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Management Team

The day-to-day management of Het Nieuwe Instituut is carried out by the Board of Directors and the Management Team, made up of the managers and department heads of Agency, Marketing and Communication, Collection, Programme, Research, Business Operations, Finance, and Human Resources.

Aric Chen (General & Artistic Director)
Josien Paulides (Business Director)
Mirjam ten Have (Executive Board Secretary)

Francien van Westrenen (Agency)
Taco de Neef (Marketing and Communication)
Behrang Mousavi (Collection)
Flora van Gaalen (Programme)
Babette Zijlstra (Business Operations)

Supervisory Board

A five-member Supervisory Board supervises the general state of affairs within the foundation as well as the policies of the directorate. It also provides advice in support of the directorate. The statutory director, appointed by the Supervisory Board, is charged with administering the foundation and bears final responsibility for the organisation as a whole.

Cultural Governance Code

With its professionalisation and pragmatism, the Dutch cultural sector has placed new emphasis on monitoring the quality of management and oversight within cultural institutions. The government's cultural governance code sets out principles of good management, satisfactory oversight and transparent accountability. Het Nieuwe Instituut is governed according to a Board of Trustees model and adheres to the cultural governance code's recommendations.

Non-Profit Status

Het Nieuwe Instituut is a non-profit organisation, known in Dutch as having ANBI status. Please see here for Het Nieuwe Instituut's ANBI information (in Dutch).

Code of Conduct

Het Nieuwe Instituut wants to reflect the creative communities it showcases and celebrates. In its code of conduct, Het Nieuwe Instituut outlines what behaviour is acceptable and unacceptable at the institute, both online and offline.

Conditions for Visitors

Het Nieuwe Instituut considers it important to be accessible and to be a space where everyone feels welcome. Het Nieuwe Instituut makes every effort to ensure that each visit is conducted satisfactorily and with due observance of the utmost care towards the visitor, and to this end has drawn up its conditions for visitors.

In response to questions about employment at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Read the statement by the Board of Directors on employment during the Corona crisis.