DutchCulture is the strategic advice agency for international cultural cooperation, organising activities worldwide, based in Amsterdam. The agency works with, and for, the cultural sector, the government and the diplomatic network both in the Netherlands and abroad. DutchCulture is commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission. Among other things, it provides information on European grants and on artist-in-residences throughout the world, organises work visits for embassies and foreign experts, collects information on the exports of Dutch culture, stimulates collaboration with China, Brazil, Russia and Turkey and coordinates cultural programmes centered around international events.