Siba Sahabi Foundation


Photography by Masha Bakker

A selection of projects by Siba Sahabi are supported and supervised by the Siba Sahabi Foundation. The foundation’s goal is the production, development, and promotion of cultural and cross-disciplinary projects that are presented on stage and at exhibitions to a diverse audience.
The foundation is based in Amsterdam and was set up in February 2020. The board of directors consists of chairman Ernst van Dijk (trainer and consultant in the creative industry), secretary Serge Schoemaker (owner of a multidisciplinary design studio), and Corine Overvest (producer in the cultural sector).

The Siba Sahabi Foundation supports the Gouvernance Code Cultuur and Fair Practice Code.  

You can find the statues here.
KVK: 77475240
VAT: NL861018862B01

The fallowing projects are in production at this moment:
  • dance theater performance Elegie
  • dance theater performance Skiagraphia
  • interactive installation Plato (co-production)

The foundation is incidentally subsidised by: 
  • Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten






Ernst van Dijk (1960) is a consultant and owner of GIFT Coaching Training & Consultancy. He was previously the CEO of McCann Erickson in Amsterdam. With his own company GIFT, he focusses on the personal and professional development of individuals and teams who work in the creative industry. Clients range from designers and artists to photographers and architects.

Corine Overvest (1982) is a producer in the cultural sector. She combines her passion for the arts with her business skills. Together with Carolien van der Schoot she has started Artisitiek Ondernemerschap, a leadership program for artists. Her foundation, The Cola Connection, aims to promote Dutch performing and visual art in New York. Furthermore, she works for the Ragazze Quartet, Teylers Museum, Kunsten ’92, and the Performing Arts Fund NL (Fonds Podiumkunsten).

Serge Schoemaker (1975) is an architect educated at the TU Delft and ETH Zurich. He is owner of the Amsterdam-based multidisciplinary design studio Serge Schoemaker Architects, which was founded in 2008. With his studio he works on carefully designed, bespoke buildings, interiors, landscape objects, and art installations. In addition to running his own practice, he is a visiting lecturer at several Dutch architecture academies.





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