TransAmsterdam Trans Art School

TransAmsterdam, a transgender organization for art, culture, and lifestyle, organizes the Trans Art School. Our Trans Art School consists of creative workshops that are set up for and by the trans community.

 

By organizing art- and culture-related events, TransAmsterdam aims to show that trans people are more than their gender. This way, art and culture form a connecting factor between the trans community and the rest of society. Our workshops help us to create connections within the trans community in a safe, positive, and empowering manner.

Who can participate in the Trans Art School?

 

Our first workshops focus on two groups:

 

  • trans youngsters (up to 27 years)

  • trans newcomers

 

If you’re intersex and/or if you don’t define your non-normative gender identity or gender expression as trans, you’re also more than welcome to sign up for the Trans Art School. Our workshops will give you the opportunity to develop your talents and to meet a like-minded and accepting community in an accessible manner.

 

If you are unsure if the workshops are suitable for you (for example, if you’re a trans ally), you can contact us. 

When does the Trans Art School start?

 

In November 2019, we successfully organized the Trans Art School Open Day. The first workshops were meant to take place in the second week of April 2020, but due to the coronavirus, we unfortunately had to cancel them. Throughout 2021, we will organize various workshops. We will let you know when the Trans Art School starts up again.

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What kind of workshops does the Trans Art School consist of?

 

The Trans Art School organizes multiple workshops, such as music, rap, dj, spoken word, theatre, woodcraft, writing, dance, drag, photography, film, presenting, sports, and martial arts.

 

During the workshops, we will keep the participants’ backgrounds and gender identities in mind. As a result, the program might differ per group.

How much does it cost to participate?

Due to the funding we receive, we can offer financially accessible workshops. The costs to participate are 5 euros per participant per workshop-filled day. If you can’t participate due to your financial situation, please contact us for further funding.

 

Would you like to donate or offer financial support, for instance for people who can’t afford their travel expenses? If so, you can contact us as well.

 

Where does the Trans Art School take place?

 

The workshops take place in the Batjanzaal in Amsterdam-Oost. The Batjanzaal is a public cultural center that is used for multiple social ends.

 

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Waar is de Trans Art School?


De workshops worden georganiseerd in de

Batjanzaal in Amsterdam-Oost

 

De Batjanzaal is een publiek

gemeenschapsgebouw dat voor meerdere sociale

doelen gebruikt wordt.

Public activities

 

Have the workshops inspired you to show your art to the public? In 2021, TransAmsterdam will also organize public events at which you’ll be more than welcome to be in the spotlight.

 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Trans Art School in 2021. For any questions, you can contact the coordinators of the Trans Art School at tas@transamsterdam.nl.

 

Safety and anonymity

 

The goal of the Trans Art School is to safely offer a creative stage for our community. That’s why safety and respect for all participants will be emphasized during the workshops.

 

As the workshops take place in the Batjanzaal, a public building, nobody will know what organization you’re visiting. The workshops take place behind closed doors in spaces that are exclusively reserved for participants of the workshops. By doing so, we create a pleasant, creative atmosphere in which everybody feels at ease.

 

We also highly value your privacy. That’s why you decide during workshops if and how you take the stage. Moreover, we’ll let you know clearly and in advance if there will be cameras present that take pictures and videos of the workshop. Every workshop will also take place without cameras present.