Promotion of digital creativity and competencies of artists and other cultural professionals working with new technologies by MU Art Foundation

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)
MU Art Foundation
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
MU Art Foundation is an explorative presentation platform that operates in a rich international network of creatives who define the liminal space between ‘what art is and what art can be’. MU initiates, produces and presents rather new works, and surrounds it with an extensive and interdisciplinary secondary programme targeted to a broad and rather young audience. MU prioritises introduction to, understanding of, elaboration on, and experiencing hands-on creation, of art. MU is curious for talent, and challenges talents to be curious. MU provides a platform for artistic research, and development of artists and designers, and helps them to profile themselves internationally. MU organises activities within three programme tracks: (1) “Urban Mutations”, with a focus on urbanization, (2) “Post Digital and Transhuman Explorations”, with a focus on biotechnological development and digital culture, and (3) “The Art of Design, The Design of Art”, with a focus on for free and applied design culture. MU is part of the Dutch Basic Cultural Infrastructure.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Within the programme track “Post Digital and Transhuman Explorations”, MU coproduced the internationally very successful thematic exhibition “Computer Grrrls”, together with HMKV and La Gaîté Lyrique. Next to the exhibition, the in-depth digital Design Nonfiction platform is an interesting open form of online knowledge sharing and design historiography. MU collaborated with the design collective Tellart that filmed more than 50 in-depth interviews with prominent thinkers, designers, makers and educators in the digital field.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
For period 17-20: USD 606.256 per year (EUR 500.000 per year)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The Hmm
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Dutch Technology Week
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Nederlands Film Festival
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
DDW What If Lab
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Wall Street and Dutch Invertuals
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
IDFA Doclab
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie)
Public Sector
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
La Gaîté Lyrique
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
Every four years, the Raad voor Cultuur (Council for Culture) carries out an analysis of the current situation in the national cultural sector. The activities of MU have been included in this analysis. Overall, the creative industry in the Netherlands is a strong sector.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts