About the Fund
The Fund’s mission:
The Cultural Participation Fund is committed to supporting innovative projects that encourage everyone living in the Netherlands to get involved in arts and culture. We aim to act as a bridge between the arts and society.

In achieving our mission, we have developed three programmes: education in the arts and culture, encouraging amateur arts, and talent development. We work with government authorities, other (private) funds, private partners and knowledge institutions to maximise our impact.

The Fund seeks to pursue its mission by achieving the following targets:

  • Helping to provide Quality Cultural Education, especially for children;
  • Helping to encourage innovative, engaging and sustainable events and activities that foster active participation in the arts and culture in the Netherlands;
  • Helping to identify and nurture talent in the Netherlands.

Contact information

Cultural Participation Fund
Kromme Nieuwegracht 70
NL-3512 HL Utrecht
Postbus 465
NL-3500 AL Utrecht
+31 (0)30 - 233 60 30
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By public transport
The Fund's offices are a 15-minute walk from Utrecht Central Railway Station.

Leave Utrecht Central Station through the Achter Clarenburg exit (you will pass through Hoog Catharijne shopping centre). Turn left into Korte Elisabethstraat and then right into Lange Elisabethstraat. Continue on this street after it becomes Steenweg. At Choorstraat, turn right and take the first street left (in the direction of the Dom tower). Turn right into Korte Nieuwstraat and then left into Trans. This street becomes Kromme Nieuwegracht. The Fund’s offices are on the right-hand side at the corner of Kromme Nieuwegracht and Jeruzalemstraat.

By bus from Utrecht Central Station
Bus 3 (Burg. Fockema Andreaelaan), Bus 4 (Burg. Fockema Andreaelaan), Bus 8 (Overvecht Zuid), Bus 11 (De Uithof/WKZ): get off at Janskerkhof or Stadsschouwburg stop; Bus 2 (Museumkwartier Ringlijn): get off at Domplein stop. For more information, visit the Utrecht Municipal Transport (GVU) website.

By car
Kromme Nieuwegracht is a one-way street. Parking is available at Janskerkhof, in the car park in Kruisstraat or in Springweg. The Fund’s offices are a short walk from there. For a detailed route, see (route planner) or Google Maps.

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