Kunstconnectie brings together amateur art schools, music schools, provincial support institutes for art & culture, and other employers that offer art education and facilitate art practice. For, with and on behalf of its members, the association promotes their interests and negotiates employment conditions. Kunstconnectie stimulates and advises member institutes in developing cultural entrepreneurship and contemporary employership, offers topical information and enables knowledge exchange. By bundling forces and bringing parties together, the association provides its members with a wide range of services and benefits, for example in the field of quality assurance, certification, benchmarking, and trainings and continuing professional education. Kunstconnectie enhances the public awareness and the quality of the work by amateur art schools and ensures that the sector is a recognised and respected partner in the cultural-political and socio-economic debate. Kunstconnectie has 150 members, comprising around 90% of all amateur art schools, music schools, and provincial support institutes for art & culture. New employers’ initiatives such as art education project agencies, instructors’ organisations and art mediation agencies are also welcome to join.