ABN AMRO Culture fund

We want to use our partnerships to make art and culture accessible to the widest possible audience in the Netherlands. We strongly encourage entrepreneurship in this sector. To support smaller cultural institutions as well as larger ones, we set up the ABN AMRO Culture Fund in 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 to apply for financial support

Download the application form (PDF 506 KB), complete it and send it with your project budget to abnamrocultuurfonds@nl.abnamro.com. Please make sure you write down the precise legal name of your organisation. Incomplete application forms and/or applications lacking a budget will not be considered. 

Please complete the form concisely and write no more than 250 words per question. All applications will be reviewed by three members of Cultural Heart, an ABN AMRO platform of 35 employees from different disciplines who deal with the cultural sector in one way or another. No correspondence will be entered into and the decision will be final and binding. We will not consider any emails with more attachments than those specified.

Application and response

In 2020, we will respond to applications at two points in the year: 

  • Applications submitted before 30 March 2020 will receive a response by 30 April 2020 at the latest. 
  • Applications submitted before 30 September 2020 will receive a response by 31 October 2020 at the latest.

Awarding of projects 2020​ (PDF 42 KB)

Awarding of projects 2019​ (PDF 63 KB)

Awarding of projects 2018​ (PDF 68 KB)

Awarding of projects 2017​ (PDF 38 KB)


Please email to abnamrocultuurfonds@nl.abnamro.com.