Dioraphte’s Performing Arts section supports organisations engaged in music, theatre, film, dance, literature and visual arts. It does so by supporting festivals, for example, since this helps us support the industry and reach a large audience. Apart from that, we mainly support organisations whose activities are aimed at developing talent.
In addition, we support high-quality projects and projects we consider important – projects which might not have enough funding to get off the ground or succeed otherwise. For instance, Dioraphte enabled the digitisation of composer Peter Schat’s complete works, preserving them for future generations and giving others a chance to study Schat’s work and be inspired by it in future. Furthermore, Dioraphte helped transfer filmmaker Johan van der Keuken’s complete works to DVD for the same reasons.
Michaela van Wassenaer
Generally, we support projects through monetary donations.
Dioraphte’s Performing Arts section prefers to focus on projects and activities which are, or could become, of great importance to a large number of people from many social strata. Projects supported by Dioraphte may run for several years.
Regarding location, the Dioraphte Foundation’s Performing Arts section focuses on projects and activities undertaken in the Netherlands, with an international reach if possible.
The Dioraphte Foundation (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Fund’) essentially applies the following general guidelines and criteria:
In any and all cases, the Dioraphte Foundation’s Board decision – be it favourable or unfavourable – shall be final. Furthermore, the Board shall not be bound to justify its decision. There is no appeal possible.
The guidelines outlined above may be subject to revision without prior consultation.
Please complete a preliminary application first, then wait for us to respond.
Use the box 'Brief description of the project for which you are applying for a grant' to give concise information about:
Depending on the planned board meetings, our response can take a few days to a few weeks.
Once you have received a favourable response, please submit a complete application by email (see below under How to submit a Complete Application).
We will not respond to applications submitted by regular e-mail or on paper.
A Complete Application will only be taken in to consideration after a favourable response by our advisor based on your preliminary application.
The application should be accompanied by a cover letter (PDF) that contains;
Please combine all your materials into one single PDF file, whose name contains the name of your organisation, the name of your project and the date of dispatch (abbreviated if necessary), and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If any additional information is required (see below), please send it to us in a separate PDF file.
Please send items which cannot be sent by email (e.g. books or large-sized materials for publication) to the Foundation’s postal address (see ‘contact & how to get here’) AFTER CONSULTING US.
Once we have received your complete application, you will receive an email within ten days, confirming the receipt of your application. This confirmation email will also contain the date on which your application will be discussed by the Board. If you do not receive such a confirmation email, we may not have received your application. If this happens, you may want to contact us. Additional information required as part of the complete application:
The following information can be forwarded in a separate file or in separate files (preferably in PDF);
You will receive written notice of the Board’s decision, along with a copy of the terms and conditions of grant awards where applicable, within ten days of the Board’s meeting.
If we require further information, we will put your application on hold, and you will have to discuss your application with with Henk J.Th. van Stokkom, email@example.com - +31 78 635 11 11. Who is also the person to contact if you wish to receive more information as to why your application was rejected.
By submitting a complete application, you agree to having all the information you submit to us with regard to your application and your organisation placed at the disposal of the Dioraphte Foundation’s Board and advisers. You also agree to our possibly requesting information on your application from parties with whom we know (or have found out) you have previously applied for a grant. Please submit your complete application to us at least 25 working days before a scheduled meeting. If any appendices are missing from your application (without prior notice or explanation), your incomplete application will be put on hold until such time as we have received all the requested items. Please note that we are entitled to reschedule meetings without notice. Also note that we do not return any information submitted to us.
mr. drs. Arnold R.J. Croiset van Uchelen - voorzitter
Bernard E.M.M. Uyttendaele - penningmeester
drs. Jacqueline Detiger
Glenda I. Nühn-Morris
Dr. Peter B. Mensing
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 2017 Dioraphte Foundation intends to spend approximately 12 million euros on projects from partners. An amount of 5,4 million euro will be spent on social initiatives in the five African countries where Dioraphte is active.
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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