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11 Dec 2019
“When you just dance together and see what the other culture has to offer, you automatically gain respect for one another.”
9 Dec 2019
Politics, environment, relocating the capital and the special relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands all featured at the Indonesia Now conference.
3 Dec 2019
On December 8, the project Youth Artivists for Change will be discussed during International Queer & Migrant Film Festival. An interview with Arbër Kodra.
5 Dec 2019
Arguing the need for the gathering Fair International Cultural Cooperation and its aim for a code of conduct to foster the multicultural ideal.
9 Dec 2019
Just in time for the new decade, the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends launched its renewed platform on December 5th.
10 Dec 2019
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has compiled a new satellite account on culture and media in the Netherlands, highlighting its contribution to Dutch GDP.
9 Dec 2019
Op 6 december hebben drie ministers het nieuwe beleidskader Internationaal Cultuurbeleid aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer.
5 Dec 2019
How do Dutch artists evoke an inclusive imagination of an international children’s audience? An interpretation of our Conference International Culture for Kids.
27 Nov 2019
From 13 till 17 November, the eigth edition of the International Cultural Forum took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
21 Nov 2019
The ‘propaganda artist’ from Zwolle brought his work 'New Unions' to Palermo, where we speculated on the role of the arts in imagining new political realities...
26 Nov 2019
In het nieuwe Kunstenplan van Amsterdam voor de periode '21-'24 is een internationale rol weggelegd voor DutchCulture...
31 Oct 2019
A study on the cultural cooperation and exchange of DutchCulture with Moroccan and Turkish organisations and artists between 2016-2018.
13 Nov 2019
We zoeken per 1 februari een flexibele teamspeler die kan multitasken, verschillende rollen kan aannemen, processen overzien en deadlines bewaken (0,8 fte).
4 Nov 2019
In our series on Dutch cultural attachés, we talked to Roel van de Ven in the UK about the challenges of Brexit, Dutch bluntness and the autonomy of art.
12 Nov 2019
Equality is a sectoral prioritiy for the European Council. The report summarises the main recommendations regarding cultural and creative sectors and gender
4 Nov 2019
At the same time we take leave of our current chairman Arno Brok. We spoke to both men about their love for art and culture.
4 Nov 2019
DutchCulture is per 1 januari 2020 op zoek naar een zelfstandige, collegiale en ondernemende Projectmedewerker CED Cultuur (0,8 FTE)
4 Nov 2019
Margot Llompart has been working in the field of international arts and culture for years, fulfilling a variety of roles in different parts of the world.
12 Dec 2019
Want to make the most of your Europe for Citizens projects, find inspiration, new partners, develop your idea?
22 Oct 2019
Last weekend, the FORMS (Futures-Oriented Museum Synergies) network got together for the first time. NEMO's Michiel Buchel talks about his participation...
24 Oct 2019
In collaboration with On the Move, the DutchCulture Mobility Info Point is proud to present the updated Cultural Mobility Funding Guide.
25 Oct 2019
At our Kids Culture Conference 2019, director of the Crown Troupe of Africa Segun Adefila held a keynote speech on the universality of childhood.
12 Dec 2019
An inspirational event with Dutch – Japanese cultural collaborations.
12 Oct 2019
Meet the artists of My story, Shared History: the 6th partnership and only trio is Francesca Pichel (NL), Rizal Iwan (ID) and Dionne Verwey (NL).
17 Oct 2019
Anticipating the première, we interviewed writer/director Sandra Beerends about her new historically and emotionally charged documentary.
28 Nov 2019
Tijdens de Europadag onderzoeken we dit jaar de rol van informatietechnologie op onze samenleving en het belang van Europees beleid hierbij.
28 Oct 2019
Future-Oriented Museum Synergies, an initiative of MOTI, will have a kick-off in Amsterdam on October 28 and 29.
16 Oct 2019
Bringing the creative fields from the Netherlands and China closer, and to stimulate future-oriented sustainable collaborations on various themes.
1 Oct 2019
Four heritage experts from New York discussed the multiplicity of perspectives on Dutch colonial history through the DutchCulture visiting programme.
