Arts and Festivals Management in Amsterdam

Ref: 10003242


Second year Arts & Festivals Management (single honours) students enrolled on AMAN 2002 International Research Visit are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 30 and the minimum number the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This trip to Amsterdam is an opportunity for second year students to undertake research into an area of cultural policy that interests you, in the context of a comparative study between the UK and the Dutch approaches. You will arrange meetings and visit cultural organisations, institutions and artists or other producers in order to understand how the Dutch system works and what differences this makes to the arts that are produced in Holland.

Some contextual visits will be arranged by tutors, such as a group trip to Rotterdam, a visit to the Boekmanstichting (cultural policy library) a group trip to the Rijksmuseum, Rotterdam Festival team, and interaction with our colleagues at InHolland University. Students are encouraged to arrange individual and group meetings and to liaise with students at Inholland University.

Cultural activities

The trip will offer students a variety of options to visit cultural institutions, such as the Anne Frank Museum, Moco Museum, and the Tropenmuseum. While there are a number of international cultural institutions within Amsterdam, students may also be interested in visiting and working with arts and cultural groups ranging from locally based cultural organisations such as Melkweg or the Amsterdam Light Festival.  These are based in part on the research you undertake and your own interests.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Dutch immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country. Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 2 March 2020
  • Return date: Friday 6 March 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, cultural activities, food, drink and visa costs (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 21 October 2019 9am