KUNSTHAL AND PARTNERSHIPS
The Kunsthal has an important responsibility with regard to making extraordinary (inter)national collections accessible to a wide audience. It often functions as a platform for various museums, artists, private collectors, foundations and social or cultural institutions. The exhibitions ‘Conny Janssen Danst 25’, ‘All you can Art’ and ‘HUMAN/DIGITAL: a symbiotic love affair’ that were mentioned earlier, are good examples of this. Our collaboration with the Mondriaan Fund for the presentation of the ‘Prix de Rome. Visual Arts 2017’ also deserves a mention in this respect.
Furthermore, the Kunsthal is placing even more emphasis on annually recurring collaborations related to a major exhibition with a theme that appeals to a wide (and new) audience. In addition, these exhibitions should also be excellent vehicles for optimal visibility and offer possibilities for connecting with the city. The Kunsthal also enjoys reacting to current events together with Rotterdam partners. In collaboration with the city of Rotterdam we developed the exhibition ‘Our tunnel. 75th anniversary of the Maastunnel Rotterdam’, the exhibition ‘Burma Storybook’ was realised with Poetry International and ‘10 years of Rotterdam in 100 covers’ with Rotterdam Festivals.
Main sponsor ING
ING has been the Kunsthal’s main sponsor since 2015. It is our joint mission to make art and culture accessible to a wide audience. Together we are spreading our vision of “seeing more by learning how to look better”, the most important part of the ING’s main sponsorship being the organisation of bus transportation for pupils from Rotterdam schools who would otherwise never visit the Kunsthal. An extra contribution from ING also enabled us to offer our visitors free admittance during our anniversary celebrations on Saturday 4 November. We are extremely happy that ING has decided to extend its successful collaboration with the Kunsthal until the end of 2020.
Patronage of the BankGiro Lottery
Apart from the fixed contribution we receive from the BankGiro Lottery it is also possible for people who warmly support the Kunsthal to take part in an ‘earmarked’ lottery. These people can buy their lottery tickets during their visit at the Kunsthal. This year, this so-called earmarked fundraising brought in over € 100,000. BankGiro Lottery VIP-card holders have free access to the Kunsthal and several events are organised for BankGiro Lottery participants every year. We are extremely pleased that the application we submitted in 2017 for an extra project contribution of € 350,000 for our new Kunsthal LIVE ON SUNDAY programme for 2018-2020 was approved.
Every year, the Kunsthal is supported by many funds. In 2017, the support we received from Stichting Droom en Daad (Foundation Dream and Do) for our international collaboration with the J.P. Getty Museum, the LACMA and the Mapplethorpe Foundation were of great importance for putting the Kunsthal on the map. We are extremely grateful to all the funds that supported the Kunsthal in 2017. And of course we hope we can count on them again in 2018. Our sincere thanks go to: BankGiro Lottery Fund, Payer Pet Care, Blockbuster Fund, Deltaport Donation Fund, Elise Mathilde Fund, Erasmus Foundation, Fonds21 , G.PH. Verhagen-Foundation, Huisdierplein, Marc O’Polo, Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund – Ted Schutten Fund, Rotterdam Festivals, Skyteam, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Stichting Organisatie van Effectenhandelaren te Rotterdam (STOER), Stichting Vrienden Tandheelkundig Erfgoed, Zabawas Foundation, Swarovski, van Der Mandele Foundation, Van Leeuwen Van Lignac Foundation, Van Ommeren – De Voogt Foundation, VSB Fund.
See ‘The Power of Collaboration‘ for a diagram.