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1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme

For one-year programmes of institutions that contribute to the high quality, development and professionalization of the creative industry.

27 September 2023

closing date

€ 1,750,000

budget 1-year programme

Important information

1-year support

This scheme is open to cultural institutions and organizations that through a 1-year programme of activities for 2023, contribute to the high quality, development and professionalization of design, architecture or digital culture and the crossovers between them, and that stimulate interest in these disciplines. Programmes that are eligible for 1-year support must at least have regional significance.

exclusion from other schemes
Institutions which receive a grant under this grant scheme are not eligible for other grants from the Fund during the implementation of the programme, with the exception of the Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme and the open calls which fall under the Spatial Design Action Programme.

2-year support

In 2023 there is no round for 2-year activities programmes.

how do you prepare an application?

In order to prepare the application, it is important to inform yourself properly on the basis of the following documents:

1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme 2023–2024
The evaluation of applications takes place on the basis of the 1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme 2023–2024. These describe the conditions, criteria and objectives.

Guide to the Model Budget for a One- and Two-Year Programme
The Guide to the Model Budget for a One- and Two-Year Programme provides guidance on how to draw up a complete budget. It is compulsory to use the Format to the Model Budget for a One-Year Programme or the Format to the Model Budget for a Two-Year Programmeof activities in your application.

do you have any specific questions?
Do you have any specific questions about your plan? You can submit a concept to the staff of this scheme no later than two weeks before the closing date via instellingen@stimuleringsfonds.nl.

what is assessed?

Applications for a 1-year activities programme are assessed by the scheme's advisory committee. This is done on the basis of the 1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme 2023–2024.

assessment criteria
- artistic and social value
- relevance of the chosen theme for the field
- degree of diversity in audience reach
- consistency of the application's purpose and design

Applications for a 2-year activity program are assessed internally by the fund. This involves checking whether the application meets all formal requirements to be eligible for a subsidy.

what happens with your application?

acceptance
When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the 1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme 2023–2024.

assessment
An independent advisory committee will assess your application on the basis of the 1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme 2023–2024. The committee advises the Fund's Board.

Applications for a 2-year activities programme are assessed internally by the fund. This involves checking whether the application meets all formal requirements to be eligible for a subsidy.

prioritization
If the total of applications eligible for funding exceeds the budget of the grant round available, prioritization will take place.

decision
The Board takes account of the committee's advice in its decision on rejection or provision of the grant. You will be notified about the result in a decision.

accountability
If you receive a grant from the Fund, then you will have to comply with the obligations. Two weeks before the conclusion of your project, you will be asked by email to submit your accountability form in the application environment.

Soon: How to apply for a grant

Steps to take

Do you want to apply for a subsidy under this grant scheme?

Start your application

do you have any questions?

If some of the information is not clear, email your question to our colleagues of the 1- and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme 2023–2024. You can also call on 010 436 16 00. If you have a more general question, have a look at our frequently asked questions first.