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Grant Programme for Internationalization

Grant Programme for Internationalization

Closing dates:

6 February 2019
15 May 2019
9 October 2019

Annual budget: € 750.000

The Creative Industries Fund NL uses the Grant Programme for Internationalization to support projects that provide a substantive contribution to the development, profiling and reinforcement of the contemporary creative industry’s international position. There are three application rounds a year for this grant programme. The annual budget is equally distributed across the rounds.

Prioritization
The Internationalization grant programme is aligned with the objectives and conditions of the Dutch government's international cultural policy. A number of priority countries are named in this policy, and 75% of the grant programme's budget is available for these countries.
The remaining 25% of the budget is available for all other countries. The advisory process takes account of this prioritization.

The priority countries are Belgium/Flanders, Brazil, China, Germany, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
Grants are awarded to support designers, makers, producers and commissioning clients in the creative industry. Organizations, curators and mediators may only apply for a grant if their contribution serves the promotion of Dutch designers and makers’ international position.

You need to be registered as a company with the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel or its foreign equivalent) when you receive the subsidy.
The Grant Programme for Internationalization is for international projects that concern or where the anticipated result is:

• collaboration between Dutch partners
• collaboration with one or more foreign partners
• alignment with a concrete question or assignment abroad

Starting grant
The Grant Programme for Internationalization also has a starting grant that can be applied for (max. €7,500) to study a project’s options. Read more about starting grants here.

Voucher for presentations abroad
The Creative Industries Fund NL has a shortened procedure for presentations at or participation in events abroad. Read more about the vouchers here.
A grant may be awarded to projects that contribute sufficiently to the grant programme’s objective and focus on at least one of the following goals:

Reinforcing the international reputation of the contemporary creative industry in the Netherlands
Expanding the creative industry’s field of operations
Creating and maintaining relevant international contacts between designers, makers, producers, commissioning clients and cultural institutions.

The evaluation of the proposals primarily focuses on the project’s objective, structure, the expertise involved, the manner and extent of co-funding and the consistency between all these elements. The project should include a pre-process and post-process that consist, at the very least, of thorough preparation, an evaluation and feedback of the knowledge and experiences acquired to the target groups described in advance.
Guide
Refer to the Grant Application Guide (PDF) when submitting your application. The guide provides certainty with regard to the grant application and the drawing up of the project plan, budget and communication plan.

As part of its deliberations on submitted applications, the Fund may request information from Dutch embassies or diplomatic missions in the country in question, concerning, for instance, the relevance of the project and subject for this country, and the partners involved in the project application.

This information is sent to the Fund and is added to the application as preparation for the advisory committee. If required, the applicant may request this information from the Fund. When projects are awarded grants, the Fund notifies the cultural department of the Dutch embassies in the country in question.

Subsidy Regulations and the Grant Programme for Internationalization
The Creative Industries Fund NL has Subsidy Regulations (PDF) that formally apply to the application, evaluation, awarding and final approval of a grant. Supplementary grant programmes have been drawn up with specific objectives and conditions. Read the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) as well as the Grant Programme for Internationalization (PDF) attentively before submitting an application.

Online application environment
The application should be submitted using the online application environment. You have to sign up and create an account to do so. Please note: do so in a timely manner, it can take up to 1 working day for the Fund to validate the account and this is only done during the working week.

Questions?
You can submit your draft application or project plan to the staff member concerned up to a maximum of two weeks before the closing date for application. This can be done by e-mail or telephone. If you have other questions please refer to our FAQ first or contact the Creative Industries Fund NL.
Acceptance
After the submission of your application the Fund’s office checks whether you comply with the formal requirements as listed in the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Internationalization (PDF).

Evaluation
An advisory committee will evaluate your request on the basis of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Internationalization. In particular, it will assess the extent to which your application is aligned with the criteria listed in Article 16 - 21 of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the grant programme’s specific objectives (Article 1 of the Grant Programme for Internationalization (PDF)). If the positive decisions in a round of applications exceed the available budget, prioritization can be applied. The committee will issue a recommendation to the Creative Industries Fund NL’s Board. View the composition of the advisory committee for the Internationalization Grant Programme here.

Decision
The board will take the recommendation into account in their decision to award the subsidy or not. You will be informed of the decision 10 weeks after the closing date for the grant programme at the latest.

Appeal
If you do not agree with the Creative Industries Fund NL’s decision you can submit a reviewed application or letter of appeal. More information is provided here.

Accountability
If you receive a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL you will enter into obligations. Please read important information on your accountability here. Download the accountability form immediately here.
For further information please contact:
Zineb Seghrouchni
Anselm van Sintfiet
Yasmin Kursun
Roxanne Minten

You can also call +31 (0)10 4361600.

