The Foundation Ateliers 89 offers Arubans and others interested from the Caribbean region an orientation on contemporary applied art and design. Workshops in different disciplines as painting, installations, video-art, photography, drawing, fashion, theatrical-design, ceramics, animation, graphic design and history of art are organized in a spacious, open and comfortable setting. Established foreign and local artist teach at the studios. Every workshop culminates in an exhibition which is open to the public. Furthermore, there are special workshops and tours of the exhibitions for children and young students. Ateliers 89 works in close cooperation with a number of art academies in the Netherlands and else. This way, young talents who started off in the workshops of Ateliers 89 can easily find their way to a Dutch academy or an international one.