Background information

This website is part of the toolkit of Dutch embassies and consulates in the implementation of one of the goals of the Netherlands’ international cultural policy: a strong Dutch cultural sector, where international exchange and sustainable cooperation ensure increasingly higher quality, and which is recognised and valued abroad. For this goal, the policy framework identifies 14 focus countries.

The Netherlands’ international cultural policy framework 2017-2020 is the joint responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture & Science of the Netherlands. More information on the policy can be found here (note that this information is only available in Dutch and English).