The Stichting tot Steun of the Royal Academy of Art was established on 22 November 1994.

KvK nummer: 41158841
Vestigingsnummer: HRSD41158841
Fiscaal nummer of RSIN: 804871784

The Stichting tot Steun is located at Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN The Hague.

Below you will find the relevant information on the basis of which the ANBI status has been granted to the Foundation, such as the objective of our institution as described in the articles of association of the Foundation, the statutes, the board composition and the annual report including financial accountability.

The Foundation's statutory goal is to provide support to the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), by means of awarding prizes, by contributing to the maintenance of collections for educational purposes -including a library, by promoting participation in (international) exhibitions.

In practice, the Foundation mainly supports special projects that are not provided for by the regular education budget of the KABK. In addition, the Foundation contributes annually to a number of prizes to be awarded to final exam students of the KABK. The Foundation carries out its activities without any profit motive.

In principle, the Foundation meets once a year and then assesses requests for support submitted by the director of the Royal Academy of Art.

The Foundation is open to donations but does not conduct recruitment activities with the aim of increasing its assets. In this regard, the Foundation pursues the policy that only the gains of the assets are used for providing support. If there is no capital gain in any given year, any applications for support will not be honored.

The Foundation's assets are managed by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (trading name ABN AMRO MeesPierson) on the basis of a free-hand management agreement containing a defensive investment profile.

The annual figures of the Foundation are audited annually by a chartered accountant. The profit and loss account 2018 can be downloaded here.

The Board of the Foundation consists of the following persons:

Mr. D.L.C.M. van der Brempt (member)
Mr. G. Dumbar (member)
Mr. T. Cohen Jehoram (chairman)
Mr. E.W.M. Rodrigo (member)
Mrs. I. Rollema (treasurer/secretary)

The administrator of the Foundation is Mr. G.W.A. Zanoni, employed at the University of the Arts The Hague.

The board members work unpaid. Board members are themselves entitled to reimbursement of reasonably incurred expenses, but in practice, this is hardly ever used.

More information about the Foundation can be obtained from the chairman of the board, T. Cohen Jehoram.

The Stichting tot Steun (a foundation) of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) has been designated by the tax authorities as an " institution allocating to the general good’" (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI).

Thanks to this ANBI status, tax, and financial benefits apply with regard to gifts and inheritance tax, corporate and income tax. For example, anyone – natural and legal persons - who donate to the Stichting tot Steun can deduct the donation from their Dutch income tax or corporate tax.

Stichting tot Steun van de KABK
Prinsessegracht 4 2514 AN Den Haag

Tax number (RSIN – Legal Entities & Partnerships Identification Number): 804871784

Contributions by the Stichting tot Steun

Restoration of Jannis Kounellis' artwork - 2020

'Zonder Titel', Janis Kounellis kunstwerk op de KABK 1987
Lead window by Janis Kounellis, 1987

In 1987 Jannis Kounellis (1936-2017) gave a masterclass at the Royal Academy of Art. For the duration of one week, students of the Fine Arts department were able to talk, think, work and create together with Kounellis. In addition to the experiences the students gained by working with Kounellis, the artist also left a piece of work at the academy. A lead window, conceptualized and made on-site in the former auditorium of the academy, which is now the ‘Large Photography studio’.

Kounellis venster 7 restauratie
Restoration window #7, Fred Stolker

After 33 years, the lead window was in need of a thorough renovation. The academy has sought advice from curator and advisor Lydia Beerkens and under the supervision of Ernst Bergmans (former head of the part-time departments Fine Art, Photography, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design at the KABK), the window was renovated by Stolker Glas from Nieuwegein and replaced in April 2020.

The Foundation has made an amount of € 10,000 available for the conservation of the lead window and artwork by Jannis Kounellis.

Sitting areas for students - 2019

The students enjoy being at the academy. In times of increasing digitization and intensive use of social media, the need to be part of the KABK community and to be physically present at the academy remains strong.

The KABK buildings have a relatively large m2 of circulation area and - in addition to the space of the canteen - we are happy to offer students more opportunities to work and relax in various places in the building.

The foundation contributed an amount of € 10,000 for the interior.

Awards for KABK graduates 2019

In 2019, the Foundation made available the amount of € 11,500 for the academy's graduation awards .

Awards for KABK graduates 2018

The Foundation made available the amount of € 10,500 for the academy's graduation awards in 2018.

Exhibition in Milan during Salone del Mobile - 2018

From 17 to 22 April 2018, the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) presented work by alumni during the international furniture fair Salone del Mobile in Milan. More than 20 artists and designers showed their work under the title My practice, My politics.

The foundation made a contribution of € 40,000 for the participation of alumni of the KABK in the aforementioned fair in Milan.

Restoration of light sculpture De Vlam by Peter Struycken - 2016

Since 2008, the academy building on the Prinsessegracht has been enriched with a light sculpture by artist and alumnus Peter Struycken. Peter Struycken's work De Vlam (The Flame) is highly appreciated both inside and outside the academy. One of the considerations for having an image-defining artwork installed at this side of the building was the physical environment of the academy. Sky-high office buildings on the south side of the academy affect visibility. A prominent work of art such as De Vlam provides a direct landmark for the traveler from The Hague Central Station and distinguishes the academy building from its surroundings. Eurogenie made the work in consultation with the artist. The artwork was restored in 2016 with the old LED lamps replaced by new, more sustainable LED lighting, after which the restored work was completed in 2017.

The Foundation contributed an amount of € 28,314 to the restoration of De Vlam.

Lettering front building facade - 2015

The lettering on the front facade of the academy had become so damaged and worn off over the years, that in 2015 it was decided to renew it. Because of the positive reactions to the lettering on the backside, letter designer Peter Verheul was asked to carry out the design. The lettering on the front facade has become, as it were, a negative of the letters on the backside and is designed in the style of the Nieuwe Zakelijkheid, the architectural style of the KABK building on the Prinsessegracht. The lettering is made of two colors of aluminum with durable LED lighting behind it. In the elaboration of the design, the connection with the light artwork by Peter Struycken on this side of the building was taken into account. The name of the academy is displayed both in Dutch and in English.

The Foundation has co-financed the lettering on the front for an amount of €22,000.

Lettering rear building facade - 2014

Around 2012/2013, the KABK merged two buildings (a former discotheque and former retail building Carl Denig) with an existing part of the academy building at Bleijenburg. The buildings now house 3 master's programmes. In 2014, it was decided to apply clear facade lettering to make these new KABK buildings, "visible" from the Herengracht, and to make this side of the academy more accessible from the city center. Teacher and designer Peter Verheul developed a font for this assignment and translated it into a 3D letter design with lighting. The name of the academy has been applied in both Dutch and English because of the international character of its student population.

The Foundation has made € 26,378 available for this project.