‘Art Futures, Serendipity in Action’ is a follow up of Stichting ELIA Foundation of Friends and was established by Chris Wainwright, ELIA Past President, Carla Delfos, Founder of ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts and its Executive Director for 27 years and Lars Ebert, Senior Advisor at ELIA and programme director Castrum Peregrini. The intellectual legacy emerges from the unconditional believe of its funders in the values of art, culture and education. Sadly Chris Wainwright suddenly passed away September 2017. In the Art Futures activities his spirit will live on.


‘Art Futures, Serendipity in Action’, aims to widen participation and engagement for future developments in the Arts in Europe and beyond.

Board of Directors

The board members are:

  • Carla Delfos, chair
  • Lars Ebert, secretary and treasurer
  • Ben Hurkmans

The board

  • Agrees annually on activities
  • Agrees on a division of tasks to implement the activities
  • Endorses and monitors the budget
  • Endorses annual report

Staff working for Art Futures projects works on temporary freelance contract basis.

Activities 2019

Activity and Financial Reports

Art Futures has the ANBI status and is registered by the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) as ‘stichting’, under number 34303766, RSIN 820943277.

Contact us

att. Carla Delfos
Bickerswerf 70
1013 KX Amsterdam
m. +31654245356