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The Turing Foundation aims to let people in The Netherlands enjoy art. The Turing Foundation therefor supports the visual arts , classical music , and Dutch poetry in The Netherlands.

More information on submitting an application on one of these working areas can be found in our application procedures . Below, you will find an impression of the most important initiatives that we have previously supported. Also see:
  • The Turing Art Award
  • The Turing Poetry Competition
  • The Turing Museumbusses
  • The Art Agenda

  • Most recent projects:
    Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School, Museum Het Schip
    October 2017
    Exposition 'Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School', Museum Het Schip, 2018-2019
    Museum Het Schip has been based in the social housing block called 'Het Schip' in Amsterdam's... more

    Oranjewoud Festival 2017
    October 2017
    Oranjewoud Festival, Heerenveen, 2018
    Since 2012 a music festival has been organised on the Oranjewoud estate in Heerenveen: the Oranjewoud Festival. This festival wants to use... more

    International Chamber Music Festival 'Classical Encounters', The Hague, 2018
    October 2017
    International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, 'Classical Encounters', 2018
    The Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag Foundation organises a music festival at special venues... more

    A Dog's Heart, April 2017, Amsterdam
    October 2017
    The Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, 2018-2019
    The Dutch National Opera & Ballet is renowned for its varied programming of both classical and modern operas and the... more

    Tijdschrift Terras
    October 2017
    Terras Magazine, 2018-2019
    Terras is a magazine for international literature with a varied range of articles in the fields of poetry, literary texts, essays, film, photos and blog... more

    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
    volgende maand
    IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2017
    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world's most important documentary festival. From... more

    Ferdinand Bol, Hagar en de Engel, olieverf op doek, ca. 1650, National Museum, Gdansk, Polen
    vanaf 5 okt
    'Ferdinand Bol: Het Huis, De Collectie, De Kunstenaar', Museum van loon, Amsterdam, 2017-2018
    The painter Ferdinand Bol was the first person to live in the property on the... more

    Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017
    t/m 15 november
    The Ninth Turing Poetry Contest 2017-2018
    The Turing Poetry Competition is the only Dutch-language poetry contest open to everyone and that is about a poem, not a poet. Previous... more

    Turning East - de Grote Sterren uit het Midden-Oosten in het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
    20-25 november
    Turning East - The Great Stars from the Middle East in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2017
    With the festival Turning East, the Concertgebouw is turning its attention to new audiences... more

    Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015
    10 oktober
    The Fifth Turing Art Award, 2017
    One of the objectives of the Turing Foundation is to get more people to enjoy art in Dutch museums. For this purpose, the Turing Foundation launched... more

    Flinck, De verstoting van Hagar en Ismaël, ca. 1640-42
    vanaf 13 okt
    Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol, Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum, 2017-2018
    The Rembrandt House Museum and the Amsterdam Museum are organising the first ever major... more

    Young Woman At A Mirror, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656 (Hermitage St Petersburg)
    vanaf 7 okt
    Hollandse Meesters uit de Hermitage, Hermitage Amsterdam, 2017-2018
    From the autumn of 2017 the Hermitage Amsterdam is exhibiting a survey of the Dutch Masters collection from the... more

    Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2016-2017
    vanaf oktober
    Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2017-2018
    In the first millennium BC Nineveh was the world's largest city and the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The... more


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    Expositions
    Amsterdamse School Museum Het Schip Exposition 'Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School', Museum Het Schip, 2018-2019
    Museum Het Schip has been based in the social housing block called 'Het Schip' in Amsterdam's Spaarndammerbuurt neighbourhood since 2001. The museum draws many parallels between the methods of architects of the Amsterdam School and designs by the Spanish architect Gaudi (1852-1926), and has had the opportunity to make special loans from Barcelona (ranging from doors, chairs and tiles to models and blueprints) and exhibit them in Amsterdam. The exhibition will provide insights into the sources of inspiration, symbolism and craftsmanship of Gaudi and architects of the Amsterdam School and appreciation for their work in the past 100 years.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 October 2018 and 1 May 2019.

    Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School, Museum Het Schip
    Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School, Museum Het Schip


    IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2017
    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world's most important documentary festival. From the over 3,500 international documentaries that are published each year, 300 are selected for the festival, giving an overview of the documentaries being made in the world.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards IDFA (of which €15,000 in 2017). This contribution is not specifically earmarked. see also: IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam: other projects
    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)


    Van Gogh Museum 'Van Gogh & Japan', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2018
    Vincent van Gogh's first contact with Japanese art was in 1885 and he collected Japanese prints and woodcuts from the winter of 1886/1887. The Van Gogh Museum is organising the exhibition 'Van Gogh & Japan' in 2018, which will focus on the artistic influence of Japanese art on Van Gogh's work. For this first retrospective exhibition on the subject, the museum is working closely with the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing € 75,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 23 March and 24 June 2018. see also: Van Gogh Museum: other projects
    'Van Gogh & Japan', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2018
    'Van Gogh & Japan', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2018


    Museum de Fundatie Main Supporter 'Neo Rauch', Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018
    Museum de Fundatie is organising the first major retrospective exhibition of the German artist Neo Rauch (1960). Rauch is one of the founders of the Neue Leipziger Schule and his big, surrealistic and narrative works appeal very much to the imagination. The exhibition will use some 60 works to illustrate the painter's development over the past 25 years. The museum has previously drawn attention to two other representatives of the Leipziger Schule, Werner Tübke and Wolfgang Mattheuer.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 27 January and 3 June 2018. This contribution is earmarked for bringing foreign (U.S.) loans to the Netherlands. see also: Museum de Fundatie: other projects
    Neo Rauch, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018
    Neo Rauch, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018


    Museum van Loon 'Ferdinand Bol: Het Huis, De Collectie, De Kunstenaar', Museum van loon, Amsterdam, 2017-2018
    The painter Ferdinand Bol was the first person to live in the property on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam where the Museum Van Loon is now located. Which is why the museum has organised an exhibition about the painter's art collection, based on an inventory from 1669. The exhibition gives an impression of the collection with a total of 20 works by artists like Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob van Ruisdael and Ferdinand Bol himself. The highlight of the exhibition is Rembrandt van Rijn's painting 'The Circumcision' (1661). This painting is part of the collection of the National Gallery in Washington and has not been seen in the Netherlands since 1898.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 6 October 2017 and 8 January 2018. This contribution is earmarked for the costs of the loan of Rembrandt's 'The Circumcision' (1661).

    Ferdinand Bol, Hagar en de Engel, olieverf op doek, ca. 1650, National Museum, Gdansk, Polen
    Ferdinand Bol, Hagar en de Engel, olieverf op doek, ca. 1650, National Museum, Gdansk, Polen


    Museum Belvédčre Main supporter Georgio Morandi and Bologna, Museum Belvédčre, 2018
    In 2018 Museum Belvédčre is devoting an exhibition to the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). The exhibition Giorgio Morandi and Bologna aims to give an insight into the links between Morandi's work and his environment - the city of Bologna. A total of 40 works (paintings and works on paper) are coming to the museum. Most of them come from the Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. The exhibition is part of the Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture 2018 programme.

    The Turing Foundation is the chief sponsor of the exhibition, with a donation of €50,000. It will be on display from 24 February to 10 June 2018. see also: Museum Belvédčre: other projects
    Georgio Morandi and Bologna, Museum Belvedere
    Georgio Morandi and Bologna, Museum Belvedere


    Joods Historisch Museum Amsterdam Fauvism to Surrealism. Jewish avant-garde art from Hungary, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, 2017
    In 2017 the Jewish Historical Museum is organising an exhibition on the work of Jewish avant-garde artists from Hungary: adherents of Fauvism, Cubism, German Expressionism and Surrealism. The role of these artists has been neglected, as result of which they have not gained the reputation and fame they deserve for the quality of their work. The Jewish Historical Museum wants to change this and introduce a wider audience to the work of artists like László Moholy-Nagy, Lajos Tihanyi, Róbert Berény, and Béla Czóbel.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 towards this exhibition, which will be held from 15 May 2017 to 17 September 2017. see also: Joods Historisch Museum Amsterdam: other projects
    Portret van Tristan Tzara - Tihanyi, Lajos - oil on canvas 1927
    Portret van Tristan Tzara - Tihanyi, Lajos - oil on canvas 1927


    Kröller-Müller MuseumHelene Kröller-Müller Fonds 'Jean Arp - The Poetry of Forms', Kröller-Müller Museum, 2017
    Jean Arp (1886-1966) was a Franco-German sculptor, painter and poet, as well as being an influential artist in the European avant-garde movement. In 2017 the Kröller-Müller Museum is organising the first major retrospective of the artist's work in the Netherlands since the 1960s. The focus of the exhibition will be on the continuous interplay between visual art and poetry in Arp's oeuvre and the humour and playfulness in his work. In addition to some 80 visual works - drawings, collages, paintings, wood carvings and sculptures - poems, writings and publications penned by Arp are on display.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which will be on display from 15 May 2017 to 17 September 2017. see also:
          Aaibare sculpturen van ongrijpbaar dubbeltalent (Telegraaf)
          Smeken om gestreeld te worden (Trouw)
          Sophie groot naast Hans (NRC)
          Aaibare werken van meester van de verwarring (Parool)
          Sculpturen die je het liefst wilt aaien (De Gelderlander)
          Kröller-Müller Museum: other projects
          Helene Kröller-Müller Fonds: other projects
    Berger de Nuages (Cloud Shepherd), Jean Arp, 1953
    Berger de Nuages (Cloud Shepherd), Jean Arp, 1953


    Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
    The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam has had the special opportunity to take over the exhibition Eye Attack - Op Art and kinetic art from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humblebaek, Denmark. Op Art had its glory days in the period 1960-1970; it was an international movement in which optical illusions played a major role. The museum hopes that this exhibition of about 80 representative works from this accessible and popular movement will reach a wide audience.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €25,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 25 February to 18 June 2017. see also:
          Trippen in het museum (NRC next)
          Bedrogen ogen in Schiedam (Telegraaf)
          Optische illusies misleiden het oog (Trouw)
    Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
    Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017


