Reward Policy Plan; please click here

We are committed to make all our finances public and we are transparent in this process. In December 2018, following our first annual return we will publish our books on our website. Our organizational structure and spending are visible to all. In doing so, we hope to inspire other educative institutions to do the same.
The University of the Underground Charity Foundation is currently applying for an ANBI status.
Full name: Stichting University of the Underground Charity Foundation
Chamber of Commerce number: 68767072
Fiscal number: 857582781
Contact details: Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076ED Amsterdam;
The Foundations objectives are to end the ever growing gap between generations by reconnecting the generations through social dreaming, culture and education and to perform all such further acts and activities as are in the widest sense connected therewith, incidental thereto and/or which may be conducive thereto. The ever growing gap between generations is caused by their different viewpoint on how power structures should function within public institutions.
The Foundation shall make every effort inter alia to attain and accomplish its objectives by:
   –      guiding and supporting studying artists, performers and designers in order to develop, stimulate and continue the creative process in design, film, music, politics and theater;
   –      providing or have study programs in design, film, music, politics and theater been provided;
   –      financing, subsidize, support and guide organizations who provide study programs in design, film, music, politics and/or theater
     –      organizing inter alia concerts, symposia, workshops and performances;
     –      opening up of networks.
The objective of the Foundation is not to gain profits.
Policy plan:
Chair: Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun
Treasurer: Jurgen Hans Beij-Makkink
Secretary: Dr. Didier Hoch
The board will get no remuneration for their activities
Activity report:
Since this is our first year, we have nothing to report yet
Financial report:
Since this is our first year, we have nothing to report yet

Without your donations, we can’t develop the University of the Underground. We  aim to run live events, podcasts run by the students and member of the public, and masterclass-opened to all- but to do this we need your help.

As a creative resistance, we teach students how to engineer situations, to design experiences and events that best support social dreaming, social actions and power shifts within institutions, companies and governments. The University of the Underground is lead by a multidisciplinary team of ‘dreamers of the day’, educators and practitioners who believe that a positive inspiration and disturbance to the current cultural and educative system is required to best support the young generations in their creative and political endeavors.

Join us and support our attempt to modify the status quo through the development of experiential and creative practices in institutions.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information:

Support us with books

We need books in our university! Please support us with a book; or two… or many more! We will write your name on it and it will stay with us in the underground for the next 100 years. The University of the Underground is curating live events in collaboration with our venue partners DeMarktkantine in Amsterdam and Village Undergroud in London. In this context, we will run book clubs; opened to all.

Go to this link to donate books from our wish list.

Book Wish List

Friends of the Underground 

When you join the Friends of the Underground, you help us support our students in their endeavor and help us grow our network of creative soldiers internationally. As a Friend of the Underground you will be invited to a selection of events run by the University of the Underground and kept informed of all our developments abroad. Support levels start at 70 €. To thank you for your donation, we will send you a limited edition patch designed by our guest tutors (please add 7€ postage cost and email us your address at ).

Patrons Circle

When you join the Patrons Circle, you become one of the Underground’s invaluable dreamers, who will help lead the charge to fight for social dreaming and support the development of our university worldwide. You will be invited to private events, talks and masterclass and invited for dinner with a selection of the University of the Underground’s educators. As one of our patrons we will also offer you a limited edition University of the Underground’s jumpsuit designed by fashion designer LF Markey. You will be able to choose from other perks and specially designed limited University of the Underground editions. You will be invited to a special tour of our facilities organized by course director Dr.Nelly Ben Hayoun. Email us to hear more about what else we can do to thank you for your support  at

Donor Benefits:

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