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Expodium Launch Unmaking the Netherlands

PAF & Play introduction at Expodium 17 April

PAF co-founder Iris Peters will talk about play and Playful Arts Festival at Expodium in Utrecht during their launch of Unmaking the Netherlands on 17 April: Be invited to witness […]


Playful Arts Festival 2014 Video Showreel

Curious as to what Playful Arts Festival 2014 played like? made this wonderful showreel from PAF14 footage.  Enjoy!

PAF14 Dansnest KLIK - Photo by Monique van de Wijdeven

PAF14 Photos online!

Picture time! Can you spot yourself on the photos? Tag yourself in the PAF14 albums on Facebook or Flickr. Photography by Monique van de Wijdeven, Sef Receveur, Zuraida Buter and Magdalena […]

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    April 29 @ 4:00 pm - April 30 @ 11:00 pm
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    May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    June 2, 2016 - June 5, 2016
I had a truly inspiring time at the Playful Arts Festival: being with inspiring people who were inspiring me to inspire them even more, teaching, playing, appreciating, being appreciated.
Bernie DeKoven

PAF14 Teaser Trailer

PAF14: Play in the Dark

People said

The creativity and positivity that epitomized 2014’s Playful Arts Festival ensured it was such an important and memorable experience for attendees. By spilling into the streets of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and blurring the lines between our everyday life and playful participation it created a magical atmosphere for everyone.

Llaura Mcgee

Llaura Mcgee

Playful Arts Festival was so good. So good!! It really is all about playfulness, isn’t it?

Adriaan de Jongh

Adriaan de Jongh

Bounden / Fingle

I feel very fortunate to have attended 2014’s Playful Arts Festival, which was unquestionably a historic event.

Richard Lemarchand

Richard Lemarchand

USC Games (previously at Naughty Dog)

The Playful Arts Festival triggers my curiosity […] I am like a kid again eager to go out investigate and discover!

Nanda de Block

Nanda de Block

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