Doek is a collective of improvisers creating opportunities for experimentation, research and performance. Doek musicians share attitudes toward tactics, references, ancestors and antecedents in improvisation and push the musical practice forward in their many groups and ad hoc combinations. Through initiating, organising and financing concerts, projects, tours and a yearly festival, Doek has become a central platform for improvisation. As a partner to established or emerging venues and organisations Doek exposes a broad public to a vibrant world of improvisation.
Doek received structural support from the Fonds Podumkunsten (Performing Arts Fund) from January 2000 until December 2020. We are now dependent on project subsidies en public donations.