Arts and Culture in or from the Netherlands
Dutch Culture USA is the division of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ government that supports and promotes arts and culture from the Netherlands, including the Caribbean territories, in the United States.
It is the first point of contact for everything that relates to Dutch arts and culture, and works closely with all major Dutch cultural organizations. Its main office is in New York City, the capital of the American arts and cultural sector, and international cultural trends.
Dutch Culture USA is provided by the Press and Cultural Affairs (PCZ) Section of the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York. PCZ New York coordinates the cultural network in the US. The other missions in the network are San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and Washington.
What we do
The Press and Cultural Affairs Section (PCZ) of the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York / Dutch Culture USA facilitates cultural partnerships and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of innovation and creativity, including educational and residency programs. Overall, the office is responsible for implementing the international cultural policy of the Netherlands in the US, and is geared toward stimulating demand-driven high quality arts and culture abroad.
The office is dedicated to supporting innovative Dutch arts and cultural programs by helping build long-lasting relationships between the Dutch and American arts and cultural worlds, while spreading the positive image of the Netherlands and its thriving artistic community and creative professionals. The office provides opportunities to the US audience to experience Dutch work and become acquainted with Dutch culture and artists. It increases the opportunities for up-and-coming creative talent by helping them navigate the US market, which has been instrumental in helping turn ideas into economic successes. The creative industries in the Netherlands are an important economic sector for the Netherlands, employing more than 300,000 people.
It is also important to know what we do not do. We do not promote individual artists or companies, we do not book performances or exhibitions, we do not negotiate contracts and we do not finance American artists wanting to perform or exhibit in the Netherlands. However, we can initiate activities, ensure that they are carried out by operators in the cultural field and provide a certain amount of funding.
Dutch Culture USA helps artists and creative professionals navigate funding opportunities and has a limited budget available to help support Dutch arts and cultural programs in the US. The budgets are intended for activities initiated by American organizations in partnership with Dutch artists or institutions. Consequently, applications can only be made by American organizations.
Dutch Culture USA helps increase the visibility of Dutch arts and cultural events in the US by listing them in a nationwide events calendar and on an information portal with additional communications support via social media channels. Check out our website DutchCultureUSA.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Press & Cultural Affairs Department (Head office for the United States)
666 Third Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Send an email
Mr. Jan Kennis, Cultural Attache to the US, Counselor Press and Cultural
Ms. Gabri Christa, Director for Performing Arts (Specialist Dance, Jazz & World Music)
Mr. Robert Kloos, Director for Visual Arts, Architecture & Design
Mr. Erwin Maas, Director for Performing Arts (Specialist Theater, Classical & Contemporary Music)
Ms. Marjan Inbar, Public Diplomacy and Communications
Mr. Ryan Emmen, Cultural Officer (Specialist EDM, Literature, Dutch Masters, Heritage)
Ms. Kris Derks, Junior Public Diplomacy Officer
Ms. Caro Burggraaf, Junior Cultural Officer