Launch of Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme
The Creative Industries Fund NL is launching a new grant programme for large-scale festivals and exceptional presentations. The programme has a stronger focus on audience reach and works with a distribution of resources across six different parts of the country. The deadline for submitting an application is 13 October 2021.
1 July 2021
The Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme for the Creative Industry (text in English will follow soon) is intended for festivals and presentations that contribute to greater audience reach, and increase and deepen the interest in Dutch design, architecture and digital culture. The new grant programme replaces the Grant Programme for Festivals Creative Industries and the Open Call Exceptional Presentations. Striking differences are a stronger focus on reaching a broad audience and distribution of the resources over six different parts of the country.
The Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme is open to applications from cultural institutions or organizations that focus on organizing special public programmes such as festivals, exhibitions and presentations within the context of the Dutch creative industry. It is important that the audience strategy is aimed at reaching at least 1,000 physical visitors.
parts of the country
The parts of the country are grouped as follows:
- North: Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe;
- East: Gelderland and Overijssel;
- Middle: Utrecht and Flevoland;
- South: Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg;
- West: Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland;
- Caribbean Netherlands: the autonomous countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the public bodies of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
The annual budget for the Festivals and Public Presentations Grant Scheme is made available in various application rounds. The first and only round of 2021 closes on 13 October 2021. Starting in 2022, there will be two application rounds per year. In each round, the budget is allocated to the various parts of the country. For the first round, the distribution is as follows: € 200,000 for West and € 100,000 each for the other parts of the country. The fact that the budget is not distributed equally over the various parts of the country is related to the geographical spread of festivals and presentations over our country.