Actieplan Cultuurbereik

Term

Actieplan Cultuurbereik

Translation 
Cultural Outreach Action Plan
Country of origin
the Netherlands
Grammatical variants 
Actieplan
ACB
Category
Policy
Brief description 

Government programme aimed at bringing culture and the arts to a wider and more diverse audience.

Equivalents in other countries 
Full description 

In 2000 the national government, 12 provinces and 30 municipalities with more than 90,000 inhabitants jointly developed a Cultural Outreach Action Plan which ran until 2008. The aim of the programme was to encourage a larger and more diverse audience (including young people and people from ethnic backgrounds) to participate in culture and the arts. The underlying idea of the Cultural Outreach Action Plan was that culture and the arts only flourish when there is sufficient interaction between visual artists, performers, institutions and the public. The first edition ran from 2001-2004 and, because of its success, for another four years until 2008.

The provinces and municipalities each drew up their own Cultural Outreach Programme for a period of four years. Funding for the provincial and municipal programmes was based on the number of inhabitants and took the form of a matching system. The budget allocated to the programmes by the provinces or municipalities was matched by the Ministry. On an annual basis the national government, provinces and municipalities invested € 27 million.

In 2009 the programme was partially continued by the Cultural Participation Fund.

Note: In the Netherlands policy plans are made for periods of four years.

Level of education
ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3, ISCED 4
Type of education
Formal, Non formal
Updated
25-09-2012