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The Tall Tales Company Foundation aims to:
Introduce as many people as possible to circus and other performing arts, to contribute to improving the circus climate in the Netherlands and Rotterdam in particular, and furthermore to do anything which is in the broadest sense related, inherent and/or conducive to these goals.

The board is unpaid, has the following ancillary functions and currently consists of:

  • President
    Kristin de Groot: former director of Dansateliers Rotterdam, chairman of the board of the MEI(S)/ Marina Mascarell foundation
  • Treasurer
    Arlette Hanson: director Come see it!, director Wintercircus Arlette Hanson, board member Circuspunt, board member Hapsis, board member Emilie Weisse Circustheater, board member VvE de Tjonger en de Cuynder
  • Secretary
    Soesja Pijlman: advisor / project leader Kunstgebouw, coordinator theoretical graduation project and pre-education Codarts Circus Arts, in-depth program Festival Circolo , board member Circomundo, working group youth Circuspunt, management committee European Youth Circus Organization
  • General member
    Mireille Lifelong: Lawyer and owner of Leeflang Law & Mediation in Rotterdam.

Tall Tales Company Foundation
Schiemond 20-22
3024EE Rotterdam

IBAN: NL84 TRIO 0197 9863 90
VAT: NL812384064B02
RSIN: 8123.84.064
CC: 11055355


The Tall Tales Company Foundation has been designated by the tax authorities as a Public Benefit Organization (ANBI). According to the law, there is an ANBI if an institution (almost) exclusively aims for the public benefit and meets a number of additional conditions. This means that extra tax benefits are possible with donations to the Tall Tales Company Foundation.

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Cultural Governance
The Tall Tales Company Foundation adheres to the guidelines provided by the Cultural Governance Code within the board-management model.



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