Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

ACCESS2CAPITAL: to creatively and prudently arrive at a proper finance mix for the creative sector



For the cultural and creative sector access to financing is a challenge. Every mode of finance has its own access route and there is little communication between access points.

The sector also suffers from a lack of knowledge and skills on the supply side to determine how financial resources may be applied in the most effective manner. The sector is seen as high-risk, dependent on subsidies and with little to protect investor interests. Finally, financing needs are very diverse and the size of investment required is on average a lot lower than in other sectors.

Building an infrastructure for growth in the creative sector

The professorship Corporate Governance & Leadership is developing a project to build an infrastructure for the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam (MRA) that will contribute to growth for the creative sector – together with Cultuur-Ondernemen and supported by the Amsterdam Economic Board. The infrastructure will allow Amsterdam to profile itself as a centre of expertise in the area of financial and corporate services.

For more information about this project please contact professor Frank Jan de Graaf.