Experiment Grant Scheme

For small-scale, experiment-driven research projects in the fields of design, architecture, digital culture and crossovers between them.


first period

€ 10,000

maximum amount to apply for

€ 350,000


Important information

who is this scheme intended for?

This grant scheme is open to professional designers, architects, makers and design agencies working in the field of design, architecture, digital culture and all possible crossovers.

(Cultural) institutions or organizations cannot apply to this scheme. In this scheme, only one grant can be provided to an applicant per calendar year.

which projects are eligible for a grant?

The grant scheme is meant for small-scale projects which focus on experiment-driven research with a maximum duration of one year.

It is not permitted for the submitted project to:
- have previously received a grant from any of the Fund's other grant schemes
- have a second grant application pending under one of the Fund's other grant schemes
- have previously received a negative decision from the Experiment Grant Scheme

how do you prepare an application?

In order to prepare the application, it is important for you 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.

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

Note: The commencement date of your project is six weeks from the date of submission.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed internally by at least two Fund officers. This is done on the basis of the Experiment Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria

- artistic value
- expected significance to the personal practice or for the area of expertise
- effectiveness in terms of setup, methods and any expertise involved

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 Experiment Grant Scheme.

Your application is assessed internally on the basis of the Experiment Grant Scheme by at least two Fund officers who were not involved in the formal assessment. They will give their advice to the Fund's Board.

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.

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 Experiment 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.