Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration – 29 projects selected

The new round for applications for the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration opened on 6 September 2021. The 29 proposals that were recently selected are good examples of what this programme aims to achieve and the types of projects that are eligible for support. Coordinator Roxanne Minten looks back at some of the projects that were selected in this recent round.

16 September 2021

The Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that contribute to the development, positioning and strengthening of the Dutch creative industry's international position. In the last round, 29 projects were supported; together with the 18 projects we previously published, a total of 47 projects were supported in this continuous round. The three disciplines supported by the fund – design, architecture and digital culture – are represented fairly equally. The themes of the proposals are very diverse: from the effects of climate change on people's personal living environments in the Dutch and German Wadden region to the involvement of residents with urban planning in a district of the French municipality of Villeurbanne, and from a pop-up museum that looks at the current state of democracy, starting in Poland, to an investigation into waste streams created during PET felt processing in Turkey. Particularly noteworthy is the focus on the inclusion and representation of women in the following two projects:

Database of women not wearing bikinis
– Bente de Bruin and Monica Alcazar-Duarte
Photographer Monica Alcazar-Duarte (Mexico/United Kingdom) and data and code programmer Bente de Bruin use a video installation to show the impact of biased search engines and social media algorithms on the Mexican portrayal of women. The installation will consist of responsive portraits and an AR app that shows both the bias of the current algorithms as well as an alternative crowd-sourced database that contributes to a more positive image of Mexican women. The installation will also show a code-generated film. The installation will be presented in March 2022 at the biennial for contemporary photography in Mannheim, Germany.

Studio Charlotte Rohde

Variable Type as object – Studio Charlotte Rohde
Charlotte Rohde and Vera van de Seyp bring a new perspective to Dutch and German typography and type design with the help of emerging technologies such as variable type and creative coding. The designers feel that women are underrepresented in the type design and coding fields. For this reason, the project will be carried out from a feminist perspective and will make a critical statement about Dutch and German typography and type design. The results will be presented in Berlin.

The following three projects give an idea of the wide range of themes covered:

Peace by Design
– MUST Stedebouw
The design agency MUST has been invited by the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York to collaborate with them on one of the elements of the Designing Peace exhibition. This exhibition brings together designs from around the world to show how designers work with communities, individuals and NGOs to create lasting peace. MUST will contribute to this project with Startblok Elzenhagen, a temporary housing project in Amsterdam Noord, initiated by housing associations De Key and Eigen Haard in close collaboration with the design agency. In Startblok Elzenhagen, young Dutch people live together with young 'status holders' (refugees granted a residence permit). It provides affordable housing for young people looking for somewhere to live in the city, who are socially engaged and who would like to actively contribute to a better, healthier and safer living environment.


The Dutch designer Adrianus Kundert has teamed up with the Canadian designer Jamie Wolfond to establish an online platform on Instagram about basket weaving (also known as basketry). The goal is to create new opportunities for Dutch designers through the exchange of knowledge about basket weaving, and to help them link up with international makers. This year the team aims to increase the platform's impact by developing their own website and building a network with the makers involved. The first part of this project consists of a concept and research phase, during which Kundert and Wolfond will meet the relevant people online. They will then set up a network and draw up a plan. The second part will focus on the further development of the concept into a website.


Dhvāni – Budhaditya
In his project Dhvāni – meaning resonance in Sanskrit - Budhaditya Chattopadhyay focuses on sonic rituals and pre-modern listening methodologies. He aims to do this through a series of self-regulating and autonomous media art works consisting of traditional and ritual objects from South Asia, such as temple bells, a Buddhist gong, a wind chime and ghungroos. For this installation Budhaditya uses Machine Learning models. The resulting algorithm will, with datasets of temple bell sounds and the presence of the public, serve as conductor of the experience produced by the installation. Budhaditya collaborates with various parties: Rewire Festival, Mur.at (association for Net Art and Network Culture in Austria), and the Serendipity Arts foundation from New Delhi, India.

budget current round

The available budget for the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration is € 325,000 until 5 November 2021. If a positive recommendation before 5 November 2021 means that the subsidy limit of € 325,000 is exceeded, the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration will end immediately and any proposals submitted following the project that led to the subsidy limit being exceeded will not be processed.


Projects that are eligible for the Temporary Procedure for International Collaboration should focus on new forms of international collaboration in response to a specific international request or assignment. The applicant should be a Dutch design party who collaborates with one or more international partners. The maximum duration of a project is six months. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.