The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is an independent foundation based in the Netherlands. We are dedicated to supporting and connecting artists and cultural change-makers in Europe whose work contributes to an ongoing cross-sectoral debate on Europe and Europe’s place in the world.
For almost 60 years, we have been striving towards an open, democratic and inclusive Europe in which culture is a valued and key contributor. Our understanding of culture and of Europe is broad, with a firm commitment to cultural diversity.
There are three main objectives underlying everything we do: Empowering and engaging people through arts and culture, Linking cultural policy and practice, and Connecting sources of knowledge for the future.