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:

  • National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek)

  • Free Press Unlimited

  • Foundation of Independent Court Experts in Environmental and Planning Law (STAB)

  • Dutch Parliament - Analysis and Research Department (DAO)

  • Greenpeace

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

  • Amnesty International

  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW)

  • Rotterdamsebaan

  • Archaeology Department of the Municipality of The Hague

  • Stroom Den Haag

  • NEST – Ruimte voor Kunst

  • Bradford Space

  • Waag Technology & Society

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Ministry of Finance

  • Keep an Eye Foundation

  • GEM Den Haag

  • Municipality of The Hague (Gemeente Den Haag)

  • Mesdag Collectie

  • Museum Meermanno

  • Arriva Personenvervoer Nederland B.V.

  • 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)

  • Peace Palace (Vredespaleis)

  • Crossing Border Festival


  • WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA)

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