01. Introduction

DOOR is a creative studio for brand activation & immersive experiences, based in Amsterdam

Poetry of Space @ FEST Amsterdam

For the opening of a new store by FEST Amsterdam, we curated and produced an evening filled with inspiring performances, music and art.

The Living Museum @ SXSW

As part of the official art and music program of SXSW in Austin Texas, we created and curated The Living Museum in New Dutch Wave House

Frank Live Stage

For Extrema Network's Mandala Festival, we created and programmed the Frank Live Stage.

Diner Obscure: Theatrical Playground

The immersive dinner experience Diner Obscure is our self-initiated theatrical playground

03. Art Residency

We open the door for artistic development.

DOOR Creative Studio re-purposes vacant and underused buildings and turns them into spaces for creative projects.

Our residency program is aimed at supporting the development and production of art, artistic risk-taking and exhibiting the work to the public. We facilitate non-commercial artistic projects by offering rent-free usage of our 3000m² building Magazijn De Dood, located near Het HEM in Hembrugterrein, Zaandam.

DOOResidency Spring 2021 (March-June)

Open Call
We welcome applications for artist studios, exhibitions, performances and workshops.
To apply, submit your portfolio and a project proposal in English to residencies@openthedoor.nl
Please indicate the duration of the project. The length may last from 1 day up to 3 months.
Application deadline: 21st February 2021

Provided by host
Studio / exhibition space
Depending on the volume and specificity of the selected proposals, studio spaces might be shared among participants. Networking opportunities and promotion.

Not covered by host
Material and production costs, travel, living, accommodation, utilities. Utility bills can be compensated through skills exchanges instead of money.

Past residencies
Our residents in 2020 included Sandberg Instituut and Carmen Schabracq.

Our spaces
We are located at the Hembrugterrein, a former industrial estate in Zaandam. Our 3000m² building Magazijn De Dood spans across 3 floors, each of 1000m², scoping from natural light to full blackout.

Art Residency


Art Residency


04. About us

We open the door between brands, creative communities and contemporary culture.

Behind the door you'll find experimental events, immersive experiences and brand activations. Our key to success is to carefully pick the right talent, ideas and process for the project.

Experiential Events
Brand Activation
Concept Development
05. Contact

Let us help you cross the threshold to a new, 360 degree approach to event design for a truly up-close experience


Ferdinand Bolstraat 436
1072 MG Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 6 52 89 88 47

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