Recommendations by the Dutch Council for Culture

Yesterday we received the recommendations of the Dutch Council for Culture concerning the subsidy for the Rijksakademie in the period 2013-2016.

The Council for Culture has recommended the Secretary of State for Education, Culture, and Science not to grant the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten funding for the period 2013-2016 yet.

The Council proposes that the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers come up with a collective plan before the end of the year to receive a maximum of 1.5 million in subsidy together. 

As a boundary condition, however, the Rijksgebouwendienst and the Ministry have been asked to put forward a solution to the high housing and personnel costs of the Rijksakademie.

Read the Council’s complete recommendation here (only Dutch) and our full comment here

Furthermore, Dutch television show Nieuwsuur broadcasted an item about the advice the Council for Culture published and the impact on the Rijksakademie, including a response by the Council’s chairman Joop Daalmeijer. Watch the episode here