If you want to make a living through your passion, come along to the Starterscafé! Every week, we take a deep dive into the do’s and don’ts of doing business. That means bookkeeping, setting your rates, applying for funding, taxes, building your portfolio and raising your profile. At the AHK Starterscafé we’ll show the right way – the smart way – to get off to a flying start. It’s free for currents students and recent graduates! Want to join us?
The AHK Starterscafé is a pop-up café in AHK Culture Club, full of extra-curricular workshops. Grab a drink at the bar and get to know current and former students who – just like you- want to live from their creativity. At 7pm an inspiring teacher will start sharing all the tricks of the trade. Monday in English, Tuesday in Dutch. The agenda items below tell you what is going on the upcoming months. Register now!
What you’ll get from this session
Want to find out exactly what you’re worth? Want to know how to develop a sustainable and fair work practice? Learn how to calculate your hourly rate – and how to exert influence to increase your value. By the end of this evening, you’ll know exactly how to negotiate and get a fair rate for your creative work.
About Jimmy-Pierre de Graaf
The teacher this evening is Jimmy-Pierre de Graaf. He’s working in the performing arts sector as a creative producer, business director, musician, and adviser on internationalisation. After completing his Production and Stage Management studies at the AHK, he gained experience at production, management and business level at several organisations in the cultural sector. Now based in Rotterdam, he’s mostly focused on implementing international work processes and ambitions, and making them more innovative and sustainable. Jimmy-Pierre is also the artistic coordinator at Silbersee, the Amsterdam-based music-theatre and opera company.
18:30-19:00 A warm welcome
Meet fellow students and grow your network.
19:00-21:30 Tips & tricks
The teacher will tell you everything you need to know when starting up, opening the doors to a new world. We provide the pen and paper, so you can note down all the tips and tricks.
Get to work
Roll up your sleeves, because we’re going put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Sometimes the teacher will ask you to work with a specific case study, but usually you’ll be applying it to your own situation.
21:30-22:00 Chill and chat
The bar is open! You’re welcome to stay and connect with fellow students or put questions to your teacher.
Who it’s for
The AHK Starterscafé is aimed at current and former AHK students.
- Free for current students and recent graduates (from 2019 onwards).
- € 12.50 for AHK alumni who graduated before 2019.
- € 15.00 for non-AHK participants.
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