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 is an enterprising and socially involved fund that supports Art & Culture and Youth & Society through goals. They support professional, high-quality projects that are able to reach a wide, new audience.

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
The fund supports projects in the fields of visual art, historic preservation, history & literature, music, nature, theater, dance, film and neighborhood culture. The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds also presents several prizes, distinctions, grants and stipends every year. To honor volunteers, to encourage talent or for an oeuvre. They also have scholarships and stipends for up-and-coming and proven talent.

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.

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

BNG Cultuurfonds
Stimulates artistic and cultural activities that are (partly) financed by local governments and that have importance on the level of municipal policy. The BNG Cultuurfonds primarily grants subsidies for regular projects. In addition, the BNG Cultuurfonds stimulates young talent with prizes in the fields of theatre, literature, youth circus, visual arts, cultural heritage, music and dance.

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.

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 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.