Spacemakers is a unique opportunity for young people of various ages and educational backgrounds. It challenges them to step outside the structures of their education and explore their potential as makers, organizers, programmers, or producers. At STRP, they are given physical space and the freedom to think, create, and present together, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment. 

In co-creation with a young artist, they can unleash their interpretations of STRP's annual theme and create their own artistic project, such as an art installation, performance, or workshop. 
Spacemakers is all about collaboration and community. It brings together young people aged 16 to 25, forming a group that works together for several months. They are free to explore their ideas and thoughts, eventually presenting them to an audience. This collaborative process enhances their skills and fosters a sense of belonging and teamwork.

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Different editions

After five editions in Eindhoven, a sixth edition took place in Utrecht. Currently, Spacemakers started in Arnhem in collaboration with artist Michelle Feelders. This time, the group delves into the interaction between technology, imagination, and interpretation(ability). Within Michelle's expertise and fascination, the Spacemakers investigate the influence of technology and whether technology separates us or brings us together.

 In Arnhem, STRP Education collaborates with Museum Arnhem and 171 project. space. Spacemakers is supported by The Cultural Participation Fund and Fund 21.


Practice, a program organized by STRP Education since 2023, offers young people a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a real-life context. Through workshops, training, meet-and-greets, coaching, and team activities, they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become enthusiastic hosts and tour guides of the STRP Festival within a few weeks. This hands-on experience prepares them for the festival and enhances their communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

Practice is made possible by The Cultural Participation Fund.

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The Sound of Change

20 Mar - 19 Jun 2023

STRP Practice 2023

16 Mar - 20 Apr 2023

What a time to be Alive

3 Oct - 13 Feb 2023


25 Feb - 1 Jul 2022


14 Oct - 20 Apr 2022

Nested Realities

24 Feb - 20 Jul 2021

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