The program of the 2nd Nieuwstraat Festival

With works of:

-Peter Baren
-Hans Bossmann
-Vladimir Bovt
-Finn Melvin Caird
-Clare Charnley
-Beau Coleman
-Jane Domaliç
-Jorn Ebner
-Theodora Eliezer
-Johannes C. Gerard
-Ienke Kastelein
-Joshua Legallienne
-Frans van Lent
-LuLu LoLo
-Andrew McNiven
-Myrte van der Molen
-Andrei Monastyrski
-Paloma Sanchez Palencia
-Nico Parlevliet
-Mikio Saito
-Lena Schrappen
-Masha Sumnina
-Albert van der Weide
-Ed Woodham
-Jing Zhou

Er hebben zich voldoende vrijwilligers aangemeld!

Het Nieuwstraat Festival vindt plaats op een onaangekondigde dag van zonsopgang tot middernacht.

We zijn op zoek naar ± 15 vrijwilligers van verschillende leeftijden om de werken uit te voeren. Je hoeft geen ervaring of een artistieke achtergrond of beroep te hebben.
De performances vinden plaats zonder voorafgaande kennisgeving en worden uitgevoerd als normale dagelijkse bezigheden in de openbare ruimte. De performers zullen niet op zoek gaan naar speciale aandacht, zullen zich niet verhouden tot een anticiperend publiek, zullen geen spektakel creëren.

Als je denkt dat dit iets voor jou is, stuur dan voor 10 juni een paar regels over je persoonlijke motivatie naar
Een week voor het festival is er een voorbereidingsbijeenkomst voor vrijwilligers (met de nodige afstand) op een veld in een openbaar park in Dordrecht.
Bij die gelegenheid zullen we de concepten bespreken, de mogelijke manieren om de werken uit te voeren, de houding en de verwachtingen.

Stuur je mail voor woensdag 10 juni, 23:59 uur (CEST).
Begrijp alsjeblieft dat het festival geen budget heeft.

For English read further!


Nieuwstraat Festival


The Nieuwstraat is an average street in the city center of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
The festival will take place in this street on Saturday 20 June 2020, between sunrise and midnight. From the received submissions, a varied program will be compiled. The performances will be carried out by volunteers, unannounced and with no explanation.
Taking place in everyday settings, the performances involve hiding the unusual within the usual. Passersby may perceive these actions, but not recognize them as performance art.

The Open Call:
Please describe your concept in a clear and accessible language, more or less as a manual. The performances will be carried out by (often unexperienced) volunteers.
Don’t forget to mention the preferred time of the day (in relation to the opening and closing of shops, outdoor cafes, the fruit/vegetable-market).
We can only accept your submission if you include links to a website or page with some information about your practice.

Please send your submission to
Deadline: Monday, 1 June 2020, 23:59 (CET).

The Nieuwstraat festival is organised by /

Unnoticed Art at Platform Athens

Unnoticed Art will be presented at Platforms Project, Athens, Greece.
May 20 – May 25 2017

Open Call for small artworks!
In the best traditions of unnoticed art we will present an empty gallery. Our three staff members will wear a casual jacket and by showing the inside of this jacket a collection of art works will be presented to randomly selected individual passers-by. Your work can be part of these special exhbitions.
Send us one to three small (crafted or ready-made) pieces of art, texts, photo’s or drawings.
There will be a selection procedure, so sending us a work is no guarantee it will be added to the show.

Max.size of each piece:
50x85x10 mm,
Max. weight:
80 gr.
Important: Your work must be acceptable for police, for customs and it should fit the standard flight regulations. It will be transported in hand-luggage.

Send your piece(s) to:
222lodge-Unnoticed Art
Singel 222
3311KV Dordrecht
the Netherlands.

Deadline is May 13 2017 at 23:59 h
The list of included works will be published on this page at May 15.

UnnoticedArtFestival #2 needs participants!

The second Unnoticed Art Festival will take place on June 24/25 2016. We are looking for ± 30 volunteers to carry out all works in the center of an undisclosed Dutch city.
On friday June 24 (15.00) you will be picked up at an announced spot in the Netherlands and a van will bring you to a camping near that undisclosed city (you will have to bring your camping stuff).
On Saturday morning (early) we will all leave for the city center and during the day we will, individually and in groups, carry out every work in the program. For reasons of documentation everybody writes down some personal experiences afterwards. Documenting the works by camera is not appreciated because of the unnoticed character of the festival!
Back at the camping at the end of the day a great dinner will be served to conclude the festival (created and cooked by Jasper Budel & Friends). It is conceived as a way to thank all participants and sponsors.
If you want to join the festival as a volunteer you are welcome to write us your personal motivation at:

Please keep in mind: apart from the offered program (incl. transport van, camping, meals) we don’t have funds for extra (travel-) expenses!

Open Call UnnoticedArtFestival #2

On June 24/25 2016 the 222lodge will organise a second festival for Unnoticed Live Art in an undisclosed Dutch city.
The Unnoticed Art Festival balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders.

Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. Artists send their concepts more or less as manuals. In the festival the chosen works  will be carried out by a group of (both experienced and unexperienced) volunteers.

The volunteers have a double roll. They are participants as well as audience. They are responsible for realising the performances in the best possible way and, doing that, they fully experience the works. In fact they become part of it. The public is not excluded in this way but it is actually embedded.

The location of the festival remains a secret. That way the passers-by are accidental and without knowledge of the occasion. They are unaware.
They have their own aims, their own occupations, their own thoughts.

You are very welcome to send your concept to
The deadline is 1st of March 2016. 

After the first festival in 2014 a book was published:

The first festival showed works of:
Rafael Abreu Canedo (BRA), Sarah Boulton (GBR), Derek Dadian-Smith (USA), Craig Damrauer (USA), Dino Dinco ((USA), Mr. and Mrs Gray (NLD), Linda Hesh (USA), Hiroomi Horiuchi (JPN), David Horvitz (USA), Daan den Houter (NLD), Jeroen Jongeleen (NLD), Ienke Kastelein (NLD), Jonathon Keats (USA), Joke van Kerkwijk (NLD), Kees Koomen (NLD), Margreet Kramer (NLD), Gavin Krastin (ZAF), Frans van Lent (NLD), Steef van Lent (DEU), Gretta Louw (AUS), Lilla Magyari (HUN), Maria Martens (SAV), Andrew McNiven (GBR), Janet Meaney (AUS), Tim Miller (GBR), Marnik Neven (BEL), Joyce Overheul (NLD), Nico Parlevliet (NLD), Malin Peter (SWE), Jess Rose (GBR), Julie Rozman (USA), Roekoe M (NLD), Joshua Schwebel (CAN), Edwin Stolk (NLD), Topp & Dubio (NLD).