Funds & Foundations

The support of Dutch and international funds and foundations is invaluable to the Holland Festival. Thanks to their commitment, the festival is a serious player in the international art world and is able to show distinguished, ground-breaking performing art to a large and wide audience.

 

Through long-term and project-based collaborations, the Holland Festival can realise its artistic and public ambitions. These include presenting new, innovative and large-scale performances by internationally recognised artists that cannot be seen anywhere else in the Netherlands, supporting Dutch mid-career artists with international ambitions, contributing to a healthy art climate where artists can further develop and grow, establishing new and reciprocal collaborations with (small) local cultural institutions and communities in Amsterdam and beyond, and reaching a varied audience. 

 

The Holland Festival believes that performing art from all over the world can be of added value for everyone: it surprises, moves and invites people to think about themselves, society and the other. That is why the festival is committed to bringing a diverse audience into contact with our polyphonic programming.

 

If a fund or foundation is interested in collaborating with the Holland Festival, we would be happy to discuss a possible meeting of our goals.

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING FUNDS AND FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE HOLLAND FESTIVAL 2021: 

Productiepartner | Ammodo
Ammodo is Productiepartner (Production Partner) of the Holland Festival for the editions 2018 to 2022. Ammodo supports several international co-productions and own initiatives of the Holland Festival every year. In this way, the Holland Festival can continue to lead the way in introducing new makers to the Netherlands, in giving composition commissions and in realising large co-productions with international partners. The supported productions are presented annually under the title Ammodo x Holland Festival.

Hoofdbegunstiger | Fonds 21
Fonds 21 is the main sponsor of Holland Festival 2021. As main sponsor, the foundation endorses Holland Festival's ambition to attract a new and particularly younger audience to the festival through its high-quality productions. The efforts that the festival wants to make around education and the deepening of the programme to reach a new audience are in line with the principles of Fonds 21. 

VSBfonds
The VSBfonds works every day to involve all citizens in society. They want to contribute to self-reliance and togetherness in our country by supporting social and cultural projects and by providing scholarships. So that everyone gets his or her place in our diverse society and can grow, learn, and live with and thanks to each other. With the recurring support of VSBfonds, Holland Festival works purposefully on its social role, as a platform for enrichment and connection. 

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 
As an important advocate of culture, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds is close to Dutch music life. Over the years, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Holland Festival have built up a lasting relationship that benefits special music performances and composition commissions for recognised and promising Dutch artists. The performance Luistermutant 2021 by composer Micha Hamel and director Arlon Luijten is made possible by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 

Performing Arts Funds
With the support of Performing Arts Fund, the Holland Festival can provide Dutch composers with composition assignments. In this way, the festival distinguishes itself with an artistically innovative programme and the composers can take a step towards excellence. In 2021, Performing Arts Fund contributes to Luistermutant 2021 by composer Micha Hamel and director Arlon Luijten, for which the festival has given a composition assignment to the young Dutch composer Bram Kortekaas.

The Brook Foundation 
The Brook Foundation has supported leading performances by international makers at the Holland Festival for many years. Work that is large-scale, experimental and cannot be seen anywhere else in the Netherlands. Among other things, The Brook Foundation contributes to the new form of collaboration with associate artists and new work with which these makers are featured at the Holland Festival. In 2019, this was The Head & The Load by William Kentridge and, in 2020, the interpretation of the digital programme Holland Festival 2.0-2.0 around the theme 'In pursuit of the we - in times of social distancing', put forward by Bill T. Jones.  

Marinus Plantema Foundation
The Marinus Plantema Foundation, founded in 1983, aims to promote bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia in the fields of culture, education, and science. In 2021 the foundation will support the latest multidisciplinary performance The Planet - A Lament by Indonesian director Garin Nugroho. Thanks to the involvement of the Marinus Plantema Foundation, the festival can bring a large and broad audience in touch with world-class Indonesian performing arts. 

Institut Français des Pays-Bas
The Institut Français des Pays-Bas promotes French culture in the broadest sense of the word. As a loyal partner of the Holland Festival, they contribute to performances by French and French-language makers. In 2020, for example, they contributed to the promotion of the music video Once Upon a Time, an Iron Rose... "work in progress" by award-winning Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré. In 2021, Institut Français des Pays-Bas supports the collaboration with the Franco-Austrian Gisèle Vienne, associate artist of the 74th festival edition, and specifically the performances L'Étang, Kindertotenlieder, Mailles and Maison Mère.  

Pro Helvetia
Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss art and culture with a focus on diversity and high quality. As the institution for cultural promotion of the Swiss Confederation, they support projects of national importance. The Holland Festival and Pro Helvetia will join forces again in 2021. The Foundation contributes to Kordz x Sakamoto by the Swiss-Georgian composer Alexandre Kordzaia.  

Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut is a faithful, permanent partner of the Holland Festival. The Goethe-Institut's involvement enables the festival to present leading performances by German makers and to further stimulate and promote international cultural cooperation. In 2021, the Goethe-Institut will contribute to Soft Valkyrie, a contemporary podcast version of Die Walküre, by composer and game designer David Kanaga. A co-production of the Holland Festival, De Nationale Opera and Staatstheater Hannover.  

M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Foundation 
With the recurring support of the Gravin van Bylandt Foundation, the festival can present world-class performing arts that enrich the cultural heritage in the Netherlands and challenge current affairs. In 2021, the foundation will contribute to the performance The Planet - A Lament by Indonesian director Garin Nugroho, a purgative ritual that laments man's devastating impact on nature while offering hope to those left behind.