From October 12 to 15, the Annual General Meeting of the Federation for European Artists’ Colonies euroart took place in Murnau, Germany. The Federation has 96 members representing 46 artists’ colonies from 12 countries. The MTVP Museum Domburg and the Municipality of Veere are both members and were represented by Arnold van Houtum, a board member of euroart, and Francisca van Vloten, also chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Federation.

Group photo Murnau 2023, in the front second from the right Francisca van Vloten, in the back third from the left Arnold van Houtum.

The Annual Meeting always introduces the members to the artists’ colony in which it takes place and offers many opportunities for those present to get in touch with each other and make working agreements. More than 70 representatives of euroart members were present in Murnau, where on the Saturday of the Annual Members’ Meeting, after a presentation of the annual reports by Secretary General Pierre Bedouelle and the SAC annual report by Francisca van Vloten, attention was paid to the new members: Grez-sur -Loing Stiftelsen in France; the Associazione CLAM International in Taranto, Italy; the Bettina Heinen-Ayech Foundation in Solingen, Germany and the Kunst und Kultur Jamlitz gemeinnützige UG, also in Germany. In the afternoon, those present split into four working groups that delved into the themes of Museum activities, Cultural Tourism, Sponsorship options and Euroart 30 years in 2024. The Annual Meeting was excellently organised and the meetings were very successful.