KUNSTHAL AND PARTNERSHIPS
The Kunsthal has an important responsibility with regard to making extraordinary collections accessible to a wide audience. It often functions as a platform for various museums, artists, private collectors, foundations and social or cultural institutions. A good example of an exhibition featuring a private collection is Objectivity. The Art of Useful Things, the result of the collecting mania of the British design teacher and architect David Usborne. Also noteworthy in this respect are the collaborations with the Groot Handelsgebouw surrounding the 65 anniversary celebration, the Maaskant Award and All you can Art.
Main sponsor ING
Since 2015, ING has been the Kunsthal’s main sponsor. It is our joint mission to make art and culture accessible to a broad audience. Together we propagate our vision of “seeing more by learning how to look better”, in a collaboration marked by a great diversity of activities. One of most important aspects of the ING’s main sponsorship is enabling bus transportation for pupils from Rotterdam schools who would otherwise never be able to visit the Kunsthal. In 2018, five ‘Kunstbuzzes’ transported around 750 young people to the Kunsthal. There was also an intensive collaboration around the exhibition Viktor&Rolf, including an especially designed Viktor&Rolf ING debit card, Viktor&Rolf-ING bags turning the streets of Rotterdam red and also the ING Photobooth, which was a success with young as well as old people. The Kunsthal is extremely grateful to ING for its unremitting support and our inspiring collaboration.
Patronage – BankGiro Lottery
The Kunsthal’s most important patron is the BankGiro Lottery. Apart from a yearly, fixed contribution, it is possible for visitors who warmly support the Kunsthal to take part in an ‘earmarked’ lottery, and buy their lottery tickets during their visit to the Kunsthal. Through this type of earmarked recruitment, this year we managed to bring in over € 240,000. BankGiro Lottery VIP-card holders have free access to the Kunsthal, and each year several events are organised for BankGiro Lottery participants. 2018 was the first year (of three) during which we were able to organise Kunsthal Live on Sunday with an additional project contribution of € 350,000. It was a great success, both for the Kunsthal and the Museumpark. In 2019 we will organise a second edition. The BankGiro Lottery also granted us an extra contribution for the exhibition Viktor&Rolf. The Kunsthal is extremely grateful to the BankGiro Lottery and all its participants and is looking forward to continuing our collaboration in 2019.
Funds and Sponsors
Every year the Kunsthal is supported by many funds. In 2018 the support we received from the Droom & Daad Foundation, for realising the international collaboration with the Grand Palais for Action<->Reaction, was of particular importance for further enhancing the international profile of the Kunsthal. The VSB Fund granted us a substantial contribution for the innovative programme Kunsthal LIVE. We are extremely grateful to the Droom & Daad Foundation and the VSB Fund for their vision and courage. For a detailed overview we would like to refer to our annual account. We are grateful to all funds who contributed to the Kunsthal in 2018. And of course we hope they will continue to give us their support in the future.
Coolblue was the main sponsor for Action<->Reaction. A better partner for an exhibition about light, movement and technique was hardy imaginable. The collaboration put a bit smile on our faces, for which we would like to thank Coolblue. Other partners the Kunsthal wishes to thank for their continuing trust and loyal support are: the municipality of Rotterdam, BankGiro Lottery Fund, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund and the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Breeman Tallefonds, VandenEnde Foundation, Mondriaan Fund, Nationale-Nederlanden, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fund, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fund, Stichting Retourschip, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Fonds21, Stichting Zabawas, MediaCenter Rotterdam, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners, Hans Boodt Mannequins, Winsor&Newton, de Bijenkorf, Mainport Hotel, Vogue and of course the Friends of the Kunsthal.
Please visit The Power of Collaboration for a schematic overview.