Funds

The Dutch art- and culture world knows various subsidisers and funds owned by local- and national government and private institutes. The differences between them are big.

AFK (Amsterdam arts fund)

AFK (Amsterdam arts fund)
The AFK supports the experiment as well as proven quality, established and relative new organisations, professional art and amateur art - all over the city. There are long-term and incidental subsidies for all disciplines in the cultural sector, for cultural organisations and artists.

Blockbuster fund

Blockbuster fund
Supports cultural projects, preferably multifunctional, that take place in The Netherlands with a large (inter)national audience.

Fonds21

Fonds21
Fonds21 supports projects and initiatives in the fields of music, theatre, dance, e-culture, design, fashion, art, architecture, literature, new media and other disciplines. Also festivals, publications, media productions and educational projects are eligible. This fund supports professional projects with a strong quality.

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
This fund supports visual arts, monumental care, history and literature, music, nature, science and social cohesion. There are CultuurFondsen op Naam for amongst others visual artists, amateur researchers and windmill owners. Also there are stipends for individuals in categories like TheaterTekstTalent. For graduates of hbo or university who are an artistic or scientific talent there are Cultuurfondsbeurzen for further education of research abroad, or the purchase of a musical instrument.

VSB Fund

VSB Fund
The VSB Fund supports many hundreds of initiatives in a broad social field every year. It supports projects throughout the entire breadth of the art and culture sector, from performing arts to cultural heritage and from new media to fine art and cultural education.

Bankgiroloterij
Supports worthy causes that work on culture and the conservation of cultural heritage. It funds organisations that operate in the cultural sector.

Fund for Cultural Participation
The fund stimulates an active participation in the cultural life of the inhabitants of the Netherlands in all their diversity. It has a variety of subsidy schemes, including cultural education, amateur art and popular culture. An interesting subsidy is, for example, International Cooperation. For when you are going to collaborate with an international partner in the field of cultural participation or cultural education, or to investigate what the possibilities are for a cooperation. Or the Urban Arts Talent subsidy with which the Fund wants to stimulate and support development programs for urban arts talents.

Fonds Kwadraat
Fonds Kwadraat, formerly Materiaalfonds, offers talented artists, photographers and designers interest-free loans for developing, creating and presenting new work, such as an exhibition, equipment, a website, a presentation or an artists' book.

Janivo Foundation
The Janivo Foundation supports art projects for children, adolescents and young adults between the ages of zero to thirty years in the field of talent development, young artists and education in arts.

North Holland subsidies
The province North Holland has different kind of subsidy programmes. Monumental care is often an important part of that.

Norma Fund
NORMA represents not only performers in the collective management of their related rights and interests. She also distributes grants among artists in all disciplines. These grants are intended for projects or activities that directly or indirectly promote the cultural, social and professional interests of performers.

Mondriaan Fund
The public incentive fund for art and cultural heritage. It promotes unusual and innovative projects and activities by artists, intermediaries and institutions that are of importance for art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. The fund also has a "working contribution young talent" for promising artists up to four years after their studies.

Stichting Doen
Stichting DOEN funds projects in the field of sustainable development, culture, welfare and social cohesion. It supports are cultural projects and community art projects in which the social strength of culture is expressed.