Funding in the Netherlands

AiR networks

  • Res Artis the worldwide network of artist-residencies and residential art centers.
  • RAIN a network of (visual) artists' initiatives from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, set up by artists who are former participants of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Art Factories an international platform of resources dedicated to art and cultural centres, which are born from citizen artistic initiatives and based on involvement with communities.
  • Trans Europes Halles A European network of independent cultural centres at former productive or commercial spaces.
  • More networks


AiR funding

AiR funding

Generally, AiR program funding is 99% project based within select criteria prescribed by the assigned funds and institutions. Structural costs are a puzzle of mixed businessmodels, collaboration with different local and international partners, attracting private sponsors, lots of voluntary work , internships and / or costs payed by the visiting artists.

Platform AiR NL listed here some of the ways to help you make it work. 

Activism & Art spaces

Using surplus recources to provide individual assistance and strengthen community angagement, by Todd Lester and Karen Philips. PDF

Travel grants

For artists and organizers you find for the Europe - North Africa region at ECF STEP BEYOND up to 35 years of age, and at ROBERTO CIMETTA FUND check the different (selective) lines. For the Africa region check ART MOVES AFRICA and MOPHRADAT.

Regarding mobility

On the Move aims to facilitate cross-border mobility in the arts and culture sector contributing to build up a vibrant European shared cultural space strongly connected worldwide. Check the website for news on fundraising, meetings, training, open calls, it's all there. NOTE: On the Move is NOT a funding organisation.

Collaboration between artists initiatives

Arts Collaboratory is a translocal network consisting of over 23 diverse organizations across the globe focused on art practices, processes of social change, and working with broader communities beyond the field of art. Functioning as a meeting point, Arts Collaboratory is where these organizations can share knowledge, collaborate on projects, and built support together. Arts Collaboratory is developed by two Dutch foundations: Hivos and Stichting Doen. Arts Collaboratory

EU point of reference

The "Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies" (2014) is the final output of the Open Method of Coordination working group on Artists' Residencies on "EAC on Europa". This OMC group had been convened under the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014 Priority Area C "Skills & Mobility". The OMC working group was co-chaired by Maria Tuerlings, founder of TransArtists, and Yvette Vaughan Jones, executive director of Visiting Arts.