Commissioned art

QKunst supervises art commissions in public spaces, from design to realisation and management. We do this for developers, companies, local authorities, and foundations, among others. We provide advice on the process design, formulating the commission and we also suggest appropriate artists.

QKunst closely follows developments in the art world. Our team regularly visits art schools, exhibitions, and presentations in the Netherlands and abroad to scout artists for current and future assignments. In every process, we search for common ground between all parties involved. This way, we offer the artist all the necessary artistic freedom while we increase support for contemporary art.


TU Delft Campus | Photo: Siebe Swart

Delft University of Technology

QKunst has been active for Delft University of Technology since 2019. We inventoried the art collection and formulated policies about art management and conservation. In dialogue with the heritage, real estate, and facilities staff, as well as the students, we developed a long-term vision for the expansion of the collection, ‘Living campus, living art’, securing resources for at least 10 years. Daily care of the collection has since been in the hands of an appointed curator.

Over the next few decades, in conjunction with a large-scale campus development, the university aims to create future-proof works of art that reflect on science and technology. As a pilot project, artists and students are developing an artwork together in a pond on campus based around ecology and biodiversity.


Monument voor de Waterlinie | Gijs Van Vaerenberg | Photo: Johnny Umans

Province of Utrecht

QKunst was asked by the Province of Utrecht to provide project supervision for a work of artalong the A12 highway between 2018 and 2021. With the work Monument for the Waterline, artist duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh depicts a sluice constructed from steel tubes.

The monumental work draws the attention of passers-by to the landscape of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie, the ‘Dutch Water Defence Lines’, which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The art commission was an initiative of Recreatieschap Stichtse Groenlanden and was made possible by the Rijkswaterstaat, the Province of Utrecht and the BPD Cultuurfonds.


Bullet | Ram Katzir | Photo: Jannes Linders

Kromhout Kazerne

The Kromhout Kazerne (‘Kromhout Barracks’) in Utrecht is not only the base for 3,500 defence employees, but there are also five eye-catching works of art. These were commissioned by the consortium Komfort (including Ballast Nedam and Strukton).

QKunst formulated the basic principles, selected the artists, reviewed the designs with the art committee and handled the communication. It was essential to collaborate meticulously with the architects to ensure there was enough space for the artistic process within the constraints of the design and the construction process.

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