About Gerald Vreden

Gerald is an award-winning pioneer in the cultural sector. His productions have received high praise for the eclectic combination of different art forms, creating a synthesis of literature and digital technologies with performance arts. He tells compelling stories that take readers on an exciting journey they will never forget. He speaks from personal experiences instead of theories gained from books. His first-hand experience gives his audience insights into an unknown and exciting new universe far beyond what most people have ever experienced. 

Gerald is not a standard author or creator, if ever. He is not only focused on his craft but also highly passionate about supporting upcoming talents in the cultural entertainment sector. He co-founded the First Noble institute, where like-minded artists, creators, and learners come together. Gerald has always intended for First Noble to function as a platform and stepping stone for artists that allows them to connect and grow within an international community. 

As an Author, Producer, and Creative Director, he creates a unique genre of sci-fi, adventure, history, magical realism, and African and world mythology that he weaves into unknown storytelling and literature, animation, creative technology, and music.

My Story, My Life

Gerald’s had to overcome many challenges in his childhood. And, without sugarcoating it, he had a difficult life filled with childhood trauma. However, his difficult upbringing and childhood trauma became his fuel and motivation to create the vision of a better future for the coming generations; and co-founded First Noble Institute, the European premier Institute for World History and Afro Caribean Art and Culture, with his brother Steven Vreden. The latter is a psychologist, educator, and artistic partner in crime. 

The red thread in Gerald’s life is that he makes great things happen and helps others along the way to achieve their goals. With his experience and expertise, he consults and guides underprivileged and upcoming artists who want to improve their skills and hone their craft. Helping others to succeed is a crucial pillar for Gerald in everything he does. And through it all, he is a Creator, an Author, and a Creative with an uncanny way of telling stories that come to life through his art, books, and immersive experiences.  

Career

Gerald played a crucial role in elevating the Hip-hop culture in the Netherlands, taking it from niche to the mainstream. He pioneered the urban and Hip-hop culture to a national audience through media platforms, TV concepts, art expos, fashion shows, clubs, street activations, sports events, and outdoor festivals. As a result, Gerald connected Hip-hop artists and Urban creatives to a broader audience. In addition, he played a crucial role in enabling Hip-hop and Urban culture to infiltrate and dominate Holland’s media, advertising, film, and music landscape. 

As a pioneer and visionary creator, Gerald has always brought people together. A prime example of this is a social media platform he created called:” Pozerscene,” which gained real traction in the Netherlands long before Facebook and Instagram took over. However, in real life, Gerald also brought people together. He did this mainly through large-scale hip-hop events such as: “Meet the Streets” and “Musica Republica.” These were highly successful events organized across the Benelux that were regularly sold out and received raving reviews.  

To create a new platform where people could connect and maximize their true potential, he Co-Founded First Noble, the premier institute for World History and Afro-Caribbean Arts & Culture. As the Co-Founder of the First Noble Institute, Gerald has big plans and works tirelessly with his TEAM to achieve them. These goals include re-launching the award-winning SHOW (Shared History of the World), which consists of a Tour throughout five countries in Europe, and launching his first-ever book: His Story of the World, L’Histoire du Monde, The First Creator.

Gerald is focused on the future and embraces new digital technologies’ opportunities. He is a native speaker in the world of new media and is focused on VR, AR, Motion Capturing (Mocap studio), and Creative Technology to digitalize art, tell stories and create unique experiences. He operates at an elite level in the Dutch and international museum industry, enabling upcoming artists to shine in this relatively excluded industry. 

missing organising concerts festivals in:

Heineken Music Hall, Ahoy, MECC hallen Maasstricht, the Maassilo

Giving Back & Helping Others Succeed

Gerald’s had to overcome many challenges in his childhood. And, without sugarcoating it, he had a difficult life filled with childhood trauma. However, his difficult upbringing and childhood trauma became his fuel and motivation to create the vision of a better future for the coming generations; and co-founded First Noble Institute, the European premier Institute for World History and Afro Caribean Art and Culture, with his brother Steven Vreden. The latter is a psychologist, educator, and artistic partner in crime.

The red thread in Gerald’s life is that he makes great things happen and helps others along the way to achieve their goals. With his experience and expertise, he consults and guides underprivileged and upcoming artists who want to improve their skills and hone their craft. Helping others to succeed is a crucial pillar for Gerald in everything he does. And through it all, he is a Creator, an Author, and a Creative with an uncanny way of telling stories that come to life through his art, books, and immersive experiences.

CONTACT

You can contact me via the details below or connect with me via LinkedIn or Instagram.

+31 (0)6 8577 4270 (click to call)

info [at] geraldvreden.com

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