In the policy letter Culture in an Open Society (2018), the Minister of Education, Culture and Science mentions that she aims to improve talent-development programmes regarding visual arts and crafts. The primary goal of the project is to match the cultural interests of the youth with cultural offerings. The organisations Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and De Ateliers are responsible for managing these programs.
In 2018, a new policy was initiated regarding the exchange of visual artworks (Code Bruikleenverkeer) in collaboration with the Association of Provinces of the Netherlands(Interprovinciaal Overleg) and the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG). The Ministry will also invest additionally in the National Acquisition Fund for Museums (Museaal/Nationaal aankoopfonds): EUR 15 million in 2019 and EUR 10 million in 2020. These investments are primarily meant for museums to purchase artworks of national interest.
The Ministry is furthermore responsible for the Decentralisation benefit for visual arts and design 2017-2020 (Decentralisatie-uitkering beeldende kunst en vormgeving 2017-2020), which is a subsidy scheme that supports new talent within the visual arts and crafts sector. The goal is to enhance the connection between presentation and production and to improve professionalisation.
The Mondrian Fund supports activities and projects regarding visual arts and cultural heritage on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The policy of the Mondrian Fund for the period 2017-2020 focuses on development and connection.