Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme

For large-scale festivals and special presentations that contribute to a wider audience reach and which increase and deepen the interest in design, architecture and digital culture.

23 October 2024

closing date

application amount

Max. € 75,000

€ 1,000,000

budget current round

Important information

who is this scheme intended for?

This scheme is open for cultural institutions and organizations that organise special public programmes in the field of design, architecture, digital culture or the crossovers between them, such as festivals, exhibitions and events.

which projects are eligible for a grant?

The grant scheme is intended for the preparation, organization and implementation of festivals and public presentations that contribute to a wider audience reach and which increase and deepen interest in the creative industry.

The festival or presentation must take place in the Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean and have an audience strategy in place that focuses on reaching at least a thousand physical visitors.

smaller festivals and public presentations

This grant scheme is aimed at large-scale public events. Smaller, more field-specific festivals and presentations or makers who are invited by a festival to create new work can apply to the Design, Architecture or Digital Culture grant schemes.

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.

Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme for the Creative Industry 2023–2024. This states the conditions, criteria and objectives.

do you have any specific questions?

Do you have any specific questions about your project plan? You can submit a concept to the staff of this scheme no later than two weeks before the closing date via e-mail.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed by this scheme's advisory committee. This is done on the basis of the Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme 2023–2024.

assessment criteria

- contribution to public interest in the creative industry
- substantive significance for the creative industry
- effectiveness in setup, public strategy and level of support
- contribution to diversity and inclusion within the field of of the creative industry

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 Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme.


An independent advisory committee will assess your application on the basis of the Festivals and Public Presentations 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.


Hoe kom je tot een overtuigende aanvraag?

tip 1

be clear and do not repeat yourself

tip 2

support your proposal with visuals

tip 3

draw up a realistic budget

tip 4

take into your account your fee and those of partners

tip 5

ask for feedback and fine-tune your proposal

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 Festivals and Public Presentations 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.