Open Call Salone del Mobile 2024

For designers, makers and design agencies who want to present their work internationally at the Salone del Mobile 2024.


closing date passed

€ 5,000 / € 10,000

max application amount

€ 50,000


Important information

what is the background of this open call?

The Salone del Mobile in Milan is the perfect place for product and furniture designers to present themselves internationally. Every year, the fair and all the surrounding presentations in the city attract many professionals from the international design world, looking for the latest developments within the field.

With this open call, the Fund aims to present the exemplary talent of the Dutch design sector in Milan and to increase the visibility of the Dutch creative industry internationally. In addition, the support aims to exchange knowledge and experiences gained and to build and maintain sustainable international relationships.

who is this open call intended for?

This open call is open to professional designers, makers and design agencies working in the fields of design, architecture, digital culture or the crossovers between them.

what projects are eligible for a grant?

This open call is open to proposals for presentations including research results, objects, installations or workshops. The type of presentation is not set in stone.

what projects are not eligible for a grant?

No grant can be applied:
- for presentations at the Salone del Mobile 2024 that have already been supported through the Fund as part of a project;
- by applicants who during Salone del Mobile 2024 receive support from the Fund via the Talent Development Grant Scheme for drawing up a development plan.
- by applicants who already receive support from the Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024.

how do you prepare your 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 Guidelines provide guidance and tips on preparing a grant application. You can use it to draw up your application as completely as possible.

Open Call Salone del Mobile 2024

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Salone del Mobile 2024, which describes the reason and objective, criteria and procedures.

Open Call Grant Scheme

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme, which describes the general conditions, grounds for rejection, manner of publication, submission procedure, assessment, the award and any grant obligations.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Salone del Mobile 2024 and the Open Call Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria

- artistically relevant value of the presentation
- plan and motivation
- relevance of the presentation to the applicant’s practice and for the Dutch creative industries

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 Open Call Grant Scheme.


An independent advisory committee will assess your application on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme and the Open Call Salone del Mobile 2024. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.


The assessment of the open call takes the form of a tender: this means that within the available budget, a number of proposals are chosen above the others. Only positively assessed applications will be supported.


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.

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 Internationalization team via Sharvin Ramjan via and or Roxanne Minten via 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.