    Turing Toekenning The Fifth Turing Art Award, 2017
    One of the objectives of the Turing Foundation is to get more people to enjoy art in Dutch museums. For this purpose, the Turing Foundation launched the Turing Art Award, a donation of €500,000 and a donation of €150,000 awarded every two years for the two best exhibition plans. This enables the Turing Foundation to make a decisive contribution at an early stage towards exhibitions that would be unlikely to take place without this contribution, with works that might otherwise only be seen in museums abroad. All Dutch museums are eligible to compete for the Turing Awards. More information about the award can be found on the Turing Award website. Previous awards were won by the Fries Museum (Alma Tadema); the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar (Caesar van Everdingen); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray); the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Alexander Calder); and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Mike Kelley). see also:
          Fries Museum wint €500.000 voor Alma-Tadema tentoonstelling
          Fries Museum krijgt half miljoen voor expo (De Telegraaf)
          Alma Tadema - Klassieke Verleiding
          Museum Alkmaar wint €150.000 voor Caesar van Everdingen tentoonstelling
          Fries Museum krijgt subsidie Turing Foundation voor expositie (nu.nl)
          Fries Museum wint heal miljoen foar Alma Tadema-eksposysje (Omrop Fryslan)
      Interview op Omroep Friesland
          Fries Museum wint half miljoen voor Alma Tadema-expositie (Omrop Fryslan)
          Turing Toekenning: other projects
    Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015
    Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015


    Amsterdam MuseumRembrandthuis Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol, Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum, 2017-2018
    The Rembrandt House Museum and the Amsterdam Museum are organising the first ever major retrospective exhibition of the painters Govert Flinck (1615-1660) and Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680): Rembrandt van Rijn's two most successful pupils. The Rembrandt House Museum will provide insight into their apprenticeship in Rembrandt's workshop; the Amsterdam Museum will illustrate Flinck and Bol's further development as artists and entrepreneurs.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which will be on display from 13 October 2017 to 18 Februari 2018. see also:
          Amsterdam Museum: other projects
          Rembrandthuis: other projects
    Flinck, De verstoting van Hagar en Ismaël, ca. 1640-42
    Flinck, De verstoting van Hagar en Ismaël, ca. 1640-42


    Rijksmuseum Twenthe The Renaissance in Northern Italy, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2017
    Rijksmuseum Twenthe plans to organise an exhibition on the Renaissance's Golden Age: from the 'Cinquecento' (ca. 1500 to 1530) to Mannerism (ca. 1530 to 1580). This exhibition will consist of around thirty loans of Italian artists from the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia, which is temporarily closed. In addition, approximately ten paintings from other collections in northern Italy will be coming to Enschede. There will be pieces by Moroni, Raphael and Lotto, amongst others.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting this exhibition with a donation of €55,000. The exhibition will run from 12 February to 18 June 2017. see also:
          Rafaël en andere Italiaanse helden (NRC)
          Rijksmuseum Twenthe: other projects
    Hans Holbein de jonge, Portret van Richard
    Hans Holbein de jonge, Portret van Richard


    Mauritshuis Den Haag Slow Food: Still Lives from the Dutch Golden Age, Mauritshuis, The Hague, 2017
    The Mauritshuis is working on an exhibition on still lives with made tables from the Dutch Golden Age. The museum aims to give an idea of the origin and development of this sub-genre of still life painting, which flourished at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Special loans will be coming to The Hague, including pieces by Clara Peeters, one of the few female painters of the era and a pioneer in the development of still life painting.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards this project. The exhibition will be from 9 March to 25 June 2017. see also:
          Klein abc van eten uit de Gouden Eeuw (FD persoonlijk)
          Het verhaal van de glazen (Historisch Nieuwsblad)
          Eten gaat over dromen en via eten kom je overall (Volkskrant)
          Heerlijkheden voor de ogen (Trouw)
          Mauritshuis Den Haag: other projects
    Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Tazza, 1636
    Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Tazza, 1636


    Stichting Tuinen van Verwondering Gardens of Wonder, NTR Dutch public-service broadcaster, 2016-2017
    'Gardens of Wonder' is a project focused on presenting 'land art' or 'site-specific art'. It will involve filming a total of six sculpture gardens in various parts of the world, in which nature and (in many cases custom-made) art works reinforce one another. These documentaries ('filmed exhibitions') are being broadcast on the Dutch public television channel NPO 2 and are being shown at a number of museums in the Netherlands, including Museum Beelden aan Zee, Museum Belvédčre and the Drents Museum.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €25,000 towards this project. see also:
          Tuinen van verwondering - Zesdelige televisieserie voor de NTR
          Documentaire De Verwondering (XPEX)
    Anish Kapoor, Dismemberment, Site 1 -  Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand
    Anish Kapoor, Dismemberment, Site 1 - Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand


