Fund for Cultural Participation

Where
Netherlands
When
2017
Who
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Key objectives of the measure:

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.[1] The Fund is established and subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

: 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.[1] 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.

 

[1] Ibid.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Fund funds several projects to stimulate cultural participation. In 2015, around 6 million people were involved in cultural activities[1].

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

In 2015, the Fund received almost 8 million euro from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.[1]

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

All six national funds are evaluated every four years by an independent committee.

Indicators used to determine impact:
All six national funds are evaluated every four years by an independent committee.