|dc.description.abstract||This research paper examines the influence of the national government on talent development programs in their support of the performing arts through financial aid. The first part of this thesis examines whether there is a difference between companies that are subsidized by the government or by the national fund for performing arts (in Dutch: NFPK+) and companies who do not at all receive subsidy from the national government. Further more, it is studied which factors other than subsidy, influence talent development programs.
The second part focuses on the support by the government in non-monetary means to influence talent development programs within the performing arts. Meaning that along with the subsidy there comes a set of expectations and control mechanisms. By using the policy-performing-model (Torenvlied, 1996) (in Dutch: beleidsuitvoeringmodel), this thesis provides insight on how the influence of the government on the companies in the performing arts can be explained.
The results show that the amount of the subsidy and the size of the company are decisive in the extent of talent development within the companies. In addition, the company itself has to see the importance of talent development, wants the policy to have any effect. Larger companies find talent development more important than smaller companies. However, the control mechanisms that the government uses, albeit nuanced, has important influence on the companies within the performing arts.||