    Teylers Museum Jean-Antoine Watteau, Teylers Museum, 2017
    Teylers Museum is organising an exhibition on the work of the 18th-century French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). His style of painting, also known as 'fętes galantes', depicts people disporting themselves amorously in lush parks. Displaying real feelings contrasted with the formal rules of prevailing tradition in academic art at the time. Watteau is considered an avant-garde artist whose work ran counter to the style in vogue with King Louis XIV and court culture. His elegant and refined work represents a break with the heavy Baroque and marks the beginning of Rococo.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing 30,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 February and 15 May 2017. see also:
          Op het randje van de koketterie (Volkskrant)
          Amal Clooney was een ideale schildersmuze geweest (Volkskrant)
          Meer dan Franse Niemandalletjes (Telegraaf)
          Teylers Museum: other projects
    The Embarkation for Cythera, Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717, Louvre
    The Embarkation for Cythera, Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717, Louvre


    Hermitage Amsterdam Hollandse Meesters uit de Hermitage, Hermitage Amsterdam, 2017-2018
    From the autumn of 2017 the Hermitage Amsterdam is exhibiting a survey of the Dutch Masters collection from the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg. A total of 60 Dutch masters are coming to Amsterdam, most of which (about 50 works) have rarely if ever been exhibited in the Netherlands since the 17th century. It is a generous selection of works and has many items from the State Hermitage Museum's Dutch collection: famous and beautiful works by Gerard Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Willem Kalf, Frans Hals and four paintings by Rembrandt, including the masterpieces Flora and Young Woman at a Mirror.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing 100,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 7 October 2017 and 28 May 2018. see also: Hermitage Amsterdam: other projects
    Young Woman At A Mirror, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656 (Hermitage St Petersburg)
    Young Woman At A Mirror, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656 (Hermitage St Petersburg)


    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 'Jean Tinguely: Machine Spectacle', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016-2017
    The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was part of the Nouveau Réalisme artistic movement and is best known for his kinetic art works. The Stedelijk Museum is organising a major retrospective of Tinguely in 2016, with an overview starting with his wire constructions from the 1950s through to his large multi-media installations from the 1980s. As well as exhibiting the cheerful character of Tinguely's art, the more complex themes in his work are also highlighted, including (self) destruction and death. The thirteen Tinguely art works in the Stedelijk Museum collection are being restored, and special loans from international museum and private collections are coming to Amsterdam for this exhibition.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting this exhibition with a contribution of €50,000, earmarked for foreign loans. see also:
          Tinguely knarst en ratelt in het Stedelijk (Telegraaf)
          Tinguely: het beweegt en het is kunst (Vrij Nederland)
          Piepen, kraken en altijd in beweging (Parool)
          Meester van de bewegende machinewerken (NRC)
          Lachen om briljante spektakelmachines, nu het nog kan (Volkskrant)
          Kermis in Museum (Telegraaf)
          Jean Tinguely’s Clamor Still Echoes Today (New York Times)
          Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: other projects
    Model Crocrodrome, Jean Tinguely (1977)
    Model Crocrodrome, Jean Tinguely (1977)


    Fries MuseumTuring Toekenning Main supporter Alma-Tadema Exposition, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 2016-2017
    The Fourth Turing Award I was awarded to the Fries Museum on 21 May 2015. In the run-up to Leeuwarden's year as the European Capital of Culture, the Fries Museum is organising an exhibition on Lourens - Sir Lawrence - Alma-Tadema, the originally Frisian painter who created an unprecedented furore in Victorian Britain. Alma-Tadema looked in an innovative way at space in both his work and how people moved in it. His dreamy and sometimes also hysterical paintings were reviled for generations after World War I, when a changing art world harshly judged the Victorian era. This reached its nadir in the 1960s, when his work was unsold at asking prices as low as €300. He has been reassessed more recently. One of his works recently set a new auction record for Victorian paintings, having been sold for 35 million dollars. This makes it all the more ambitious to attempt now, twenty years after the Van Gogh Museum did so for the first time ever, to bring his work together.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €500,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between October 2016 and February 2017. see also:
      Alma Tadema - Klassieke Verleiding - Aftermovie (Vimeo)
          Een Orgie van Licht en Schaduw (NRC)
          Een van de belangrijkste schilders van Europa, maar raakte na zijn dood vergeten (NRC)
          Alma-Tadema weer even thuis in Leeuwarden (RD)
          Alma-Tadema show includes most expensive classical Victorian piece (Guardian)
          Invloed van Lourens Alma Tadema's werk op de filmkunst (Volkskrant)
          "Wat prachtig, wat degelijk werk!" (De Groene Amsterdammer)
          Zoete Verleiding (Leeuwarder Courant)
          Alma-Tadema: Classical Charm (Huffington Post)
          Alma Tadema a Leewarden, capitale della cultura 2018 (La Stampa)
          Fries Museum wint €500.000 voor Alma-Tadema tentoonstelling
          Fries Museum krijgt half miljoen voor expo (De Telegraaf)
          Alma Tadema - Klassieke Verleiding
          Turing Toekenning: other projects
    Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015
    Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015


