From January 2017 Wim Pijbes, former general director of the Rijksmuseum, is the managing director of Stichting Droom en Daad
(Foundation Dream and Do). The Foundation will develop initiatives aimed at promoting the arts in and for Rotterdam, to contribute to an even more attractive city for its residents and visitors.
The Foundation sees opportunities in various fields such as music, theatre, dance, architecture, film, literature, visual arts. Stichting Droom en Daad will focus on encouraging and investing in new initiatives as well as on giving an additional boost to already existing institutions and activities. As its first project, Stichting Droom en Daad has chosen to support the 46th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which starts January 25th.
Director Wim Pijbes: Stichting Droom en Daad puts dreams into action to make the city even better and more beautiful. We invest in the arts for everyone; from Urban to Erasmus. Our Foundation initiates, promotes, participates, invests and realizes to contribute to an attractive city: livable for residents and loveable for visitors.
Stichting Droom en Daad is independent and chooses projects and people to work with. It contributes expertise and financial support. Applications for funding are by invitation only.