Cultural Policy Research in Amsterdam

Key Information


Application Deadline: 31/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

Ref: 10007031


Departure Date: 06/03/23

Return Date: 10/03/23


£350: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided in a hostel/hotel

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Jacqui Norton -


Arts and Festivals Management Level 5 AMAN2002 International Research Visit and Global Arts Management Level 6 AMAN3051 International Cultural Policy students are eligible to apply. Additionally, due to the trip not taking place last year, Level 6 Arts and Festivals Management students are also invited to apply for this opportunity. There is a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

This trip is an opportunity to undertake a critical exploration of an area of cultural policy that interests the students, in the context of a comparative study between the UK and the Netherlands. Students will arrange meetings with and visit cultural organisations, institutions and creative professionals in order to understand how the Dutch system works and what differences this makes to the arts that are produced in the Netherlands.

This trip is a key element of the module learning outcomes for students, and is embedded as a cultural policy research trip for Arts and Festivals Management level 5 AMAN2002 International Research Visit and Global Arts Management International Cultural Policy AMAN3051 (top-up).

As part of this trip students will engage with DMU’s student exchange partner, InHolland University, Amsterdam, who we have had a relationship with for over 20 years. DMU students will work with Dutch students on a placemaking project during the week. DMU students who are interested can also complete a year abroad at InHolland after completion of their second year of studies and can find more information on the Student on Exchange webpage.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to Amsterdam is £350. Students will be expected to pay £200, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Amsterdam are:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a cultural policy in the Netherlands
  • To organise a meeting with an arts organisation in a different country
  • To compare a cultural policy between the UK with the Netherlands
  • To expose students to different culture to that of UK and widen knowledge of cultural life of different European country

Before the trip there will be a series of workshops to enable the students to prepare and arrange their cultural policy meetings. Staff will also be arranging some of the meetings/activities. Post- trip the students will be supported during the lecture series to prepare for their assessment in the form of a presentation.

Cultural activities

Some contextual visits will be arranged by trip lead(s), such as a group visit to the Boekman Foundation (cultural policy library), a trip to the Rijksmuseum and Melkweg. Students will have the opportunity to visit popular attractions, such as: the Anne Frank Museum and Rembrandt House. Students may also choose to attend a classical concert or a gig, as part of their individual research.

COVID-19 information

Travel to the Netherlands is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine prior to travel. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for the Netherlands.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.