    Stedelijk Museum AlkmaarTuring Toekenning Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017
    The Fourth Turing Award II was presented to the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar on 21 May 2015 to enable the exhibition 'Flattering Brush. Caesar van Everdingen (1616-1678)'. On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Caesar van Everdingen's birth, the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is organising an exhibition on this little known, but very intriguing, exceptional and outstanding seventeenth century painter. In the place in which he was born and lived: Alkmaar. Alongside the eleven of his paintings that the museum owns, some 30 works on loan are coming from abroad. This will enable the exhibition to give a worthy overview of his oeuvre and his specific qualities.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between September 2016 and January 2017. see also:
          Van Everdingen (Volkskrant)
          Van Everdingen - Toonbeeld van Detail en Kalmte (NRC)
          Smullen bij oude meester Caesar van Everdingen (Noordhollands Dagblad)
          Vleiend penseel - Caesar van Everdingen (Museumtijdschrift)
          Museum Alkmaar wint €150.000 voor Caesar van Everdingen tentoonstelling
          Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar: other projects
          Turing Toekenning: other projects
    Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017
    Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017


    Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2017-2018
    In the first millennium BC Nineveh was the world's largest city and the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The Assyrian Empire and Nineveh collapsed in 612 BC. As a result of excavations in the 19th century its material culture has been scattered over museums across the world. The National Museum of Antiquities' 'Nineveh' exhibition in Leiden will reunite this material for the first time, and bring the city back to life.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €50,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between October 2017 and March 2017.

    Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2016-2017
    Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2016-2017


    Rijksmuseum VolkenkundeTropenmuseum Amsterdam Buddha, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam en Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, 2016-2017
    The National Museum of World Cultures is organising an exhibition on the phenomenon of the Buddha in 2016. A total of 200 top works from the Netherlands and abroad will demonstrate why the Buddha has inspired people for 2,500 years, and how the spread of Buddhism is part of world history. This exhibition will look at Buddhist art from an art historical point perspective, but the objects will also be put in their cultural context.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €50,000 towards this exhibition, which is opening on 11 February 2016. see also:
          Hippe, Frisse Boeddha (Trouw)
          Boeddha als Inspiratiebron (Elsevier)
          Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde: other projects
    Buddha, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam en Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, 2016-2017
    Buddha, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam en Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, 2016-2017


    Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Hercules Segers, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2016-2017
    In 2016 the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is organising an exhibition on Hercules Segers (1589/90 - 1633/38), one of the most intriguing artists of the Dutch Golden Age. His work is distinguished by its individualistic and timeless character, resulting in him being an inspiration to generations of artists and art lovers. Exhibiting prints of all his etchings and all known paintings is the ideal manner in which to enable a large Dutch and international audience to get acquainted with the originality and imagination of this relatively unknown artist.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €80,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between October 2016 and January 2017. see also:
          Het ontzaglijke licht dat Hercules Segers was (NRC)
          Krasse Middelen (volkskrant)
          Tovenaar met de etsplaat (Parool)}
          Onmetelijke Ruimtes (De Groene Amsterdammer)
          Niet beroemd, wel bewonderd (Volkskrant)
          Kunst uit de Geest (De Alkmaarse Courant)
          Ode aan de natuur (AD)}
          Hercules Segers Wonderland (Rijksmuseum)
          Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: other projects
    Hercules Segers, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2016-2017
    Hercules Segers, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2016-2017


    Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum, 2019
    In the 16th century the so-called 'Master of Elsloo' worked in the Euroregion of Dutch and Belgian Limburg and the adjacent German region. This was a collective name for a group of highly skilled carvers. The Bonnefantenmuseum - which owns six figures attributed to the Master of Elsloo - is organising an international exhibition on the subject in 2017, in which the results of multidisciplinary research on the subject will also be presented.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €60,000 towards this exhibition, earmarked for the marketing and communication required to engage a wide audience with this particular topic. see also: Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht: other projects
    Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum
    Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum


    Kröller-Müller MuseumHelene Kröller-Müller Fonds 'Barbara Hepworth. Sculpture for a Modern World', Kröller-Müller Museum, 2015-2016
    The Kröller-Müller Museum is organising a Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) retrospective, 50 years after the last exhibition of her work in the Netherlands. The exhibition's emphasis is on the prominent role this important British sculptor played in the international art world and on the context in which her work was created and presented. The arrangement is intended to provide an overview from the modest stone sculptures from Hepworth's early days as an artist to the ambitious later bronzes, which are part of some of the large sculpture collections in the world. In addition to the Kröller-Müller Museum's own Hepworth collection, major foreign loans are being brought to Otterlo.

