DutchCulture (The Netherlands)

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Stimulating and realizing international cultural cooperation[edit]


DutchCulture is a center for international cooperation. This is the new supporting organization of the Dutch international cultural policy and a merger of SICA, Trans Artists and Media DESK Netherlands.

The objective of DutchCulture is to stimulate and realize international cultural cooperation. DutchCulture strengthens and stimulates international activities in the areas of culture, media and heritage. The organization connects, informs and advises the cultural sector, the international network of embassies, governments and civil society. The center is based in Amsterdam. DutchCulture's activities include: cultural programming of the bilateral Netherlands-Russia year 2013; informing and advising about European cultural funding programs; expertise with Artist-in- Residence programs globally; reinforcing Dutch cultural cooperation with China, Turkey and Brazil; organizing working visits for Dutch embassy staff and international experts; creating and maintaining (online) databases focusing on export of Dutch culture and cultural mappings of several countries. DutchCulture offers services to ministries and local authorities, artists and cultural organizations, embassies, the creative industries sector, civil society and the business sector.