Radio for the Arts

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee is a radio space for curatorial and artistic practices.

We host and produce radio shows and podcasts, by and with artists and designers. With our mobile studio, we travel to academies, biennials and museums. We also commission sound and performance pieces, related to the research strands we set for our annual programme. And in 2022 we started an artist-in-residency programme.

Interested in a collaboration? Please send us an e-mail.

Previous collaborations include curatorial engagements, podcasts, pop-up radio studios, teaching, workshops and more.

Download our logo, designed by Brent Dahl.

About us

We understand radio as a space for art and as a discursive platform that allows for exchange, research and experimentation. We regularly invite artists and curators to work in this space with us. Since 2015, we have built an archive of more than 230 radio projects. These shows range from conversations to sound pieces, such as audio essays and performances.

We often take on a curatorial role when collaborating with artists, musicians and other organisations. We support them in their research and artistic processes, by thinking about approaches, formats, methods and distribution with them. We also provide technical assistance in producing sound pieces. 

Process interests us more than output, and we strive to build long-lasting relationships by sharing our platform and resources. Our residency programme is the direct result of this approach and allows us to enter into prolonged dialogues with artists.

Within our programme and annual residencies, we welcome projects that take an anti-hegemonic stance, and that are critical to ongoing and unfolding conditions of displacement. We acknowledge that such projects depend on the inherent right to freedom of expression, a privilege not universally accessible. We try to develop projects in ways that safeguard the execution of that right while also upholding a no-tolerance policy for all forms of discrimination.

We are based in Amsterdam, and we collaborate with artists and partner organisations remotely. We are a small and flat organisation with members who are artists, curators and researchers. Our team works part time and holds regular editorial meetings, during which we discuss proposals and upcoming collaborations. Of the public funding we receive, about 50% goes directly to the artists we’re working with, while the other half is invested in overhead, equipment and infrastructure of the platform.


Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

We announce our shows on Instagram.
We are based in Amsterdam.


Artistic Directors: Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping

Editor and Residency Coordinator: Andrea González Garrán

Studio Manager: Monty Mouw

Online Editor: Callum McLean


Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee was co-founded in 2015 by Orpheu de Jong, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping. In its early years, Femke Dekker and Reinier Klok contributed as editors and helped shape the platform. 

Our website is designed by Miquel Hervás Gómez and Brent Dahl (Carne Kids).

Code by Arif.


We are supported by the Mondriaan Fund.