    The Turing Foundation contributes €50,000 towards the exhibition, which starts at the end of 2015. The contribution is earmarked for the loan costs. see also:
          Hepworth laat de leegte spreken (NRC)
          Record aantal bezoekers voor Kröller-Müller Museum
      Barbara Hepworth - Sculpture for a Modern World (ArtTube)
          Kröller-Müller Museum: other projects
          Helene Kröller-Müller Fonds: other projects
    Exhibition 'Barbara Hepworth. Sculpture for a Modern World', Kröller-Müller Museum
    Exhibition 'Barbara Hepworth. Sculpture for a Modern World', Kröller-Müller Museum


    Van Gogh Museum Munch / Van Gogh expositie, Van Gogh Museum, 2015-2016
    The artists Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Edvard Munch (1863-1944) are both renowned for their emotionally charged paintings and drawings, their innovative styles, and their troubled lives. Both wanted to modernise art, and to that end they resorted to universal, expressive imagery. In close collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo, the Van Gogh Museum will be organising the exhibition ‘Munch / Van Gogh’, highlighting the artistic kinship between the two artists.

    The Turing Foundation will be donating € 100,000 to the exhibition, which will run from September 2015 up until and including January 2016. see also:
          De schreeuw van Van Gogh hangt eindelijk in Amsterdam (NRC)
          Prachtige battle tussen twee grootheden (Parool)
          Van Gogh en Munch, briljante gekken met een penseel (Volkskrant)
      Van Gogh-Munch tentoonstelling; de 'gekte' in de kunst (1V)
          Munch en Van Gogh best bezochte expositie van 2015 (AD)
          Edvard Munch in Van Gogh Museum best bezochte expositie 2015 (nu.nl)
          More than 585,000 visitors to Munch-Van Gogh in Van Gogh Museum
          Van Gogh Museum: other projects
    Edward Mucnh, Morning, 1884, Kunstmuseum Bergen
    Edward Mucnh, Morning, 1884, Kunstmuseum Bergen




    more visual arts projects...
    The first ride of the Turing Museumplein Bus, 8 Februari 2012
    Turing Museum Bus - Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2015
    Restoration of the Jardin d'émail, Kröller-Müller Museum, 2015
    Restoration of 'Jardin d'émail', Kröller-Müller Museum, 2015-2016
    Matisse
    'The Oasis of Matisse', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2015
    William Turner's 'Clouds and Water', collection Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle
    William Turner exhibition, Museum de Fundatie and Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2015-2016
    Mark Rothko expositie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2014
    Mark Rothko, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, 2014-2015
    Constantin Brancusi - Le Baiser - 1908
    Main supporter 'Brancusi,Rosso en Man Ray', Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, 2014
    Piccolo cavaliere, 1950 (Fondazione Marino Marini, Pistoia)
    Main patron Marino Marini tentoonstelling, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2013-2014
    Exposition 'Les Nabis: Gaugin, Bonnard, Denis, Prophets of the Avant-Garde', Hermitage Amsterdam, 2013-2014
    Exposition 'Les Nabis: Gaugin, Bonnard, Denis, Prophets of the Avant-Garde', Hermitage Amsterdam, 2013-2014
    Mike Kelley, a retrospective, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2012-2013
    Main patron Mike Kelley, a retrospective, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2012-2013
    <I>Alexander Calder - The Great Discovery</I>, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, 2012
    Main patron Alexander Calder, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, 2012
    Rodin Erotique, Singer Museum Laren, 2012
    Main supporter, Rodin Erotique, Singer Museum Laren, 2012-2013
    'Van Oostsanen, de Ware Jacob', Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2014
    'Van Oostsanen, de Ware Jacob', Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2014



    Classical music
    Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoedconverten Oranjewoud Festival, Heerenveen, 2018
    Since 2012 a music festival has been organised on the Oranjewoud estate in Heerenveen: the Oranjewoud Festival. This festival wants to use innovative presentation forms to reach a wide and diverse audience. A total of 110 concerts take place over five days in the summer, both the performances and concert venues are unusual. The 2017 edition increased the number of visitors to 15,000, a prelude to the festival's participation in Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €15,000 towards the festival, which will be from 31 May to 10 June 2018. see also: Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoedconverten: other projects
    Oranjewoud Festival 2017
    Oranjewoud Festival 2017


    Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, 'Classical Encounters', 2018
    The Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag Foundation organises a music festival at special venues in the centre of the Hague every spring. The festival's goal is to increase interest for chamber music with innovative and surprising programming for a wide audience. The 15th edition of the festival will take place in April 2018. The organisation has decided to change the name of the festival to 'Classical Encounters'. The festival is also expanding to Leiden. The coming year's theme is 'For the love of Art' and will be about the relationship between artists and patrons.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this festival, which will be from 4 to 8 April 2018.

