11 December 2018
Last August, artistic director Maritt S. Kuipers said goodbye to SYB. Maritt had been closely involved with SYB since 2010. After a period of four years as a member of the Programming Committee and interim coordinator, she became SYB’s Artistic Director in October 2014. Maritt was responsible for the development and implementation of our artistic policy and together with the Programming Committee, curated SYB’s year programmes. Maritt has guarded the core qualities of SYB in financially difficult times and has, among other things, committed herself to fair payment for resident artists. Under her leadership, important developments have been set in motion, such as the Beetsterzwaag Triennial – of which the first edition took place in 2015 -, reinforcing the connections and relationships in Beetsterzwaag while also reaffirming SYB’s value nationwide.
After more than eight years, Maritt thought it time for new challenges. The board and the volunteers of SYB thank her for her great commitment, loyalty and dedication of the past years and wish her every success with the new steps in her career.