With over 26 years of experience or- ganising projects and events, ZIMIHC was born out of the need for places where amateur artists and musicians can perform and rehearse. Today the organisation, founded in Utrecht, boasts three theatres and a broad professional network giving amateur artists the opportunity and room nec- essary for their talents to evolve and flourish. In the next few years, ZIMIHC will present several international music events in the city. Being a musician himself, ZIMIHC found- er Appie Alferink sensed the demand for artistic podiums in Utrecht and thus start- ed the organisation.