ELIA Foundation of Friends


The ELIA Foundation of Friends was founded in Amsterdam 30 May 2008 by the ELIA. The aim of the ELIA Foundation of Friends is to widen participation and engagement in the development of higher arts education in Europe and beyond.

A key objective of the ELIA Foundation is to support young artists with the start of their with a particular focus on excellence and cultural entrepreneurship.


Activities ELIA Foundation

  • Develop a circle of individuals and institutions, supporting  higher arts education
  • Organise annual Friends and Donors Fundraising Dinner/Auction, coinciding with the ELIA NEU NOW LIVE Festival
  • Engage in fundraising and income generating activities in line with the aims of the ELIA Foundation
  • Identify and select talented young artists for a grant to participate in the ELIA NEU NOW LIVE Festival

The ELIA Foundation of Friends is registered by the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) as ‘stichting’, under number 34303766, RSIN 820943277.


For further information about the ELIA Foundation, please contact ELIA Executive Director Carla Delfos at carla.delfos[at]elia-artschools.org

Visiting address:
A Lab
Overhoeksplein 2

Postal address:
ELIA - Lab 105
P.O. Box 3322
1001 AC - Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone nr. +31(0)20 330 1116
Email: info@elia-artschools.org

Office hours:
Monday - Friday from 09.00 - 17.30

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