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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice 2018 #1
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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice 2018 #1

Open Call for Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion

Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL launch an Open Call for proposals to participate in the program of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. This Open Call invites researchers and designers in the field of architecture to submit projects for the extended program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, in response to the theme WORK, BODY, LEISURE, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Since its founding in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has developed the official participation of the Netherlands in the Venice Architecture Biennale beyond a mere presentation into a long-term discursive contribution to the field, advancing research as well as innovative approaches to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary society in which architecture plays a role.

The 2018 Dutch Pavilion is envisioned as a collaborative research endeavor by a national and international network. This network, which brings together the expertise of architects, designers, knowledge institutions and the private sector, will test and disseminate outcomes before, during, and beyond the exhibition timeframe and venue of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. Het Nieuwe Instituut will announce the list of commissioned exhibitors for the Dutch Pavilion, including those selected through the Open Call, in the coming months. The curator, Rotterdam-based architect and researcher Marina Otero Verzier, head of the Research Department at Het Nieuwe Instituut, will act as the instigator and creative mediator of the multiple contributions.

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions. The project seeks to foster new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field in response to emerging technologies of automation.
For the Press Release of the 2018 Dutch Pavilion, click here.

theme of the Pavilion: From New Babylon to Rotterdam Harbour
The Netherlands is, arguably, a testing ground where the future of labor has been and continues to be reimagined. The work of architect and artist Constant Nieuwenhuys has been a particular trigger for this conversation. In Constant’s New Babylon (1956–74)—an architectural paradigm of free space and leisure afforded by automation—society devotes its energy to creativity and play, and individuals can design their own environments. And yet, as Constant’s oeuvre evolved, his optimistic vision on the possibilities and pleasures of automated labor gradually gave way to a more conflicted perspective. Violence would not be eradicated by the new technological order, mobilized to satisfy society’s immediate needs; it would become, rather, an intrinsic part of its processes and aims.

“Automation is a material condition and achievable,” Constant claimed in May 1980 in a lecture at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft. More than thirty years later, the architecture of full automation is currently being implemented in the city of Rotterdam, from the self-managed logistical infrastructures of the port to the logic and relations that define the physical and social landscape of the city, and across agricultural clusters in the Netherlands.

Reflecting on a spectrum of theoretical viewpoints—including New Babylon’s initial proposal for a leisure-oriented society liberated from the bondage of labor; the recent techno-optimistic premise that full automation will bring increasing bounty and luxury; and the dystopian forecast of rampant, machine-abetted human unemployment and inequality—WORK, BODY, LEISURE claims that these visions are already shaping contemporary labor structures and, ultimately, our capacity to redesign them according to a different set of ethical principles.

The project builds upon “Automated Landscapes,” a long-term collaborative research initiative on the implications of automation for the built environment, launched by Het Nieuwe Instituut in 2017 and directed by its Research Department. In the Dutch Pavilion, this perspective will be in dialogue with contributions by other individuals and organizations.

In addition to historical and present-day case studies of automated landscapes in the Netherlands, the project will analyze spatial arrangements and protocols that are molded for the interaction between man and machine; will explore spaces that challenge traditional distinctions between work and leisure; will address the ways in which evolving notions of labor have categorized and defined bodies at particular moments in time; and will discuss the legal, cultural, and technical infrastructures that enable their exploitation.

Open Call for the Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion
The team of the 2018 Dutch Pavilion considers knowledge production in the field of architecture as a collaborative act. This Open Call seeks to engage researchers and designers in the field of architecture in the development and dissemination of innovative and critical ideas.

Eligible projects should relate to, reflect upon, and respond to the theme of the 2018 Dutch Pavilion, WORK, BODY, LEISURE. The selected proposals will be presented as part of the extended program in and around the Dutch Pavilion, in dialogue with the research developed by the network that includes the curatorial team, contributors and associated institutions working on the pavilion.
Highlighting the aim of the 2018 Dutch Pavilion to stimulate an ongoing discussion and exchange of knowledge, the Open Call also invites projects that will manifest beyond the physical space of the Dutch Pavilion. Alongside the presence in Venice, projects may take place in spaces in the Netherlands that are addressed by the theme, such as the port of Rotterdam and agricultural clusters. Similarly, project timelines may extend before and after the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018.

Applicants may respond to the theme of WORK, BODY, LEISURE in multiple ways. Among a variety of approaches, they may:
address the possible spatial, political and social consequences of dramatic shifts in labor conditions, with a particular focus on automation;
reflect on the role of architects in the design of spatial and social configurations for a potential future in the advent of fully-automated labor;
set up spaces or platforms to document, visualize, and develop spatial strategies
draft legal propositions;
create speculative or artistic interventions

Submissions to this Open Call can take many formats, including but not limited to:
new architectural research and intervention proposals;
additional research for existing projects that might have been presented previously but are still under development;
projects for the dissemination of knowledge, including events, symposiums, workshops and publications;
innovative institutional, or organizational collaborations with clear and communicable outcomes.

aims of the Open Call
With this Open Call, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL seek to advance knowledge and support the development of a leading research platform in the fields of architecture and urban planning. The two institutions will join forces in order to maximize the potentials of the international stage that the Venice Architecture Biennale offers for the creative industries, using it as a catalyst for a long-term conversation on the relation between architecture and society

Creative Industries Fund NL co-supports the participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale within the framework of the Grant Programme for Architecture, which aims to contribute to the following objectives:
• reinforce the societal value of architecture from a cultural perspective;
• promote high quality in architecture;
• stimulate the interest in architecture in the Netherlands and abroad.

