オランダ演劇協会 Theater Instituut Nederland
Theater Instituut Nederland is a non-profit organization engaged in a wide range of activities aimed at contributing to the development of Dutch theater culture in the international context, including the gathering and studying of the latest information and documents, organizing independent meetings, seminars and exhibitions as opportunities to stimulate discussion, as well as using publications and presentations at international conferences to supply information and build networks.
The Nederland Theater Museum, the parent body of Theater Instituut Nederland, was founded in 1924 at the voluntary request of scholars, professionals and theater people of the day. By collecting and purchasing materials related to the development of Dutch theater from private collections, the Theater Museum compiled an archive that forms the core of its present activities. By the 1960s the museum was open to the public as an archive and organizer of exhibitions and seminars concerning Dutch theater. In the 1970s the museum expanded its collection as the Netherlands headquarters of the International Theater Institute to include materials on dance and film and created service organizations in the fields of dance, pantomime and puppet theater. In 1992, these four organizations were consolidated to form the Theater Instituut Nederland.
The administrative offices of Theater Instituut Nederland are located in a stately historical building built in the 17th century on one of the canals in central Amsterdam. After large-scale renovations in 1997, the facility on its 4,400 square meter grounds contains the institute’s offices, the museum, library, reading room, exhibition space, a hall with seating for 100, a museum shop and café, conference facilities available to the public and a large inner court that is open for a variety of children’s programs. Today the institute functions as a central information center answering the needs of not only theater professionals but also commercial theaters and the theater audience.
The institute operates with a budget of which 65% comes from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the government of the Netherlands. Another portion of the budget (approximately 20%) comes from the government or NGOs as funding for individual projects, and another significant portion (approximately 15%) is made up of donations and revenue from the sales and rental fees. The institute presently employs a staff of 65, which is augmented at times for special programs and with internships. The management committee led by the administrative director (Henk Scholten) reviews and approves the annual programs and budgets, annual reports and important operating policies.
In addition to working in affiliation with international organizations including the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) ( http://