4 Oct 2019
Meet the artists of My story, shared history: the fifth duo is Maria Lamslag and Adrian Mulya.
4 Oct 2019
Meet the artists of My story, shared history: the fourth duo is Angelina Enny and Robin Block.
7 Oct 2019
Remco Vermeulen, country advisor Indonesia, is on a working visit in Indonesia and reports daily on the practices of cultural exchange on the spot.
17 Oct 2019
Matthew Covey from Tamizdat and Covey Law will give a workshop on the do’s and don’ts of applying for a visa for artistic purposes to the United States.
18 Oct 2019
Nederlandse kindercultuur is wereldwijd gerenommeerd. We bespreken uitdagingen en mogelijkheden van intercultureel werken met bekende (inter)nationale gasten.
18 Sep 2019
After packing out the numbers and illustrating the trends and developments per country; we take a final look at Dutch cultural activities in 2018 worldwide.
15 Oct 2019
'Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age' will be on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., from 11 October until 5 January...
20 Sep 2019
Meet the artists of My story, shared history: the third duo is Lala Bohang and Lara Nuberg.
6 Dec 2019
Fair International Cultural Cooperation - Climate Change is a gathering that will take place on December 6 in Amsterdam.
20 Sep 2019
Meet the artists of My story, shared history: the second duo is Esmay Usmany and Aziz Azthar.
12 Sep 2019
Meet the artists of My story, shared history: the first duo is Armando Ello and Felix K. Nesi.
10 Oct 2019
Under the title 'New Dutch Writing', Dutch literature will be presented at more than seventy festivals and events in the United Kingdom and Ireland...
24 Sep 2019
South African artists enter into dialogue on their art and how their work relates to social transformation and identity.
5 Sep 2019
BeST-NL was a cultural programme that took place in China, Japan and South Korea, aimed at creators there and in the Netherlands.
9 Oct 2019
Follwing the visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands, Dutch authors are presenting their work in Brandenburg.
16 Sep 2019
Beyond Tokyo - the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan strategically focused its cultural activities on Kyoto in 2018.
2 Oct 2019
Read My World is an annual independent festival that celebrates literature and poetry in all its forms. This year's edition will be organised in Amsterdam...
12 Sep 2019
Do you want to know more about Indonesia Now: Jakarta edition? Find all related articles and events below.
9 Sep 2019
London and the music industry dominate the Dutch cultural production in the UK. But it is well worth looking beyond the capital and discover new opportunities.
30 Sep 2019
From 1 March until 1 September, the 22nd edition of the Milan Triennale took place with an official Dutch contribution by Het Nieuwe Instituut.
31 Oct 2019
El Hizjra, the Amsterdam-based centre for Arabic art and literature, organised a writing contest called Writers Connected in Morocco last September.
4 Sep 2019
The 2018 data clearly shows the positive impact of policy making, and the resulted interdisciplinary cultural programme NEDxPO2018.
2 Sep 2019
HAU director Annemie Vanackere opened our fully booked meet-up on internationalisation with a keynote about the dynamics of the international cultural climate.
12 Nov 2019
DutchCulture and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs organise the third edition of the conference Indonesia Now on Tuesday 12 November 2019.
29 Oct 2019
Verve* is an art programme in which nine Dutch or Netherlands-based artists visit Belgium to look for new perspectives on societal questions.
26 Sep 2019
'INSTINCT' (2019), directed by Halina Reijn and written by Esther Gerritsen, is already receiving unprecedented international acclaim...
9 Sep 2019
In fall 2019, DutchCulture and partners are running the programme Indonesia Now: Jakarta edition with events in both Jakarta and Amsterdam.
21 Aug 2019
The amount of registered Dutch cultural activities in Turkey increased with a staggering 334% in 2018. We take a closer look at and behind these numbers.
10 Sep 2019
On the 10th of September, four American heritage experts will talk about their work and the ways they engage with perspectives on Dutch colonial history.
21 Aug 2019
Despite the sometimes difficult bilateral relations, artists and cultural organisations keep creating art together. And the numbers are growing...
