For one week, from the 13th to the 20th of April 2023, we hosted Anja and Bruna from Bizkoshnica Coworking in Maastricht for the one year TWIN HUBS Exchange Programme. It was an opportunity for them to meet our network, and the various initiatives existing in Maastricht and the Euregio.
BIZkoshica Coworking, with whom we have partnered for a one-year collaborative exchange project to connect our networks, artists and professionals, is a beautiful co-working space in the centre of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia: “a co-working space space with a soul, where all different kinds of people mingle in common areas.”
During their stay in Maastricht, we started with a tour of the Sphinxkwartier, and took the opportunity to see how many institutions responded to Museumnacht this year. We visited the ex quarry, the Social Hub and the Jan van Eyck Academy where we had the privilege of being invited to see Yornel Martinez Elias‘ studio and his current research on the political meaning of flowers. They gave a presentation about the art scene in Zagreb at the ZUYD Art Academy in Maastricht, and they also took part in the networking event Euregio Speed Date, as our special guest along with many other professionals.
In Heerlen, we visited Schunck, Greylight Projects and had a tour of the local Street Art, and in Liège we visited RAVI Artist Residency, New Space Art Gallery, Art Au Centre, and the Comptoir des Resources Creatives.
In June this year, The Artist and the Others will be visiting them in Zagreb, to get to know their creative hub better, and the surrounding art scene. In Croatia, we will also be organising a final event together, as part of the one year exchange project.
TWIN HUBS: Exchange Programme
BIZkoshnica Coworking and The Artist and the Others are paired as part of the TWIN HUBS Exchange Programme, launched by Creative FLIP, aimed at engaging peers from creative hubs across Europe for the establishment of sustainable and long-term partnerships.
TWIN HUBS is a blended mobility peer-to-peer programme for hubs based on the “sister cities” model. It foresees a matching of two hubs who commit to a one-year long cooperation and exchange programme, involving blended mobility – with a combination of online meetings, community exchange, and a classic P2P exchange programme between hub members.