The Boekman Foundation collects and disseminates knowledge and information about the arts and culture in both policy and practice. It stimulates research and the development of opinion on the production, distribution and take-up of the arts and on national and international policy on the arts and culture.
The Boekman Foundation is an independent intermediary between interested parties and stakeholders from the public administration, science companies and the cultural sector. An unique center for policy advisors, administrators, politicians and managers, for researchers, teachers and students from various disciplines, and for employees of art institutions, artists and journalists.
As a knowledge center, our working area includes the art and cultural policy of governments, public and private financing of art, socio-economic and legal aspects of the arts and the artist profession, copyright, management, marketing and sponsorship in culture, cultural organizations and events, art programming by broadcasters, cultural tourism, art and culture education, amateur art, art education, cultural participation and art criticism.
The Boekman Foundation was founded on December 9th, 1963 by initiative of the Federation of Artists’ Associations as a scientific institute for research into matters concerning art policy. The foundation is named after Emanuel Boekman (1889-1940), SDAP alderman for art affairs in Amsterdam and promoted to the thesis Government and art in the Netherlands.
Editor / Projects
Researcher / Projects
Head of Information Services / Projects
Jack van der Leden
Information Specialist / Editor
Jan Jaap Knol
Project Manager Compendium
Maxime van Haeren
Researcher / Editor
Information Specialist / ICT
Mies van Splunter
Head of the Secretariat
PR / Communications
Project Coordinator / Researcher
Content & Communications Compendium
Tanja de Nijs
Members of the Supervisory Board operate in the social sectors of government and policy, education and research and art and culture.
As of 1 January 2018, economist Coen Teulings has been appointed as the new chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Boekman Foundation. He succeeds Victor Halberstadt who has held the presidency since 2009.
Consultant McKinsey & Company
Former Mayor Bergen
Director of TivoliVredenburg
There are currently no vacancies available.
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December 25th to January 1st
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