De Ateliers is an independent artists' institute which is run by visual artists. It focuses on the artistic development of young, talented artists from within the Netherlands and abroad. The monumental building in the center of Amsterdam offers twenty-three spacious studios. These are placed at the disposal of beginning artists who wish to combine intensive self-motivation with critical guidance. Though similar to a post-academic teaching facility, de Ateliers is not an educational institution. Its policy as a foundation is determined by the supervising artists.
Dominic van den Boogerd is its director; Elly Reurslag and Corine Lindenbergh are responsible for the day-to-day management.
As an internationally renowned institution, de Ateliers receives financial support from the Department of Culture of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences.