09 Arts & Culture
Under this heading, we include all forms of creative expression that inspire, enlighten or enhance the development of individuals and the community as a whole.
See who we finance
The proportion of the projects financed by our Culture Fund in 2010 that are performing arts. 12% are museums
We support artists to be more entrepreneurial and look for more than one source of finance
We support Arts and Culture because the ability to express oneself freely is an essential part of a sustainable society
Financing workshop spaces has an important societal value as they lead to synergies between artists and give properties a new lease of life
Our expert: Eric Holterhues
"How can we reverse the downward spiral?" Eric Holterhues about sustainable financial entrepreneurship in the cultural sector.
Eric Holterhues joined Triodos Bank in 2000 working with arts and culture clients as a senior account manager, and helping to set up Triodos Bank’s Culture Fund. Later he became Head of Loans...
More about Eric Holterhues
Triodos Culture Fund
Are you an investor interested in supporting Arts and Culture? Cultural institutions are able to lend at lower rates because of the tax reductions for our private clients.
Triodos Bank in action
We try to support and stimulate the Arts and Culture sector in a creative way. For example, in The Netherlands by joining forces with Kunstenaars & Co, an institution that supports artists in starting up their businesses.
Artists receive a loan from Triodos Bank and Kunstenaars & Co will act as a guarantor, as well as providing training and coaching programmes specifically designed for artists.