Hiphophuis has been the centre for meeting and development for young creative and artistic communities for over 20 years, for whom hip hop is a unifying factor. With our pioneering approach - involving hip hop disciplines and communities in current and inspiring themes - our activities stimulate the development of skills, knowledge, awareness, and prosperity for all involved. From mentorship to partnership: Equipped with a hip hop mindset, these creatives then take on various positions within and outside our organization such as dancer, organizer, opinion leader, artist, teacher, and contribute to both the evolutions and revolutions within our cultural sector. A sector where hip hop is becoming increasingly important as a driver of innovation, not only for what you create, but also for the creation process and how it interacts with the audience. From mentorship to partnership.
Joey Mabulu (floor staff), Suze van Zijl (production class program), Kanvie Winter (floor staff), Marissa Hooplot (floor staff)
Michael Bouterse (financial controller), Carlo Alberto Sancimino (administrative assistant),
Virgil Ormskerk (advisor business management)
Aruna Vermeulen (co-founder & managing director)
Hassani le Couvreur (Dans Programmer)
Danielle Arons (HR)
Wilson Almeida Duarte (video content creator), Aïda Sium (Head of Marketing & Development), Kelly Bigirindavyi (Producer)
Being unique is powerful. Expressing yourself is essential. Hip-hop offers the tools for you to find your strengths, to express who you are. It teaches you the importance of authenticity and never to copy. In our classes and events, we support those who show themselves and we encourage those who need an extra push.
Hip-hop is not only about moves, music, style and expressions. Hip-hop comes with its own way of thinking, behaving and living that is reflected in everything you do. The culture and history of hip-hop have an inseparable connection to social issues and society. It is important to educate and share knowledge about this. To better understand the culture, but also your own identity. We partner with cultural leaders and ambassadors for programs that matter.
In a powerful community, you take care of each other, you have each other’s ‘back’ and you motivate each other. Our mission is to uplift everyone in our community. And by doing that well, our influence extends beyond our own walls. We inspire each other and others to follow your own rules. Build your own empire. Create your own news. And by doing things successfully in our own way, we also inspire others to follow suit.
Check out the various programs and collaborations with which we carry out our vision below.