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Panel Discussion: How do you develop a career in the Arts?

May 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free – €5.00


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Date: 23/05
Time: 16:00-18:00 (including breaks)
Location: PontArte Gallery in Maastricht (Kapoenstraat 29, 6211 KV Maastricht)
Places: 15
Experts: Marieke Severens & Maxime Moinet
Language: EN
Price: €5 (free for students of the Art Academy)


Panel discussion: How do you develop a career in the Arts?

Talks with representatives of galleries, alternative exhibition spaces and experienced artists.


How can artists gain visibility? How do you build a professional relationship with a gallery? How do you price your work and what kind of dynamics do you need to consider? How can grassroot off spaces challenge the art system and support artists? How can an artist develop these relationships and build a sustainable career?


The most important strategy is to set up a supporting sustainable strategic plan that will be there for you when things get tough because the truth is that the art world is challenging to navigate. (Delphian, ‘Navigating the Art World, Professional Practice for early career artists’, 2020)



Presenting your work to an audience, showing it, and gaining visibility is a fundamental part of an artist’s career. 

In this panel discussion, we will get to know the perspective of a gallery owner, a manager of an off space and an experienced artist. Each professional will share their expertise, explain what they look for when selecting artists, how you can approach them and what you should consider when searching for opportunities to showcase your work. We will look at how every space has different priorities, focusing on different things and reaching different audiences.

How can you gain visibility in a way which suits your practice?

Taking place inside PontArte Gallery, this open conversation with experienced artists, and representatives of galleries and alternative exhibition spaces from the Netherlands & the Euregio with a strong focus on emerging artists will allow you to connect and ask the questions about those aspects which stand between you and your next exhibition.

We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Marieke Severens, gallerist at PontArte in Maastricht, and Maxime Moinet, curator of Art Au Centre in Liège.

Get to know them in person! Join this event!

Take an important step in your career and book your spot now!


  • How can you reach out and exhibit your work?
  • What does gallery representation entail?
  • How can you navigate these professional relations?
  • What is the best way to reach out and break the ice?
  • How can you figure out what spaces best suit your practice?
  • How can you build professional relationships?
  • What do you have to keep in mind?


Marieke Severens founder PontArte in Spain, in 2013, which has been moved to Maastricht (NL) since 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Arts and Culture Studies from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (1995) and an MBA from EADA Business School in Barcelona (2003). She has worked in the Noordbrebants Museum in Den Bosch and in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in the area of funding and sponsorship. This career in the world of museums found completion with 15 years of practical business experience, having worked at ING-group and Hewlett-Packard. Marieke started PontArte in 2013 out of a deep desire to combine her expensive accumulated business experience with her true passion: the Arts. As of May 2023, she is the president of the Maastricht Gallery Weekend Foundation.

Maxime Moinet is an art historian and curator. He graduated from the Université de Liège and Universität zu Köln. Director of Mouvements Sans Titre since 2017, he initiated and curated the public art project ‘Party Content’ between October 2017 and October 2018. Since 2019, he has been directing Art Au Centre, an art walk in the centre of Liège made of 25 windows of empty shops put in the hands of 25 artists, with three yearly editions. His research focuses on new ways of curating and temporary autonomous zones.



Contact us to find out more (hello@theartistandtheothers.nl).


This event is possible thanks to the financial support of the Province of Limburg.


May 23, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – €5.00
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Kapoenstraat 29
Maastricht, 6211 KV Netherlands
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