BAU is an organization for artistic development and innovation within the Amsterdam performing arts, with a focus on independent dance and performance. Our activities are divided into two main categories: on the one hand, programs in the field of artistic development, and on the other hand, activities aimed at representing the interests of the independent field. By doing so, we improve the working conditions and future prospects of the broadest possible group of independent makers, thus professionalizing and strengthening the field. We do this by:
Artistic development and innovation
Representation of interests
BAU functions with a BAU Committee of independent makers in the dance, performance and mime sector who contribute to the content of BAU. With this team, which gives advice and thinks along, we maintain the bottom-up mentality, we continue to see what the need is and we can determine the course from the field.
Since its founding by independent makers in 2015, BAU has been committed to filling gaps and developing new formats to give the Amsterdam dance, performance and mimeveld field the tools to strengthen itself from the bottom up. By doing this, BAU gives the independent scene a face and thereby contributes to the development of dance and performance arts in The Netherlands.
Daily direction: Eva Villanueva
Financial direction: Martha van Meegen
Marketing/Communication: Iris Peters
Online Agenda: Michael Jahoda
Eva Villanueva, Julia Willms, Keren Levi, Marion Traenkle, Marjolein Vogels, Michael Jahoda, Nicole Beutler, Orion Maxted, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Susanne Marx
BAU AIR team
Projectleiders: Sarah van Lamsweerde, Eva Villanueva
Coordinatie: Marjolein Vogels
Communication/PR: Iris Peters
AIR Pool: Priscilla Macintosh, Janneke Raaphorst, Setareh Fateh Irani, Richard John Jones, Annechien van Litsenburg, Christian Guerematchi, Clara Amaral
Coach: Erik Hagoort
Michael Jahoda, Marion Traenkle
Board of directors BAU foundation
Nicole van Vessum / chairman
Jeroen Fabius / secretary
Bram de Jaeger / treasurer
Our foundation has the ANBI status. Giving a donation to an ANBI institution is extra attractive because of the tax benefits. For more information, please visit the site of the Belastingdienst.
Statutory name: BAU Foundation
RSIN tax number: 8556 95 687
The aim of the Foundation is: to stimulate and improve the (artistic) development, the production practice and the position of the professional independent dance and performance makers and related artists with an (interdisciplinary) practice in Amsterdam.
In doing so, the Foundation aims to promote the Amsterdam dance and performance climate, as well as anything directly or indirectly related or conducive to this, all in the broadest sense of the word.
We endorse the Governance Code Culture
Remuneration policy according to the cao of Dutch dance.
The board is unremunerated.