Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration – 18 projects selected

The Creative Industries Fund NL works since 15 July 2020 with a Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration (TPIS) to support project applications that focus on international collaboration. This procedure is open to applications as an alternative to the Internationalization grant programme and the Vouchers procedure for Presentations Abroad put on hold by the Fund because of COVID-19.

6 May 2021

By means of this accessible procedure, the Creative Industries Fund NL is supporting projects that provide a substantive contribution to the development, profiling and reinforcement of the international position of the contemporary Dutch creative industry. 18 projects were supported in the third continuous round. It is striking that several projects focus on climate change, and water issues in particular:

Hidden Waters
– Jens Jorritsma
Hidden Waters is a Dutch-Iranian collaboration in which research is conducted into historical water infrastructures. What can we learn from existing experiences and knowledge and how can we reinterpret them in relation to today's challenges?

Liveable Cities in the UAE
– Site Practice
Based on a previous project, Site Practice continues its research into water, sustainability, ecology and revival of indigenous irrigation systems in the Middle East with Liveable Cities in the Gulf. The aim is to identify the potential for sustainable design for the future of living in the Middle East, which will simultaneously serve as an example for other regions affected by climate change.

Thirsty Cities
– LILA Living Landscapes
Water scarcity makes Curaçao extremely vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. In collaboration with Curaçao experts in the field of historical water systems and traditions, LILA Living Landscapes is conducting a design study that involves knowledge from spatial planning, heritage, freshwater management and ecology in order to realize safety and freshwater resilience.

Other supported projects that stand out because of their substantive response to COVID-19 are:

Bat Food Lab – Studio Ku
Bat Food Lab
is a four-day performance in which alternatives for eating bats are developed in a speculative scenario, together with experts and the public. Kuang-Yi Ku is responding to the existence of wet markets and the traditional food culture of Southeast Asia with this project, which is being developed for the Tapei Arts Festival. The aim of the project is to initiate a debate on the eating of wild animals and its possible consequences.

Urban Policies vs Pandemic – Openfabric
In collaboration with Quinzii Terna Architecture, Openfabric analyzes the policies that Milan, Rotterdam, Paris and London developed for public space during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the project is to stimulate debate and the exchange of knowledge between policymakers and professionals in the field of spatial planning.

selected projects in the fourth round:

  • When I Look Through my Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air - Marijn Bril
  • Sonic Aggregator - Stichting Soundtrackcities
  • Hidden Waters - Jens Jorritsma
  • Liveable Cities in the UAE - Site Practice
  • Wool Mountain Pakistan - Hathaway Designs
  • Thirsty Cities, Water Heritage for a Resilient Future of Curaçao - Lila Living Landscapes
  • Future Island in Venice - Ooze Architects
  • AI Murmurings, Season 02 - Slow Matter NL
  • What Do I Hear? - Aholl

The budget available within the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration is € 720,000 until 30 June 2021. Up until 4 June 2021, € 432,195 had been allocated to projects. If a positive recommendation leads to the grant ceiling of € 720,000 being exceeded before 30 June 2021, the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration will end immediately, and any proposals submitted after the project that exceeded the grant ceiling will no longer be considered.

Projects that are eligible for the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration must focus on new forms of international collaboration in response to a concrete question or assignment abroad. The applicant is a Dutch design party working together with one or more international partners. A project can last a maximum of six months. Applications are processed in order of receipt.