Advisors and committees

We review every application as carefully, expertly and impartially as possible. Therefore, we work together with independent advisors. These are experts, such as artists, exhibition makers, critics, art historians, museum employees and others who are able to appreciate the developments of visual art and cultural heritage.

The assessment is subject to guidelines and criteria that objectify the personal views that advisors may have. In addition to quality, the most important criterion, applications are assessed for presentation, development, recognition, and professional and public scope. The assessment is established by mutual agreement between the advisors, who are asked to be generous and to look beyond their own preferences.

The Mondriaan Fund has many grant opportunities. When an advisor has submitted an application himself or the organization for which he works or when the adviser is privately or professionally involved in an application from others, an advisor cannot participate in the concerning advisory meeting. In that case, the consultant will not be invited or the invitation will be withdrawn. If there is involvement in an application, the advisor must inform the Mondriaan Fund as soon as possible. This is laid down in a protocol that is signed by all advisors.

For the formation of committees, which follows an open call, diversity is taken into account. In order to safeguard different visions and perspectives on art and heritage, membership of the committees rotates and all members are only temporarily involved with the Mondriaan Fund. In principle, an advisor is appointed for 2 years, with a possible extension of up to 2 years.

Our chairmen

The Mondriaan Fund works with chairmen for the advisory committees. The members are professionals from all over the country and offer a wide variety of expertise and backgrounds.

Pool of experts

The Mondriaan Fund has a constantly rotating pool of experts with diverse backgrounds and specialisms. Check out who is currently in our pool.

To prevent (the appearance of) a conflict of interest, a protocol has been drawn up that is signed by advisors. Advisors cannot advise on grants for which they apply themselves. In addition, it is examined whether an advisor has an indirect interest in the applications being processed (for example as a curator or member of an advisory board of an institution or as a family member of the applicant).

Advisory committees

See below an overview of our advisory committees per grant (in alphabetical order).

Selection committee

When appointing new advisors, we are advised by the selection committee, which is independent. The overall composition of advisory committees plays the most important role when appointing advisors.


Do you have a question about our advisors or committees? Reach out to our colleague Esmée.

Esmée Ruijgrok

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