Structure and Organization
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is an independent foundation with its own Board. A special aspect of the structure of the foundation is the position of the personnel. They are members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Association and have three seats on the Board of the foundation.
The daily business of the organisation is run by the Executive Director who is supported by the Director for Artistic Administration and the Director for Business Administration.
The artistic policy of the orchestra is formulated by the Executive Director, the Chief Conductor, the Director for Artistic Administration and the Artistic Committee.
The remainder of the policy is formulated by the Executive Director, the Board of the Society and the Board of the Foundation.
The foundation is subsidised by the federal government (the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) and the City of Amsterdam. The subsidy amounts to about half of the annual budget. The remainder of the income is generated by ticket sales, sponsoring and performances outside of Amsterdam. With about 50% of self-generated income, the orchestra is one of the most independently operating subsidised artistic institutions in the Netherlands.
The orchestra has 120 members and an office staff of 35 (some part-time).