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Building a future-facing creative practice is a challenge for many young artists and designers. Exciting new opportunities may present themselves after graduation, but there are also likely to be new hurdles, and it can be difficult to maintain momentum.

To support a new generation of young makers as they develop their voices, CO and its partners are investing in a talent accelerator programme. Gem Z will run throughout 2020 and will conclude with a showcase at Het Nieuwe Instituut during OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival 2021.

The main goal of the Gem Z programme is to foster relationships between young creatives, cultural institutions and the industry. Through the three main stages of the programme, CO will offer the participants a variety of opportunities to strengthen their creative and business development.

Applications for the new, 2022-2023 GEM Z cycle will open in April. For more information about the project, please get in touch via


Gem Z is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.