De Besturing was founded in 2006 by Dennis Slootweg and Tiddo de Ruiter. In the past years De Besturing transformed from a temporary studio complex into a sustainable collective of artists, designers and other uncommon minds. Ever since the beginning it has been run by the creatives themselves.

Stephan Sjouke (chair), Nynke Koster (treasurer), Tiddo de Ruiter (building) and Aldo Kroes (studios)  are tenants and form the board of the association De Besturing.