BeroepKunstenaar is the knowledge database with practical information on starting and developing a sustainable business as an entrepreneur or as an employee. For creative, performing and teaching artists from different disciplines, for supportive professions and for heritage specialists. You can quickly find answers to specific questions here.


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Use practical step-by-step plans, FAQ's, tests and wizards. Dive into different theme's like entrepeneurship, financing or skills. Or watch the interviews with alumni about their start on the job market. During your study, you can also use the website on projects and as a preperation for your internship. Cause all professional fields in which the AHK educates are discussed in detail.

A selection of articles

FAQ what are NFTs?

Everything you need to know about what NFTs are and what they can represent, as well as about rights and how you can get started yourself as a creator. Where do the opportunities lie and what are the snags/complications? NFTs offer a lot of room for creativity and special (digital) applications. You can read more about it here.

Impact of arts and culture

You explain the importance and the value of arts and culture by making the impact thereof visible. You do this by approaching the impact from various perspectives: in addition to personal value, everything that is created also has artistic, economic and social value. With the aid of these perspectives, you can effectively convey and substantiate the importance and value of your work. That is arts advocacy in practice.

Step-by-step plan starting as a self-empolyed person

Would you like to officially start working as a self-employed person, or have you just started doing so? If so, describe your activities, type of enterprise, company name and use that to register with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. After that, you should set up your administrative records and cover your entrepreneurial risks.


It's about the ability to make an active contribution, based on your own expertise, to the process of production and to cooperate. What is at stake in cooperating is not just what you know and what you can do as an individual, but what you can do together. That is why it is valuable to put individuals together from different backgrounds and with different competences and skills.