Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024

For starting makers, designers and architects who want to present their work international for the first time during the group presentation at BASE Milano during Salone del Mobile 2024.


closing date passed

€ 5.000

max application amount

€ 50.000


Important information

what is the background of this open call?

With the Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024, the Fund wants to give makers who are just starting out the possibility to present work for the first time during the international design fair in Milan. The presentation is part of a group exhibition at the BASE Milano cultural centre and focuses on the themes of spatial justice, unity and solidarity.

With this open call, the Fund offers a stepping stone to individual makers who have not presented work internationally before. In doing so, the Fund increases the international visibility of Dutch up-and-coming designers. In addition, the open call’s objective is the exchange of knowledge and experiences and to build long-lasting international relationships.

who is this open call intended for?

This open call is intended for makers, designers and architects who are just starting out, located in the Netherlands and have five years’ work experience at most within the disciplines of design, architecture and/or digital culture.

which projects are eligible for a grant?

The open call is open to presentations of research results, objects and installations that links up with the We Will Design themes: spatial justice, unity and solidarity.

which projects are not eligible for support?

In addition to the provisions of Article 5 of the Open Call Grant Scheme, support cannot be applied for within this procedure:
- for a presentation during Salone del Mobile 2024 that has already been given a contribution through one of the Fund’s grant schemes;
- applicants who, during Salone del Mobile 2024, are already receiving support for implementing their development plan under the Talent Development Grant Scheme;
- by applicants who have been active in the field for over five years;
- by applicants who have previously presented, as an individual, at Salone del Mobile.

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 Guidelines

The Grant Application Guidelines 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.

Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024. This states the objective, conditions, criteria and procedure.

Open Call Grant Scheme

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme. This scheme describes the general conditions, grounds for rejection, manner of publication, submission process, assessment and award procedures, and grant obligations.

what is assessed?

Grant applications will be assessed based on the Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024 and the Open Call Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria

- artistic value
- motivation
- linking up with the theme

what happens to your application?


When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check if your application is complete, fits within the spectrum of the open call and complies with the Open Call Grant Scheme’s conditions and grounds for rejection.


Your application will be assessed on the basis of the Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 20244 and the Open Call Grant Scheme. The committee advises 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. You will receive this no later than ten weeks after submitting your application.


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.

essential documents

How to achieve a convincing application?

Steps to take

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do you have any questions?

If some of the information is not clear, email your question to Sharvin Ramjan via and/or Roxanne Minten via You can also call 010 436 16 00. Do you have more general questions? Check our frequently asked questions.