Performing arts in the Netherlands (including film and literature festivals)
Dioraphte supports projects and activities in the professional performing arts: music and music theater (classical and jazz), dance, theater, mixed performing arts festivals and promising new performing arts initiatives. Dioraphte also supports a number of film and literature festivals with a regional or national reach.
In particular, Dioraphte is looking for projects and activities that ensure development and renewal of the performing arts, or activities that develop professional performing talent.
The awards policy does not cover: regular performing arts or film productions as core activities of an organization, amateur art, cultural education or welfare projects.
Preference is given to projects and activities that ensure innovation or enrich professional performing arts. For example: festivals for dance, theater, music or mixed performing arts with a national or regional reach. Or projects that provide an impulse for the performing arts, such as the development of formats or a change of direction.
Dioraphte also wants to promote the development of new talent (professional makers and performers). Particularly talent/maker development schemes, competitions, and performing arts festivals aimed at supporting young talent.
Dioraphte only provides financial support to professional organizations. Other important factors are: the size of the project budget, the financial size of the applicant organization and the relationship between the two. Dioraphte seeks mid-size projects. For large projects, a financial contribution from Dioraphte would be too small compared to the total budget. For small projects, these are often local initiatives, instead of regional or national ones.
Drs. Lonneke Regter
The Dioraphte Foundation (the Fund) applies the following guidelines and criteria:
In all cases, the Dioraphte Foundation's Board decision is final. No appeal is possible. Furthermore, the Board shall not be bound to justify its decision.
The guidelines outlined above may be subject to revision without prior consultation.
You must first submit a preliminary application. Use the box 'Brief description of your application' to give concise information about:
Depending on the planned board meetings, our response can take a few days or a few weeks.
After you receive a positive response to your preliminary application, you can submit a complete application (see below under 'Submit a complete application').
We will not respond to (preliminary) applications submitted by regular e-mail or on paper.
A complete application will only be taken into consideration if one of our advisers has invited you to submit it.
If you've been invited by our advisers to submit a complete application, please ensure your application meets the conditions described here.
Mr. drs. Arnold R.J. Croiset van Uchelen – chair
- member of the board since 24 February 2016 – chair since 1 January 2017
Bernard E.M.M. Uyttendaele – treasurer since 24 February 2016
Drs. Jacqueline Detiger – member since 24 February 2016
Glenda I. Nühn-Morris – member since 1 January 2017
Dr. Peter B. Mensing – member since 1 January 2017
PO Box 255, 3300 AG Dordrecht NL
+31 78 635 22 22
Our foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to organisations in the Netherlands and abroad which support good causes, and whose sole or main objective is to organise projects or activities for the benefit of:
- vulnerable groups within society;
- health care;
- creating employment opportunities;
- promoting and carrying out scientific research;
- Dutch cultural heritage; and/or
- Dutch Performing Arts,
and any other project or activity either related or conducive to the interests outlined above, in the broadest sense of the words.
For more information about the policies of various sections of Dioraphte, see:
As of 2015 we publish a 'Year in review' report in Dutch > jaarbericht.
Dioraphte Foundation’s 2016 annual figures (overview) can be read in Dutch here.
For 2018 Dioraphte Foundation has the intention to spend approximately 14,500,000 euros on projects from partners. An amount of 4.5 million euro will be spend on social initiatives in the five African countries Dioraphte is active in. 3.5 million euro will be spend on social initiatives in The Netherlands, 3 million euro on science & research, 2 million euro on perfoming arts and 1.5 million euro on cultural heritage.
The Foundation’s current bylaws describe our policy as follows:
‘The board members do not receive any wages, be it directly or indirectly. The word “wages” does not include reasonable reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of the Foundation, nor non-excessive fees. The amount of the fees to be paid to the members is determined by the Board. All reimbursements made to members of the Board will be listed as such in the annual statement of accounts and explained.’
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After you receive an invitation from the advisor of the board to submit a complete application, you can send your complete application to Inge van Stokkom - van Veen - firstname.lastname@example.org
For ongoing business relating to awards, for example reports and payment requests, you can contact Tom A.W. van Stokkom - email@example.com
Unsolicited proposals and requests sent to firstname.lastname@example.org are not appreciated, and you will not receive a response to those.
PO Box 255, 3300 AG DORDRECHT THE NETHERLANDS