14/ RCE + EST: when concrete, minimal and media art come together is the result of a collaboration between the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) and EST art foundation. Two collections are merged within this exhibition and engage in dialogue with each other. Three art movements are being observed through the same lens: art for art’s sake. 

13/ Abstract Industrialism
The exhibition Abstract Industrialism reflects on the relationship between men and technology and then, how the technical human interacts with the environment, with nature. This project questions the merits of technology and the perception of progression.


12/ Territory
Territory: EST goes to Lisbon Art Weekend. Come join us on November 10- 13 November 2022. The Lisbon Art Weekend is a non-profit organisation that aims to contribute to the strengthening and fluidity of the contemporary art scene in the city through merging a diversity of art spaces such as galleries, artist run spaces, private art collections, museums and public projects dedicated to the arts. We are part of Sluice in co-operation with PADA.
More information about Sluice, click here.

11/ Moving perspective
Moving Perspective is an exhibition on optical and perceptual art with local, regional and international artists sponsored by Cultuurfonds Leiden and conceived for the  Leiden European City of Science 2022 program.

10/ Kyiv Assemblage No.7 - Solidarity
The Kyiv Assemblage No.7 - Solidarity is an exhibition with a fundraiser for Kyiv based group the Kyiv Non Objective. This exhibition has been based on the inaugural exhibition entitled KNO 0/1 from 2017 and mixed with Billy Gruner's social assemblage series stemming from 2008.

09/ Through the looking glass

Following on last year's edition, EST has installed Through the looking glass, an exhibition in public space during dark hours under COVID restrictions. Works shine from dusk onwards to ca.11 pm. This exhibition is for everyone to be seen while walking or cycling in Singelpark Leiden until February 27. From Monday to Sunday. Extra: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will open the gate so you can approach closer. Maintain current COVID measures.


08/ Transformatie
Exhibition with local artists conceived for the Open Monumentendagen and the Kunstroute Leiden. Sculpture, ceramics, paintings and a shop. Artists: Judith Bloedjes, Emma van Noort, Albert Roskam, Janet Vollebregt and Rob Walters.
September 11 - October 3, 2021.
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07/ EST ist was IS war
Continuing where IS-projects left off in 2019, EST ist was IS war was a multi faceted exhibition containing an outside mural by Cologne based artist Lars Breuer, among paintings, mixed media and sculpture by an international roster of artists, including: Kirstin Arndt, Linda Arts, Lars Breuer, Frauke Dannert, René Eicke, Sebastian Freytag, Billy Gruner, Ivo Ringe and Katleen Vinck. August 14 - 29, 2021.
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06/ Through the looking glass
Through the looking glass was an art walk connecting Papegaaisbolwerk with Ambachtsplein. Through the looking glass was about wonder and amazement, about awareness and seeing through. From outside to inside and, about light in darkness. February 2021.
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02/ Transmissie
The inaugural exhibition. With reservation to COVID-19, Stichting EST art foundation's first exhibition was entitled Transmission. It was planned for the occasion of Kunstroute Leiden 2020, which took place on September 26 and 27. EST invited local artists: Stephan van den Burg, Iemke van Dijk, Emma van Noort, Walter van Peijpe, Tineke Porck, Albert Roskam, Rob Walters and Guido Winkler. Exhibition development in conjunction with ATELIER jelle verheijen,  City of Leiden and Museum De Lakenhal. 
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Plans and policies

05/ EST is pursuing the realisation of the Leiden Art Hub. EST created a file describing our plans how to turn the defunct hydrogen gas plant from 1905 into a lively venue for arts and culture. This file may regularly be updated. (No rights can be derived from anything stated herein). Click here to view and download the plan. We have created a separate website mainly tailored to local users. Therefore, it is in Dutch. Click here to visit the website.

04/ Create and foster local partnerships.

03/ Perpetuate and renew international partnerships.

01/ Archive '90
We were considering to adopt the library 'Archive 90'. This could well be one of the most consistent post-WWII libraries focussed on concrete art in the Netherlands. This plan has been put on hold. In case of further development of the Leiden Art Hub, we will revive this idea.

00/ EST strives to operate according to fair practice principles. Fair play, fair pay, fair share. We use kunstenaarshonorarium and we pay our staff and volunteers based on the guideline written by De Zaak Nu. Boardmembers work free of charge. 
EST Code Cultural Governance (Dutch read)
EST Code Fair Practice (Dutch read)
EST has become a member of De Zaak Nu

The EST art foundation is partner of Gemeente Leiden and placemaker at the  Energiepark Leiden.

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