Institutions in the Netherlands
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DUTCH CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS
Mondriaan FoundationMondriaan Stichting
The Mondriaan Foundation was created to stimulate visual arts, design and the cultural heritage from the Netherlands.
We are committed to strengthening the international position of contemporary visual arts and design, and we accomplish this by offering financial support to enable institutions, companies and authorities, both national and international, to reach their audience and extend that reach.
Simultaneously we also believe it to be important that artists, professionals and the public in the Netherlands are able to have an accurate conception as to the latest international developments. To this end we stimulate initiatives designed to bring foreign projects of topical interest to the Netherlands.
Our international ambitions are in line with our primary goal of increasing interest in, and demand for, contemporary visual arts, design and cultural heritage from the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Fund for Performing Arts + (NFPK)Fonds Podiumkunsten
The Fund for Performing Arts + is the national fund in the Netherlands that gives grants to amateur artists and professional performing artists, groups and ensembles whose projects contribute to the quality, advancement and variety of the arts and their dissemination abroad. The Fund also takes part in cultural and political debates and promotes both sectors in the Netherlands and abroad. The Fund for Performing Arts + works mainly on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has a budget of approximately fourteen million euros a year. The Fund encourages greater unity between the work of amateur, semi-professional and professional artists working in the performing arts and other artistic fields and promotes international activities carried out in and in collaboration with the artists' countries of origin, and supports cultural diversity.
The Netherlands Architecture FundStimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur
The Netherlands Architecture Fund was set up in 1993 as a cultural fund for the implementation of certain aspects of the cultural and architectural policy. The Fund's central task is to award grants in accordance with the rules regulating the Architecture Project Grants Programme and the Belvedere Project Grants Programme. The Fund's aim is to give grants in an accountable and transparent manner supported by detailed insightful reports. Since 2003 the Fund has also been responsible for carrying out the HGIS Programme - a supplement to the Architecture Programme - for the implementation of international projects financed by the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and Foreign Affairs through the HGIS Cultural Fund.
Foundation for Production and Translation of Dutch LiteratureNederlands Literair Produktie- en Vertalingenfonds (NLPVF)
The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature exists to promote interest in Dutch-language literature abroad. It maintains contacts with a large number of international publishers, and has a stand at major international book fairs, including the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair and the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna.
European Cultural Foundation / ECFwww.eurocult.com
The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) believes in the enriching experience of diversity, and in the power of culture to promote mutual understanding and respect. We therefore support cultural cooperation and advocate strong cultural policies for Europe.
Netherlands Architecture Intstitut (NAI)
The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) is more than a museum of architecture. It is above all a cultural institute which is open to the public and which uses a variety of methods for communicating about the shaping of human space.
The Netherlands Film FundNederlands Fonds voor de Film
The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and cinema in the Netherlands. It focuses on the quality and diversity of feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation en experimental films. The Fund’s operations cover participation in development, production, distribution and marketing. It is also responsible promoting a good climate for the national film industry. The Film Fund was founded in 1993 by merging two other funds. Its budget is provided by the government. It operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and receives most of its funds on the basis of four-year policy plans. In 2003 the Ministry of Finance provided an extra budget for commercial film.
Service Centre for International Cultural Activities (SICA)www.sica.nl
Assists cultural organisations with their international activities. SICA was set up in 1999. Since then, they have established itself as an independent information and co-ordination centre for organisations involved in all kinds of cultural disciplines, both within the Netherlands and abroad.
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