ORGANISATION & STAFF
For many years, the Kunsthal’s organisational structure only included a relatively small team. In order to make the organisation less vulnerable and increase its impact, we have been reinforcing our staff in a number of crucial departments over the past year.
For streamlining the many extra activities, such as Kunsthal LIVE, we hired a project assistant for Kunsthal LIVE at the beginning of 2018. She will continue her activities at the Kunsthal in 2019. At the end of 2018 we also hired a project assistant for Exhibitions who can connect curators, production and logistics. He is responsible for the overall planning, therefore enabling the other departments to focus more on their core tasks.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Diversity and inclusion were central themes this year, not only in the programming and choice of collaboration partners, but also in filling vacancies. After Peter Drion LL M, stepped back from the Supervisory Board because he had reached the end of his term in office, he was succeeded by Baharak Sabourian LL M. For other vacancies within the Kunsthal team, we also recruited with an eye on building diversity. On 3 December we hired a junior curator who is responsible for exhibitions and presentations with partners in the city and who will help shape our policy on diversity.
In September 2018 we set up a works council. After their election, the employees who have been appointed to the works council participated in a training programme with an external expert. They have already had their first meetings, among themselves and with the director/manager.
KUNSTHAL AS A WORK EXPERIENCE PLACE FOR TRAINEES
The departments of security affairs, education and communication are all assisted by trainees from a variety of courses. We are working with, among others, the ROC Albeda College and the Willem de Kooning Academy.