For whom & by whom

The guideline for artists’ fees is a guide for both artists and institutes. Everyone working within visual art – as an artist, museum, art platform, art initiative, or festival – can make use of the calculator, the checklist and the standard contract that are part of the guideline


Initiators of the guideline are the Kunstenbond (artists’ union), Platform Beeldende Kunst (Platform of Visual Arts), Beroepsvereniging van Beeldende Kunstenaars (Professional association of visual artists), and De Zaak Nu (lobby association for art platforms) – united in . The guideline is a joint initiative from the visual art sector, in order to arrive at fair practice in the professional contract practice between institutes and artists.

Apart from interest groups, art institutes and artists, more and more governments and cultural funds now endorse and support the guideline. The Mondriaan Fund (the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage), Stroom (the centre for visual art and architecture in The Hague), and the private Fund 21 use the guideline in their practice of application assessments. The Amsterdamse Kunstraad (Amsterdam Arts Council) also endorses the guideline, and states that it should be mandatory for every art institute working with visual artists.

The Mondriaan Fund has a temporary programme that promotes the application of the guideline. Visual art institutes in the Netherlands that use the guideline can apply for partial compensation of the fees to artists. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) has made a budget available for this.


“It should be the rule and the norm that artists, just like any other person in an organisation, are workers, that is very important.”

Jonas Staal
visual artist


More than 100 museums and art institutes already apply the guideline in practice


Nieuwe Vide
Noorderlicht Groningen
Zaans Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Groninger Museum
Van Goghmuseum Amsterdam
Mauritshuis Den Haag
Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Dordrechts Museum
Rijksmuseum Twenthe Enschede
TwentseWelle Enschede
Schunck Heerlen
Museum Arnhem
Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen
Museum De Lakenhal Leiden
Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis Leiden
Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam
Nationaal Museum voor Wereldculturen
Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen
Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort
Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Kranenburgh Bergen
Watersnoodmuseum Ouwerkerk
Fries Museum Leeuwarden
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof Leeuwarden
Museum De Domijnen Sittard
Oude Kerk Amsterdam
Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
Villa Zebra Rotterdam
1646 Den Haag
38CC Delft
BAK Utrecht
Baltan Laboratories Eindhoven
BARACCA Dordrecht
Casco Utrecht
de Cacaofabriek Helmond
CBK Groningen
CBK Zeeland
CBK Amsterdam Zuidoost
Concordia Enschede
De Appel arts centre Amsterdam
De Fabriek Eindhoven
De Vleeshal Middelburg
DZIGA Nijmegen
Stedelijk Museum Breda
Witte Rook Breda
EXPOPLU Nijmegen
Extrapool Nijmegen
Framer Framed Amsterdam
Garage Rotterdam
Het Wilde Weten Rotterdam
Hotel Mariakapel Hoorn
If I Can’t Dance Amsterdam
Impakt Utrecht
KIK Kolderveen
KOP Breda
Kunstenlab Deventer
Kunstfort Vijfhuizen
Kunsthuis Syb Beetsterzwaag
Kunstverein Amsterdam
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
LIMA Asterdam
M4 Gastatelier Amsterdam
Mama Rotterdam
Manifesta Amsterdam
Marres Maastricht
MU Eindhoven
MyVillages Rotterdam
Nest Den Haag
NP3 Groningen
Onomatopee  Eindhoven
PAKT Amsterdam
Paradox Edam
Pictura Dordrecht
PlaatsMaken Arnhem
De Player Rotterdam
Printroom Rotterdam
ramfoundation Rotterdam
Satelietgroep Den Haag
SEA Foundation Tilburg
Sign Groningen
Fabrikaat Nijmegen
Stroom Den Haag
Suns and Stars Amsterdam
TENT Rotterdam
Coöperatie TAAK Amsterdam
A Tale of a Tub Rotterdam
Terra Art Projects Zoetermeer
Tetem Enschede
The One Minutes Foundation Amsterdam
T.S.O.O. IJmuiden
V2 Rotterdam
W139 Amsterdam
West Den Haag
Whatspace Tilburg
Witte de With Rotterdam
Zet Foundation Amsterdam
Nieuw Dakota Amsterdam
Polderlicht Amsterdam
Parts Project Den Haag
Museum MORE Gorssel

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