6 Aug 2019
Looking into the international activities by Dutch artists in the United States in 2018 leads to surprising facts: these cities and festivals are booming!
30 Jul 2019
In the aftermath of the Notre Dame fire we explore what the Netherlands has to offer when it comes to protecting heritage and recovering from disaster.
30 Jul 2019
The world of animation is ever-expanding and Dutch creatives are assuming a leading role. A conversation with specialists in the sector.
29 Jul 2019
Six artists from The Netherlands with an Indo-Dutch background cooperate with six Indonesian artists to create several productions on their shared history.
29 Jul 2019
MME consists of a funding programme, policy development, dialogue with the sector and a European award for popular music. How are things coming along so far?
15 Jul 2019
A year on the job is a series of interviews with cultural attachés about their experiences. This edition: Beate Gerlings in Germany.
23 Jul 2019
Italy stays what it has always been: an inviting, fertile and inspiring cultural context, especially for the design and performing arts sector.
18 Jul 2019
The play Re:Creating Europe by ITA recently restaged at Manchester International Festival. Writer Michael Morpurgo gave an extraordinary speech to introduce it.
10 Jul 2019
A year on the job is a series of interviews with cultural attachés about their experiences. This edition: Friso Wijnen in Paris.
12 Jul 2019
France sometimes seems difficult to approach for Dutch artists. However, new initiatives are creating new possibilities for the Dutch cultural sector.
9 Jul 2019
Our seven years' experience with the Matching Fund has allowed us to compile a list of Dutch funds aimed at national and international heritage projects...
15 Jul 2019
Over the years, Dutch cultural activities have reached considerable breadth and depth across the vast land and the world’s 2nd largest economy.
15 Jul 2019
The annual Embassy Culture Days is one of the most important events for Dutch embassy employees - keeping them up-to-date and inspiring them with new ideas.
11 Jul 2019
Ons jaarverslag 2018 staat online. Hierin laten we graag zien welke activiteiten we hebben georganiseerd en wie daarbij betrokken zijn geweest.
25 Jul 2019
Since the Middle Ages many people from the Low Countries have been going to the Baltic area. Their presence is still visible and audible today.
4 Jul 2019
A year on the post is a series of interviews with cultural attachés about their experiences. This edition: Janette Verrijzer in Moscow.
8 Jul 2019, 9 Jul 2019
We invited Vincent Gonzalvez and Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka to the Netherlands to share and exchange knowledge about artist residencies on July 8 and 9.
4 Jul 2019
In the run-up to DutchCulture’s conference on Internationalisation, Errol Boon wrote an essay on the challenges of art in a globalised world.
18 Jun 2019
A year on the post is a series of interviews with cultural attachés about their experiences. This edition: Joost Taverne in New York.
1 Jul 2019
How can the Dutch Creative Europe Desk best support Dutch regions in pursuing cultural internationalisation? A recent report outlines some possible strategies.
19 Sep 2019
After receiving the Dutch theatre award De Gouden Krekel, 'Martin Luther King' will be shown at the Gavroche International Festival in Moscow this weekend...
25 Jul 2019
Since the Middle Ages many people from the Low Countries have been going to the Baltic area. Their presence is still visible and audible today.
25 Jun 2019
Dutch cultural export to Belgium is high. The proximity, shared language and history make it easy for Dutch artists to find their way to our neighbour.
13 Jun 2019
These are the Minister’s main principles for the new (international) Cultural Policy and for DutchCulture.
8 Jul 2019
In dit programma blikken we vooruit naar de meerjarenplannen 2021-2024 en welke kansen er zijn op internationaal vlak binnen het nieuwe beleid.
20 Jun 2019
Indonesia is an important partner country for the Netherlands. How popular is Indonesia as destination for Dutch cultural professionals?
24 Jun 2019
DutchCulture has invited Maha Sano from Marocopedia to share knowledge and discover possibilities for showcasing Morocco's unlocked heritage...
6 Jun 2019
Cultural policy officer Hajin Lee on the effects of the programme. “It was an inspiration and catalyst for broader cooperation between the two countries.”
