MAMA's mission is to focus on the younger generation of artists, professionals, and public. We constantly introduce our young audience to contemporary art and contemporary art practice. Therefore, MAMA has a strong commitment to arts education, offering several educational programs for participants of different ages and levels. We also offer customized workshops and guided tours, according to the participant's demand and profile.
For younger audiences, an active arts education is an important motivation to identify with and develop an ongoing interest in arts and culture. MAMA believes in an active form of arts education based on the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and participants creating for themselves.

Our education pathways are aimed at pupils and students from secondary schools, vocational and professional education, and university. Led by Marèl Jap-Sam, MAMA's enthusiastic education team, comprised of ANT's, develops and delivers educational programs.

Please inform us of your requirements before your visit. You can contact Sigmar Vriesde for more information and to schedule a visit: of 010-2332022.

Educational Programs

Made to Measure

Secondary & MBO (vocational) education
An encounter with MAMA is an active event. Guided by our young Rookies, MAMA provides an inspiring visit for MBO and secondary education students. The students discuss MAMA's activities, the exhibition, the displayed works, and complete short assignments in which they can create an association to their own interests.

- Actively experience contemporary art
- Discuss art collectively
- Are encouraged to critically examine and reflect
- Acquire knowledge about contemporary art

Practical information & contact
Number of students: maximum 15 per group
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: €40 plus tax
For larger groups, a combined visit (at extra cost) to Witte de With and TENT is possible. See the 100% Contemporary program.
For more info please Sigmar Vriesde : of 010-2332022.

University & HBO (advanced vocational training)
Students can make an informative and inspiring visit to MAMA. We like to implicate them in MAMA's program and its development by discussing (contemporary) art, MAMA's content orientation and policies, and MAMA's Rookies pathways. We offer custom made visits to MAMA depending on the study and the context of visit.
Possibilities include:
- An active and informative tour of the exhibition, given by a Rookie
- Explanation and discussion about the Rookies pathways with Marèl Jap-Sam (Project Leader)
- An introduction to the exhibition by the curator
- A conversation about MAMA's policies and organization with Nathalie Hartjes (Director)

Practical information & contact
Info per module
Number of students: maximum 15 per group, for a total of 90 students
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: €50 plus tax(we accept the Cultuurkaart)
For more info please contact Sigmar Vriesde : of 010-2332022.

100% Contemporary

Joint program with Witte de With and TENT

100% Contemporary is a complete contemporary art tour for groups from secondary schools and secondary vocational education. The program takes place in MAMA and at our fellow institutions TENT and Witte de With, both within walking distance and located on the lively Witte de Withstraat. During a supervised program, students visit any of these institute's exhibitions. But it's not just looking and talking: to complete the 100% Contemporary pathway, one must also follow the 100% Contemporary workshop. In consultation with the group, the program's content is made up of different modules (tours and/or workshop).
For more information visit the 100% Contemporary website:

Practical information & contact
Info per module:
Number of students: maximum 15 per group, for a total of 90 students
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: €50 plus tax (we accept the Cultuurkaart)

Reservations or more information:
t: 010-4135498

Kunstblock Tour

Come and join the Kunstblock Tour en get introduced to the 'now' of arts and culture. In an enthusiastic and accessible way we will guide you through all the Kunstblock art venues in the Witte de With city quarter. Together these organizations offer a diverse program for a broad public.

Get introduced to WORM; the example of avant-garde recreation, with instable media art in V2_, MAMA; home base of the young generation artists, international art at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and the best of the Rotterdam art scene in TENT. Broaden your horizon, be part of a dialogue and get involved.Discover stories about the history and art of the Witte de With city quarter, be informed about the eye catchers in public space and don't forget to listen to a variety of fun and unexpected anecdotes.

Time: On request
Duration: 2 hours
Amount: Max. 15 persons
Start: Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam.
Language: Dutch or English
Pice: Each block € 85,00 (Including entrance)

Reservations or more information:
t: 010-4110144