Fund for Cultural Participation
The Fund for Cultural Participation stimulates active cultural involvement of all people in the Netherlands. The Fund aims to contribute to an open society in which people of all ages and backgrounds can develop their creativity. The Fund connects and supports people, organizations and the government who are involved in cultural participation. The Fund is established and subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
: The Fund subsidises cultural initiatives and schools throughout the Netherlands which stimulate culture participation. The Fund cooperates with cultural institutions, clubs, cultural heritage organizations, schools, other funds, the government and social institutions. With personal stories on its website (http://www.cultuurparticipatie.nl) the fund raises awareness of the social value of culture. An example of this is the project Let’s Dance, where young and experienced dancers danced together with elderly amateur dancers in a performance on migration and refugees. The project was funded by the FCP.
The Fund funds several projects to stimulate cultural participation. In 2015, around 6 million people were involved in cultural activities.
In 2015, the Fund received almost 8 million euro from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
All six national funds are evaluated every four years by an independent committee.