Here is a list of legal resources:
- For free legal advice, contact Juridischloket(opens in a new tab). You can also find other options for legal support here(opens in a new tab).
- MORES(opens in a new tab) is a central, collective disclosure office for undesirable behaviour in the Dutch cultural and creative sector. You can contact them via email or phone to talk about your experiences - they can listen, advise, and help you take things further if you so wish. It is completely confidential.
- Engagement Arts NL(opens in a new tab) is an organisation that seeks to address gender-based violence, sexism, discrimination and abuse of power in the Dutch arts and design field. Through a range of activities - workshops, lectures, open meetings etc. - the organisation works to establish support and create safer spaces within the arts.
- If you could ask a lawyer something for free what would it be?(opens in a new tab), a document compiled from a Q&A via Zoom with Jeremy Bierbach, an attorney based in Amsterdam who specialises in non-asylum immigration to the Netherlands, EU law and the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty organised by Francisca Khamis, Unsettling and the Sandberg Student Circle.
- The Kunstenbond also offers a range of legal services relevant to the cultural sector, which you can find out more about here(opens in a new tab). Whether it is about employment law, copyright, your rights as a maker, licensing etc. they are an extremely helpful organisation to get in touch with.
- If you are applying for the artist visa or partnership visa, amongst others, it is strongly advised to do this process with a lawyer. Lawyers that students and artists have used in the past include: Everaerts(opens in a new tab), and Stephan Roelofs.