Felix Meritis Foundation

National Network

Keizersgracht 324
1016 EZ Amsterdam

Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Youth and education
General Information
Felix Meritis, European Centre for the Arts and Science, employs around 80 people full-or part-time. FM runs an informal (inter)national network of over a 100 partner organisations which contribute to the programme presented all year round. The main funding is modest (City of Amsterdam) whereas publishing houses, arts and festival organisations, independent NGO’s, media agencies and educational organisations and many other contribute with the organisation of debates, festivals, conferences, concerts, television recordings, an international exchange programmes and s summer University. Main partners: Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, Max WagenerStichting, Amsterdam Dance Event, City of Amsterdam, World Press Photo.
Mission and Objectives

Felix Meritis, European Centre for the Arts and Science, wishes to reinforce and stimulate the relationship between the arts, science, education, media and commerce.
Felix Meritis plays an important in the (inter)national public debate in order to enhance the role of the individual so that the civil society may develop in freedom.

Main Projects / Activities

Forum Amsterdam, Berliner Konferenz (Berlinerkonferenz.net), Gulliver Connect (www.gulliverconnect.org), Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University (www.amsu.edu), the People Network, Cafe Europa, Cafe Cultuur Prijs, and many others!

Contact (1) Full Name
Joanneke Lootsma
Head of the organisation
Linda Bouws