The ambition of Het Nieuwe Instituut in co-organizing this Open Call is twofold:
• to expand the geographies, audience, and legacy of the Dutch Pavilion. The Open Call will support the development—before, during and after the biennial, and beyond the exhibition in the pavilion by Gerrit Rietveld—of parallel platforms to conduct research, develop projects, and disseminate architectural knowledge.
• to foster new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field that could lead to spatial, political, and social transformations in response to radical shifts in our labor ethos and conditions. A collective endeavor is pivotal in this pursuit.

selection Process and Resources
Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL have appointed an advisory committee that will select a series of projects to participate in the extended program of the Dutch Pavilion.

For this call, a maximum budget of € 50.000,- will be available, with a shared contribution by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL expect to support a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 projects with a maximum amount of €25.000,- per project.

submission
The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday 8 November 2017 via the online application environment of Creative Industries Fund NL. The application can be submitted under the section “Open Calls”, track 17AE ‘Venice Architecture Biennale #1_Expanded Program Dutch Pavilion’.
In order to use the online application service of Creative Industries Fund NL, applicants must have a validated account. Please note: validating an account via the online application service can take up to one business day.

format and Submission Requirements
The Open Call is open to individuals and teams. Applications should be written in English and submitted in a single PDF file of maximum 10MB, consisting of maximum 5 A4 sheets.

In order to be considered, proposals should include the following information:
a self-introduction (maximum 250 words) in which applicants articulate the relation between their proposal and their previous projects and interests. Please note that a CV or a list of previous achievements are not requested;
a concise description of the project, its aims and motivations, including a proposal for the location(s) and their relation to theme of the Dutch Pavilion and a proposal for the timeframe (before, during, after the Biennale) and the connection to the main event from 24 May to 25 November 2018 (maximum 1000 words);
relevant documentation of previous work by applicants and their collaborators, including images of the proposed project (maximum 20 images) and/or links to audio or video files (maximum 10 minutes) in the application PDF;
a calendar and a working methodology (maximum 250 words);
a description of the target group and the forms of engagement;
a realistic budget, including the status of co-financing;
proof of registration with the KvK (Kamer van Koophandel/Chamber of Commerce), not older than 1 year.

evaluation
In addition to the considerations described in this Open Call, all applications will be reviewed on the basis of
their deep engagement with the theme of the Dutch pavilion, WORK, BODY, LEISURE;
their relevance for the contemporary architecture field;
their capacity to advance relevant disciplinary and societal questions and activate multiple channels for their dissemination. Preference will be given to programs that include collaborations with individuals, institutions, and organisations in the Netherlands and abroad.

procedure
this grant procedure of three Open Calls offers the only opportunity to receive a grant from Creative Industries Fund NL for projects related to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018;
applicants will receive a confirmation of the received application by Wednesday, 15 November 2017;
Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL aim to announce the selected proposals by early December. Selected applicants will be informed by e-mail. Selected proposals will be announced by e-mail and online;
Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL will announce only the selected proposals; other applications will remain confidential;
in order to receive a subsidy, applicants must be registered at the KvK (Kamer van Koophandel/ Chamber of Commerce). If applicants are not already registered at the time of application, they also have the possibility to register after the selection.
for this Open Call it is not possible to hand in a concept proposals for feedback;

The procedure of the Open Call is described in the Subsidy Regulation of Creative Industries Fund NL and the Grant Programme for Architecture.

questions
For questions about the Open Call and the application procedure, please contact:
Gabriella Fiorentini, Grant Programme for Architecture, [email protected], or 010-4361600.

further information
Further details and questions connected to this Open Call will be addressed by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL at the event Machines of Freedom on 26 October 2017, 11.00–13.00, at Temporary Art Centre Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week.

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Open Call Turkey #1

The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers and cultural organizations to submit a project plan for a project, intervention or process that deploys design for sustainable and inclusive urbanization in Turkey. The plan describes an urbanization question that is related to a social issue, in a specific region or city in Turkey, where Dutch and Turkish parties work together on an equal footing.

Until the end of 2020, the Fund will be holding a number of open calls that focus on challenges associated with urbanization in Turkey. The projects will deal with how these challenges, in a collaboration between Turkish and Dutch partners, can be addressed in order to achieve more sustainable, inclusive and smart cities. The question of urbanization provides opportunities for improving living conditions, housing, social cohesion and the utilization of technology for social innovation and for redefining cultural heritage. There are possibilities here for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Dutch designers and cultural organizations that have Turkish partners.

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The project plan should formulate the issue in clear terms and provide a vision on it. Urban development in Turkey is a complex force field with its own dynamics. This has an influence on the scale on which urban planning can take place, the period of time involved and the way of working.

There are various spatial issues present in Turkey which are inextricably linked to a social question, such as:
The process of gentrification, where existing and sometimes historic spatial, programmatic and social structures come under pressure.
Design of the public space, in particular access to its use and availability for various groups including children and the elderly. With attention also being paid to the ‘soundscape’ of the city.
Waste as a spatial design issue and the social and economic opportunities that this involves.
The changes in the city resulting from migration.
Urbanization in relation to natural phenomena such as earthquakes and the consequences of climate change.

