Kunstfactor is the national organisation for the development and promotion of the active participation in arts and culture. Whether it concerns amateur societies or art institutions, courses or staff, Kunstfactor offers support, advice and education, and helps to improve quality and infrastructures. The organisation furthers the interests of 5,5 million amateurs who are active in the arts, from pop musicians to photographers and from theatre makers to jazz dancers. But Kunstfactor also negotiates with national and local authorities, policy makers and opinion makers, and stimulates debate about the significance of the amateur arts. More than 80 specialised staff maintain numerous contacts with those active in the field.
Kunstfactor was launched on 1 January 2007. It was established through a merger of Theaterwerk NL, the Landelijk Centrum voor Amateurdans (LCA), the Stichting Beeldende Amateurkunst (SBA), Stichting Schrijven and Unisono. Kunstfactor has an active policy to ensure that programmes, audiences, staff and committee structures form a reflection of Dutch society.
Kunstfactor is an independent pivot between public authorities and the sector. Kunstfactor provides information and advice on voluntary arts in general and it is actively involved in training and reflection, quality enhancement and the development of infrastructures in the arts sector.
The organisation’s other tasks are research, documentation, archiving, liaison and coordination. Kunstfactor is a key discussion partner for national and local authorities, policy makers and opinion makers and stimulates the debate on the significance of the voluntary arts.
Culture Action Europe contact: Tom de Rooij
Visiting Address: Kromme Nieuwegracht 66, 3512 HL Utrecht
Posting Address: Postbus 452, 3500 AL Utrecht
T: +31 30 7115100
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