LOCATIONArti et Amicitiae
1012 LB Amsterdam
ARTI ET AMICITIAE CLUB
Arti et Amicitiae means art and friendship and is the name of the largest club for artists and art lovers in the Netherlands. The imposing building on the Rokin where the club is located bears the same name. The club’s membership consists of ambitious players from the art world, as well as the cultural, civic and commercial sectors.
Becoming a member of Arti is a great way to extend your network. Arti’s beating heart is its clubhouse, with its characteristic furniture designed by Berlage. It is a wonderful place to work in peace or to have lunch with friends or (business) relations. Conversations with fellow members can be engaged in at the bar, the reading table or the billiards table, whilst enjoying a good meal or during one of the many activities. Arti is a haven in the middle of a bustling city.
The famous history of the club can be felt in the clubhouse, where contemporary art contrasts with the classical decor. On beautiful days the doors to the street are thrown open and sounds from the city drift into the elegant hall. Arti is open to the public every day from 12:00 to 17:00, for lunch or to visit exhibitions. From five o’clock, Arti is open only to members and their guests, with the exception of openings, parties and receptions.
EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Developments in the visual arts are important to Arti. Contemporary and often groundbreaking exhibitions are held in Arti’s grand rooms. Curators and artists themselves can submit plans for shows (see submitting an exhibition application). Examples include the Start Up prize exhibition, Cartooning Syria and Languitecture. Traditionally, a number of times a year, the exhibition rooms are reserved for members only. Every year, Arti organises ‘New Member Exhibitions’ and ‘Salons’ in which all Arti’s artist-members can participate. Check the homepage for the full calendar.