This is a small selection of urban issues that are current in various places, such as Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, Eskişehir and Mardin. The projects could tie in with these themes or explore a different issue that is endorsed from the Turkish side.

Some questions that are relevant here are:
Which interventions, social or otherwise, in the existing urban context are required so that the project can contribute to sustainable urban development and at which level of scale?
How can a Dutch-Turkish collaboration with the stakeholders involved, including local communities and various disciplines, contribute to sustainable design solutions?
What awareness does the project aim to boost and by which parties?
How can new media be deployed in the project to achieve visible effects in both the virtual and physical Turkish domain?

applying party
The applying party should be located in the Netherlands, operating in the Dutch creative industry field and registered with the Chamber of Commerce. In the event of selection, this party functions as the principal contractor for carrying out the project and concludes an agreement with the Fund for the implementation of the submitted project plan on behalf of all the Dutch and Turkish coalition partners.

coalition
The coalitions should fulfil the following conditions:
The Dutch organizer is the principal applicant;
Organizations from the Netherlands already have a long-standing collaboration with one or more parties in Turkey;
Involvement of at least one Turkish partner;
Participation of several Dutch designers in the process, including both mid-career professionals and young talent;
Scaling up or deepening the collaboration between Dutch and Turkish parties in Turkey from a cultural perspective.

budget and support in 2 phases
A maximum budget of € 175,000 has been reserved for this Open Call. The support to selected projects is provided in two phases. In the first selection round, a maximum of 4 projects are selected. For the initial phase, a maximum amount of € 15,000 per project is available. The initial phase lasts for a period of 4 months at most, during which activities are carried out that include the generation of a comprehensive project plan for the second phase.

The aim is to provide support to a maximum of 2 projects in the second phase. For the second phase, the remaining budget of € 175,000 minus the starting grants awarded is available.

content of the project plan phase 1
Clearly formulated issue
A description of the urbanization issue and the social theme in Turkey, including a clearly formulated locally supported question from a Turkish party;
A view of the issue from a Dutch perspective;
A view of the issue from a Turkish perspective;
A description of the cross-disciplinary approach to the issue;
Insight into the intended results and how these contribute to a sustainable and inclusive approach/solution to the stated issue;
Description of the level and scale of the project implementation.

Vision on the collaboration, expertise involved and working method
A vision on and description of the working method and the involvement of design and designers/makers, (local) stakeholders and users/communities;
A description of the disciplines and experts involved.

Description of relevant experience
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations in Turkey;
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations related to the stated issue and working method.

Organization, implementation and communication
Working method and planning phase 1 (start April/May 2018) and phasing in outline for implementation of the project in phase 2 (start 1 September 2018 at the latest);
The implementation of phase 2 takes place in the period 2018-2019 and has a maximum duration of 12 months;
Budget and other sources of support for the entire project in outline. The support is mainly intended for the deployment of the design, designers, makers and organizational hours;
Detailed budget relating to the initial phase and hours involved;
Communication plan, focusing on attracting a suitable audience, sharing of knowledge and experiences and sharing results.

content of the comprehensive project plan phase 2
Project plans for phase 2 should be developed on the following points:
The collaboration between the partners has been made tangible by means of a collaboration agreement signed by all the coalition partners;
The planning and budget for the project has been worked out;
Backing and the required co-financing has been organized;
Research questions have been honed;
The communication plan and the organization of the dissemination of knowledge have been worked out;
The hiring of the required expertise has been confirmed;
The expected effects of the project on the urban environment, the stakeholders involved, participating designers and the local community have been examined.

All results of the project (both phase 1 and 2) should be publicly available and remain so, and be shared in both Turkey and the Netherlands. The selected projects will also be expected to participate in interim activities focusing on the sharing of experiences and the process, organized by the Fund.

evaluation
Together with external experts, the Fund selects a number of projects from the applications submitted for the initial phase, on the basis of the following criteria:
The degree of full collaboration with organizations in Turkey, Dutch designers/makers and (local) stakeholders;
The relevance of the subject;
The extent to which content and project form reinforce each other and are distinctive in this respect;
A balanced distribution of the budget between the Dutch and Turkish partners.

The Fund is advised by the Dutch Embassy in Ankara and/or the Consulate General in Istanbul concerning the collaboration between Dutch and Turkish parties within the proposed coalition.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender. This means that a number of projects are selected in preference to other submissions, and the project plans that are not selected do not receive any individual explanation from the Fund. The Fund contacts the selected projects. The selection is made known by e-mail within 6 weeks of the closing date.

objectives
The aims of the Fund's programme are:
Building durable collaborations and (knowledge) networks between the Netherlands and Turkey;
Strengthening projects that are locally embedded and based on a local question;
Encouraging an inclusive and equal approach to issues, collaborations and exchanges.

submission
The project plan can be submitted from January 1st until 7 March 2018 via the Creative Industries Fund NL's online application environment. From January 1st select the ‘Open Call Turkey #1’ round.

The project plan consists of the following attachments:
1. A concise and coherent project plan that covers the points mentioned above.
2. The budget and planning must not exceed 2 pages and indicate what is to be investigated and elaborated during the initial phase and the subsequent phase. A cultural tariff should be utilized that does not exceed € 65 per hour exclusive of VAT.
3. CVs of parties involved, not exceeding 2 pages in total.
4. Proof of registration with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel), not more than 1 year old.
5. Representative image for communication purposes by the Fund.