17 Jun 2019
What are the strengths and limits of Dutch support to cultural development beyond national territory? Student Willemijn Hellenthal wrote a master's thesis...
6 Jun 2019
Dutch youth films are doing very well abroad. An interview with the makers of the international award-winning movie 'Tess' about how this success came about...
26 Jun 2019
OverBruggen levert een sectorbreed overzicht van de obstakels in de culturele uitwisseling tussen Nederland en Vlaanderen, alsmede mogelijke oplossingen.
4 Jun 2019
Experiencing DutchCulture with a foreign audience: the Never Grow Up! programme in the United States. Renske Ebbers visited 'Glimpse' by Oorkaan in New York...
3 Jun 2019
With 1.222 valid applications received from the first call, the i-Portunus launched its second call for applications of its mobility funding pilot programme.
31 May 2019
The Atelier Néerlandais celebrates this June its fifth year anniversary. Time to highlight future ambitions.
22 May 2019
The new publication highlights examples of best practices that could serve as inspirational tools for cultural diplomacy.
27 May 2019
In April a delegation from the Kolomna Centre in Russia visited the Netherlands to exchange knowledge on the preservation of crafts and local industries.
21 May 2019
Tomorrow the European Parliament elections will take place in the Netherlands. Kunsten '92 provided an overview of Dutch party programs on culture...
19 Jun 2019
In juni zijn cultureel attachés en medewerkers culturele zaken van Nederlandse ambassades en consulaten in Nederland. Kom naar de netwerkbijeenkomst op 19 juni.
17 May 2019
Culture is not a hotly debated policy issue in the run-up to the European Parliament elections. What role does the EU play for Dutch creatives?
20 May 2019
In 2018 Dutch artists participated more than 15,000 cultural activities in 108 different countries. DutchCulture identifies important trends.
9 May 2019
Six videos show the wide range of recent striking and interesting projects that have received support from the European Commission through Creative Europe.
21 Jun 2019
Brazilian experts elaborate on how active citizenship, culture and heritage in Brazil can reconnect citizens to the public spaces of cities.
6 May 2019
An interpretation of four international cases in which artists had to adapt their work in order to be able to show it, presented at our meetup Artistiek Kompas.
9 May 2019
An interview with Sabrina Baracetti and Thomas Bertacchi of the Far East Film festival in Udine, Italy, on the international outreach of a regional festival.
16 May 2019
European Literature Night, 12 European writers and OBA celebrate a great institution: the public library
19 May 2019
In the format of a visitor’s program, Russian heritage professionals will visit fortifications and meet with urban planners and architects in the Netherlands
24 Apr 2019
DutchCulture and de Balie’s Forum on European Culture started Re:Creating Europe back in 2016. The performance now takes off to Paris and Manchester.
30 Apr 2019
Censure may seem a thing of the past in the Netherlands, but it is unfortunately still a reality in large parts of the world. A remarkable keynote.
26 Apr 2019
Experts are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the working methods of the Dutch heritage field to improve international cultural collaboration.
16 Apr 2019
Cultural attaché Quirine van der Hoeven on the successes and challenges of the interdisciplinary kids culture programme in Turkey of 2018.
25 Apr 2019
Go Short is a film festival dedicated to short film, with a focus on talent development. A conversation with three ambitious emerging directors.
23 Apr 2019
The Creative Europe programme is conducting trials on facilitating cross-border mobility for artists to boost creativity, explore markets and develop careers.
6 May 2019
DutchCulture has invited three authors that collaborated on this project to discuss the most important changes in the Turkish cultural landscape.
11 Apr 2019
In the run-up to the symposium Artistiek Kompas, Errol Boon wrote an essay on ethical challenges artists face when confronted with artistic censorship.
11 Apr 2019
The advice issued by the Council discusses, among other things, the added value of International Cultural Policy on top of internationalisation.
15 Apr 2019
Wat doe je als het regime van het land waar je gevraagd wordt te spelen botst met mensenrechten en tolerante waarden?
18 Apr 2019
Zijn Duitsers echt 'pünktlicher' en voorzichtiger? Houden ze van bureaucratie? Ontdek hoe werken in Duitsland in de praktijk gaat...
