This season's public program is over.
Our event spaces are available for rent.
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
There is always music to listen to at Het HEM, with programmes focused on experimental ways to create, present and experience music in the building through listening sessions, live shows, and musical artis-in-residence initiatives.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. With good wether we suggest you settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
HMTP was launched with support from global sound experience company Sonos. The HMTP is part of the social impact program 'Soundwaves', initiated by Sonos to support music education and mentorship around the world. With a focus on advancing inclusion , Sonos Soundwaves funds non-profit organizations that serve women and other underrepresented groups in the field of sound.
One of the most important things is building a visible network that you as participants can more easily access and rely on.
Why do we do this?
One goal of the Writer's Camp is to contribute to making the music world more gender-balanced. By supporting women and gender-nonconforming emerging artists in multiple aspects of the music world and forging new partnerships, they are building a network within the industry that is normally less accessible to them. By exchanging knowledge you learn from each other and step outside your comfort zone.
Participants were selected by Ella John, Milka Martins and Josephine Zwaan. The first two participants also participated in the HMTP process last year.
In 2022, Saïda decided to start making music again after a three-year break. After working on personal development, she now has renewed inspiration and motivation to share her voice and story. She is regularly in the studio and takes the time to find and develop her new style. Her goal is to make music with a message and release it. Saïda has an R&B voice and wants to experiment more with Afro and jazz influences and also likes am a piano, creating a sound with influences from her African roots is important to her.
Fabs is a female rapper from Zaandam/Amsterdam. She mainly makes trap, grime and drill. She released her first single “M Huncho ” with a video clip and organized her own release party. In February, she dropped her second single “12 op dang ”. You can also know her from various shows and talent shows and a session at concrete barz.
Priska Blom, only 23 years old, is a singer-songwriter from Zaanstad. With her unique voice, versatile writing skills and catchy melodies, she is poised to become a household name soon. Priska's musical journey took her to international destinations such as Romania, England and Berlin, which enriched her sound and gave her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of artists, including well-known musicians such as Alexandra Stan, Quarterhead and Lizot. What sets Priska apart from other artists is her distinctive vocal power, which allows her to explore and excel in different genres ranging from hardstyle and R&B to Afrobeat.
Is een Amsterdamse multi-dynamische artiest die hun stem als instrument gebruikt. Zulu identificeert zich trots als genderfluïde en genrefluïde artiest, wat betekent dat ze voortdurend evolueren en inspiratie putten uit een verscheidenheid aan creatieve invloeden.‘ZULU’ staat voor het zwarte erfgoed en ‘GREEN’ staat voor het Groene hartchakra, want alles komt uit de HE.ART. Alles wat ze creëren is een ware uitdrukking van het hart en een weerspiegeling van hun leven, waardoor hun muziek een soulvolle, unieke ervaring voor luisteraars wordt. Met hun unieke geluid, halsstarrige benadering en grenzeloze creativiteit vestigt ZULU GREEN zich snel als een kracht om rekening mee te houden in de muziekwereld.
Axlblessed , Adrienne Lint, is a beat maker, producer and mixing engineer. Her style can be recognized by a unique bounce from the way she manipulates drums, percussion and vocal samples. She is a versatile producer in various genres such as R&B, hip-hop/trap and afro.
Music industry professional and organization from Het HEM. Olga coaches/supports participants where possible during the Writers ' Camp but can also help with questions about programming, bookings, festivals and live where her expertise and network lie. BIO: Has been working in the music industry for 30+ years. Started at groundbreaking house club RoXY and one of the first Dutch DJ booking offices Barkers. Head of music programming for international festivals such as Mysteryland and Sensation for 17 years. Now live programmer at the Gashouder in A'dam. She gets great satisfaction from sharing her knowledge and networking with a younger generation of musicians.
Milka Martins Milka will support you as a coach and mentor to ensure that the recordings are 'clean' and can therefore be used for release. BIO: Milka Martins is one of the founders when it comes to women in hip-hop in the Netherlands. Passionate and multidisciplinary, she is a performing artist as singer and rapper, as well as a producer, songwriter and audio engineer. Now she is especially committed to her colleagues as the founder of Goddess Of The Mic; a platform, record label and publisher exclusively for female and non-binary musicians, artists and creatives.
Goddess Of The Mic was founded in 2018 with the mission to restore balance in the distribution of female and male artists in the music industry, with a focus on the Netherlands. Where male energy dominates, Goddess Of The Mic creates space for the various female entrepreneurs and their characters.
Josephine is with you as a coach and her expertise as a multi-talent is used to support you in the recording process, also with regard to recording software. BIO: Josephine Zwaan is an artist, producer, researcher and co-founder of rosetta - the platform for female and gender-nonconforming music producers. Josephine started her career as a Dutch-speaking singer-songwriter and recently launched her dark rap alter-ego SUZOOKI SWIFT. As a researcher and teacher, Josephine is concerned with decolonizing electronic music production through African philosophy. From this vision, she inspires companies and organizations, and she teaches at the Herman Brood Academy.