This publication resembles a resource book of the most relevant developments and priorities of past and present cultural policies in the Netherlands. It describes the Dutch administrative, financial and legal systems governing the arts and culture.
It also provides an update of the latest developments in cultural policy during the ‘Balkenende II Cabinet’ (2003-2006). New themes in cultural policy discourse are introduced, such as Intercultural Dialogue, Culture and ICT, and Culture and Economy, which may continue to occupy centre stage in the coming years.
It is addressed to anyone who is interested in the history of cultural policy and the latest policy developments in the Netherlands for professional or academic ends.
This edition describes the situation as of Autumn 2006.