Cultuur Ondernemen (Artists, Culture and Entrepreneurship) is a Dutch non-profit organisation which stimulates and supports artists in raising their levels of professionalism and developing new areas of work. Cultuur Ondernemen cooperates with more than 200 partners from the artworld and both public and private sectors.
For a growing number of organisations who wants to make the very best use of the unique skills that artists possess in social and business matters, Cultuur Ondernemen is the appropriate partner. Cultuur Ondernemen works with artists from all disciplines.
For the enterprising artist, Cultuur Ondernemen offers a complete set of courses as well as the post higher professional education training course ‘Beroepskunstenaars in de Klas’ (‘BIK’, Professional Artists Teach in Classroom) and ‘Kunstenaars in de Samenleving’ (KIS, Artists in Society). We annually examine the professionalism of thousands of artists who want to make use of the WWIK (The Income Provisions for Artists Act).
It is implementing a programme to help professional art education institutes to close the gap between them and professional practice by coaching project education and involving the business world in this educative process.
On the portal oepkunstenaar.nl artists can find all the business knowlegde they need. Cultuur Ondernemen publishes over 50 up-to-date Factsheets and operates a telephone supportdesk ‘Kunstenaarslijn’. Cultuur Ondernemen also regularly organises work and network meetings for artists.
The organisation also offers a Culture loan for the creative sector and publishes “Hart Magazine”.
Culture Action Europe Contact: Anne van Otterloo
Nieuwe Herengracht 119
1011 SB Amsterdam
1000 CP Amsterdam
T. +33 20 535 25 00
F. +33 20 535 25 05