Arts & culture

Supporting initiatives and organizations that celebrate and strengthen the culture of our communities, through the arts

Culture is an invisible bond that ties the people of a community together. The arts are culture made visible.

By supporting various local organizations and initiatives, ASML helps to strengthen those bonds while building awareness and appreciation of these communities’ cultural expression.

Van Gogh Museum and Van Gogh Brabant

We partner with both the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Van Gogh Brabant to help preserve the paintings and heritage of Vincent Van Gogh, who, like ASML, hails from the Brabant region of the Netherlands. As part of the partnership, we are helping to expand the Vincentre Museum in Nuenen, where visitors will be able to discover light and Van Gogh’s experimentation with it in the all-new Vincent’s Lightlab.

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Van Gogh painting

Photo: Jan Kees Steenman

GLOW light art festival

Because light is key to our work, we partner with the annual GLOW light art festival. A free event in Eindhoven, GLOW displays the works of famous national and international light artists throughout the city center over one week in November. The festival welcomes more than 700,000 visitors annually, including more than 2,000 ASML employees – and the number grows every year.

Not only do we commission an artist to create a piece of art to be displayed alongside other artists’ work during the festival, but we also offer guided tours for ASML employees. As a main sponsor and partner of GLOW since 2008, we support the continuation of this festival – a social event highly valued by members of the Brainport Eindhoven community, of which ASML employees are part.

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Guided tours of GLOW

We offer ASML employees a guided tour along the festival route each year, which also helps our newest colleagues and their families get to know more about their new home in the Netherlands. The tour explains the history of GLOW, the art installations and the artists who made them, a unique experience unavailable anywhere else. To ensure everyone – especially our international colleagues and their families – can enjoy the festival and feel part of the community, we offer the tours in dozens of different languages.

In 2019, we led 85 tours for 1,150 people in 16 different languages.

The Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

We also partner with the main Eindhoven concert hall, which offers a wide selection of musical events and education. Once a year, the employees of ASML take to the stage at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, filling the hall with a diverse range of music genres – reflecting the diverse nature of the company – with our special annual event, ASML on Stage.

The stage is for everyone. In partnership with Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, we want to put the spotlight on passionate people from our Brainport community in the Netherlands. Spotlight welcomes people from across the Brainport region to take to the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven stage to celebrate the arts, express their passion in a performance, and learn from talented artists. Spotlight is one way we are giving back to our community and proving that everyone has something to offer. There are limited places available, so make sure you register your interest in this unique opportunity.

Find out more about Spotlight and register