4 Apr 2019
In March three Dutch youth theatre groups performed in Egypt. An interview about the value of cultural exchange, artistic freedom and lasting relationships.
26 Mar 2019
Wat verandert er na de Brexit voor culturele organisaties, collectieven, individuele kunstenaars en culturele professionals in de samenwerking met het VK?
28 Mar 2019
We signalised three general assumptions about Dutch cultural exchange in Germany and fact-checked them with our database. The outcome might surprise you.
18 Apr 2019
During the third edition of ZinaSalon we meet Fedwa Misk, writer, journalist and one of the curators of international literature festival Read My World.
2 Apr 2019
As a result of the efforts of the collaborative project Never Grow Up!, five Dutch groups find their way to Washington, USA, for a season-long focus.
21 Mar 2019
DutchCulture’s activities include a lot of travelling. That's why we have decided to compensate for the CO2 emissions of all staff flights...
12 Mar 2019
According to cultural attaché Bas Ernst of the Dutch embassy, this interdisciplinary programme has been of great value for Dutch artists as well as for Palermo.
18 Mar 2019
In south-western India, the legend of a sunken city and the physical remnants of a proto-globalised world spark the imagination. What is the Dutch connection?
14 Mar 2019
The Russian edition of the exhibition ‘Reuse, Redevelop and Design’ turns out to be a big success in Moscow and St Petersburg in 2018.
16 Apr 2019
The 58th edition of Milan Design Week lasts from the 9th of April until Sunday the 14th. We offer you a concise summary of Dutch art activities this week.
9 Apr 2019
Second edition of ZinaSalon: Egyptian artist Rania Atef is visiting the Netherlands and will discuss art and motherhood in Egypt.
7 Mar 2019
In recent years, China has become one of the world’s economic, scientific and technological superpowers. For artists it also offers exciting opportunities.
28 Feb 2019
This book raises the question as to what the present role of artist residencies is in relation to artists and the art ecosystem amid transformations in society.
4 Mar 2019
Myriam Sahraoui toured around Tangier’s hidden cultural gems. There is (still) much to do in the struggle of the imagination against indifference.
28 Mar 2019
On the policy, projects and opportunities in the field of Shared Cultural Heritage in the United States
25 Feb 2019
The programme Never Grow Up! draws the attention of the USA to Dutch youth performing art, film and literature. An interview with programme manager Anja Krans.
18 Feb 2019
The Association of Russian Museums of Memory and the Anna Akhmatova Museum shared views on storytelling with museum professionals in the Netherlands.
19 Feb 2019
In the process of applying for a visa to enter the Schengen zone, artists encounter all kinds of difficulties. How come, and what are the consequences?
21 Feb 2019
De conferentie Cultuur werkt voor de provincie ging over de kansen die cultuur biedt voor de regio’s. Bijvoorbeeld op het gebied van internationalisering.
21 Feb 2019
DutchCulture gathered 40 international experts in Amsterdam to discuss values and practicalities of fair(er) international cultural cooperation.
7 Feb 2019
Belgium and the Netherlands joined forces in 2018 for a field research into the possible contributions that arts & culture can make to city communities.
4 Feb 2019
Are you an international artist working in the Netherlands? Please fill in our survey and share your experiences in living and working here.
18 Feb 2019
Interested in bringing your cultural projects to the USA? Meet us at the International Clinic at Het Nieuwe Instituut to help you develop your plans.
14 Mar 2019
Nu de deadline van de Brexit snel dichtbij komt, manifesteren zich praktische problemen. Kom naar de bijeenkomst en stel ons expertpanel al je vragen.
4 Feb 2019
In 2018, the amount of Dutch cultural activities in Egypt increased sharply. How come? And who are the artists that travelled to a country unknown to them?
31 Jan 2019
Photographer Cynthia Boll wins the Zilveren Camera award for her series 'Sinking Cities, Jakarta', a follow up of the project 'The People Behind The Seawall'...
11 Feb 2019
Joining forces with the neighbours of deBuren, DutchCulture organised a conference in Antwerp about the potential of arts and creatives in the city.
