granted projects

Amsterdam Roots Festival and Amarte Foundation

Amsterdam Roots Festival en Amarte Fonds

OPEN CALL for musicians from Amsterdam and surroundings

Amsterdam Roots Festival & the Amarte Foundation are looking for artists who want to play at the first edition of Roots in Zuidoost!

Deadline application: 30 May 2022 

Are you a musician and would you like to perform at the first edition of Roots in Zuidoost? Then this is your chance. For this programme of the Amarte Foundation and Amsterdam Roots Festival we are looking for new sounds from Amsterdam and surroundings. Artists with a clear link to Zuidoost make an extra chance!

Roots in Zuidoost takes place on 30 June 2022 at 4 indoor locations and an outdoor stage. Performances will be held throughout the evening at Oscam, Local Wave, Hiphop Foundation, New Metropolis and an outdoor stage on the square at Hoekenrode (next to metro stop Bijlmer Arena). The programme includes live Q&A’s with the artists.

Upload your proposal before May 30th via this form.

The results of the selection will be known on 15 June. What can you expect?

  • A fee of €270 per artist
  • A performance on one of the stages
  • Production support for the performance

Read more about  Amsterdam Roots Festival.

amarte studio concerts

amarte studio concerts

Amarte Studio Concerts is back with a new season of promising artists at three different locations: Studio150/Bethlehemkerk, De Roode Bioscoop and the Flowriders Studio. Spanning all genres from jazz to classical, from r&b to rock, there is something for every music lover here to explore. Come and support the new wave of Dutch talents at one of the upcoming shows or have a look online in case you missed it. Performing artists are:



Chai Masters

Lucas Martinez Project

TK Kwintet


Tamara van Esch

Garden Crack ft Michael Moore

Mariana Preda & Daisuke Kanamaru

Oliver Pesch

Paula Bilá

Will Knox

Ciao Lucifer





Patrick’s Bachelor Pad

Roenik Roa

Nawras Altaky with Dyar Band


Anna Rune


Dan Tuffy and Song Crew

Duo Mong

Floris Kappeyne Solo


Hawijch Elders

Le Coultre- Den Hengst

Lestari Scholtes

Lokum Ensemble

Robert Smith

Sean Morgan-Rooney

The Fried Seven

Amber Hunters

Jermaine Campbell

Noa Lauryn

Tyranni Flock



Foto 1: Ciao Lucifer

Foto 2: Nawras Altaky with Dyar Band

Recording Sessions

Amarte Studio Concerts

Amarte Studio Concerts is collaborating with New Amsterdam Jazz for a series of recordings combined with a concert at Studio150. Five participants from the new series of Amarte Studio Concerts have been selected and awarded an extra day of studiotime. This will provide them with the opportunity to record and release (part of) their concert. The 5 selected artists who will combine a recording with a concert are:

Sanne Sanne
Uxia Martinez Botana
Sun-Mi Hong Quintet

Pictures: Sanne Sanne & Uxia Martinez Botana

Amarte Studio Concerts


Studio150-Bethlehemkerk, both a unique location for concerts and state-of-the-art recordingstudio, will open it’s doors these coming few months for a very special series of concerts as a part of the Amarte Studio Concerts. Performing artists are:

November 6, Maat Saxophone Quartet

November 11,  Celine Cairo

November 12,  Woolf

November 26, Lidy Blijdorp

December 2,  Harp Sirens

December 16, Marta Arpini band & Pocket Orchestra

December 22, The Lasses

December 23, Viride Quartet

December 29, Madoux

January 1, Tiigre

January 14, Tim Brackman Trio

More information and tickets:

Picture: Marta Arpini

Amarte Studio Concerts

Steppin Into Tomorrow

Amarte Studio Concerts and Steppin Into Tomorrow selected 10 ensembles that will perform in the Flowriders Studio in an intimate studio setting. The artists perform a live set that is recorded (audio and video) under the watchful eye and listening ear of the audience. Through their headphones the public can follow the concert directly from the mixing table, while they are in the studio together with the artists.

The selected artists for these unique sessions are:

Brintex Collective
Liquid Spirits

For more information about Steppin Into Tomorrow and the performing artists, click here.
Or go to Instagram  or Facebook.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email

Photo: Illnoledge

Roode Bioscoop Sessies

Roode Bioscoop Sessies

Amarte Studio Concerts en De Roode Bioscoop presenteren:


Amarte Studio Concerts en De Roode Bioscoop selecteerden 20 ensembles die zullen optreden tijdens de Roode Bioscoop Sessies van
14 oktober t/m 2 november.


Greener Grass
Davor Stehlik
Klinkende Kosmos
Conjunto Papa Upa
The Celestial Turkey
Hila Hutmacher Band
Gijs Idema (ft. ADAM Quartet & Anna Serierse)
Aleksandra Tonelli
Sydney Imani
Trio Rusanovsky
Grimm Duette
Vera Morais/Hristo Goleminov
Ernst Glerum/Anja Gottberg
Ishtar Bakhtali
Jessica de Boer Quintet
Pony Machine
Stan Vreeken
Matthijs Geerts

Kijk voor het volledige programma en tickets op de website van De Roode Bioscoop.

Foto’s: Greener Grass