Mission

iii is an artist-run-platform for research, production, presentation and distribution of radical interdisciplinary practices based in The Hague.

iii promotes artistic research and creation centered around the development of self-made instruments and performative media which engage with dimensions of image, sound, space, and the body.

Inventing new instruments and presentation formats, iii brings the laboratory to the stage and to offer unique, playful experiences to all audiences.

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Values

Self-direction: the activities of iii are project based. The programming of iii follows a bottom up approach that combines proposals from members and artists from the broader community that iii operates in. All projects of iii stem from individual visions.

Focus: iii promotes an artistic school that is distinctive of The Hague in which new inventions are developed in order to create ritual experiences that engage with the human senses through a unique combination of playfulness and rigorous methodology.

Integration: combining production, hospitality and circulation, iii presents a fully integrated program that is managed efficiently while multiplying outputs.

Cooperation: iii works within a wide organisational network to maximise the resources available, reach new audiences, and stimulate interdisciplinary and international exchanges.

Continuity: iii makes continued commitments to the artists and projects it supports, accompanying artistic trajectories through different stages of development over longer time-spans.

Fairness: the activities of iii are conducted through a culture of sharing, generosity and transparency, which strives to distribute responsibility and compensation fairly, with individuals who are contributing on a lower level of a process receiving compensation first.

Talent Development

iii was originally created by a group of new graduates of the Dutch Royal Art Academy and Conservatory to support each other in the transition between studies and professional practice. During this transition, many graduates lack support and connections to the professional environment.

As the founding members of iii progress in their own professional development, they are also committed to maintaining iii as a platform supporting younger emerging artists. This is done by keeping close connections to the student community.

iii’s program involves students and new graduates at every level: emerging artists are involved in planning, organising and producing the program, works by emerging artists form a large part of the program content presented by iii, and emerging artists and students also form a large part of iii’s audience in The Hague.