our advisors

Grant applications are assessed by independent advisory committees. The advisory committees are composed of experts in various fields.

Each grant scheme works with a pool of advisors who participate in the committee meetings as and when needed. The expertise that is called for is determined on the basis of the applications. For open calls, ad hoc advisory committees are set up. Within the Experiment Grant Scheme, at least two fund employees are assessed internally. Within the Experiment Grant Scheme applications are assessed internally by at least two Fund officers due to the continuous scheme.

Advisory Committees are constituted in such a manner that members can operate independently and critically. In the composition of the committee, attention is paid to avoid any conflict of interest arising. New advisors are selected by the external selection committee advisors. The advisory committees work according to the Advisory Committee Procedure.

See below for the composition of the various advisory committees and their additional tasks and working methods.

design

The Design Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants through the Design Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Branko Popoviç (chair)
Serana Angelista
Rosalie Bak
Saskia de Bodt
Ista Boszhard
Lenn Cox
Marlies Boterman
Bao Yao Fei
Esmee Geerken
Desirée Hammen
Eva Hilhorst
Niek Hilkmann
Anouk van Klaveren
Dorian Kingma
Guus Kusters
Joris Landman
Rogério Lira
Heleen van Loon
Aisha Madu
Rogier Martens
Hilda Moucharrafieh
Chris Mouw
Rachid Naas
Simone Post
Siba Sahabi
Giorgio Toppin
Nynke Tromp
Frank Verkade
Esther de Vries
Wasco/Henk van der Spoel
Jólan van der Wiel

Advisory Committee Design (Dutch only)

architecture

The Architecture Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants through the Architecture Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Oana Bogdan (chair)
Joan Almekinders
Femke Bijlsma
Mathis Bout
Dymphie Braun
Sofie de Caigny
Onur Can Tepe
Dingeman Deijs
Willemien van Duijn
Arjan Harbers
Jutta Hinterleitner
Dirk Oudes
Wouter Pocornie
Gamze Saygi
Mathieu Schouten
Rixt Woudstra

Advisory Committee Architecture (Dutch only)

digital culture

The Digital Culture Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants through the Digital Culture Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Hajo Doorn (chair)
Paula Albuquerque
Katayoun Arian
Ard Bonewald
Persijn Broersen
Daan Couzijn
Beer van Geer
Esmeralda Hoffman
Belit Saǧ
Isaura Sanwirjatmo
Meryem Slimani
Lilian Stolk
Marion Tränkle
Harm van de Ven
Maria Verstappen

Advisory Committee Digital Culture (Dutch only)

talent development

The Talent Development Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants through the Talent Development Grant Programme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Daphne Bakker
Paulien Bremmer
Siuli Ko
Joris Landman
Harriët Mbonjani
Hellen van Rees
Giorgio Toppin

Advisory Committee Talent Development (Dutch only)

internationalization

The multidisciplinary Internationalization Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants through the Internationalization of the Design Sector Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Ama van Dantzig
Isabel Driessen
Lucas Evers
Gertrude Flentge
Amira Gad
Zico Lopes
Iris Ruisch
Phillip Schütte
Arthur Steiner
Yin Yin Wong

Advisory Committee Internationalization (Dutch only)

upstream: music x design

The Upstream: Music x Design Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants of the Grant Programme Upstream: Music x Design. The members of the advisory committee are:

Marlies Timmermans (chair)
Jonne ter Braak
Cengiz Mengüç
Karim Mrabti
Marlon Penninkhof
Johannes Verwoerd

Advisory Committee Upstream: Music x Design (Dutch only)

immerse\interact

The Immerse\Interact Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants of the Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Absaline Hehakaya (chair/Filmfonds)
Doede Holtkamp
Sarah Lugthart
Floris Kaayk
Donna Verheijden
Advisory Committee Immerse\Interact (Dutch only)

festivals and public presentations

The Festivals and Public presentations Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants of the Festivals and Public presentations Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Rolf Quaghebeur (chair)

Nadia Abdelkaui
Raya van der Kroon
Polina Medvedeva
Karim Mrabti
Andrea Rogolino
Remco Schuurbiers
Rinke Vreeke

Advisory Committee Festivals and Public presentations (Dutch only)

1 and 2-year activities programme

The 1 and 2-year Activities Programme Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants of the 1 and 2-year Activities Programme Grant Scheme. The members of the advisory committee are:

Nathanja van Dijk (chair)
Ella Buzo
Thomas Castro
Ama van Dantzig
Anne Dessing
Daan Petri
Katía Truijen
Marije Vogelzang

Advisory Committee 1 and 2-year Activities Programme (Dutch only)

four-year institutional grant scheme

The Four-year Institutional Grant Scheme Advisory Committee advises on applications for project grants of the Four-year Institutional Grant Scheme for the Creative Industry 2025-2028. As soon as the composition of the committee is known, the names will be published here.

platforms for design-based learning

The Platforms for design-based learning Advisory Committee advises on applications for grants of the Open Call Platforms for design-based learning. The members of the advisory committee are:

Marjolein van Breemen (chair)
Branko Popoviç
Marwan Magroun
Shirley Hendrikse

Advisory Committee Platforms for design-based learning (Dutch only)

spatial design action programme

The Spatial Design Action Programme establishes an independent advisory committee for each open call to advise on applications.

The members of the advisory committee of the Open Call Room for justice are:
Romy Heymans
Céline Janssen
Lena Knappers
Wouter Pocornie

Advisory Committee Room for justice (Dutch only)

The members of the advisory committee of the Open Call Wegen naar welzijn are:
Riëtte Bosch
Saskia Kluit
Daniëlle Snellen
Edwin van Uum

Advisory Committee Wegen naar welzijn (Dutch only)

The members of the advisory committee of the Open Call Building out of the Soil are:
Mike Duijn
Robbert Guis
Marit Janse
David Peleman

Advisory Committee Building out of the Soil (Dutch only)

The members of the advisory committee of the Open Call Beautiful production landscapes are:
Katinka Abbenbroek
Marieke Berkers
Janna Bystrykh
Wim Sinke

Advisory Committee Beautiful production landscapes (Dutch only)

The members of the advisory committee of the Open Call Different approach of housing are:
Like Bijlsma
Lyongo Juliana
Patrick van der Klooster
Eva Pfannes

Advisory Committee Different approach of housing (Dutch only)

selection committee advisors

An external selection committee appointed by the board, consisting of up to three external members, selects the candidate member for the Fund's various advisory committees. Candidate members are recruited publically and apply for the advisor position within an advisory committee. Preventing conflicts of interest is an important criterion.

The independent selection committee for new advisors includes:

Valentijn Byvanck (chair) – design
Ebru Aydin – discipline-transcending
Albert Herder – architecture
Kitty Leering – digital culture

advisory committee for appeals

The Fund works with an advisory committee for appeals, appointed by the executive director. The committee is recruited externally on the basis of profiles drawn up in advance. In the composition of the committee the prevention of possible conflicts of interest is taken into account. Read more about appeals here.

The advisory committee for appeals consists of:

Mr. G.A.J.A. Trapman
Mr. P.M. Bloemers
Mr. C. Hakbijl
Mrs. C. Sitaram
Mrs. A. Verstegen