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.
These organisations often have good contacts with similar institutes abroad and they cooperate on a broad range of activities, for example European policy and legislation.
You can find links to the umbrella and sector organisations of the different sectors below. This list is not comprehensive. Some organisations only provide services to their members. Some sites are only available in Dutch.
Federation of Artists Organizations, FNV KIEM (artists' trade union), CNV Kunstenbond (artists’ trade union), Werkgevers in Kunst en Cultuur (WKC) (employers’ organisation), Kunsten '92
Amateur arts and art education
Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA)
Netherlands Museum Association
Association of Dutch Designers (BNO), Association of Dutch Interior Architects (BNI)
Netherlands Federation of Film Professionals, Dutch Association of Filmmakers and Television Producers, Dutch Directors Guild
Dutch Games Association (DGA)
Dutch Literary Association
Dutch Association of Improvising Musicians (BIM), Society of Dutch Composers (GeNeCo), Dutch Association of Performng Arts (NAPK)
Theatre and dance
Dutch Association of Performing Arts (NAPK), Association of Dutch Venues and Concert Halls Directors (VSCD)
Union of Visual Artists (BBK), Professional Association of Photographers (GKf)