Arts Collaboratory is a programme for the support of exchange among visual art initiatives in Africa, Asia, Latin America and The Netherlands. Its mission is to establish a cultural infrastructure for the independent visual arts sector, and to assist artists through support for the lasting and professional development of projects.
Arts Collaboratory was established in January 2007 by Hivos and the DOEN Foundation and is carried out in cooperation with the Mondriaan Fund. These three Dutch organisations, together with 20 – 50 additional institutions and partners, make up the Arts Collaboratory. These organisations join forces again and again to carry out a variety of projects on certain themes. The Arts Collaboratory offers financial support and expertise for the development of ideas for and the implementation of large- and small-scale arts initiatives; it finances artist-exchange programmes and seminars that promote knowledge exchange and networking.