28 Jan 2019
Wat zijn de ethische en artistieke implicaties van nieuwe media? Een essay van Constant Dullaart tijdens de presentatie van de nieuwe site van DutchCulture.
19 Feb 2019
Op het eerste gezicht lijkt werken over de grens in België of andersom zeer gemakkelijk. Toch kun je als cultuurwerker voor verrassingen komen te staan.
14 Feb 2019
DutchCulture speaks on international cultural policy at the conference: Culture works for the Province.
8 Jan 2019
Throughout 2019, Never Grow Up! presents an abundance of Dutch film, literature and performing arts for young audiences in the United States.
7 Jan 2019
Interview with Jude Henderson, director of the Federation of Scottish Theatre, about Brexit and the possible consequences for the cultural sector in Scotland.
17 Dec 2018
From now on, anyone can easily overview all Dutch cultural activities abroad. The database contains over 5500 profiles that can be searched and contacted.
13 Dec 2018
Europe Day 2018: Andrew Murray, expert in cultural relations and diplomacy, feels that the Brexit is only one of many issues facing the EU’s cultural climate.
4 Dec 2018
A look at the wealth of Central European culture: an interview with the Flemish/Polish writer and philosopher Alicja Gescinska.
17 Jan 2019
Fotograaf Ad van Denderen en journalist Margalith Kleijwegt over het Zuid-Afrikaanse fotografieproject Welkom Today.
13 Dec 2018
Europe Day 2018: keynote speaker and Dutch author Jaap Scholten lives in Hungary. He tells us what it’s like to step outside your comfort zone. Let us learn!
4 Dec 2018
Playfulness is a recurring theme in the Dutch culture. There seems to be a particular gamesome gene in our culture, starting all the way back with Erasmus.
19 Nov 2018
Remco Vermeulen, country advisor Indonesia, was on working visit in Jakarta and reported daily.
20 Nov 2018
After a five-month renovation, Erasmus Huis in Jakarta is opening its doors again this week, with a modernized theater, gallery and library.
29 Nov 2018
How DutchCulture’s brand new database can bring international collaboration between people forward.
16 Nov 2018
Interview: artist-in-residence Adam Belarouchia. "The global virtual world is just a mouse-click away, but such a far cry from the reality of Moroccan society"...
21 Nov 2018
Jinyi Oh, Haejung Kwon (Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture) and Juyoun Lim, Miseon Song (Arts Council Korea) are visiting the Netherlands, 21-24 Nov 2018.
5 Oct 2018
Renewal of the collaborative partnership in various art and cultural (inter-)disciplines
23 Nov 2018
The program provides a platform for artists and cultural operators from both the Netherlands and South Korea to exchange information and insights.
12 Jun 2018
Eleven new projects will receive support from DutchCulture’s Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund.
4 Jun 2018
A symposium in Amsterdam on June 21st will explore the idea, production and circulation of Indonesian modern art in relation to the country’s colonial past.
20 Jun 2018
The European Union has formulated a common strategy for international cultural relations. This is also advantageous for the Netherlands.
26 Oct 2018
The Netherlands is known as an international front runner in the creation of arts and culture specifically for children.
8 Jun 2018
The second edition of the Forum on European Culture, 31 May-3 June 2018 in Amsterdam, was a huge success. DutchCulture, De Balie and 10 venues joined forces.
1 Jun 2018
DutchCulture joined forces with IETM and On the Move to produce a new toolkit for fairer international collaborations in the arts.
12 Jun 2018
The two countries will continue deepening cultural cooperation and exchanges as well as sharing knowledge, information and professional expertise.
22 Nov 2017
DutchCulture studied the cultural policy of neighbouring countries in terms of internationalisation and regionalisation.
27 Jun 2017
With its Arts Plan 2017-2020, Amsterdam is making a strong effort towards globalisation. DutchCulture was commissioned to draw up the city’s cultural footprint.
6 Jun 2019
Dutch youth films are doing very well abroad. An interview with the makers of the international award-winning movie 'Tess' about how this success came about...

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