In 10 cities in 10 countries, an international and local community of children, young people, professional artists, museums, theaters, film schools, as well as universities, humanitarian organizations and NGOs will work together on various art projects.The stories of the children and their perspectives are central. They are the authors and the experts.
10CHILDREN is an initiative of Liesbeth Coltof and Dennis Meyer.
Liesbeth Coltof is an internationally respected theater director. She was the artistic director of one of the most important theater companies for children and young people in the Netherlands, the Toneelmakerij, and has received important prizes at home and abroad for her work. She has extensive experience in working in war zones and countries in conflict or poverty, such as in Palestine (Gaza), Nigeria, Russia and Iran. For her 'special merits of a very exceptional nature for society' she joined the Order of the Netherlands Lion as a Knight. (extensive CV)
Dennis Meyer is a dramaturg, theater teacher and policy advisor and was artistic director of Het Lab Utrecht, a theater organization where young professional theater makers worked for children and young people. He also set up several art festivals and was a youth theater specialist at the Theater Institute Netherlands for a long time, where he set up various international projects.
The board of the 10CHILDREN Foundation consists of Valentijn Ouwens (chairman), Lucien Kembel (treasurer) and Cobie de Vos (secretary).
Yournalist Marian Buijs interviewed Liesbeth Coltof and Dennis Meyer on 10CHILDREN. You can read the interview here.