Earn a stage spot on the Uitmarkt 2018 with Karin Bloemen as your coach

If there’s one event that's all about talent, it is the Amsterdam Uitmarkt, the kick-off of the cultural season in the Netherlands. The 41st edition of the Uitmarkt takes place around Oosterdok in Amsterdam. A varied programme of music, dancing, theatre and cabaret will keep visitors entertained from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 August 2018.

About the Uitmarkt

The Uitmarkt marks the beginning of the annual Dutch cultural season. It's the biggest free admission cultural festival of the country, always taking place in the last weekend of August. One single goal unites the various attractions and activities: fostering enthusiasm for the dazzling range of art and culture that the Netherlands has to offer.

ABN AMRO and talent

Like the Uitmarkt organisers, we aspire to bring art, music, design and theatre to the broadest possible audience. In addition to making culture more accessible we also want to contribute toward talent development. As such, we are providing a metaphorical and physical ABN AMRO stage for talents to show off their skills. 

Our cultural partners will be applying themselves as coaches. Karin Bloemen, Lucas & Arthur Jussen, and teachers from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nederlands Dans Theater will be teaming up with their talents on the ABN AMRO stage on the afternoon of Sunday 26 August 2018.

Will you be the talent receiving Karin Bloemen's coaching?

Are you between the age of 18 and 24 and eager to get coaching from Karin Bloemen, and ultimately perform in front of a large audience at the Uitmarkt? To participate, create a video of up to one minute and upload it on Youtube. Send the link to info@labloemen.nl before Friday 2 February 11:59pm. 

From among all submissions we will choose 16 candidates to come and audition. These 16 talents will be contacted by 10 February at the latest. 

To see the terms and conditions and to read more about the workshops and the audition date, click here​ (PDF 41 KB) (in Dutch).