The Cultureland foundation has no commercial ambitions with its activities whatsoever. The Dutch Tax Administration has designated the foundation to be a “Public Benefit Organisation” (ANBI). The costs for the activities of the foundation are funded by private gifts, donations and sponsorship, and most of the work involved is done voluntarily. We would like to mention a few people on this page.
We are Dagobert Bergmans and Maud Aarts. We are the founders of Cultureland and are responsible for running the project. We are spatial designers, living and working in both Amsterdam and Buitenwerkplaats, out in the polder. Therefore we have expertise, experience and networks in both worlds, the urban fabric and the agricultural landscape. The quality of life in both worlds is of our concern, the way humankind is dealing with the environment and nature needs special care and attention. We hope to support creative thinking by literally giving space.
Fortunately, we are not alone!
Cultureland board: As writen in the Cultureland Statutes of Foundation, none of the board members are paid. We warmly thank the board for their contribution to the Cultureland foundation:
- Berith Danse (chairwoman)
- Heleen Frenkel (secretary)
- Michiel van der Kaaij (vice-chairman)
- Jan Dekker (treasurer)
- Carly Everaert (member)
Juliette Bogers framed the very first ideas for the foundation with us.
Daan Neleman is helping with the PR and Bosko Gastager has designed the cultureland logo and the layout for the website. Han Hegeman has made the website. Natasha Bird assisted with many of the English texts.
Aafke Lucie de Vries supports the projects in various ways and Saskia Strawford Stolk nourishes all of us with food and attention.
Dominique Panhuijsen, Arie Schippers, Mark Wildschut, Klaartje Dullemond, Elisabeth Müller and have been generous in reflecting with the artists on their projects. If you would also like to be involved, please send us your contact info and field of expertise!