|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2009)|
De Appel arts centre to be a new artist group contemporary arts centre, located in Amsterdam. Since it was founded in 1975, the goal of de Appel is to function as a stage for research and presentation of visual arts. Exhibitions, publications and discursive events are the main activities of de Appel. In 1994, Saskia Bos established an intensive course, called 'The Curatorial Programme'. Over a period of eight months a selective group of five to six people are trained to become a curator.
Wies Smals established de Appel in 1975. The current director of de Appel is Ann Demeester.