The Subsidy Regulations specify which costs are excluded from financing by the Fund.

The project plan is a PDF file in A4 format and does not exceed 10 pages (excluding planning, budget, CVs, images and proof of registration Dutch Chamber of Commerce). The file size does not exceed 10 MB in total. If the submission does not comply with the description above, no evaluation of the content can take place.

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.
You may not present a concept project plan to the Fund, but you may ask for advice during the preparations until 27 February 2018 at the latest. You will receive confirmation of receipt by e-mail one week after the closing date at the latest.

meeting
The Fund is organizing a meeting for interested parties on 14 February 2018, in The Netherlands. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an e-mail to [email protected] stating ‘Meeting Open Call Turkey #1’.

questions?
For questions about the Open Call and the procedure, please telephone or send an e-mail to Zineb Seghrouchni at [email protected] or Anselm van Sintfiet at [email protected].

This Open Call has its legal basis in the Subsidy Regulations of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

background
The Creative Industries Fund NL is conducting a four-year programme within the policy framework of the International Culture Policy 2017-2020 (objective 2) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled ‘Sustainable and inclusive cities through design’. Central to the programme is the role and deployment of design and design thinking to question and provide solutions for rapid urbanization and the corresponding social themes. Cross-disciplinary working with relevant stakeholders in Turkey is encouraged, both within and beyond the design disciplines, where it revolves around providing opportunities for collaboration between Turkey and the Netherlands on an equal footing and strengthening the trust and understanding between the two countries.
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Open Call Morocco #1

The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers and cultural organizations to submit a project plan that focuses on:

1. Setting up and carrying out the exchange of knowledge in the fields of design, urban initiatives and building durable relationships in Morocco; or
2. Setting up and carrying out a pilot project that ties in with an initiative in Morocco, concerning an urbanization challenge.

The project plans take a closer look at a social issue in a specific region or city in Morocco to which Dutch makers can make a contribution. In setting up and carrying out the projects, Dutch and Moroccan parties should work together on an equal footing.


Until the end of 2020, the Fund will be holding a number of open calls that focus on challenges associated with urbanization in Morocco. The projects will deal with how these challenges, in a collaboration between Moroccan and Dutch partners, can be addressed in order to achieve more sustainable, inclusive and smart cities. The question of urbanization provides opportunities for improving living conditions, housing, social cohesion and the utilization of technology for social innovation and for redefining cultural heritage. There are possibilities here for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Dutch designers and cultural organizations in collaboration with Moroccan partners.

sustainable and inclusive cities through design
How Moroccan and Dutch parties from the field of design can work on specific issues requires both exploratory work and projects that set an example. In the Moroccan design field, there is a growing wish to reflect on the process and the significance of design for society, from the perspective of different disciplines and at various levels of scale.

Project plans that focus on exploration, exchange of knowledge and building durable relationships can:
Lead to social innovation and stimulate a creative economy;
Contribute to an understanding of the developments and consequences of rapid urbanization;
Put the future of craft workshops in relation to urban structures on the agenda;
Address social themes from a spatial perspective.

The project forms could consist of various activities, such as workshops, a series of debates, hackathons, festivals or an urban lab on site. The activities should form a coherent whole and the project form should reinforce the content and vice versa.

Project plans focusing on setting up and carrying out a pilot project could, for instance, address:
Aspects of gentrification versus strengthening and developing existing structures and identities;
The issue of housing;
The issue of water;
Aspects of migration.

This is a small selection from themes that are current in various places in Morocco. The project plans could tie in with these themes or explore a different issue that is endorsed from the Moroccan side. The projects could include an intervention, installation or study, in both the physical and virtual domain and they should tie in with an initiative or specific case on site where knowledge has already been developed and local Moroccan parties are involved.

Some questions that are relevant here are:
Which methods and forms of cross-disciplinary collaboration are desirable within the project?
Which effects are the stakeholders involved aiming to achieve with the project and on what scale and within which timeframe will these effects materialize?
How can the knowledge developed within the project about the Moroccan situation/context, in the area of urbanization or the chosen social theme, contribute to similar issues in the Netherlands?

applying party
The applying party should be located in the Netherlands, operating in the Dutch creative industry field and registered with the Chamber of Commerce. In the event of selection, this party functions as the principal contractor for carrying out the project and concludes an agreement with the Fund for the implementation of the submitted project plan on behalf of all the Dutch and Moroccan coalition partners.

coalition
The Dutch-Moroccan coalitions should fulfil the following conditions:
The Dutch organizer is the principal applicant;
Involvement of at least one Moroccan partner;
Participation of several Dutch designers in the process;
Scaling up or deepening the collaboration between Dutch and Moroccan parties in Morocco from a cultural perspective.

budget and support in 2 phases
A maximum budget of € 175,000 has been reserved for this Open Call. The support to selected projects is provided in two phases. In the first selection round, a maximum of 4 projects are selected. For the initial phase, a maximum amount of € 15,000 per project is available. The initial phase lasts for a period of 4 months at most, during which activities are carried out that include the generation of a comprehensive project plan for the second phase.

