b 1960 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Galerie Atelier Herenplaats
The studio was started as an initiative of the Pameijer Foundation by Richard Bennaars and Frits Gronert. The studio began with six developmentally disabled artists and has now expanded to more than 36 artists, plus a few people from psychiatric wards. It offers visual art training to individuals with disabilities.
Artists can work part-time or full-time, in small satellite studios or as part of a large group. Artists are introduced to different materials and techniques and encouraged to collaborate with non-disabled artists. The studio generates income from selling and renting artworks.