JACCU is looking for a Fundraiser

JACCU, the Stichting Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht is a non-profit cultural organisation based in the city of Utrecht. We offer a centre for gathering, practice, research and continuous learning. We welcome both Japanese and non-Japanese alike to indulge their interests in the art and culture related to Japan.

Our mission is to unite and support the organisations, initiatives, artists and practitioners who are representing and nourishing Japanese art and culture in the Netherlands and around. We partner up with local organisations and individuals in the field. Together we co-organise and facilitate language courses, training in various martial arts, traditional arts & craft workshops and many other socially-engaged activities. We aim to provide a rich and high-quality cultural offering under one roof to enrich the cultural climate of Utrecht and the Netherlands.

Fundraiser (4-6 hrs per week)

JACCU is looking for an experienced fundraiser to assist us in accomplishing our mission.

As a fundraiser, you are experienced in the cultural sector. You are an enthusiastic, driven and creative person who knows how to generate income from public and private funds. In cultural sector, you are a spider in the web conducting research into potential funds, collecting information from your network and colleagues. You know how to translate ambitious ideas into attractive and realistic project plans tailored to the target group. Writing applications, evaluations and handling the financial and substantive procedures are your second nature.


  • Research, identify and contact prospective donors
  • Prepare and submit applications for relevant funds in the Netherlands, Europe and Japan
  • Maintain evolution reports following the successful grants
  • Maintain good working relationship with donors
  • Manage all donor communication
  • Use online platforms to raise donations
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising events
  • Maintain records of all campaigns and donors
  • Attend meetings, visit the Utrecht office when required


  • Solid experience and successful cases in fundraising in the cultural sector
  • Native level Dutch and fluent English writing and conversation skills
  • Knowledge of the Dutch legislation, subsidy application procedures
  • Track record in raising and receiving donations in the cultural sector in the Netherlands
  • Interest in Japanese culture, Japanese language proficiency is a plus
  • Proactive collaboration with a team of directors, coordinators, marketing and financial department
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, a talent to convince and mobilise people with a good story

What we offer

JACCU, the Stichting Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht is a new cultural initiative in Utrecht. We are offering a flexible position in this fresh initiative where you can contribute to inspiring artistic projects and enthusing cultural events. Our aim is to grow into a big culture house with a good reputation in the Netherlands, Europe and Japan.

You will work with a close-knit group of Japan enthusiasts from versatile backgrounds. Currently, JACCU team consists of volunteer professionals and everyone in our team is extremely motivated and committed to making it a success.

As a start, you will be working on a ‘No Cure No Pay’ basis. You can charge a success fee for the grants and subsidies or a percentage for sponsorships that are approved and granted. After securing a basic budget, you will be paid according to hourly rates.


If you are interested in this position, please apply with a motivation letter and CV by sending an email to info@jaccu.nl, stating your earliest possible availability. You can ask for more information about the vacancy through the same address or by calling Taciser Sevinc on +31621675158.


Visit our crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe.



Welcome to JACCU

Welcome to JACCU

JACCU is the short name of the Stichting Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht. The main objective of the foundation is to represent and disseminate Japanese art and culture in their broadest sense.

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