The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York welcomes project proposals for initiatives focusing on Dutch-American cultural heritage.
Through Dutch Culture USA, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York actively promotes and supports Dutch-American cultural heritage: the tangible and intangible legacy from the past, shared by our two countries. The Shared Cultural Heritage (SCH) Program aims at better management, conservation and accessibility of shared cultural heritage for a broad public. Through international exchange and sustainable cooperation, the Shared Cultural Heritage Program aims to enhance the visibility and appreciation of shared cultural heritage by reinforcing the awareness of our shared heritage for a broad American audience.
The U.S. and the Netherlands share a history of over 400 years. From the 17th century New Netherland colony, to its aftermath, from the Dutch migration to the Midwest in the 18th century and the Louisiana Purchase to the Second World War This Dutch-American history has left many traces in the U.S., such as collections, archives, historic sites, vocabulary, geographic names and more broadly the legacy of tolerance, trade and social mobility.
Since 2013, the Dutch Culture USA Program of the Consulate General in New York has supported a wide range of projects. These projects range from digitization projects to educational programs, from exhibitions to heritage tourism projects and from intangible heritage to the cross over to contemporary art forms. Within these projects, there is room for multiple perspectives on history. You can find examples of projects supported on our website Dutch Culture USA: www.dutchcultureusa.com.