About IK

Who We Are

IIK stands for Instituutsvereniging Kunsten,
Cultuur en Media (Institute Society of Arts,
Culture and Media). The Study Association emerged from the former SKABÉ. By the time, SKABÉ was the Study Association for the program Arts and Arts Policies in Groningen. The program changed into Arts, Culture and Media in September 2003. The students needed a new association that represented the recently founded program. It was, then, in the same year that IK began to act. Mariia, Marjolein, Kris, Tjarda, Femmy, Youri and Martijn together became the first board and, consequently, our founders.

what do We do?

At IK, we organize study and non-study related events. Our aim is to create an ACM community where students can meet each other. We want our members to feel like they belong.

As students, we want to facilitate contact between University and members. That is why we organize informative activities to guide our members through their studies, such as the Major Decision Event or the Thesis Pitch. Not only we want to help our members during the studies, but also after. With this in mind, we also organize events like the Network Event, Career Day and the Arts Conference. In the Association, students will also be able to participate in art-related events. Each of the major art disciplines are represented in our committees. This not only means that committee members can gain experience in organizing activities in the artistic field, but also that all the students can enjoy the final result. Besides, we arrange a Taste of the Art as we try to bring Groningen's art scene close to our members. We can’t forget that we are also young and are in a lively city, which means that at IK, we look forward to seeing you at our monthly borrels, at our excursion or at our parties.

International association

At IK, our events and social media are planned so that every student feels welcome and included, no matter where they come from.

stay connected

As members, you get access to the Association's Nestor page, plus the access to our Facebook page with pictures from all events.


Members receive special discounts. They also gain free access to most of our events and lower prices at our Film and Theatre premiere.

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Making friends

Through IK, you can meet amazing people with shared interests yet different backgrounds.