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STICHTING MAE

ABOUT STICHTING MAE

Stichting MAE is an ANBI (non-profit organization) that passionately produces musicals and music theater. Our team, full of love for theater, works hard on performances that truly touch people. Central to our pieces are societal, cultural, and social issues that are important today, with attention to all backgrounds and life stories. With this, we are building a theater world where craftsmanship, authenticity, and the connection between creators, actors, and the audience come together.

We look at everything and everyone. We dream of a world where everyone, truly everyone, can be themselves. Whether it concerns your feelings, who you love, who you are, where you come from, how old you are, or what you look like, we believe it all needs to be heard and seen. For us, it's important that everyone feels represented on stage, in the theater, and beyond. The theater must be a place where various people and stories come together and where everyone feels at home.

Art and enjoyment are not our ultimate goals; they are wonderful ways to start important conversations, make people think, initiate change, and connect people. We turn dialogue into action.

YOUR SUPPORT TURNS ON THE SPOTLIGHTS

Do you want to help bring our productions to life and support our mission to make the musical landscape inclusive, diverse, and representative? Then join Club MAE! In appreciation, you'll be closely involved in our activities, be the first to know about the latest developments, and receive interesting and exclusive benefits. Sounds great, right?

BOARD

Our board is a diverse group consisting of people of various ages, genders, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, professions, interests, and experiences. Our diversity leads to enriching interactions, new insights, and creative solutions, creating a vibrant and stimulating environment where different ideas and viewpoints are valued and where everyone has a voice.

Jens Vlasveld

CHAIRPERSON

Marvin van der Horst

FOUNDER
TREASURER

Anne France Zijsling

SECRETARY

Seraphim Gumede

INCLUSIVITY

Sydney Kuipers

PR & COMMUNICATION

Melissa Zijsling

FOUNDER
DIRECTOR

Are you interested in joining our board so you can participate in deciding our future and thereby actively contribute to the positive change of our society? Then take a look at our volunteers-page for more information or to sign up directly.

OUR PRINCIPLES

1. PROVOCATIVE THEMES

We carefully select the themes of our productions. We tell stories that offer new perspectives and initiate dialogues. Our productions encompass a wide range of sociocultural themes that both entertain and provoke thought.

2. DIVERSITY, REPRESENTATION, INCLUSIVITY

To accurately represent the essence of themes, we aim for diversity on stage and behind the scenes. Casting is done as accurately and diversely as possible, with consideration for ethnic background, gender, and orientation.

3. SAFE LEARNING AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Creating a safe and supportive environment is central to Stichting MAE. Our participants should never feel hindered or restricted so they can fully develop their talents. Based on regular conversations and evaluations, we adapt as much as possible to their needs. We achieve relaxation and camaraderie through recreational activities.

4. COLLABORATIONS WITH LIKE-MINDED PARTNERS

To strengthen our goals and be more effective, we actively collaborate with foundations, groups, companies, and individuals who share similar goals and ideals. We share conversations with experts and individuals with lived experience on our insight-page.

5. TALENT INCUBATOR

We not only encourage the artistic talents of our participants but also guide them on a personal level. Our teachers and creatives receive regular training, and we involve professionals and experts for workshops. All this contributes to the growth of our participants and prepares them for future endeavors within and beyond our projects.

6. INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

To reach people who do not (fully) master the Dutch language and to place themes in an international context, we produce performances in both Dutch and English. For each project, we evaluate which language best suits the theme and the target audience.

ANBI & COMPANY INFORMATION

Stichting MAE has been registered as an ANBI (Public Benefit Organization) since November 22, 2022. To be designated as an ANBI, an institution must commit itself to the public benefit for at least 90% of its efforts. This means the institution primarily focuses on activities that contribute to the public welfare and is not primarily aimed at making profits for private individuals. The ANBI status offers tax advantages for both the institution and its donors. For the institution, this means it is exempt from paying inheritance tax and gift tax on received donations and inheritances. Donors can deduct their gifts under certain conditions from income or corporate tax.

STICHTING MAE 
BTW: NL.8645.21.017.B01

RSIN: 864521017

Chamber of Commerce (KVK): 88155005

BANK: NL37 TRIO 0320 5765 15

MAILING ADDRESS

Ravelijnstraat 185

4102 AL Culemborg

DOCUMENTS

STATUTEN STICHTING MAE.PDF (STATUTES)

BELEIDSPLAN 2023-2025.PDF (POLICY PLAN)

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