Open Call Salone del Mobile 2022

For designers, makers and design agencies who want to present their work internationally at the Salone del Mobile 2022.


closing date passed

€ 3,000 / € 6,000

max application amount

€ 50,000


Important information

what is the background of this open call?

The Salone del Mobile in Milan is one of the largest international fairs for furniture and product design. For many years now, the Creative Industries Fund NL has been issuing an open call for a presentation at this fair. Due to the corona pandemic, these presentations could not take place in the usual form for the past two years. This year, however, it is possible. The Salone del Mobile 2022 takes place from 7 to 12 June. Before launching this open call, the Fund waited for the relaxation of the COVID-19 measures. Despite the short preparation time, the Fund hopes to support a good number of projects.

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 who already have arranged a presentation location.

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.

No grant can be applied:
- when the applicant does not yet have a presentation location. The Fund will not provide a location to present;
- for a presentation during the Salone del Mobile 2022 within a project that has already received a contribution from the Fund;
- when there is still ongoing support from the Fund from the Open Call Salone del Mobile 2020.

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 2022
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Grant Application Guidelines, 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 2022 and the Open Call Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria
- artistically relevant value of the presentation
- plan and motivation
- relevance of the presentation 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 2022. 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.


How to achieve a convincing application?

Steps to take

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

Start your application
do you have any questions?

If some of the information is not clear, email your question to 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.