SMART Project Space was founded in 1994 as a site for cultural production. The primary objective is to support artists and cultivate new relationships between the artist/artwork and the audience and at the same time provide a context defining the parameters of cultural production. Housed in a former Pathological Anatomical Laboratory, SMART Project Space is the flexible framework embedded in the laboratory conception of artistic production and collaborative research. SPS allows for a wide range of approaches and draws together some of the most interesting young artists today.
Former use: Pathological Anatomical Laboratory of the Academic Hospital of Amsterdam
Total surface of the site: 3700m2
Architect of the rehabilitation: Customr
Costs of the building and renovation: €2800.000
Foundation year of the initiative: 1994
Foundation year of the centre in current location: 2004
Type of occupation: purchase
Owner of the building: SMART Project Space
Infrastructures / Facilities
Exhibition Space (six spaces) 700m2
Cinema (three spaces with a total capacity of 310 seats) 480m2
Meeting/lecture space 137m2
Studio spaces (12 studio’s) 450m2
Social and artistic disciplines
Program of Art House cinema, Artists films and video art;
international studio/residency program.
City of Amsterdam
Prins Bernhard Fund
Other funds & corporate/private sponsors
SMART Project Space works together with artist initiatives and museums around the world, to produce exhibitions, film- and video programs and to support the production of new art works.