Pica Foundation (Stichting Pica)

The Pica Foundation promotes and stimulates the provision of scientific and public information in the Netherlands. It does this by subsidising projects and activities that transcend the interests of individual libraries and promote cooperation among libraries. These projects should strengthen the role of the library in the information chain.

Members

The Board of the Pica Foundation consists of 9 members. The Board members are appointed partly by SURF and partly by the Pica Foundation itself (on the recommendation of the UKB and the VOB).

Applying for a subsidy for projects

Public, scientific and special libraries can apply for a subsidy from the Pica Foundation for projects that fall within the scope of the Pica Foundation. More information can be found in the following documents:

The Board of Pica assesses the applications and decides on the granting of a subsidy. The Board convenes twice a year: in April and in October. You can submit your application (on 1 May or 1 October) to the secretary via pica@surf.nl.

Board of the Pica Foundation

The Board of the Pica Foundation consists of nine members. The Board members are appointed partly by Coöperatie SURF U.A. and partly by the Pica Foundation itself (on the recommendation of the UKB and the VOB).

Since 1 October 2017, the Board consists of the following members:

  • Anton Pijpers, Chairman of the Pica Foundation (Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of Utrecht University)
  • Lily Knibbeler (Director KB)
  • Peter Kok (Director Library Midden-Brabant)
  • Hans Nederhof (Member of the Board of Directors of Fontys University Colleges)
  • Margot Nicolaes (Director DOK Delft)
  • Marjolein Nieboer (Director UB Groningen)
  • Ton van Vlimmeren (Director of the Utrecht Library)
  • Martijn Ridderbos (Member of the Executive Board of Leiden University)

Simone Arentsen (Executive Secretary of SURF) is the official secretary of the board of the Pica Foundation.

Contact details

Postal address
Stichting Pica
Postbus 19035
3501 DA Utrecht 

Visitors’ address
Hoog Overborch Office Building (Hoog Catharijne)
Moreelsepark 48
3511 EP Utrecht

e-mail: pica@surf.nl
Telephone: +31 88 787 30 00
Chamber of Commerce no.: 41154006