NAIP Introductory Course, 20-29 August 2015, The Hague

During the two-year strategic partnership, two intensive courses will be held with students and teachers from the partner institutions. After five NAIP Introductory Courses in remote places surrounded by most beautiful and inspiring landscapes NAIP is in for a change. The next Introductory Course will be held in an urban context. The city of 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) will be the backdrop of this 9 day course in the inspiring surroundings of the Regentessekwartier. This part of town was built between 1880 and 1910 and now hosts a highly cultural and diverse population. Along the main street of this quarter, the lively Weimarstraat, the former indoor swimming pool De Regentes is located. This building was reconstructed into a fully equipped theatre in 2005 and now houses the Theatre De Nieuwe Regentes. This will be the base-camp for the NAIP Introductory Course. In and around this theatre students will develop small projects with and for the local community in all of its variety. The course will introduce the students to a creative-collaborative community of musicians from all over the world, combining music-making and entrepreneurship, in addition to giving the students an idea of what the NAIP programme stands for.