Nieuw Geneco advocates more commissions, performance opportunities and a broader revenue stream for composers. First of all, this is achieved by also stimulating specific funding arrangements at different cultural and donor-advised funds, in addition to the grant opportunities of the Performing Arts Fund NL.
But this is also achieved by stimulating commissioning from private individuals, organisations and companies in relation to specific moments and occasions, as well as for autonomous work. In our view, this involves a sponsorship model that not only calls on people to give money, but which also calls for actual involvement and ‘part-ownership’ in the process of making, performing and disseminating interesting work.
Nieuw Geneco is a non-profit association that receives approximately 40% of its funding from membership fees. Composer and pianist Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1952) bequeathed her income from copyrights in order to support the activities of the association. Thanks to the generous donation of composer Konrad Boehmer (1941-2014), via the Marjo Tal Stichting (Marjo Tal Foundation), we can continue with the international advocacy work. Funds and partners supplements the required budget.
Are you a passionate music love and do you want to contribute to promoting the interests of Dutch composers? Then send an e-mail to Esther Gottschalk, director of Nieuw Geneco: firstname.lastname@example.org.