A new Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts+ was created, originating from a merger of 3 existing performing arts funds.
8.1.1 Overview of strategies, programmes and direct or indirect forms of support
For the enterprising artist, Artists&Cultural Entrepreneurship [Kunstenaars&CO] offers a set of courses as well as the higher professional education training course Professional Artists Teaching in the Classroom [Beroepskunstenaars in de Klas, BIK], and KIS, Artists in Society [Kunstenaars in de Samenleving]. Between 2002 and 2007, 12,000 artists completed either a training programme or a course (during and after their vocational art training) in the field of entrepreneurship. 500 Artists followed the BIK training (and now regularly work in the education sector) and approximately 5 000 artists received coaching or career management advice (for other activities of Artists&Cultural Entrepreneurship, see chapter 4.2.8, chapter 4.2.9, chapter 7.3 and chapter 8.3.1).