ABN AMRO Culture fund

Art and culture are a reflection of our society and, being essential to individual development, they also enrich society. ABN AMRO is committed to supporting art and culture, and that is why we have been involved in the cultural sector for many years. We also want to use our influence to promote cultural enterprise. Our sponsorship helps art, music, design and theatre reach as wide an audience as possible.

But we want to be much more than a sponsor – we aim to be a partner. We make the most of our own potential and that of our partners, and we make our knowledge and network available to others. Larger organisations and foundations are better able to raise funds, obtain subsidies and secure the loyalty of companies. We want to support smaller cultural organisations as well, which is why we established the ABN AMRO Culture Fund on 25 August 2017.

Who can seek the support of the ABN AMRO Culture Fund?

All organisations in the cultural sector with PBO status (Public Benefit Organisation, ANBI or SBBI by its Dutch acronym) can apply for financial support.

Conditions for applying for financial support

  • The project will generate impact.
  • The application is submitted on behalf of an organisation, not an individual.
  • The project may not be religious or political in nature.
  • The project must be innovative and cultural.
  • The project must take place in the Netherlands.
  • The maximum contribution per project is € 25,000.
  • The financial contribution is valid for up to one year.
  • Each organisation may apply for support for at most one project per calendar year.

How can I apply for financial support from the ABN AMRO Culture Fund?

Download the application form​ (PDF 69 KB) and send only this completed form and the project budget to: abnamrocultuurfonds@nl.abnamro.com
  • State the exact legal name of your foundation on the application form
  • Incomplete application forms and applications without a budget will not be processed
  • Fill in the application form briefly & forcefully, limit it to a maximum of 250 words per question.

Applications will be assessed by three members of the ABN AMRO Cultural Heart. The Cultural Heart is a platform within ABN AMRO consisting of 35 employees working in different disciplines related to the cultural sector. No correspondence will be entered into with applicants regarding the outcome. Emails with more attachments than the one stated above will not be considered. 

Timelines for submission of applications and response date.
We will respond to applications for 2019 on two dates: 

  • Organisations that submit their application before 30 March will receive an answer by 30 April. 
  • Organisations that submit their application before 30 September will receive an answer by 31 October.

Awarding of projects 2019​ (PDF 53 KB)

Awarding of projects 2018​ (PDF 68 KB)

Awarding of projects 2017​ (PDF 38 KB)


Please email to abnamrocultuurfonds@nl.abnamro.com.