Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme

For the development, realization and distribution of artistically high-quality, immersive and/or interactive media productions by both independent and established producers.

1 May 2024

closing date

€ 500,000

budget current round

€ 1,000,000

budget 2024

Important information

what is the purpose of this grant scheme?

The Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme is a collaboration between the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Netherlands Film Fund. The goal is to enhance cross-overs, including in digital culture, film and design, between both funds. Immerse\Interact explores the future of storytelling within the world of immersive media, like VR, MR and AR. Interactive media productions can also be supported.

who is this scheme intended for?

The grant scheme is open to projects initiated by professional makers, collectives and producers. The applicant has a demonstrable track record in the field of immersive and interactive media and is listed in the register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The level of the amount applied for depends on the applicant’s main activity.

which projects are eligible for a grant?

Grant applications can be for artistic projects with a supporting cinematic component, in which storytelling, both fiction and non-fiction, in relation to interactive (web-based/mobile) or immersive technologies (XR, room-scale projections), is central.

Within Immerse\Interact, a grant can be provided for both development and realization:


The contribution is meant for research implementation, optimization of an artistic concept and other preparatory activities prior to the actual production phase. The result of the development phase is a usable prototype.

  1. development contribution for producers
    € 25,000 per project. An additional maximum of €5,000 for coaching may be applied for if, in the opinion of the board, the need is well substantiated in the application. For the coaching contribution, both you and the coach write a motivation for the collaboration. We also ask for the coach's CV.
  2. development contribution for individual makers
    € 15,000 per project. In addition, a maximum of € 5,000 for coaching may be applied for. This coaching contribution must form part of the total amount applied for (a maximum of € 20,000) and be included the budget. For the coaching contribution, both you and the coach write a motivation for the collaboration. We also ask for the coach's CV.


  1. realization contribution for producers
    Please note: in this phase, the producer may not also be the director, screenwriter or designer.
    A maximum of € 125,000 per project for the production costs. The Fund’s contribution is a maximum of 85% of the production budget.
  2. realization contribution for individual makers
    A maximum of € 35,000 per project.

how do you prepare an application?

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

grant application guidelines

The Grant Application Guide Immerse\Interact provide guidance and tips on preparing a grant application and an explanation of the criteria. This will help you to draw up your application.

immerse\interact grant scheme

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

budget and finance plan format

When you draw up your budget and finance plan, we advise you to use the Fund’s Budget and Finance Plan Format or the Netherlands Film Fund’s Budget Template.

do you have any specific questions?

Do you have any specific questions about your project proposal? You can present a draft to the employees of this grant scheme via two weeks before the closing date, at the latest.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed by the scheme’s advisory committee. This is done based on the criteria below, as explained in more detail in the Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme.

development contribution assessment criteria

- The artistic value
- The technical quality
- The setup of the development phase

realization contribution assessment criteria

- The artistic value
- The technical quality
- The setup of the production
- Distribution and audience strategy

what happens to your application?


When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check to see whether your application complies with the formal requirements of the Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme.


An independent advisory committee will assess your application based on the Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme. The committee issues its advice to the Fund’s board.


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


The board takes account of the committee’s advice in its decision to reject or provide the grant. You will be notified of the result by means of a decision.


If you receive a grant from the Fund you also 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.

essential documents

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 Sean Gilis (Creative Industries Fund NL) or Nienke Doekes (Netherlands Film Fund), via
If you have a more general question, have a look at our frequently asked questions first.