We’re very grateful to everyone who has so far participated and supported agora now financially as we’ve begun to grow our movement.

We are an independent, start-up project with no structural funding, dependent entirely on  individual donors and organisations who believe in our idea and share our bold vision.

When you support us, you become part of a group of people across the world who are hungry to nurture the development of artistic voices in the independent scene, igniting new collaborations and partnerships between some of the most imaginative international artists working today, bringing them closer to communities.

Ariah Lester

Every gift of any amount — small or large — makes a difference.
Here’s how:

Helps to create a further tranche of residences for performing artists and citizens in cities across the world

Supports collaborations between global artists who might never have the opportunity of working together

Aids research into the exploration of a better, more sustainable way of funding performing arts projects

Every contribution is welcomed. For gifts of €1,000 or more, you will become a founding friend with benefits including online and live events to meet our artists. Please get in touch with us if you think you can help.

If you do wish to support agora, you can make your gift go further for you and for agora with various territorial tax benefits. We’ll be happy to take you through these on a territory by territory basis.


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our work so far. We receive financial and partnership support from:

Foundations & Subsidies
An Anonymous Foundation
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
European Cultural Foundation
The Linbury Trust
Richard Thomas Foundation
Van Beuningen Peterich Fonds
Vrienden Loterij Fonds

Radical Friends (5.000 or more)
Irene van Affelen
Indrani Goradia
Iris Kisjes & Fabian Kersten
Onno Paymans
An anonymous donor

Founding Friends (€1.000 or more)
Joost Ector
Godelieve van Heteren
Marry de Gaay Fortman
Beth Johnson & Jan Kat
Emma Maloney
Sevdalina Rukanova
Ross Sleight
Tanja Tierie

Other donations
Tineke Boom
Nuno Brito Jorge
Virginia Hendriksen
Mike Hussey
Jean Lodeizen & Eliane Kuipers
Huibert Pols

Industry & Other Supporters
Charcoal Blue
CLOD Ensemble
FIBA Buenos Aires
Cork Midsummer Festival
Quinta Alegre
Resonance FM
Theater Rotterdam

Project Partners
Planta Inclan
Teatro Meia Volta
United Artists Labour

We want to make a very special mention to Becky Schutt, who actively walked alongside us as we took important foundational steps during 2021.

Thank you for believing in our idea in these early stages.
We could not be making espaço agora now happen without you.