Architecture Grant Scheme

For projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of architecture in the broad sense, such as research by design, reflection and debate and the power of design in big social challenges.

12 October 2023

closing date

€ 400,000

budget current round

€ 1,550,000

budget 2023

Important information

who is this scheme intended for?

This scheme is open for projects initiated by designers, makers, observers, researchers, design agencies or cultural institutions active within the field of architecture in the broad sense.

The field of architecture encompasses the disciplines urban planning, regional planning, garden and landscape architecture, interior architecture and subdisciplines that touch on these disciplines.

what grants can be applied for?

The following grants may be provided:
- regular project grant, co-financing is required
- a starting grant to explore the possibilities of a project, up to a maximum of € 7,500, co-financing is not required

how do you prepare an application?

In order to prepare the application, it is important for toy to acquire the right information based on the following documents:

Grant Application Guide
The Grant Application Guide provides guidance and tips on preparing a grant application and an explanation of the criteria. You can use it for drawing up your application as completely as possible.

Architecture Grant Scheme
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Architecture Grant Scheme. This states the conditions, criteria and objectives.

Starting grant application

If you apply for a starting grant, then use the Project Canvas Starting Grant.

Publications Calculation Form
If your application concerns a publication, please use the Publications Calculation Form.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed by this scheme’s advisory committee. This is done on the basis of the Architecture Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria regular project grant

- artistic value
- significance of the theme or issue selected to the area of expertise
- effectiveness in terms of setup, methods and the expertise involved
- support as demonstrated by the partners involved, the method and extent of co-financing and the expected audience reach
- contribution to diversity and inclusivity within the discipline

assessment criteria starting grant
- artistic value
- relevance of the theme or issue selected to the area of expertise
- degree to which the start-up phase of the project plan is effective in terms of setup and provides a clear picture of the run-up to the intended project’s implementation phase
- way in which support for the project is being created, such as the involvement of partners, expertise and other financing
- contribution to diversity and inclusion within the discipline

The criteria are explained in the Grant Application Guide.

what happens to your application?

When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the Architecture Grant Scheme.

An independent advisory committee will assess your application on the basis of the Architecture Grant Scheme. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.

If the total amount requested in the applications eligible for funding exceeds the budget available for that particular grant round, prioritization will take place.

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

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.

How to achieve a convincing application?

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 Architecture Grant Scheme. 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.