Recommendation: national fund for arts and science
The Academy of Arts and The Young Academy recommend that the Minister of OCW establish a national fund for experimental research and projects in the field of art and science. With the fund, the Akademies want to stimulate sustainable growth of this field of activity.
Groundbreaking collaborations between artists and scientists can hardly use existing schemes of funds for culture or science. This is the conclusion of the Academy of Arts and the Young Academy after an exploration among culture and science funds. In a letter to Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, they argue for a national fund that facilitates cross-pollination between artistic and academic research and supports collaborations between artists and scientists.
Groundbreaking collaborations between artists and scientists can hardly use existing schemes of funds
They advise the minister to start a KxW pilot fund for a period of three years, with a budget of eleven million euros, in cooperation with, among others, the National Culture Funds, NWO and Regieorgaan SIA. They also provide concrete guidelines for the organization of the fund: about the type of research, the amounts to be allocated and the assessment of applications.