Help support strong practical knowledge with the aim of improving artistic achievement of performing artists

Dear performing arts colleagues,

This survey is for professionals who are trained in the performing arts.

Since 2014, a growing number of partners in the performing arts, education, science and health have been working together in the National Centre Performing Arts foundation ( to bring together knowledge in order to improve artistic achievement among performing artists in dance, music, circus and theatre. In order to gain an understanding of how performance artists can be (better) supported and to further build and expand the centre, we are asking for help. Only together we will succeed in improving the quality and coordination of existing and new services and knowledge products in the area of education, research and access to knowledge.

The collaborating partner network currently consists of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, the Codarts professorship in Performing Arts Medicine, the Dutch Society for Dance Research, the Papendal Sports Medicine Centre, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Rijnstate hospital, the Netherlands Association of Dance and Music Medicine and the ArtEZ School of Music 'healthy music-making' programme.

In recent years, this has already led to us initiating various conferences and symposia, publications, participation in research projects and contributions to specific knowledge development activities by our partners, for the benefit of performing artists. NCPA is holding discussions about expanding this partner network with other interested and relevant parties. For this we also need your perspective in order to better support your professionals.

This brief survey will take up 5 to 10 minutes of your time. Will you help?

We will reward participation with a free year's 'supporter' membership of the NCPA worth €75. If you are interested in this, you can give us your details at the end of the survey. We will contact you within three weeks. Read more about being a supporter: supporter/

This survey is part of a larger field research for which organisations and (knowledge) institutes are being interviewed. We will check the results with experts and the partner network as the study progresses. We always handle survey results anonymously - we guarantee to do so even if you enter your details at the end of the survey. We will inform you about the results of this survey in the newsletter.

Questions? We will be pleased to answer them via: Many thanks for your participation and time!