4 January 2019

New General Director


SYB is making a fresh start in the new year. 

Last Summer, Artistic Director Maritt Kuipers left Kunsthuis SYB and at the end of 2018 we also said farewell to Business Director Carin van der Velde. Starting mid-January, both will be succeeded by our new General Director Josine Sibum Siderius.

Josine Sibum Siderius (1983, Enschede) studied Autonomous Visual Arts at Art Academy Minerva, followed by Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen. She organized exhibitions for the MediumGallery and Sign in Groningen, was responsible for a local art program in Blauwestad (commissioned by SKOR) and was director and curator of Hotel MariaKapel in Hoorn from 2010 – 2013. She moved to Rotterdam to specialize in audience mediation and PR and communication at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and CBK Rotterdam. In Rotterdam, she also coordinated the Art & Culture section of Vers Beton (a Rotterdam focused website), and conducted research into local artists’ initiatives.

Josine: “I am excited to start working with SYB, and I hope to enhance our visibility on a local and (inter)national level, and to secure a sustainable and successful future for SYB.”