COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Netherlands/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

8.4.2 Cultural houses and community cultural clubs

Most larger cities host traditional artists' societies that were founded in the 18th or 19th century. Examples are the Amsterdam visual arts society Arti et Amicitiae, or its counterpart in The Hague, Pulchri Studio. A limited number of non-artists are taken in as members; they do pay a higher membership fee. Smaller cities/villages often have culture houses which accommodate activities ranging from language and art courses to exhibitions, performances and films. Culture houses often have facilities for children, cafés, restaurants and rooms for reading societies. Municipalities are the main source of funding.


Chapter published: 06-02-2019

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