set-up of the call
The Creative Industries Fund NL is making € 200,000 available for this open call. The maximum contribution per project is € 25,000. The conditions for support are that there is a new collaboration between a maker and a partner that is able to facilitate a practical environment. Depending on the project, the collaborations can vary in form. Examples are research (including material research) within a lab, a residency programme at a knowledge institute, a special collaboration with a development site or experimental research with a partner from the business community.
The subsidy is divided into two parts: € 15,000 is reserved for the maker and € 10,000 for the partner’s facilities and knowledge. The amounts are granted under the conditions of a collaboration agreement that must be submitted no later than 4 weeks after the grant has been awarded. A format for the agreement follows after awarding.
Conditions for eligibility for a contribution are:
- the designer/maker/architect has Dutch nationality or a practice registered in the Netherlands;
- the partner is based in the Netherlands;
- a rationale from the designer that provides insight into the relationship between the partner and the maker, and the added value of the project for the maker’s development;
- motivation for the project, provided by the partner, that provides insight into the relationship between the partner and the maker and the added value of the project for the partner. It also describes the duration and nature of the working period, the facilities, the knowledge and working environment being offered by the partner, the method of collaboration and the intended result;
- there is no question of a regular commissioning relationship between the parties; and
a form of knowledge-sharing relevant to the project is included at the end of the project.
a description of the activities to be carried out and the practical environment, including a plan with a form of knowledge-sharing with third parties relevant to the project;
justification of how the project contributes to the development of your own professional and artistic practice;
a rationale from the maker for choosing this partner;
a rationale from the partner that gives insight into the relationship between the partner and the maker and the added value of the project for the partner. It also describes the duration and nature of the working period, the facilities, the knowledge and working environment being offered by the partner, the method of collaboration and the intended result;2. budget & planning: an overview of the partner’s budgeted costs up to a maximum amount of € 10,000’an overview of the maker/designer’s budgeted costs up to a maximum amount of € 15,000: the planning, including estimated hours involved;
promoting talent development: the project stimulates the further artistic or professional development of the individual talent;
promoting artistic quality: the project is aimed at continuing, further developing and profiling one's own talent, while the designer in question is seen as an inspiring example for professional colleagues and audiences with wider interests.
By issuing this call, the Fund aims to present the excellent quality of the Dutch design sector in Milan and to strengthen the international reputation of the Dutch creative industry. In addition, the purpose of the support is to share the knowledge and experience gained and to build and maintain relevant international relationships between parties. The Fund makes a selection of proposals where the presentation distinguishes itself in terms of artistic quality, presentation form and strategy.
It is possible to apply for an individual presentation, but preference in this open call is given to proposals where special forms of collaboration are entered into or which focus on a group presentation.
The proposal can be submitted until Wednesday 21 November at the latest via the online application environment of the Creative Industries Fund NL. Select the grant programme ‘Open Call’ and then the ‘Salone del Mobile 2019’ round.
The proposal consists of a concise and coherent project plan (max. 6 pages A4) containing the following:
1. a clear description of the objective and structure of the presentation. Include a description of the presentation location and motivate the choice for this location.
A rationale for the presentation and an explanation of how the presentation fits into a long-term strategy of your own design practice. In the case of a joint or group presentation: motivate the collaboration and explain how the selection of participants took place or will take place; an explanation of the intended results and the significance for your own practice.
In addition, the following is requested:
2. a budget of costs and revenues (max. 1 page A4). The grant can only be used for the travel and accommodation costs of the designers involved, transport costs, costs for renting the location and for presentation/communication. These items must be clearly described in the budget and supported by, for example, quotations or reference amounts. The revenue budget reflects the personal contribution or support from external parties. For group presentations, a maximum amount of € 10,000 per proposal can be requested; for a presentation involving one or two designers/design studios, the limit is € 5,000 per proposal.
3. a brief CV of the designer(s) involved (max. 2 pages A4);
4. a portfolio with visual material of the designs to be presented (max. 15 pages A4);
5. a recent extract from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK);
6. a representative image.
Please note: Request your login details for the online application environment in good time and familiarize yourself with the application form. Validation of a new user account takes 1 working day at most.
If the submission does not comply with the description above, the proposal cannot be evaluated.
Together with external advisers, the Fund selects a number of proposals from the entries. The advisers assess the extent to which the proposal is consistent in its purpose and design and the degree to which it corresponds with the objectives of the Grant Programme for Internationalization and this open call. The advisers base their assessment on the following criteria:
the extent to which the presentation and the designs to be shown distinguish themselves in artistic quality and presentation form;
the extent to which the presentation contributes to the development of international practice and the broadening of the applicant's field of activity.
the expected opportunities that the presentation creates for the applicant and the Dutch creative industry;
the extent to which the selection of presentations contributes to strengthening the image of the Dutch creative industry abroad.
The rapid growth of cities is a topic that is relevant in the four countries that the open call is focusing on, resulting in new relationships between street culture, identity and public space, as well as between the city and the countryside. The appropriation of the city by various parties – grassroots and top-down, public and private, established and emerging – takes a diversity of forms, in the physical as well as the virtual domain. Designers are being asked to put topical themes that relate to the city, its surroundings and users on the agenda, to question them or propose solutions. This calls for cross-disciplinary and context-sensitive collaborations at the interface of culture, new media, technology, craft, society and the new economy.
The project team (of Dutch and local partners) adopts a standpoint concerning sustainable and inclusive societies within the theme that the project focuses on. The plan provides insight into how and why various stakeholders will be involved with the project. Projects can take a diversity of forms, from artistic, speculative or design-based research to the implementation of a pilot, intervention or campaign. The perspective of Turkish, Russian, Egyptian or Moroccan parties is crucial and should be embedded in the project.
This is a follow-up to the first series of Open Calls focused on these four countries that the Fund issued previously. As a result of findings concerning the first series of open calls, the Fund is more emphatically seeking for projects that relate to disciplines in the fields of design and digital culture, as well as every possible crossover.
budget and support in two phases
The support of the selected projects is divided into two phases:
Phase 1 lasts up to 3 months for exploration, preparatory research, the consolidation of the collaborations as well as the garnering of support and co-funding. The first phase results in an detailed project plan for Phase 2;
Phase 2 is intended for implementation of the project plan as elaborated in Phase 1.
Request your login details for the online application environment in good time and familiarize yourself with the application form. The validation of a new user account can take up to one working day.
There is no opportunity to submit a draft project plan to the Fund, but until 14 January 2019 you can request preparatory advice. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail within 14 days after the deadline.
The relevance of the theme;
The degree to which content and the project’s form enhance each other and are distinctive;
The degree of fully fledged collaboration in the project;
An evenly balanced sharing of the budget.The Fund will, where needed, seek the advice of the Dutch Embassies and/or Consulates in the countries concerned regarding the cooperation between Dutch and local parties within the proposed collaboration.
establish long-term collaborations and networks (of expertise) between the Netherlands and Turkey, Russia, Egypt and Morocco;
strengthen projects that are locally interwoven and are based on a local requirement;
promote an inclusive and egalitarian approach to tasks, collaborations and interchange.