Hi, I am the local guy on the team! I have closely experienced Maasticht’s cultural developments over the years and have been adding my fare amount of spices to the diverse International community Maastricht holds. In previous years, I’ve worked with many different cultural organisations in Maastricht. Most of my experience lies within Maastricht’s Live music scene. Throughout all my projects and events, I have made it one of my goals to create an environment where people are able to share their talent and connect with like-minded others. Kaleido can be the place for you!
If you are a musician, have a band, or another talent you’d like to share.
Or if you want to be of influence and participate or work with the Kaleido team on upcoming events. I’m your contact guy.
Hey, I am Esrin. I recently graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology and have since been working as a graphic designer for Kaleido and as a video editor for wedovoodoo.tv. Since it’s not a long time ago that I was a student myself, I enjoy working for an organization like Kaleido to support students’ needs and make it easier for them to gather and connect at events.
You can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martijn has been working for the project for more than a year, focusing mainly on the legal aspects. He believes that Kaleido should be a place where you can either study, chill or dance depending on the activities that are being organised. Kaleido will make it happen! Additionally, Martijn leads the M@tch project, which is also part of Student & Stad. This project aims to further socially engage students in Maastricht and create more clear possibilities for students to do so.
What I want is simple: I want happy people that fulfil their dreams and enrich other people’s lives. To help YOU (Maastricht’s students) to do so, an environment needs to be created where you feel free, supported and where you can meet like-minded people. Kaleido is to become this space. For now, I am looking forward to the challenges that we’ll encounter on our journey to Kaleido 2019. Officially, I am working as project leader for Maastricht University and spent my free time doing sport, travelling and contemplating the meaning of life.
I’m always looking for the newest developments in technology so I really enjoy working on a website like Kaleido. We worked with cutting-edge technology and this shows that an organisation like Kaleido is leading in innovation. Liked the intro animation? Let me know! Find my latest work on my website or contact me via LinkedIn.
All great things start with an idea. Yet, unfortunately and far too often, these ideas aren’t given the chance to see the light of day. This occurs due to a lack of financial capital or insufficient know-how. Seeing this happen so often is truly a shame and so, here at Kaleido, we hope to show students and student organisations that their dreams and ideas can have potential, and with the right amount of effort from both sides, these ideas can start taking shape and become a reality.
The events hosted at Kaleido have either a musical, educational or a social touch. Thus, if you have a great idea for an event, be sure to get in touch with us via the contact form on our website.
We’d be more than happy to discuss them and see how we can help you to make your event happen!
I’m sure that at first glance, you’re wondering what might be the meaning of our movement ‘Kaleido’.
To give you a little bit of background information: Kaleido is derived from the word Kaleidoscoop which is Greek for ‘beautiful form’. It refers to a sort of telescope-like magical looking glass through which every subject on display changes its colours and its form in a very playful manner. We came up with this name because this is how we see Maastricht – as a magical city that is constantly changing. It is diverse, colourful and also very international.
In order to match this, we have created a space with an atmosphere which is similar to the feel of the city. We put a lot of effort into creating ‘cosy’ (gezellige!) events where people can come hang out with their friends, meet new people, enjoy themselves, and feel free and comfortable to just be who they are.
As a recent start-up, you can say that our story is only just beginning: we’re still on the first pages. Yet, we believe that we have plenty of ideas and dreams to fill a novel or two. If you’re interested in where this journey will take us, be sure to follow us on the inters of web so that we can keep you up to date.
Maastricht is a city of many stories – most notably one where old meets new. Maastricht is arguably the oldest city in the Netherlands and has, in recent years, played a key role in European history. It is known for its history and traditions – but has recently become renowned for its international outlook, its educational system and many innovative ideas. The expression ‘young meets old’ is as valid today as it was yesterday – and will be inherent in Kaleido 2019. The building itself was formerly known as the ‘timmerfabriek’ and was part of the Sphinx porcelain factory.
Since 2010 the whole district has become a cultural hotspot and has undergone constant development, showing the city’s ambitions to become Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2018. The Muziekgieterij moved into the space in 2013 and has since been organising concerts and other musical performances there. The ‘club space’ of the current Muziekgieterij, a total of 700sqm will become Kaleido in 2019. The Muziekgieterij will move to the other end of the building and get larger facilities built.
In the temporary situation (as is now) Kaleido and Muziekgieterij collaborate closely and realise productions together.
The maximum capacity of our space is 400 for ‘concert’ like events, and 200 for ‘seated’ events. The set-up or try-out phase of Kaleido runs from now until late 2018. In late 2018 the Muziekgieterij will move to their new building and after renovations Kaleido will officially open its doors. Until then events hosted at Kaleido will mostly take place on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays depending on the Muziekgieterij’s schedule.