Date 14 Jul
18 Aug 2021

Studio 404

Nxt Lab

Do you want to create next level face filters or build your own piece of creative code? Welcome to Studio 404 – a programme for experimentation, research, development, failure and collaboration.

In this *free*, 6-week programme, Samsung and Nxt Museum are teaming up to ignite your curiosity, fuel your creativity and give you free reign to build and discover using art and technology in one of two creative fields. Not only that, but the project you create at Studio 404 could win you a Samsung Galaxy A52 Smartphone + a spot to showcase your work, at Nxt Lab.

We don’t care which grades you have, what experience you have or who you know. It’s your passion – your thirst for what’s Nxt that we care about. The only requirement is that since the entire programme will take place in Dutch, participants must be Dutch-speaking.

Are you:
– Aged 16-24?
– Curious about art x tech?
– Dutch speaking & living in the Netherlands?
– Available for the dates listed below (compulsory for the programme)
Yes? Then we’d love to welcome you to participate.

Complete this form.

Other than the skills you’ll learn – and which doors those skills might open – you can see this programme as:

– The chance to exhibit your work in Nxt Lab
– An opportunity to win a Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone
– A unique gateway into a conversation with some of the finest talents of the creative tech world
– A solid addition to your CV
–  Something pretty decent you can tell your grandma about

How does this thing happen?

It’s pretty simple. Submit your details via the form below by 11th July, choosing which creative area you’d be interested in specialising in whilst at Studio 404.  We’ll be in touch to let you know if you’re successfully enrolled. Remember – you don’t need any particular skill set. We offer places to Studio 404  on a first-come-first-served basis… so get your skates on and sign up asap.

Post Neon, The Last grain of sand, 2020 (top left)
Isabelle Udo, Selfportrait, 2020 (top right)
Isabelle Udo, SOFISHTICATED, 2020, AR Filter (bottom left)
Edson da Conceicao, still from Mania, 2019, short film (bottom right)

The programme in 5 stages:

Hosted at Nxt Museum and in the digital spheres, Studio 404 spans 6 weeks this Summer (no worries though, there’ll be time for vacations alongside.) 

1 – Kick-off conversation & Q&A
Online or at Nxt Museum – 11am, Wed 14 July
You’ll begin the programme with Studio 404’s kick-off inspiration session – a Q&A with leaders in creative x tech fields… You’ll hear from these pioneers about their creative process and their tips and tricks on what it takes to create in their discipline. 

2 – Workshops
At Nxt Museum, Amsterdam Noord – x1 three hour workshop between Mon 19 – Fri 23 July
Next, you’ll head to Nxt Museum (in line with covid regulations) for a 3-hour workshop in Nxt Lab, led by experienced innovators, to learn, build, develop and experiment and develop the beginnings of your piece of work.

3- Time to refine
At your place – Mon 26 – Fri 30 July for x1 hour review session, online
You’ll then continue working on your own project independently, before checking back in with your workshop leader and fellow students for final questions and a moment of refinement. 

4- The competition
The digital realm
Submit your work to the jury, for your chance to win 1 of 3 spots in the museum and the Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone.

5- Party time
At Nxt Museum, here’s hoping! 7pm-10pm, Wed 18th August
Along this journey of creation, you will have come across moments of Eureka, times of hard graft and elements of mind-blowing awe at what’s possible. Most importantly, you’ll have this experience alongside other like-minded humans who you might just end up getting on pretty well with. To celebrate everything you’ve achieved and come together as graduates of Studio 404 2021 we’ll be hosting a get together where we’ll announce the winners of the programme for this year. 

How to apply? 

To register for this free programme, simply complete this form, by 11th July 2021, 11:59PM.
– If you are under the age of 18, we’ll be in touch regarding parental/guardian consent
– Please note this programme will adhere to the latest Covid-19 government measures

Event format
Creative Workshop Series
14 Jul - 18 Aug 2021
In collaboration with
SamsungOfficial Partner