After being established by the Dutch Government in 1870, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten became an independent non-profit institute in 1999 and founded the Rijksakademie Trust Fund. The Trustfund acts as a support foundation for the Rijksakademie and aims to give a sustainable financial basis. It does so by increasing public support and fundraising for Dutch and foreign governments and private donors. And through sponsorship and collaboration with corporations. In addition, The Trustfund maintains a large network of embassies in the Netherlands and abroad and involves increasingly advisors and alumni of the Rijksakademie. These parties ascribe importance to the role of art and artist in society and underline this by contributing financially. They meet promising artist, share inspiration and contribute to the discovery of the new.
Contribute to the art of the future
The Rijksakademie opens doors for its patrons that normally remain closed. You can closely follow the work process of the individual artist through a Fellowship or establish a Named Fund. You can also collaborate by supporting in specific areas such as the technical workshops or the Collections.
The Dutch fiscal law ‘Geefwet’ and its advantages
Between January 1st 2012 and December 31st 2017 there is a special tax law in place, which makes it more advantageous to make a charitable donation. This so called Geefwet allows you to claim your donations to organizations with an ANBI status (official charity by Dutch law) with an additional 25% for tax benefits. This fiscal advantage is valid for donations that total a maximum of €5,000 annually. In addition you enjoy extra fiscal benefits for periodic gifts with an annuity construction for five years and upwards. Your gift is then fully tax-deductible. For the Rijksakademie Circle of Friends Loyens & Loeff will draw up a notarial deed free of charge.
Maurice Braspenning, Fahrettin Örenli