ADCN is the club and platform for creativity in advertising and design in the Netherlands. ADCN’s mission is to unleash Dutch creativity by stimulating creative excellence, accelerating creative talent and leadership and kick-starting meaningful co-creation and innovation in communications in the Netherlands.
ADCN was founded as the Art Directors Club Netherlands in 1966 by Nico Hey, Pieter Brattinga and Bob McLaren, with the aim to stimulate creative excellence in communications. Over the years, ADCN has become a multidisciplinary collective of creative professionals across disciplines, including art directors, copywriters, graphic designers, digital designers, film directors, photographers as well as creative producers, planners and technologists. ADCN is a non-profit, member-run organization with over 500 members, from emerging young talent to world-class designers. The organization works together with various partners in the Dutch and global creative industry.
ADCN has the mission to develop the best creative collective in the world. The goal is to unleash creativity by maximizing creative talent and culture, and stimulating meaning and innovation in advertising and design. ADCN organizes four types of activities: education, inspiration, co-creation and promotion. Throughout the year, you can participate in various programs such as awards shows, workshops, short courses, portfolio nights, festivals, art exhibitions, challenges, and dinners.