museum. For both parties this underlines the importance of video as a relatively new artform, and the position it now occupies in both the collection of the Stedelijk and in society as a whole.