Ammodo is an organisation dedicated to innovation in the arts and sciences. Ammodo supports the most exciting and high-quality visual and performing arts initiatives, primarily focusing on experimentation and development. Progressive artists shape and communicate essential contemporary issues and experiences through their new work. In addition, Ammodo presents the Ammodo Science Awards to outstanding scientists each year, and Ammodo Docs, a series of artistic, short movies about innovative thinkers, has been in production since 2023.
‘Ammodo is a substantive partner that makes commitments. This is very important to us in these times. Furthermore, Ammodo is not merely a financier, but a party that stands for constant artistic renewal of our art forms.’
Stijn Schoonderwoerd, General Director Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Ammodo is the Production Partner of the Opera Forward Festival and contributes to the development of new (co)productions, such as the world premiere of Animal Farm at the Festival in 2023. Furthermore, Ammodo’s support to Dutch National Opera Studio allows our organisation to continue investing in the development of young opera singers. The partnership with the Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company shares a similar goal: to invest in the mentoring and development of young dancers to assist them attain the greatest level. Ammodo also contributes significantly to the development of dance for future choreographers through the ballet’s Choreographic Academy.
‘Ammodo values innovation in the arts. We are therefore delighted to contribute for a longer period of time to these four projects that advance opera and ballet as versatile contemporary art forms.’
Juliette de Wijkerslooth, director Ammodo
From 2012-2024 Ammodo contributed to:
The New Works Festival to commemorate Dutch National Ballet’s 50th anniversary in 2012, the talent development programme of Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Opera Studio from 2014 to 2023, the world premieres of Only the Sound Remains, Theatre of the World, Blank Out, Upload, Eurydice - Die Liebenden, blind, I have missed you forever, and Animal Farm from 2015 to 2023, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company from 2016 to 2024, the Opera Forward Festival from 2018 to 2023, and aus LICHT in 2019.