Dutch writer, collector and art patron Han Nefkens, strongly feels that private passions can be public benefits. Therefore, most of the works he has bought or commissioned are on permanent loans as promised gifts in different museums in the Netherlands. In 2009, he set up the Han Nefkens Foundation in Barcelona, the city in which he resides, in order to support emerging artists worldwide. The Han Nefkens Foundation now focuses solely on video art. It collaborates with renowned art institutions across the world to show the new works commissioned by the foundation through its awards and grants. Besides his involvement in contemporary art, Nefkens also supports international cutting-edge fashion designers through a series of workshops and master classes in collaboration with prestigious fashion institutions.