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WHEN Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - starts at 17:00h
WHERE Comedy Café, IJdok 89, 1013MM Amsterdam

Our annual free lecture for foreign art students who want to stay in the Netherlands after graduation, will take place on Wednesday 27 March.

• How to get a residence permit that allows you to work as an artist or performer? 
• What is an orientation (or job-seeking) year? 
• How long can you stay after completing your studies?

Lawyers Nikki Vreede and Thomas van Houwelingen will answer these questions and any other immigration related queries you may have.

Special conditions apply to artists or performers who want to work in the Netherlands. For example, you must be able to demonstrate your 'added value' to Dutch society.

For several reasons but mainly because of budget cuts in the arts, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay in the Netherlands - even after graduating from a Dutch higher educational institute.

This informative event is aimed at foreign students of art, music or dance, but foreign self-employed creatives with questions about residency issues are welcome too.

The information provided is in English. After a short presentation about the basic conditions, there will be plenty of time to ask questions about your individual situation.

We do not charge an admission fee but we do ask you to let us know if you are coming. To register, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "ARTIST LECTURE" in the subject line. Please mention your full name and the name of the institute you study at in the body of the email.

If you want to alert others to this event, feel free to download and print the flyer via this link

We hope to welcome you on the 27th!

Thomas van Houwelingen
Nikki Vreede

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