Het Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst neemt met de tentoonstelling Power of Place deel aan de Internationale Triënnale Apeldoorn. De tentoonstelling ligt in het verlengde van de landschapsstudiereis door de Verenigde Staten die het Fonds BKVB vorig jaar organiseerde.
The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (known in the Netherlands as Fonds BKVB) is the national body responsible for making grants to individual visual artists, designers and architects. Its objective is to nurture excellence in visual arts, design and architecture in the Netherlands.
Although fully financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Fonds BKVB is an autonomous foundation and its decision-making process is wholly independent. All grant applications are laid before advisory panels which assess the applications on the basis of the application forms and accompanying documentation. Grants are awarded only in case of a positive recommendation from the relevant advisory panel. Because panel members are personally involved in or closely associated with the world of visual arts, design and architecture, the Fonds BKVB is able to respond promptly and effectively to developments in the various fields. The names of all panel members are listed on this web site.
The Fonds BKVB offers a wide range of grant options starting with the Basic Grants for visual artists and autonomous designers and the Incentive Grants for visual artists, designers and architects. There are also Cultural Mediation Grants for cultural theorists, critics and exhibition curators. In addition, the Fonds BKVB has access to a number of artist-in-residence studios in various countries and in alternate years an architecture study tour is organized. Recently the Pilot Projects were established with a view to promoting outstanding projects. Last but not least, every two years the Fonds BKVB presents Oeuvre Awards in each discipline, the Award on Art Criticism and the Benno Premsela Award.
The Fonds BKVB operates a small exhibition space which regularly features work that has come about with the help of a Fonds BKVB grant.