Municipality of Rotterdam

The municipality of Rotterdam (gemeente Rotterdam) wants to create a strong cultural climate in Rotterdam. They want to set up the perfect conditions for producing art and culture, safeguarding their accessibility, and sharing information, knowledge and means. To achieve this goal, the city council formulates policy for arts and culture and makes sure that this policy is enacted. To this end, they offer both structural subsidies and subsidies for carrying out one-off projects.


AB InBev Nederland’s brand Jupiler supports BIRD with promotional activities. AB InBev Nederland is part of the listed company AB InBev, which has a portfolio of over 200 brands and approximately 116,000 employees, and is active in more than 23 countries. In the Netherlands, AB InBev is the second brewery, with strong brands including Jupiler, Hertog Jan, Dommelsch, Leffe and Hoegaarden. Jupiler, a Belgian beer, is served on draught at BIRD.

Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot

Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot stimulates the cultural image of Rotterdam through subsidizing and co-financing cultural projects and performances. Projects have to take place within the municipality of Rotterdam and ideally stretch beyond the municipal borders.

Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds

Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds’s goal is to financially and materially support persons and organizations in the spirit of its founder: Elise Mathilde van Beuningen. The foundation strives to achieve this by:
● Supporting institutions pursuing a generally social, cultural or idealistic goal. There are conditions: the institution must be non-profit, work using volunteers and be registered in the Utrecht or Rotterdam regions, unless it is of national importance.
● Issuing grants for the maintenance and conservation of nature in the Netherlands.

Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht

Volkskracht supports everyone with a good idea for Rotterdam. Over almost 90 years, Volkskracht has helped make all kinds of projects happen. Heavy metal concerts, circus festivals, but also vegetable gardens for children and renovating a large theater. All this in collaboration with the citizens of Rotterdam. Rotterdam was built with people power — with volkskracht.

De Gravin van Bylandt Stichting

Gravin van Bylandt Stichting is an asset fund that offers financial support to institutions and associations that want to realize projects for the general interest of people and/or animals in the Netherlands. It was founded on March 17, 1964 according to the wishes of its founder, Marie Alexandrine Otheline Caroline Countess van Bylandt. After she passed away in 1968, the foundation became active as a supporting asset fund. The foundation’s office is situated in the Van Bylandt family’s old gardener’s house.

De van Cappellen stichting

Van Cappellen Stichting focuses primarily on social wellbeing and the cultural development of the elderly and youth. The foundation was founded in 1892 by Ms. Nolen-Van Cappellen and supports social organizations and structures, such as institutions and associations.

Fonds Podiumkunsten BIRD Rotterdam

Fonds Podiumkunsten

Fonds Podiumkunsten is the cultural fund for music, musical theater, dance, theater and festivals in the Netherlands. The fund donates to all forms of professional performing arts on behalf of the Dutch government. Fonds Podiumkunsten focuses on quality in the broadest sense of the term. Achievements also are also playing an increasingly important role. Fonds Podiumkunsten strives for a performing arts industry that appeals to and touches as diverse an audience as possible, and plays a central role in society.