CAfA is the Court of Arbitration for Art. A joint initiative of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute and Authentication in Art led to the founding of CAfA. CAfA is founded to resolve disputes in the wider art community through mediation and arbitration. As such, it offers parties to administrate their arbitration and mediation proceedings with the assistance of the Secretariat of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.
CAfA was founded in 2018 under the auspices of the Foundation Authentication in Art, based in The Hague and the Foundation Netherlands Arbitration Institute, based in Rotterdam.
CAfA’s aims, as a non-profit organisation, are to promote arbitration and mediation and other lawful means to prevent, reduce and resolve disputes that arise in the wider art community, this also includes everything related to it or beneficial to it, everything in the broadest sense of the word.