We are thrilled to share the news that we received from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) today: in the coming four years Veem will get financial support!
It means that we will be able to continue to build on being a house for performance and dance in Amsterdam. Our most important mission for the coming years will be to give time, space and attention to all the people we work with and welcome in our theatre.
However, despite the good news we received today, we’re experiencing mixed feelings. Today also shows the big gap between the budget our government is investing in arts and the true needs of the arts. We will receive less than needed, but a lot of colleagues will receive zero support. Even with positive advice. We support the call for extra money: we need more space for initiatives as AFK and Fonds Podiumkunsten to be able to support development in the arts field! Also as a backbone for the individual, independent artists that didn't apply. We can only flourish together!
Photo: Ernst van Deursen