The aim is to provide support to a maximum of 3 projects in the second phase. For the second phase, the remaining budget of € 175,000 minus the starting grants awarded is available.

content of the project plan phase 1
Clearly formulated issue
A description of the urbanization issue and the social theme in Morocco, including a clearly formulated locally supported question from a Moroccan party;
A view of the issue from a Dutch perspective;
A view of the issue from a Moroccan perspective;
A description of the cross-disciplinary approach to the issue;
Insight into the intended results and how these contribute to a sustainable and inclusive approach/solution to the stated issue;
Description of the level and scale of the project implementation.

Vision on the collaboration, expertise involved and working method
A vision on and description of the working method and the involvement of design and designers/makers, (local) stakeholders and users/communities;
A description of the disciplines and experts involved.

Description of relevant experience
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations in Morocco;
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations related to the stated issue and working method.

Organization, implementation and communication
Working method and planning phase 1 (start April/May 2018) and phasing in outline for implementation of the project in phase 2 (start 1 September 2018 at the latest);
The implementation of phase 2 takes place in the period 2018-2019 and has a maximum duration of 12 months;
Budget and other sources of support for the entire project in outline. The support is mainly intended for the deployment of the design, designers, makers and organizational hours;
Detailed budget relating to the initial phase (phase 1) and hours involved;
Communication plan, focusing on attracting a suitable audience, sharing of knowledge and experiences and sharing results.

content of the comprehensive project plan phase 2
Project plans for phase 2 should be developed on the following points:
The collaboration between the partners has been made tangible by means of a collaboration agreement signed by all the coalition partners;
The planning and budget for the project has been worked out;
Backing and the required co-financing has been organized;
Research questions have been honed;
The communication plan and the organization of the dissemination of knowledge have been worked out;
The hiring of the required expertise has been confirmed;
The expected effects of the project on the urban environment, the stakeholders involved, participating designers and the local community have been examined.

All results of the project (both phase 1 and 2) should be publicly available in both countries and remain so. The selected projects will also be expected to participate in interim activities focusing on the sharing of experiences and the process, organized by the Fund.

evaluation
Together with external experts, the Fund selects a number of projects from the applications submitted for the initial phase, on the basis of the following criteria:
The degree of full collaboration with organizations in Morocco, Dutch designers/makers and (local) stakeholders;
The relevance of the subject;
The extent to which content and project form reinforce each other and are distinctive in this respect;
A balanced distribution of the budget between the Dutch and Moroccan partners.

The Fund is advised by the Dutch Embassy in Rabat concerning the collaboration between Dutch and Moroccan parties within the proposed coalition.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender. This means that a number of projects are selected in preference to other submissions, and the project plans that are not selected do not receive any individual explanation from the Fund. The Fund contacts the selected projects. The selection is made known by e-mail within 6 weeks of the closing date.

objectives
The aims of the Fund's programme are:
Building durable collaborations and (knowledge) networks between the Netherlands and Morocco;
Strengthening projects that are locally embedded and based on a local question;
encouraging an inclusive and equal approach to issues, collaborations and exchanges.

submission
The project plan can be submitted from January 1st until 7 March 2018 via the Creative Industries Fund NL's online application environment. From January 1st you can select the ‘Open Call Morocco #1’ round.

The project plan consists of the following attachments:
1. A concise and coherent project plan that covers the points mentioned above.
2. The budget and planning must not exceed 2 pages and indicate what is to be investigated and elaborated during the initial phase and the subsequent phase. A cultural tariff should be utilized that does not exceed € 65 per hour exclusive of VAT.
3. CVs of parties involved, not exceeding 2 pages in total.
4. Proof of registration with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel), not more than 1 year old.
5. Representative image for communication purposes by the Fund.

The Subsidy Regulations specify which costs are excluded from financing by the Fund.

The project plan is a PDF file in A4 format and does not exceed 10 pages (excluding planning, budget, CVs, images and proof of registration Dutch Chamber of Commerce). The file size does not exceed 10 MB in total. If the submission does not comply with the description above, no evaluation of the content can take place.

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.
You can’t present a concept project plan to the Fund, but you may ask for advice during the preparations until 27 February 2018 at the latest.
You will receive confirmation of receipt by e-mail one week after the closing date at the latest.

meeting
The Fund is organizing a meeting for interested parties on 16 February 2018, in The Netherlands. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an e-mail to [email protected] stating ‘Meeting Open Call Morocco #1’.

questions?
For questions about the Open Call and the procedure, please telephone or send an e-mail to Zineb Seghrouchni at [email protected] or Anselm van Sintfiet at [email protected].

This Open Call has its legal basis in the Subsidy Regulations of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

background
The Creative Industries Fund NL is conducting a four-year programme within the policy framework of the International Culture Policy 2017-2020 (objective 2) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled ‘Sustainable and inclusive cities through design’. Central to the programme is the role and deployment of design and design thinking to question and provide solutions for rapid urbanization and the corresponding social themes. Cross-disciplinary working with relevant stakeholders in Morocco is encouraged, both within and beyond the design disciplines, where it revolves around providing opportunities for collaboration between Morocco and the Netherlands on an equal footing and strengthening the trust and understanding between the two countries.
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Open Call Egypt #1

The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers and cultural organizations to submit a project plan that focuses on:

1. Setting up and carrying out the exchange of knowledge in the fields of design, urban initiatives and building durable relationships in Egypt; or
2. Setting up and carrying out a pilot project that ties in with an initiative in Egypt, concerning an urbanization challenge.

