Center for Culture and Development -
The Netherlands

Reviving tangible & intangible culture heritage

Our Story​

The Center for Culture and Development-The Netherlands (CCD-NL) was established and registered as a Dutch foundation (Stichting) with the aim to promote culture and development in The Netherlands as well as forging international cooperation with countries that have strong history, culture, heritage and economy with The Netherlands.  We translate our vision and missions into activities and/ or projects for sustainable development that impacted individual, community and society at large!

What's new this month

Maintaining Tradition in a Transitory World webinar

On 29 April 2021 we will hold our second online event for 2021 – the webinar “Maintaining Tradition in a Transitory World”.

This webinar aims to feature a conversation on the Kurume Kasuri’s history, value, and the way it can sustainably advance as a craft.

The webinar will illustrate the foreign ties that Kasuri and other textile practices retain in the Webinar series. Most importantly, it would emphasize how Japanese and Dutch artisans work together concretely.

The main speakers of the event are the Dutch designer Laura Luchtman and Japanese artisan Kyozo Shimogawa.

April stands for Kasuri

The month of April is all about Kasuri. We have exciting

 events coming up, including a webinar on the 29th of April! 

Keep an eye out on our social media for more information!

Do you want to donate to our organization?

CCD-NL is helping Japanese Kasuri artisans through the Kasuri geef campaign! You can make your donation here.
Click on the image to watch our video with NTT, Indonesian Ikat

Our Focus



Organization of webinars and workshops

Creating capacity building sustainable development projects

Creating environmental conservation projects

Donation for Disaster in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) for Ikat Artisans

East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), where our Ikat artisans live, is currently experiencing heavy rain that causes severe flash floods and landslides due to Cyclone Seroja. Homes are destroyed and many people are reported lost or dead. East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province in Indonesia has high rates of poverty and is one of the most underdeveloped regions of  Indonesia due to difficult geographical conditions and limited infrastructure.

In response to the emergency crisis in NTT, we are opening a donation campaign to help Ikat artisans to get through this disaster. The donation will be used to buy and deliver food and medical care to the artisans as an emergency response.

Send your donation to:

CCD Nederland


Stichting for Culture and Development-The Netherlands 

Your donation matters and every donation makes a difference!

Thank you for your help!

CCD-NL has finally managed to get in touch with our artisan Marsa Fattu in Rote-Ndao, Syariat Tole in Alor, and Selviana B’oi Dao in Belu!  

Our Aims

To build local and international projects, programs and activities focused on culture and development.

 To build a network with organizations shared the same values and interests.

 To deliver leaders and professionals committed to culture preservation and development.


Our partners

We collaborate with many international partners. However, to COVID-19 restrictions our focus has shifted to work directly with local artisans and empowering them through CCD-NL Ikat Platform that was launched in July 2020

International partners (now part of Ikat platform):

  • (NTT) Indonesia: Gunung Mako from Alor, Wahor Hadomi in Belu, Marsa and Asmawet Fattu in Rote-Ndao, Kampung Patola weaving group from Alor

  • Japan: Kyouzou Shimogawa, owner of “Shimogawa Orimono” in Kurume
  • India: Pankaja Sethi, weaving group Nuapatna, Odisha
  • The Netherlands: Nikkie Wester, De Wasserij, Jacob de Baan, Laura Luchtman, Gyanni Antonya

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