Mapping Netherlands: Performing Arts - Funding
Performing Arts Fund
The Performing Arts Fund is a cultural fund for music, music theatre, dance, theatre and festivals in the Netherlands. On behalf of the Dutch government the Fund supports all kinds of professional performing arts.
Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie
Cultural Participation Fund
The Cultural Participation Fund supports innovative projects that encourage everyone living in the Netherlands to get involved in arts and culture. It aims to act as a bridge between the arts and society.
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds aims stimulating the preservation of nature, culture and education. It does this by providing grants to projects and individuals in the cultural sector. The Foundation is funded by menaces, donations and the national lottery, among others. With more than 240 Designated Funds, the Cultuurfonds is market leader in the Netherlands of these personalized 'field of interest' funds.
VSBfonds (website in Dutch)
The VSB Fund supports performing arts, visual arts, heritage, film, photography and design by providing grants. Furthermore, the foundation stimulates education and research by providing scholarships for Dutch students seeking to study abroad.
Fonds 21 (website in Dutch)
The fund provides financial support to innovative projects in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, cultural heritage, architecture, film, photography and design. Furthermore, the Fund supports educational, scientific and interdisciplinary projects.
VandenEnde Foundation (website in Dutch)
The VandenEnde Foundation is a private fund which aims for the stimulation of young talent in the fields of the performing arts, film and television. Furthermore, the foundation provides financial support to Dutch cultural initiatives, such as the music education programme at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, various festivals, and the construction of the new wing for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
The DOEN Foundation
DOEN supports initiatives by means of subsidies, participations, loans and guarantees. These initiatives are characterised by their enterprising approach: people, organisations and enterprises that dare to take risks, that are creative and innovatory and thus effectively contribute to a better and cleaner world. DOEN supports initiatives in the field of Culture and Cohesion and Green and Inclusive Economy.