The visual arts in the Netherlands
In this map of the visual arts you can find information about exhibition options and the art dealing in galleries, art libraries, open studios and artist societies. You will find information about the commission circuit, about finding a studio, and overviews of presentation institutions and major competitions and awards.
Information and advise is provided by professional associations, arts centres, business advisers and professional literature and media.
Artworld in numbers
|There are 918 organisations in The Netherlands that distribute and exhibit fina art. With 555 companies, artgaleries are the biggest group.|
|The turnover of the art sector is 331,6 million euros. Galeries have a 120 million euro turnover excluding VAT.|
|An estimated 12.000 artists work in The Netherlands (IJdens 2008).|
|There are about 5.000 regular buyers of contemporary art and about 1.000 collectors.|
|The top 500 bestselling artists in the world counts 3 Dutch artists.|
|Source: OCW - Cultuur in Beeld 2011|