Register and Prices


The Improvisation Summer Course strives to insure that our prices do not cancel out artists possibility to register. We have maintained the same price range since we started in 2009 in consideration to diverse international currencies, without public funding. It is in the spirit of artists forming communities and financial autonomy that we enter our 11th year.

Program towards Performances

Three weeks €500 / Two weeks €400 / One week €200

How to register for the Program towards Performances:

Contact me (Katie Duck) by email katie@katieduck.com with a motivation letter (on your email or attached) and your CV (attached). It helps if you have a reference as to how you found out about the Summer Course. Specify if you wish to attend one, two or three weeks and your dates.

You can register for three weeks (weeks 1, 2 and 3), for two weeks (weeks 1 and 2 or weeks 2 and 3), or for one week (weeks 1 or week 2)”.

You cannot register for this program for days at a time or register for one week in week 3.

Maximum in-take:

We accept 20 people to register for three weeks, 10 people for two weeks and 10 people for one week. You need to register well in advance because places fill up quickly and we do want to work with you!

Invitations and receipts:

I will come back to you with an official invitation from Stichting Magpie (non-profit organisation in the Netherlands) which you can use for funding and/or visa purposes.

Once payments are made into our accounts you will receive a receipt from Stichting Magpie (attached) on your email. If you need a signature on your receipt, please bring it with you to the workshop and I can sign it for you.

Payment deadline:

You will need to make your payments for this program in advance to our accounts by May 2020.

If you are applying for funding for your payments, please let me know the deadline for when you will know your results.

If you need to delay payments or need to pay cash on arrival, I will hold your place if you can show me your pre-paid travel (flight) tickets and/or proof of your pre-paid housing in Amsterdam.

Payment restrictions

If there is a international over-charge when you transfer you payment we will need for you to give us the difference on arrival to the Summer Course (cash). Unfortunately, if you have made payments into our account and you need to cancel your place on the Summer Course, we can not give you a refund. It is possible for us to reserve your funds in our account for work within the Summer Course 2021.

Payments in advance:

Please let me know in advance how you plan to transfer your funds into our accounts.

Bank transfer

Name – Stichting Magpie

Bank – ING Amsterdam

Bank address – Kinkerstraat 130a, 1053EE, Amsterdam

Bank account number – NL22INGB0009476524

BIC – INGBNL2A

PayPal

Email address katie@katieduck.com. Specify with your payment Improvisation Summer Course 202 and  your name.

Meals:

 Lunch is served at De Pepper Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 14:30 and dinner on Mondays at 18:00. De Pepper  is located on the bottom floor of the OT301 building right next door to the Studio 1 where the daily work takes place. They serve a healthy vegan meal with a policy for their patrons to donate what you can afford for your meal rather than a set price. You need to sign up in advance for a your meal each morning on your way to Katie’s workshop at the restaurant so they know numbers for the lunch and Monday dinner. De Pepper serves lunch and the Monday dinner for the summer Course participants only. They will be open to the public for dinner at 18:00 on the Friday and Saturdays before the Freakatoni Witchy Weekend performances. You need to sign up in advance for the Friday and Saturday dinners as well.

Housing:

The summer course does not provide housing as part of our organisation. We do provide a support system for housing by collecting sublets in Amsterdam from people who are leaving their flats or rooms for the summer. You can go to this page to find up dates of sublets we have collected. Please do not share this link to anyone who is not registered for the Improvisation Summer Course. 

There are guest rooms in the OT301 building that can be rented. the guest rooms at the OT301. These guest rooms are usually used for housing musicians and/or artists who are performing in the Studio 1. It contains four beds with access to the private showers in the building. We are hoping to collect more housing options in the OT301 building this year. To book the guest rooms at the OT301 building you need to come to me (katie@katieduck.com).

I will begin to send to you, by email, the lists of sublets we find in Amsterdam by May right up to when the Summer Course is running 2020.

There are never enough sublets for all of the participants of the summer course. If you can independently find a housing option in Amsterdam we suggest you pursue this.

After you have registered and made your payment:

Please read the paper below (link). The OT301 is a public building with several public spaces and studios. We ask that you read the list of rules so we do not disturb the artists and residence in the building or the neighbours.

Letter for anyone who is registered for the course with all the details you will need and rules about OT301