The last couple of years have been a bumpy road for the cultural sector. Cuts in funding have been made which make it harder for cultural events and for the people behind the scenes to make their mark in this sector. For Performing Arts Fund NL in The Hague, a fund who aims to put the spotlight on performances and stages, it’s not a reason to keep their head down. Yes, it’s a bit inconvenient with less money to distribute and the demands becoming harder. “However,” says Henriëtte Post, director since 2013. “When applications have a solid argumentation, there’s no reason for the fund to deny the request.”