Let’s join forces
Green Art Lab Alliance Support (galas) is the legal entity behind gala. We are a non-profit organization that supports the Alliance’s operation from financial, legal and strategic perspective. This includes fundraising and making connections with other disciplines. Join forces with us by making a financial donation or contribute with knowledge and skills in your field.
The Green Art Lab Alliance (gala) is an informal knowledge alliance of art organizations seeking to connect with each other over issues of climate justice and environmental sustainability through their creative practice. It started as an EU-funded project in 2012 and today networks institutions in Europe, Asia and Latin-America.
gala has not been formalized in order to retain flexibility in our ways of working and approach in our collaborations. Yet there was a need for a supportive legal entity. And so we decided to establish Green Art Lab Alliance Support (galas) in 2021. Our policy plan can be downloaded here.
galas functions as the legal entity that supports the Alliance’s operation from financial, legal and strategic perspective. It is a foundation (formally a ‘Stichting’) registered in the Netherlands, under KvK number 81248520. Our RSIN number is: 862015923. We have an account with the Triodos Bank number: NL48TRIO0320336921. With its legal status, it can help gala to fundraise and manage the fund and offer strategic advices to its activities and economy. You can contact galas by sending an email to its formal director Yasmine Ostendorf, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Our postal address is: Barcelonaplein 7, 1019 LX Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We have a registered ANBI status with the Dutch tax office, which means all donations are tax deductible.
The types of projects galas engages with are those in partnership with art organizations, science institutions, educational initiatives, activist movements, communities and other socially and environmentally engaged groups, movements and institutions and that are in pursuit of social and environmental justice. They include research, presentations, mappings, lectures, publications, workshops, seminars and exhibitions, residencies and staff-exchanges – amongst others.
The Foundation does not aim to make a profit and aims at the public interest. Therefore there is no financial renumeration for the Board nor the Director for the running of galas. This work is all done on a voluntary base.
galas consists of three board members and a director, following the required legal structure for a ‘Stichting’ in the Netherlands. They collectively and collaboratively decide on how and which projects to support or initiate and work closely and in agreement with the partners in the Green Art Lab Alliance.