Five scouts in search of new talent

Philip van Vorstenbosch, Wouter Pocornie, Shirin Mirachor, Dina Ziad and Glenda Pattipeilohy have been appointed by the Fund as scouts for the Scout Nights 2023. Through the scout nights, designers and makers, who have developed professionally in practice or have completed MBO education in a design direction, have the opportunity to apply for a €25,000 grant from the Talent Development Grant Scheme.

We organize five scout nights across the country. Scout nights are private and each pitch location has its own scout. If you are selected during the scout nights, you will receive € 1,000 for drawing up a development plan. The development plan will form the core of your application for a €25,000 grant in the second selection phase, which takes place through the Talent Development Grant Scheme. A maximum of 25 applicants can be selected in the scout nights.


Philip van Vorstenbosch, Zwolle

northern region (Zwolle)

Wouter Pocornie, Amsterdam

central region (Amsterdam)

Dina Ziad, Utrecht

central region (Utrecht)

Dina Ziad

Foto: Maan Limburg

Shirin Mirachor, Rotterdam

south region (Rotterdam)

Glenda Pattipeilohy, Eindhoven

south region (Eindhoven)

Glenda Pattipeilohy
Scout Night Rotterdam

talent development grant scheme
The scout nights take place within the frameworks of the Talent Development Grant Scheme and are for designers and makers who have not completed a design or architecture course at college or university level in the Netherlands or abroad. In this way, the Fund enables designers and makers from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds to further artistically develop and professionalize their design practice.

The scout nights are open to makers who have an individual practice or work as a collective and work within the (sub)disciplines of design, architecture or digital culture or a crossover between these. Practices on the borders of the disciplines are also welcome, such as street art, art direction and styling.

Read the Talent Development Grant Scheme for the conditions and restrictions.

Scout Night Utrecht

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consultation hours
Do you still have questions after reading all the information? Then sign up here for one of our online consultation hours on:
- Monday 19 December, 11:00 – 12:00 hours;
- Monday 9 January, 11:00 – 12:00 hours;
- Friday 20 January, 15:00 – 16:00 hours;
- Thursday 26 January, 10:00 – 11:00 hours.