We like to go abroad on a regular basis. We specialize in India and the Caribbean. But also various projects were executed successfully in African countries and the Balkans and new ones are on their way. Further we have a strong network in France, Belgium, England and the USA.

Community arts projects

We execute international projects in the field of research, scouting and project development & realisation. In India and South-Africa we worked in grass root initiatives in townships and slums and realised exchange programs. Amongst those a cultural contribution to the visit of Nelson Mandela to The Netherlands in 2001 and for the Cirque du Soleil, Canada.

Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs we designed and realised the national gift to Surinam on the occasion of the celebration of 30 years of independence. Prime Minister J.P. Balkenende handed this cultural gift over to President Venetiaan of Surinam in 2005.

In 2007 we organised the first edition of Crown Jewels, Cultural Kingdom Games 2007. Three Dutch ministries and the city of The Hague wished to strengthen the ties with the Caribbean Islands of the Dutch Antilles and Aruba. We designed and realised a three day festival. See elsewhere on his site and visit also for the festival site.

We initiated shelter for victims of war in Khartoem, Soedan. In the mean time this project is carried out by War Child.

New Constructions and Renovations

We are experienced in the development of constructions for the arts. E.g. we guided the conversion of a former girls reformatory in Schiedam (NL) to a sophisticated arts institute and the reconstruction of a former presbytery in Paramaribo, Surinam, to music school. Also we realised a large-scale new construction in Zoetermeer (NL) and were involved in the the revitalisation of the Pavarotti Music Center in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

De Bussy Consult signs for concepts from initiative till design, Programs of Conditions, investment- and exploitation budgets, architect selection until complete turn-around projects including management, delivery and interior. Therefore we collaborate closely with flexible teams of experienced professionals.


In November 2013 we organised in collabaration with Teatro Luna Blou, Curaçao, the second dcyART conference with the objective to establish a strong network in the Dutch Caribbean for youth culture. In 2011 we put the first corner stone in place, after having worked in the Dutch Caribbean for many years. Concrete result will be a youth contest on all six islands and in the Netherlands. A festival in juli 2014 will be the apotheosis. And a sustainable network of cultural youth workers will be the crown on the work.

In preparation

In 2006 we launched the idea to establish intermediate professonal arts education on Curaçao, with a focus on the tourism industry. In the Netherlands De Bussy Consult succesfully initiated a similar type of professional arts education. Nowadays more than thirthy schools offer officially acknowlegded art programs.
The Dutch entertainment enterprise Endemol took the idea but without any concrete results.

In the mean time De Bussy Consult was asked to pick up the idea again. We started recently, together with local partners, the renewed project development.