Cultuur+Ondernemen (Culture+Entrepreneurship) is the knowledge centre for entrepreneurship in the cultural sector. We support cultural organizations, independently working artists and creatives who wish to get more return on their activities. To this end we work in partnership with governments and funds to increase the impact of their cultural policy and investments. With our funding and governance programs we strengthen the cultural sector and make it more independent so that it can flourish and so the community can benefit from the effects culture provides.
If you would like someone to help you examine what logical steps to follow in your career, or explore how you can fund your plans, get in touch with us for a free orientation interview.
In the Business Guide for artists, creatives and small cultural organisations, whether starting out or already established, you will find useful information and tips for marking out your future. For you as an individual or if you work with other people. The focus is on the entrepreneurial aspect of your profession: how to ensure you are seen and heard, how to organise your business, how to work towards your future and where to go when you need information and advice.
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Do you need money to fund equipment, materials, a computer or the manufacture of a collection? If your investment can pay itself back then you are likely to qualify for a low-interest loan. Cultuur+Ondernemen offers loans to artists, creatives and cultural institutes and can be used, for example, for a fashion collection, studio modifications, workshop space, equipment or instruments. For larger loans we collaborate with other financiers including Triodos Bank. For more information please contact Renate Timmer: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 530 59 28
Governance and supervision
In the cultural field it is customary to set up a foundation as soon as public money becomes part of the revenue model. Having a legal entity is a condition for being allowed to receive this public money. The extent of these foundations varies enormously. In practice, foundations are set up in different ways. The common factor is that there is always an executive board and that the board is liable. You will be able to find frameworks to gain insight into the liabilities and authorities in the Governance Code Cultuur (only available in Dutch). Take out of the code whatever suits your organisation. The use of the code is usually a condition for a subsidy to be awarded.
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