The project plans take a closer look at a social issue in a specific region or city in Egypt to which Dutch makers can make a contribution. In setting up and carrying out the projects, Dutch and Egyptian parties should work together on an equal footing.


Until the end of 2020, the Fund will be holding a number of open calls that relate to the challenges associated with urbanization in Egypt. The projects will deal with how these challenges, in a collaboration between Egyptian and Dutch partners, can be addressed in order to achieve more sustainable and inclusive cities. The question of urbanization provides opportunities for improving living conditions, housing, social cohesion and the utilization of technology for social innovation and for redefining cultural heritage. There are possibilities here for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Dutch designers and cultural organizations in collaboration with Egyptian partners.

sustainable and inclusive cities through design
How Egyptian and Dutch parties from the field of design can work on specific issues requires both exploratory work and projects that set an example. The role and involvement of local communities as full stakeholders in urban development is an important theme in both the Egyptian and Dutch design fields. One of the effects of projects and working methods that focus on this involvement is that they can lead to the meaningful transformation of the public space and the development of neighbourhoods. But also to the creation of awareness of aspects such as the value and potential transformation of (cultural) heritage, use or reuse of water and waste in the city. An additional aspect is the importance of reinforcing existing initiatives in Egypt that focus on urban issues with a strong social agenda.

Project plans that focus on exploration, exchange of knowledge and building durable relationships can consist of:
A public or semi-public programme in which Dutch and Egyptian parties work together on a spatial issue and where there is room for social reflection on the issue;
The exploration of models for social innovation and the stimulation of a creative economy;
Bringing together different disciplines to achieve innovative working methods or design solutions for more sustainable and inclusive urbanization;
Examination of one or more urban phenomena and making this knowledge accessible and usable.

The project forms could consist of various activities, such as workshops, a series of debates, hackathons, festivals or an urban lab on site. The activities should form a coherent whole, the project form should reinforce the content and vice versa, and they should lead to tangible results that are shared in both Egypt and the Netherlands.

Project plans focusing on setting up and carrying out a pilot project could, for instance, address:
The issue of housing;
Spatial installations or interventions in the urban context that make the chosen social theme tangible;
The reinforcement of the identity of neighbourhoods;
Access to facilities;
Waste management and reuse as a spatial-social issue;
The Water issue and the reuse of water.

This is a small selection from themes that are current in various places in Egypt. The project plans could tie in with these themes or explore a different issue that is endorsed from the Egyptian side. The projects could include an intervention, installation or study, in both the physical and virtual domain and they should tie in with an initiative or specific case on site where knowledge has already been developed and local Egyptian parties are involved.

Some questions that are relevant here are:
Which methods and forms of cross-disciplinary collaboration are desirable within the project?
Which effects are the stakeholders involved aiming to achieve with the project and on what scale and within which timeframe will these effects materialize?
How can the knowledge developed within the project about the Egyptian situation/context, in the area of urbanization or the chosen social theme, contribute to similar issues in the Netherlands?

applying party
The applying party should be located in the Netherlands, operating in the Dutch creative industry field and registered with the Chamber of Commerce. In the event of selection, this party functions as the principal contractor for carrying out the project and concludes an agreement with the Fund for the implementation of the submitted project plan on behalf of all the Dutch and Egyptian coalition partners.

coalition
The Dutch-Egyptian coalitions should fulfil the following conditions:
The Dutch organizer is the principal applicant;
Involvement of at least one Egyptian partner;
Participation of several Dutch designers in the process;
Scaling up or deepening the collaboration between Dutch and Egyptian parties from a cultural perspective.

budget and support in 2 phases
A maximum budget of € 175,000 has been reserved for this Open Call. The support to selected projects is provided in two phases. In the first selection round, a maximum of 4 projects are selected. For the initial phase, a maximum amount of € 15,000 per project is available. The initial phase lasts for a period of 4 months at most, during which activities are carried out that include the generation of a comprehensive project plan for the second phase.

The aim is to provide support to a maximum of 3 projects in the second phase. For the second phase, the remaining budget of € 175,000 minus the starting grants awarded is available.

content of the project plan phase 1
Clearly formulated issue
A description of the urbanization issue and the social theme in Egypt, including a clearly formulated locally supported question from an Egyptian party;
A view of the issue from a Dutch perspective;
A view of the issue from an Egyptian perspective;
A description of the cross-disciplinary approach to the issue;
Insight into the intended results and how these contribute to a sustainable and inclusive approach/solution to the stated issue;
Description of the level and scale of the project implementation.

Vision on the collaboration, expertise involved and working method
A vision on and description of the working method and the involvement of designers/makers, (local) stakeholders and users/communities;
A description of the disciplines and experts involved.

Description of relevant experience
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations in Egypt;
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations related to the stated issue and working method.

Organization, implementation and communication
Working method and planning phase 1 (start April/May 2018) and phasing in outline for implementation of the project in phase 2 (start 1 September 2018 at the latest), indicating which phases are still being investigated;
The implementation of phase 2 takes place in the period 2018-2019 and has a maximum duration of 12 months;
Budget and other sources of support for the entire project in outline. The support is mainly intended for the deployment of the design, designers, makers and organizational hours;
Detailed budget relating to the initial phase and hours involved;
Communication plan, focusing on attracting a suitable audience, sharing of knowledge and experiences and sharing results.

content of the comprehensive project plan phase 2
Project plans for phase 2 should be developed on the following points:
The collaboration between the partners has been made tangible by means of a collaboration agreement signed by all the coalition partners;
The planning and budget for the project has been worked out;
Backing and the required co-financing has been organized;
Research questions have been honed;
The communication plan and the organization of the dissemination of knowledge have been worked out;
The hiring of the required expertise has been confirmed;
The expected effects of the project on the urban environment, the stakeholders involved, participating designers and the local community have been examined.

