Partnership benefits

At the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), we like to collaborate with organisations and companies that are open to experimenting to develop a partnership from which both parties can benefit. We connect students with private companies, non-profit organisations, and government agencies. Through these partnerships, we seek to expand the opportunities offered to our students to connect with fields outside the academy.

Client partners benefit from the inquisitive nature and out-of-the-box solutions offered by KABK students. Students in turn have the opportunity to collaborate with clients on real-world projects that give them relevant job experiences and prepare them for a successful career in the world of art and design.

Types of collaborations

Partnerships can take many forms, depending on the nature of the external organisation, the curriculum of the department, and the outline of the project.

Some of our partners seek to collaborate as supporters of academic events. For example, the Keep an Eye Foundation has supported our annual Fashion Show as a way to support the professional careers of young textile and fashion designers.

Recent collaborations

Recent partnerships include, among others:

  • Greenpeace

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

  • Amnesty International

  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW)

  • NEST – Ruimte voor Kunst

  • Bradford Space

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA)

  • Ministry of Finance

  • Keep an Eye Foundation

  • Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur)

  • The Hague Philharmonics (Residentie Orkest)

  • Supreme Court of the Netherlands (Hoge Raad der Nederlanden)

  • Court of Audit (De Algemene Rekenkamer)

  • GEM Den Haag

  • Municipality of The Hague (Gemeente Den Haag)

  • Peace Palace (Vredespaleis)

  • Crossing Border Festival


  • Mesdag Collectie

  • Museum Meermanno

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Please contact Lizzy Kok (Marketing & Communications)