Open Call Videotage residency 2025

For individual designers, makers or observers in digital culture who want to research and develop new work focusing on social and urban dynamics in Hong Kong during a work period at Videotage using various forms of media art.

12 September 2024

closing date

€ 5,000 or € 6,500

grant amount

24 March 2025

start work period

Important information

what is this open call’s objective?

The Creative Industries Fund NL launch this residency in collaboration with media arts institution Videotage. This Videotage residency encourages crossover and experimentation, offering a chance to learn from other perspectives and ideas.

Participants will have the space to conduct research, broaden their network, and develop new work with a focus on social and urban dynamics in Hong Kong. They can explore new areas of work, broaden their creative practice, and produce new work that pushes the boundaries of digital culture. In addition to looking forward, we specifically ask participants to focus on Hong Kong's development and the role that old and new media have played in it.

who is this open call for?

Applications can be submitted by individual designers, makers or observers based in the Netherlands who focus on digital culture and have had a professional practice within the creative industry for at least five years.

when can't you apply?

It is not possible to apply for duos, collectives or collaborations. Also, designers and makers who currently receive grants through the Creative Industry Fund's Talent Development Grant Scheme are not eligible for this residency spot.

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:

open call videotage 2025

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Videotage residency 2025, which describes the reason and objective, central questions, criteria and procedure.

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. For this open call, Article 4d of the Fund’s Open Call Grant Scheme does not apply.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Oproep Videotage 2025 and the Open Call Grant Scheme:

assessment criteria

- Artistic quality of the work;
- Quality of the development plan;
- Motivation in relation to the residency’s objective and mission.

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 Open Call Videotage residency 2025. 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.

important documents

Hoe kom je tot een overtuigende aanvraag?

tip 1

be clear and do not repeat yourself

tip 2

get to know the local context

tip 3

ask for feedback and fine-tune your proposal

Steps to take

Do you want to apply for a subsidy under this open call?

Start your application
do you have any questions?

If anything is not clear, please send your question by e-mail to Internationalisation programme team or you can also phone 010 436 16 00. If you have a more general question, read the frequently asked questions first.