The Liberation of Arts Philantropy

An introduction to the changing role of arts philanthropy in the Dutch visual arts.


In the Turmoil of the Election Campaign, We Forget about One Thing: Culture

A call to keep culture on the agenda during the Dutch general election campaign.


A Call To Open Calls

“A Call to Open Calls” arose out of a proposition to Platform BK by artists Alina Lupu and Michiel Teeuw, following Alina’s lecture on the subject at Buro Stedelijk, and built upon Stroom Den Haag’s collaboration with Conflictorium. The collaborative event was intended as a starting point from which to open up a conversation surrounding […]


Launch of Artists’ Fees Guideline 2.0

The renewed Guideline for Artists’ Fees was presented on November 2, 2023, which will apply from January 1, 2025. A major improvement for artists and an important step towards Fair Practice!


The Algemene Rekenkamer concluded that there are nO CHECKS ON FAIR PRACTICE CODE IN THE CULTURAL SECTOR.

The Algemene Rekenkamer conducted an research into the Fair Practice Code as a subsidy condition in the cultural sector. The conclusion is that awareness of the Fair Practice Code brings about change, but that there is no check on the implementation of the Fair Practice Code.


Report ‘Waarde van Beeld’

The Federatie Beeldrechten presents the research report into the economic value of the image sector. The Federatie Beeldrecht is a partnership between BBK, BNO, BOK, DuPho, the Kunstenbond, NVJ/NVF, Pictoright and us Platform BK. Together we are committed to a better copyright position for creators. “Although it is clear that the use of images has […]


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