Our philosophy

Inspiration—a word full of meaning. It is a word that blooms art. From our shared passion for art, we founded the John & Marine van Vlissingen Art Foundation in 2008. With aim to highlight, encourage and motivate talented, Dutch visual artists in evolving their craft, inspiration has served as our leading principle, guiding new generations of artists.

One artist is selected annually. The artist is then given the opportunity to travel to a destination of their choice; here, their artistic influences can further blossom. The work that emerges from this inspiring journey is recorded in a book in the Inspiration series which, alongside the works themselves, is presented to a wide audience during an exhibition.

The first volume of in the Inspiration series was published in 2009. Since then, the Foundation has had the opportunity to showcase 14 artists.

Annual report

Read more about the Foundation, the Board and our policy plan & activities in our (in Dutch) ANBI Publication and 2023 Annual Report: