Vincents Tekenlokaal and Kunstpodium T will go looking together for De Nieuwe Vincent (the New Vincent van Gogh). All summer, youngsters up to 14 years can send in their most beautiful drawing (digitally or in an old-fashion envelope) to compete for a wanted spot in the program De Nieuwe Vincent. From September to December 2018, fifteen talents will enroll in the drawing program, that works towards an exhibition in December. The drawings can be sent in until Sunday 19 August.

It is the first time that De Nieuwe Vincent will be organised from the new location. Vincents Tekenlokaal opened her doors in February 2018 in the Spoorzone in Tilburg at Ontdekstation013. The participants of De Nieuwe Vincent will be here on a regular basis on Sunday afternoons, for instance when they are working on the digital drawing tablets. They will be making new work, being guided by artist Chiel Janssen, that will be on show at the final exhibition in December at Kunstpodium T.

Participants of De Nieuwe Vincent can look forward to a creative period with a group of like-minded peers. By working with artists and taking trips to a museum, an artist’s studio and an art academy, they will gather a lot of inspiration and learn many new techniques. Friends and family get the opportunity at the end of the project to see their new work during the exhibition at Kunstpodium T, curated by the New Vincents themselves. A jury will then choose one of them that can call themselves De Nieuwe Vincent 2018. He or she will then win a prize, that will stimulate his or her talent even further.

This project is for people from 10 to 14 years old. The most lessons will take place in or around Tilburg, but excursions will also be organised. Participants will be working one Sunday afternoon every two weeks and once in a while a Wednesday afternoon. Participation is free; you just spend time and creativity. Send a clear picture of your most beautiful work before Sunday 19 August to boekingen@vincentstekenlokaal.nl or send the original to: Vincents Tekenlokaal, postbus 4265, 5004 JG Tilburg, the Netherlands. New this year is a starter kit that you can request on the website. This kit is full of tips and a return envelope to send in your drawing. Take a look at  www.denieuwevincent.nl for more information and images of the program in 2017.