Cultuurnetwerk Nederland is the Netherlands expertise centre for arts- and cultural education and is open to everyone active in arts and cultural education, whether it is through study or career.
Cultural education is a general term for different educational fields involving arts and culture as either the end or the means.
Cultuurnetwerk Nederland is an independent organisation. Funding for activities comes from several sources. A number of products and services are of national interest. For these activities, Cultuurnetwerk Nederland receives financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Another part of its activities are commissioned by non-profit organisations.
Cultuurnetwerk Nederland consists of three main departments; Information services, Consultancy and Research. In addition there are some supporting departments.
Cultuurnetwerk Nederland aims to offer advice and to support cultural education activities. What’s more, the centre connects all sorts of people and organisations involved in cultural education. To realise these objectives, the organisation works with many partners in the Netherlands and abroad.
Cultuurnetwerk Nederland also seeks to contribute to the international exchange of knowledge in the field of cultural education. A second aim is to stimulate comparative research among different countries. To this end, Cultuurnetwerk collaborates with partners outside of the Netherlands.
The organisation also organises international conferences, does cross-border research and collaborates on a global level.
Cultuurnetwerk offers organizations outside of the Netherlands:
Culture Action Europe contact: Piet Hagenaars
PO Box 61
NL 3500 AB Utrecht
T. + 31 30 236 12 00
F. + 31 30 236 12 90