Organization / Our mission

  • Official company name:
    Stichting Melkweg (Melkweg Foundation)
  • Mailing address:
    ​Lijnbaansgracht 234A 1017 PH Amsterdam
  • Phone:
  • Objective / Mission:
    The Melkweg foundation aims to: - organise and produce high-quality activities in the field of art, culture and society, at national and international level for a wide audience, with a special focus on innovation, supporting experimentation and to create a platform for young talent and subcultures; - offering a stimulating environment in order to contribute to social awareness and cohesion, interaction between different audiences and with attention to developments in society; and, furthermore, everything connected with it or supportive thereto in the broadest sense of the word. All income from the foundation is used to realise this mission.
  • Main policy plan:
    See page 3 in the document Stichting Melkweg Cultural Programming for the vision of the Melkweg and pages 6 to 9 for the programming. (Written in Dutch)
  • Committee composition:
    The Melkweg has an interim Managing Director, Frans Vreeke, and a Commission of Trustees (Raad van Toezicht - RvT). The RvT consists of: Gyuri Vergouw (chairman), Lucienne Gena, Martin Plak, Valentijn Brouwer, Lara Ankersmit, Marieke van Well & Pay Kolmüs.
  • The committee and RVT:
    Receive no compensation or holiday pay.
  • Explanation:
  • Compensation policy director:
    The compensation policy is in accordance with the 'Guidelines on Compensation of Directors' of the CAO NPF. The Supervisory Committee determines the compensation of the Managing Director. The Managing Director has an appointment for an indefinite period. Melkweg does not state the compensation of the statutory Managing Director pursuant to article 2: 383 paragraph 1 of the Dutch Civil Code, since the statement can be reduced to one natural person.
  • The staff follows:
    CAO Dutch stages and festivals