All results of the project (both phase 1 and 2) should be publicly available in both countries and remain so. The selected projects will also be expected to participate in interim activities focusing on the sharing of experiences and the process, organized by the Fund.

evaluation
Together with external experts, the Fund selects a number of projects from the applications submitted for the initial phase, on the basis of the following criteria:
The degree of full collaboration with organizations in Egypt, Dutch designers/makers and (local) stakeholders;
The relevance of the subject;
The extent to which content and project form reinforce each other and are distinctive in this respect;
A balanced distribution of the budget between the Dutch and Egyptian partners.

The Fund is advised by the Dutch Embassy in Cairo concerning the collaboration between Dutch and Egyptian parties within the proposed coalition.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender. This means that a number of projects are selected in preference to other submissions, and the project plans that are not selected do not receive any individual explanation from the Fund. The Fund contacts the selected projects. The selection is made known by e-mail within 6 weeks of the closing date.

objectives
The aims of the Fund's programme are:
Building durable collaborations and (knowledge) networks between the Netherlands and Egypt;
Strengthening projects that are locally embedded and based on a local question;
Encouraging an inclusive and equal approach to issues, collaborations and exchanges.

submission
The project plan can be submitted from January 1st until 7 March 2018 via the Creative Industries Fund NL's online application environment. From January 1st you can select the ‘Open Call Egypt #1’ round.

The project plan consists of the following attachments:
1. A concise and coherent project plan that covers the points mentioned above.
2. The budget and planning must not exceed 2 pages and indicate what is to be investigated and elaborated during the initial phase and the subsequent phase. A cultural tariff should be utilized that does not exceed € 65 per hour exclusive of VAT.
3. CVs of parties involved, not exceeding 2 pages in total.
4. Proof of registration with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel), not more than 1 year old.
5. Representative image for communication purposes by the Fund.

The Subsidy Regulations specify which costs are excluded from financing by the Fund.

The project plan is a PDF file in A4 format and does not exceed 10 pages (excluding planning, budget, CVs, images and proof of registration Dutch Chamber of Commerce). The file size does not exceed 10 MB in total. If the submission does not comply with the description above, no evaluation of the content can take place.

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.
You can‘t present a concept project plan to the Fund, but you may ask for advice during the preparations until 27 February 2018 at the latest.
You will receive confirmation of receipt by e-mail one week after the closing date at the latest.

meeting
The Fund is organizing a meeting for interested parties on 15 February 2018, in The Netherlands. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an e-mail to [email protected] stating ‘Meeting Open Call Egypt #1’.

questions?
For questions about the Open Call and the procedure, please telephone or send an e-mail to Zineb Seghrouchni at [email protected] or Anselm van Sintfiet at [email protected].

This Open Call has its legal basis in the Subsidy Regulations of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

background
The Creative Industries Fund NL is conducting a four-year programme within the policy framework of the International Culture Policy 2017-2020 (objective 2) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled ‘Sustainable and inclusive cities through design’. Central to the programme is the role and deployment of design and design thinking to question and provide solutions for rapid urbanization and the corresponding social themes. Cross-disciplinary working with relevant stakeholders in Egypt is encouraged, both within and beyond the design disciplines, where it revolves around providing opportunities for collaboration between Egypt and the Netherlands on an equal footing and strengthening the trust and understanding between the two countries.
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Open Call Russia #1

The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers and cultural organizations to submit a project plan for a project, intervention or process that deploys design for sustainable and inclusive urbanization in Russia. The plan describes an urbanization question that is related to a social issue, in a specific region or city in Russia, where Dutch and Russian parties work together on an equal footing.

Until the end of 2020, the Fund will be holding a number of open calls that focus on challenges associated with urbanization in Russia. The projects will deal with how these challenges, in a collaboration between Russian and Dutch partners, can be addressed in order to achieve more sustainable, inclusive and smart cities. The question of urbanization provides opportunities for improving living conditions, housing, social cohesion and the utilization of technology for social innovation and for redefining the significance of cultural heritage. There are possibilities here for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Dutch designers and cultural organizations in collaboration with Russian partners.

sustainable and inclusive cities through design
The project plan should formulate the issue in clear terms and provide a vision on it. The issues could range from repurposing and reusing (industrial) heritage to dealing with the problems of waste in cities. The significance and organization of the public space and reflection on its use by different groups also provide points of departure for a Dutch-Russian collaboration within the design disciplines.

Some questions that are relevant here are:
Which interventions, social or otherwise, in the existing urban context are required so that the project can contribute to sustainable urban development and at which level of scale?
What awareness does the project aim to boost and by which parties? How can ‘advocacy planning’ take place in the Russian context, so that certain groups that are generally not heard can in fact be represented in thinking about and working on the city?
How can new media be deployed in the project to achieve visible effects in both the virtual and physical Russian domain?

