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Grant Programme for Talent Development

Grant Programme for Talent Development

Budget: € 650.000

The Creative Industries Fund NL uses the Grant Programme for Talent Development to support a new generation of designers and makers – working in the fields of architecture, design or digital culture – in further developing and profiling their own exceptional professional ability. This development is supported by the strengthening of their own cultural entrepreneurship.

Selected applicants receive a working grant of € 25,000 for a period of 12 months. The grant consists of three parts: one freely disposable part for their own artistic and professional development, one part for the professionalization of their own practice and one part for presentation purposes.

There is one application round per year. Click here to see the selected makers and designers in the 2017-2018 application round.
The Talent Development Grant Programme is intended for designers and makers who graduated a maximum of four years ago from a relevant study in the field of architecture, design or art & media technology.

Application as a studio or collective:
The subsidy that can be applied for under the Grant Programme for Talent Development is awarded to an individual designer or maker. However, you may also apply for the grant as a studio or collective, which means that a single grant of € 25,000 per studio or collective can be awarded.

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 working grant is awarded on the basis of a development plan formulated by the applicant. This plan must contribute to both the artistic and professional development of the maker or designer. The development plan describes activities that can contribute in this area and also activities that contribute to the presentation of the work.
The evaluation takes place in two phases. In phase 1, the evaluation focuses on:
the quality of the maker's work;
the contribution to professional practice and the expectation of the extent to which this will become an inspiring example for professional colleagues and audiences with wider interests;
the degree of reflection on the applicant's own position within the design field.

In phase 2, the evaluation focuses on:
the extent to which the proposed activities contribute to the applicant's own artistic and professional development;
a firm belief in the potential and characteristics for development;
the extent to which the activities reach a suitable audience;
the extent to which the various applications together contribute to the objectives of this grant programme.
An application consists of:
In addition to completing the online application form in the online application environment, the following documents need to be uploaded:

Phase 1:
1. motivation letter, up to 2 pages, as PDF (portrait, A4 size) and up to 650 words
2. portfolio:
up to 15 pages (portrait, A4 size, max. 15 MB);
a description of substantive and artistic principles and how they are expressed in the work (up to 100 words);
visual documentation: work from the past 2 to 3 years with corresponding to data such as title, year, size, technique, etc. Optional additional information per project up to 50 words (e.g. about context, cooperation, type of plan). Clearly state your own share in cooperation projects;
If you add moving images: link to an online platform (Vimeo, Youtube, or equivalent). Stills including a caption should be included in the pdf file of each film. The maximum duration is 10 minutes. If you want to show several films, make a compilation of up to 10 minutes.
3. CV, maximum 2 pages (portrait, A4 size)
4. copy of your degree from a relevant study in the field of architecture, design or digital culture, as PDF

Phase 2:
The advisory committee compiles a longlist on the basis of phase 1. Selected applicants on the longlist are given approximately four weeks to formulate a development plan. Selected applicants will receive a € 1,000 grant to write this development plan. This plan describes the intended activities which contribute to the applicant's own artistic and professional development. The plan relates to the entire grant period of 12 months.

Subsidy Regulations and Grant Programme for Talent Development
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 Talent Development (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?
Do you have any other questions? See if your question is answered in the FAQ or get in touch with the Fund.
Acceptance
After your application has been submitted, the Fund office checks whether you comply with the formal requirements as listed in the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Talent Development.

Evaluation
An advisory committee will evaluate your request on the basis of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Talent Development. The committee primarily evaluates the extent to which your application is aligned with the criteria listed in Articles 16 - 21 of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the specific objective of the Grant Programme for Talent Development (Article 1 of the Grant Programme for Talent Development (PDF)). The committee will issue a recommendation to the Creative Industries Fund NL’s Board. View the composition of the advisory committee for the Talent Development Grant Programme here.

