Visual arts in the Netherlands

In this map of the visual arts in the Netherlands you will find information about many organisations that can help you working as an artist in the Netherlands.


Exhibition spaces

About opportunities for exhibiting your work and selling in galleries, via art lending libraries, open studios, artist initiatives and associations.


Commissions for visual artists

About the commission circuit: the government, the business world, private individuals and the role of agents.


Competitions and awards

A selection of awards for young artists.



How do you find a studio, which requirements do you need to meet, what are the costs and do you need a permit?


Professional associations

About trade unions and professional associations.


Presentation institutions

About six institutions that (re)present the newest developments in the visual arts.


Professional media visual arts

About (online) magazines and blogs on visual arts.


Visual arts in numbers

About the amount of artists and visitors to galleries and museums.


Cultural policy

About government measures that contribute to the preservation, development and distribution of arts and culture.



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