TransArtists forms part of DutchCulture, centre for international cooperation, the organisation for the promotion, support and implementation of international cultural cooperation in the Netherlands.
DutchCulture operates in the areas of culture, media and heritage.
DutchCulture’s activities include: cultural programming of large bilateral manifestations; informing and advising about European cultural funding programmes; expertise with Artist-in-Residence programmes internationally; reinforcing Dutch cultural cooperation with China, Turkey and Brazil; organising working visits for Dutch embassy staff and international experts; creating and maintaining (online) databases focusing on export of Dutch culture and cultural mappings of several countries.
DutchCulture offers services to ministries and local authorities, artists and cultural organisations, embassies, the creative industries sector, civil society and the business sector.
DutchCulture is supported with a four-year grant from both the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, DutchCulture receives regular funding from the European Commission.
DutchCulture is the result of a merger of SICA, Trans Artists and MEDIA Desk Netherlands since January 1st, 2013. The organisation also takes up the tasks that were assigned to the discontinued Netherlands Institute for Heritage.
The merging organisations SICA, Trans Artists and MEDIA Desk had been active in the field of international cultural cooperation for years. The merger into DutchCulture puts together the different expertise, networks and experience.
DutchCulture is located at Herengracht 474 in Amsterdam, NL.