Returning to Museumplein...
The 3rd annual Amsterdam Bodypainting Day takes place on Saturday, August 12th at Museumplein. After 4 hours of live body painting, we will have a naked march through the streets, a canal boat ride and a great after-party. We are planning even more fun activities in the days surrounding Bodypainting Day, which will be announced closer to the event date.
There is no fee to apply. €25 participation fee includes:
model, paint, all paint supplies (except brushes), snacks, drinks, official t-shirt, listing on HCA website.
The canal boat ride is optional and includes a small fee. The after-party is optional and includes food and drink specials at reduced cost. The color palette will be announced closer to the event date.
There is no fee to apply. €50 participation fee includes: artist, snacks, drinks, official t-shirt. The canal boat ride is optional and includes a small fee. The after-party is optional and includes food and drink specials at reduced cost.
Applications are currently open and space is limited. Acceptance emails include a link to pay the participation fee. Once accepted, your spot is not confirmed until the fee is received. If you have a good story, please feel free to share it in your application.
11am-noon: Artist/Model registration
noon-4pm: Live Bodypainting
4-5pm: March through the Streets
5-6pm: Boat Ride through the Canals
6pm-?: Dinner & After-Party
Bodypainting Day is over 5 months away. Below is some basic information about the event.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions.
We are looking for talented and dedicated artists with a voice. Various styles are great, the more diverse, the better.
We love body painters, but we also want to share this interactive art with artists of all genres.
For the Love of Expression
Bodypainting Day is about expression. It's great to paint a beautiful painting, but we encourage artists to share something of themselves in their art. This years theme is Humanity. As always, the theme is intentionally vague to allow for a wide variety of interpretations. The color palette will be announced closer to the event date.
Are every day people, big and small, male and female, old and young (18+).
Artists and models are matched up randomly on the day of the event. This makes it harder to plan, but it also encourages artists to feed off the moment for artistic inspiration. Standing still for long periods of time can be tiring, especially for models. Make sure to get a good nights sleep the night before the event. And please eat, drink and rest as needed. Along with brushes to paint with, artists need to bring a towel for their models to stand on. Artists are also responsible to carry their models possessions during photo sessions and during the march. Models should pack as light as possible and bring a small backpack or bag to hold their belongings. Models should pack as light as possible and bring a small backpack or bag to hold their belongings. Models should wear comfortable shoes and long hair should be put up during the painting process.
Crowds of people will be watching you during the entire painting. This is a great opportunity for people to see the entire artistic process as various body types transform into living works of art. This event is for the public. That being said, if anyone is saying or doing anything that is inappropriate, or makes you feel uncomfortable in any way, please reach out to any event staff. Do not engage in any confrontation. We are always well staffed to handle any problems. That being said, the crowd at Museumplein is great, friendly and very appreciative of the art.
A Few Rules
All models are full nude, no exceptions. No costumes, headdresses, props, etc. It’s just the body and the painting.