    International Chamber Music Festival 'Classical Encounters', The Hague, 2018
    International Chamber Music Festival 'Classical Encounters', The Hague, 2018


    Nationale Opera & Ballet The Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, 2018-2019
    The Dutch National Opera & Ballet is renowned for its varied programming of both classical and modern operas and the consistently high quality of the performances. Its mission is to develop a broad traditional as well as innovative opera and ballet repertoire, create new generations of artists, and increase interest and support for opera and ballet. In May 2016 the Dutch National Opera was presented the prestigious 'International Opera Award Opera Company of the Year 2016' for the best opera house in the world.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting the Dutch National Opera & Ballet with an annual donation of €20,000 in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

    A Dog's Heart, April 2017, Amsterdam
    A Dog's Heart, April 2017, Amsterdam


    Organisatie Oude Muziek Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2017
    The Festival Oude Muziek ('Early Music Festival') is the biggest early music festival in the world, with more than 250 concerts over 10 days, attracting around 65,000 visitors every year. It is 500 years in 2017 since Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg. The Festival Oude Muziek thus chose 'Reformations' as its theme this year and is devoting attention in its programming to the musical consequences of and reactions to the Lutheran revolution.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting the Festival Oude Muziek with a contribution of € 30,000. see also: Organisatie Oude Muziek: other projects
    Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
    Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht


    Wonderfeel Wonderfeel 2017, 's Graveland, 2017
    Since 2015, the Wonderfeel festival has been organised at a former estate in 's-Graveland: a three-day outdoor classical music festival - a total experience of classical music for a wide contemporary audience. Over 300 musicians give about 100 concerts at the six Wonderfeel podiums and highlight different genres in classical music. The regular concerts are complemented by varied peripheral programming, which includes nature excursions, musical documentaries and poetry activities.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards Wonderfeel 2017, which will take place from 21-23 July 2017.

    Wonderfeel 2017, 's Graveland
    Wonderfeel 2017, 's Graveland


    Noord Nederlands Orkest Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2017
    The North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) was founded in 1862 in Groningen, making it the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the Netherlands. The NNO has organised the Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts every year since 1999: they are high quality live classical music concerts for school children (9-12 year olds). In June 2017 a total of 25 concerts will be performed in various concert halls in the three northern Dutch provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, reaching 9,000 children.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting the Pieter Roelf Youth Concert 2017 with a contribution of € 10,000. see also: Noord Nederlands Orkest: other projects
    Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014
    Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014


    Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoedconverten Oranjewoud Festival, Heerenveen, 2017
    Since 2012 a music festival has been organised on the Oranjewoud estate in Heerenveen: the Oranjewoud Festival. This festival wants to use innovative presentation forms to reach a wide and diverse audience. A total of 110 concerts take place over five days in the summer, both the performances and concert venues are unusual. The 2017 edition aims to increase the number of visitors to 12,000, as a prelude to the festival's participation in Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €15,000 towards the festival, which will be from 1 to 5 June 2017. see also: Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoedconverten: other projects
    Oranjewoud Festival 2017
    Oranjewoud Festival 2017


    Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2017
    The International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht (IKFU) includes a total of nearly 50 concerts and activities, held in over 20 different venues across the city of Utrecht, enabling it to reach a wide audience. After 13 editions, the top violinist Janine Jansen has passed on the artistic leadership of the festival to the young and promising cellist Harriet Krijgh. As well as catering to its core audience, the organisation hopes that the young standard bearer will reach a new and younger audience.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting the IKFU (28 June to 3 July 2017) with a donation of €20,000 in 2017. see also:
          Ik moet opnieuw bewijzen wat het festival waard is (NRC)
          Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht: other projects
    International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht
    International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht


    Festival Classique Festival Classique, The Hague, 2017
    Festival Classique is an annual music festival in The Hague that presents classical music in an accessible way to a wide audience. The festival's move from the Hofvijver in The Hague to Scheveningen in 2016 was highly successful. The eleventh edition of Festival Classique will once again take place in Scheveningen, at venues including the Boulevard, the Kurhaus, and the Pier. In 2017 the festival aims to consolidate the festival at its new venue and to appeal to new audiences.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €10,000 towards Festival Classique, which will be from 15 to 25 June 2017. see also: Festival Classique: other projects
    Festival Classique
    Festival Classique


    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Turning East - The Great Stars from the Middle East in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2017
    With the festival Turning East, the Concertgebouw is turning its attention to new audiences with roots in the Middle East and the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). For five days in November 2017 the Concertgebouw will be filled with music from the Middle East, with a varied programme of jazz, popular music and classical music from the Arab, Kurdish and Persian traditions. From the 2017/18 season concerts by big Arab stars will be structurally integrated into the programming. Turning East is the stepping stone to this new initiative.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €10,000 towards this festival (20 to 25 November 2017). see also: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest: other projects
    Turning East - de Grote Sterren uit het Midden-Oosten in het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
    Turning East - de Grote Sterren uit het Midden-Oosten in het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam


    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Fifth World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, 2017
    Minimal Music is a genre in modern music which has been growing since the 1970s. In 2017 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is organising the fifth edition of the World Minimal Music Festival . This festival is a two-yearly benchmark for a growing number of musicians, composers and aficionados. For five days there will be concerts in the Muziekgebouw, accompanied by an extensive side programme. The festival wants to make an active commitment to reach a wide, young audience in the next edition.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing €10,000 towards this festival, which will be from 5 to 9 April 2017. see also:
          De Materie is verpletterende ervaring (Parool)
          Pärt klonk zelden zo dwingend (NRC)
          Reünie van muzikale meesters (Telegraaf)
    World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
    World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam


    Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2018
    The String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam Foundation is organising the first edition of the String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam (SQBA) in early 2018. The Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ will be entirely dedicated to the string quartet, with more than 36 concerts in eight days. In addition to concerts, there are various other activities (including master classes, workshops and lectures) on the programme, which the organisation expects will enable it to reach a large audience. The festival is going to mark the start of a new biennial tradition.

