Art and culture enrich the life of children and are an essential part of their education. Mocca connects children to arts and culture. We bring schools and cultural organizations together to ensure a meaningful cultural education for all children in Amsterdam. By doing this we enable children to explore their creativity and thrive through dance, theater, music and the arts.
Mocca advises schools and cultural organizations on the development and execution of their cultural education programs. The Mocca Academy offers expertise, training and knowledge sharing to professionals in the field of cultural education by organizing meetings, courses and inspirational cultural outings.
Mocca is responsible for the execution of the Basispakket Kunst- en Cultuureducatie (Elemental kit Art- and Cultural education) a policy implemented by the city of Amsterdam to ensure all children in elementary schools in Amsterdam receive and have access to a cultural education.
Mocca facilitates transportation between schools and cultural organizations by coordinating the Cultuurbus and -boat, a free service that brings elementary school children to museums, concerts and exhibitions in the city of Amsterdam.
Schools can apply for funding through Mocca for the development of long term cultural programs/learning trajectories. The funding is part of CmK (Quality in Cultural Education) by the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (Fund for Cultural Participation).
Once a year, in April, Mocca brings over 1200 people together for presentations, expert meetings, debates, workshops and information sharing during The Month of Cultural Education which consist of multiple events in cultural venues throughout the city
Mocca is commissioned and funded by the city of Amsterdam and the Ministry Of Culture.