Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
DutchCulture is the network and knowledge organisation for international cultural cooperation. It supports the Dutch cultural and creative sector, public authorities and diplomatic missions in the pursuit of their international ambitions. DutchCulture is part of the Dutch Basic Cultural Infrastructure. DutchCulture and a number of Dutch cultural expertise institutions have an international visitors programme. This programme is an excellent means of inviting people from key cultural organisations abroad to come to the Netherlands, meet Dutch cultural organisations and see Dutch cultural activities. DutchCulture is responsible for the programmes for visitors, who are active in several cultural sectors or cultural umbrella organisations. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides DutchCulture with a budget to cover some of the costs of visits. This is not always sufficient to cover all costs, so visitors are sometimes asked to commit to the visit by making a small financial contribution as well. As part of the international visitors programme Cultural Heritage, international heritage professionals are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the working methods of the Dutch heritage sector. The most important aims are to deepen and to improve international cultural collaboration in the heritage field. In addition, it contributes to professionalisation, capacity building, market enlargement and the establishment of a sustainable network. Visitors programmes for specific disciplines A number of Dutch cultural expertise institutions and public funds organise visitors programmes in specific disciplines: - Fonds Podiumkunsten (Performing Arts Fund) for international programmers and other professionals in music, theatre and dance; - Mondriaan Fonds (Mondriaan Fund) for curators, critics and other professionals in the field of contemporary visual arts; - Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature) for foreign editors and publishers; - Het Nieuwe Instituut for international professionals working in the fields of architecture, design, fashion and e-culture; - EYE International for the international marketing and promotion of Dutch film.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
Experience has shown that these visits are very fruitful for the visitor and for the Dutch cultural field. All visits should clearly benefit the Dutch cultural field, as well as the cultural field of the country of origin of the visitor.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
USD 648.087 per year (EUR 534.500 per year)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
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Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (The Cultural Heritage Agency, RCE)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: