Expertise and contacts
In this section, you will find information about sector institutes, umbrella organisations and centres of expertise in the Netherlands. They all can serve as an useful point of entrance to specific art fields, experts and interest groups.
Sector institutes and the knowledge and information centres operate in specific disciplines within the framework of the Netherlands’ international cultural policy. They are up to date with the latest developments and are acquainted with influential international cultural programmers and curators.
Umbrella and sector organisations are knowledge and network organisations that operate within a sector. Their tasks include supporting the collective promotion and professionalisation of a sector. Umbrella organisations focus on knowledge and information. The core responsibility of the sector and trade organisations is to represent the interests of their members.
Centres of expertise collect, produce and disseminate knowledge on specific topics and themes in the cultural field.