    The Turing Foundation is contributing a total of €20,000 towards this new initiative.

    String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, Amsterdam


    Holland Festival Holland Festival, 2016
    For 68 years Holland Festival has been presenting a diverse range of world class performances and concerts.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting the Holland Festival 2016 with a contribution of €50,000. see also:
          Melancholia: originele mix van muziek, zang en dans (Volkskrant)
          Hybride van barokmuziek en puberdans ontroert (NRC)
          Lyrisch lijden (De Groene Amsterdammer)
          Inner suffering at its most beautiful (HF)
          Holland Festival: other projects
    Melancholia - The Holland Festival, 15 juni 2016
    Melancholia - The Holland Festival, 15 juni 2016




    more music projects...
    Festival Classique 2016 in het Kurhaus
    Festival Classique, Den Haag, 2016
    Janine Jansen, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
    International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2016
    Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
    Opening Concert Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2015
    As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015
    As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015
    Janine Jansen, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
    International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
    Coup Fatal, June 2014
    Coup Fatal, Holland Festival, 2014
    Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
    Christina Pluhar l'Arpeggiata concert, Early Music Festival, Utrecht, 2014
    NedPhO GO! Community Concerts
    Main Patron of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Community Concerts, 2014
    Final concert Canal Festival 2011
    'United in Music', Amsterdam Canal Festival. Amsterdam, 2013
    Gustavo Dudamel
    Closing performance Holland Festival, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, 2012



    Poetry
    IwosygTijdschrift Terras Terras Magazine, 2018-2019
    Terras is a magazine for international literature with a varied range of articles in the fields of poetry, literary texts, essays, film, photos and blog posts. Dutch poets often make their debut in Terras, and it introduces foreign poets in Dutch for the first time. The magazine is published twice a year, it organises annual events, and it publishes a collection by a contemporary poet of high calibre in Dutch translation each year.

    The Turing Foundation is supporting Terras in 2017, 2018 and 2019 with a contribution of €5,000 per year, earmarked for poetry publications in Terras, and for the publication of the annual poetry collection.

    Tijdschrift Terras
    Tijdschrift Terras


    Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoëzieclub The Ninth Turing Poetry Contest 2017-2018
    The Turing Poetry Competition is the only Dutch-language poetry contest open to everyone and that is about a poem, not a poet. Previous editions were a resounding success. There are cash prizes for the best three poems. The first prize is €10,000, the second prize is €5,000, and the third prize €2,000. The 100 best poems will be published in a special anthology. A selection of the 100 best poems is recited on radio.

    The Turing Foundation is making the ninth edition possible by contributing €40,000 towards the contest. see also:
          De Achtste Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2016-2017
          Poëzie verheldert hoofd en hart meer dan lessen burgerschap (Volkskrant)
          20-jarige studente wint Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (nu.nl)
          Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
          Poëzieclub: other projects
    Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017
    Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017


    Poëziepaleis Doe Maar, Dicht Maar, 2015-2016
    Doe Maar Dicht Maar is the largest poetry contest for secondary-school students aged 12-16 in the Netherlands. The contest is open to all secondary schools and comes with an education package. This September will see the start of yet another edition of the event. From an expected 7,000 submissions, judges will choose the best 100 poems as well as a top 10 (including 5 juniors and 5 seniors). The top 100 will be published in a professionally designed anthology.

    Up until and including 2016, the Turing Foundation will make an annual contribution of € 15,000 to help realise this contest. The donations are reserved in part for the publication of the annual anthology containing the best 100 poems.

    Doe Maar, Dicht Maar, 2013-2016
    Doe Maar, Dicht Maar, 2013-2016


    Van Oorschot Poetry Calendar 2016
    Since 2013, publishing house Van Oorschot and Poetry International have been issuing the Poetry Calendar. The block calendar has one poem a day, and offers QR links to the poetry archive. The 2015 Poetry Calendar will touch on literary events like Poetry Week, the VSB Poetry Prize, and the Turing Poem Contest as well.

    The Turing Foundation donates € 16,000 to enable wider distribution of the calendar in 2015 and 2016, and to lower the selling price from € 15 to € 12.50. see also: Van Oorschot: other projects
    Poëziekalender 2016
    Poëziekalender 2016




    more poetry projects...
    The Twelve Poetry anthologies in the
    Poetry anthologies, 2015
    Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen
    Poetry anthology Rutger Kopland, 2014
    Poëziekalender 2015
    Poetry Calendar 2015
    Poëziebundel 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013
    Poetry collection 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013
    An issue of De Gids
    Poetry in literary magazine De Gids 2012