The evaluation within the Talent Development Grant Programme consists of two phases: The advisory committee compiles a longlist on the basis of the portfolio, the CV and the motivation letter. The selected applicants on the longlist are asked to formulate a development plan. The second-phase selection takes place on the basis of these development plans.

Decision
The board will take the committee's recommendation into account in their decision to award the grant or not. The selection for the longlist in the first phase will be announced approximately six weeks after the closing date of the application round. All the applicants will receive a report in which the committee presents an impression of the evaluated applications. In this phase no individual feedback is provided.

In the second phase, the committee awards a maximum of 26 grants. This selection will be announced at the end of July. Every applicant who has submitted a development plan will receive personal feedback about the evaluation. The grant period for the selected applicants runs from August to October the following year.

Appeal
If you do not agree with the Creative Industries Fund NL’s decision you can submit a reviewed application or a 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:
Marieke Ladru
Hugo van de Poel

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

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

grants issued Talent Development

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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Chen Jhen

Chen Jhen, 2017

€25.000
Chen Jhen obtained his Master’s degree in Information Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. In the next year, he intends to focus on researching identity and how this is dependent on and manifests itself in different perspectives and contexts. His starting point will be the historic bonds between Taiwan (Formosa) and the Netherlands, formed by two historical documents from the 17th century: one a collection of reports and diaries from the colony’s former Dutch Governor-General and the other a fictional history book by a Frenchman who claimed to have been born in Taiwan but had never been there. To help shape his research, Jhen plans to collaborate with the artist Chan Chiao Chun. One of them will conduct anthropological research on location in Taiwan and Indonesia. The other will remotely construct an identity based on information from the internet, news and historical documents. Both will focus on the same elements – geography (map), census (portrait) and ethos (diary). The research will take shape in various ways: an installation, video and a book.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Márk Redele

Márk Redele, 2017

€25.000
Márk Redele graduated in 2016 on the Interior Architecture Master’s programme Studio for Immediate Spaces at Amsterdam’s Sandberg Institute. The central theme of Redele’s work is ‘exchange’, with a particular focus on its performative characteristics. In his development plan, Redele describes his ambition to conduct material research, in which he aims to apply his work spatially in three different places. Redele is collaborating on the material research with an Italian plastics manufacturer. After a nine-month period, the results of the research will form the basis for a temporary retail store environment that will be organized and fitted out by Redele himself.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Anne Geenen

Anne Geenen, 2017

€25.000
Anne Geenen graduated in 2013 on the Master’s programme in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences at Delft University of Technology. Geenen’s work focuses on the quest for ingenious ways of building, by engaging in exchanges with people practising traditional crafts and alternative creative methods. In the next year, she will be applying the experience in construction she acquired in India to a workshop in the Netherlands entitled ‘Werkplaats Rotterdam’ (Rotterdam Workshop). In this workshop, she will be able to develop both artistically and professionally. Various different partners will be involved in the workshop.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Carlijn Kingma

Carlijn Kingma, 2017

€25.000
Carlijn Kingma graduated in 2016 on the Master’s programme in Architecture at Delft University of Technology. Her work focuses on the depiction of physical space on maps, supplementing the physical experience and the language that can describe it. In her development plan, she covers four research themes that serve as inspiration for new works. These are religion, capitalism, the banking system and utopias. In developing new work, Kingma is involving Joep van Lieshout, Martijn van der Linden and others. In a residency, Kingma will also attempt to gain a deeper understanding of her use of language. Finally, the development plan also involves exploring new working techniques, including etching.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Jonathan Reus

Studio Reus, 2017

€25.000
Jonathan Reus graduated in 2014 on the Master’s programme in ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). His work combines traditional folk and other musical instruments with new technology. Reus translates scientific research or scientific phenomena into sound or instruments. Through research, debate, residencies and presentations, Reus aims to further develop his skills and raise his profile. He intends to create spatial work that visualizes the theoretical approach to sound. In his development, Reus is being coached by experts from the worlds of music, digital culture and science.
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