If you have questions concerning the online application environment please contact the secretariat.

grants issued Internationalization

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Grant Programme for Internationalization Exhibition

Public Structures - Rotterdam, New York, Medellin

ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles), 2018

€25.780
Design agency ZUS is participating in the exhibition “Polis: towards a political reconstruction of the city” in Museo de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. The agency is carrying out a designing study, titled The Naked Museum, in which it explores the question whether the shape and structure of a museum should not be something radically different than a sealed box with a generous entry fee. The subject of the study is the Museo de Antioquia itself. The study will look at how the expansion of the museum can be part of the transformation of the neighbourhood. The study and the exhibition together form the basis for the discussion of the plans with the local authorities, with the goal of realising this. The Naked Museum forms part of three design proposals for three different cities, in which ZUS raises political issues in a visual manner: fragmentation (Luchtsingel - Rotterdam), unaffordability (House for the Homeless - New York) and segregation (The Naked Museum - Medellín). In order to flesh out these subjects for the general public, ZUS is building three models of each project (scales 1:100 and 1:50), with photos, videos and literature. ZUS and other international experts will hold lectures and workshops around the theme of the exhibition. The exhibition will run from 26 September 2018 to January 2019.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Festival

Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2018 (NeMaf 2018)

iGong Alternative Visual Culture Factory, 2018

€7.330
The Seoul International New Media Festival (NeMaf) and LIMA, the expertise centre for the archiving and distribution of media arts, are consolidating their collaboration and inviting Dutch makers to present themselves at the festival. LIMA’s two guest curators, Theus Zwakhals and Sanneke Huisman, chose the three makers Douwe Dijkstra, Joris Strijbos and Daan Johan. The programme consists of multimedia screening installations of a selection of Dutch media art from the years 1960-1980 and a selection of contemporary Dutch media art. Furthermore, Joris Strijbos and Daan Johan will be showing the audio-visual live performance Phyllotaxis, in which algorithms are used to transform the room into a hypnotic vortex through the intermingling of abstract patterns of light and sound. Douwe Dijkstra is a jury member for the New Media Alternative Cinema competition. The makers and curators will also be participating in the Curator & Artist Talk audience programme. The NeMaf festival focuses on three themes – gender, human rights and artistry – and emphasises the discovery of artistic talent with a critical perspective. This year, the festival’s theme is Counter-Memory and the Reconstruction of Body Movement, and it will be held from 21 to 25 February.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Festival

Deep Fake Impakt Collaborative Panel @ Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica, 2018

€7.450
Deep Fake Impakt collaborative is a collaboration between Ars Elektronica and Impakt. Impakt is programming a one-day panel at the Ars Electronica Festival 2018, which will take place from 6 to 10 September in Austria. Each year, Ars Electronica offers more than 1,000 artists and scientists from over 40 countries a platform for art, science and technology. The panel will consist of presentations and discussions. Additionally, lectures will be held by media producers, artists and scientists from the Netherlands and Austria. Workshops for the visitors will also be held under the guidance of experts. Deep Fake is a combination of “deep learning” and “fake”: a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence. The capacity of computers to create a convincing but non-authentic reality is increasingly becoming a problem now that hackers are attempting to control the media narrative by using increasingly convincing fake images. The panel discussion will speculate on a possible future for these computer-generated realities and propose strategies for the regulation or even combating of artificial realities.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Research

Bestiary of Autonomous Machines

Studio Arvid&Marie, 2018

€7.500
Bestiary of Autonomous Machines is a collective study by Arvid Jense and Marie Caye (Studio Arvid&Marie) into a future in which people and autonomous machines coexist. After a series of workshops in various locations in the Netherlands and the USA, the designer duo will organise the final workshop at the Istanbul Design Biennale 2018. In their workshops, they share practical and philosophical concepts in the area of the application of artificial life with children, students, young professionals and academics. The participants expand the concepts into a short story with an image and a paper, clay, mechanical or 3D model. Studio Arvid&Marie is working towards a total of 200 workshop results, of which they will display 50 concepts in a digital bestiary. This is an online archive that they are developing in collaboration with visual designer Baptiste Labat and copywriter Vincent Thornhill, and which will be presented at the Istanbul Biennale (22 September to 4 November 2018). Studio Arvid&Marie is also developing an online version of the workshop to continue feeding the archive.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Research

3 Days of Fat

Thought Collider, 2018

€3.000
3 Days of Fat is a live research programme by designers Mike Thompson (Thought Collider) and Arne Hendriks in collaboration with Dr Charlotte Mills of the Nutritional Sciences department at King’s College London. The programme comprises various experiments, discussions and events around Fatberg, an island the makers are building using fat. With the Fatberg as its icon, the programme seeks to make a wider public more aware of fat as a substance and to stimulate a dialogue about fat as a material. Over the course of three days, the team will investigate the role of fat within a specific theme each day: Life + Ecology, Health + Beauty and Energy. MU Artspace in Eindhoven and Stichting NDSM in Amsterdam are supporting the production of the Fatberg. The programme is part of the King’s College London Innovation Award and a long-term project of the makers concerning fat.
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