This is a small selection from urban themes that are current in various places in Russia. The projects could tie in with these themes or explore a different issue that is endorsed from the Russian side.

applying party
The applying party should be located in the Netherlands, operating in the Dutch creative industry field and registered with the Chamber of Commerce. In the event of selection, this party functions as the principal contractor for carrying out the project and concludes an agreement with the Fund for the implementation of the submitted project plan on behalf of all the Dutch and Russian coalition partners.

coalition
The coalitions should fulfil the following conditions:
The Dutch organizer is the principal applicant;
Organizations from the Netherlands already have a long-standing collaboration with one or more parties in Russia;
Involvement of at least one Russian partner;
Participation of several Dutch designers in the process;
Scaling up or deepening the collaboration between Dutch and Russian parties in Russia from a cultural perspective.

budget and support in 2 phases
A maximum budget of € 175,000 has been reserved for this Open Call. The support to selected projects is provided in two phases. In the first selection round, a maximum of 4 projects are selected. For the initial phase, a maximum amount of € 15,000 per project is available. The initial phase lasts for a period of 4 months at most, during which activities are carried out that include the generation of a comprehensive project plan for the second phase.

The aim is to provide support to a maximum of 2 projects in the second phase. For the second phase, the remaining budget of € 175,000 minus the starting grants awarded is available.

content of the project plan phase 1
Clearly formulated issue
A description of the urbanization issue and the social theme in Russia, including a clearly formulated locally supported question from a Russian party;
A view of the issue from a Dutch perspective;
A view of the issue from a Russian perspective;
A description of the cross-disciplinary approach to the issue;
Insight into the intended results and how these contribute to a sustainable and inclusive approach/solution to the stated issue;
Description of the level and scale of the project implementation.

Vision on the collaboration, expertise involved and working method
A vision on and description of the working method and the involvement of designers/makers, (local) stakeholders and users/communities;
A description of the disciplines and experts involved.

Description of relevant experience
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations in Russia;
Description of the organization(s) involved’s experience with projects and collaborations related to the stated issue and working method.

Organization, implementation and communication
Working method and planning phase 1 (start April/May 2018) and phasing in outline for implementation of the project in phase 2 (start 1 September 2018 at the latest);
The implementation of phase 2 takes place in the period 2018-2019 and has a maximum duration of 12 months;
Budget and other sources of support for the entire project in outline. The support is mainly intended for the deployment of the design, designers, makers and organizational hours;
Detailed budget relating to the initial phase and hours involved;
Communication plan, focusing on attracting a suitable audience, sharing of knowledge and experiences and sharing results.

content of the comprehensive project plan phase 2
Project plans for phase 2 should be developed on the following points:
The collaboration between the partners has been made tangible by means of a collaboration agreement signed by all the coalition partners;
The planning and budget for the project has been worked out;
Backing and the required co-financing has been organized;
Research questions have been honed;
The communication plan and the dissemination of knowledge have been worked out;
The hiring of the required expertise has been confirmed;
The expected effects of the project on the urban environment, the stakeholders involved, participating designers and the local community have been established and examined.

All results of the project (both phase 1 and 2) should be publicly available and remain so, and be shared in both Russia and the Netherlands. The selected projects will also be expected to participate in interim activities focusing on the sharing of experiences and the process, organized by the Fund.

evaluation
Together with external experts, the Fund selects a number of projects from the applications submitted for the initial phase, on the basis of the following criteria:
The degree of full collaboration with organizations in Russia, Dutch designers/makers and (local) stakeholders;
The relevance of the subject;
The extent to which content and project form reinforce each other and are distinctive in this respect;
A balanced distribution of the budget between the Dutch and Russian partners.

The Fund is advised by the Dutch Embassy in Moscow and/or the Consulate General in St. Petersburg concerning the collaboration between Dutch and Russian parties within the proposed coalition.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender. This means that a number of projects are selected in preference to other submissions, and the project plans that are not selected do not receive any individual explanation from the Fund. The Fund contacts the selected projects. The selection is made known by e-mail within 6 weeks of the closing date.

objectives
The aims of the Fund's programme are:
Building durable collaborations and (knowledge) networks between the Netherlands and Russia;
Strengthening projects that are locally embedded and based on a local question;
Encouraging an inclusive and equal approach to issues, collaborations and exchanges.

submission
The project plan can be submitted from January 1st until 7 March 2018 via the Creative Industries Fund NL's online application environment. From January 1st you can select the ‘Open Call Russia #1’ round.

The project plan consists of the following attachments:
1. A concise and coherent project plan that covers the points mentioned above.
2. The budget and planning must not exceed 2 pages and indicate what is to be investigated and elaborated during the initial phase and the subsequent phase. A cultural tariff should be utilized that does not exceed € 65 per hour exclusive of VAT.
3. CVs of parties involved, not exceeding 2 pages in total.
4. Proof of registration with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel), not more than 1 year old.
5. Representative image for communication purposes by the Fund.

The Subsidy Regulations specify which costs are excluded from financing by the Fund.

The project plan is a PDF file in A4 format and does not exceed 10 pages (excluding planning, budget, CVs, images and proof of registration Dutch Chamber of Commerce). The file size does not exceed 10 MB in total. If the submission does not comply with the description above, no evaluation of the content can take place.

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.
You may not present a concept project plan to the Fund, but you may ask for advice during the preparations until 27 February 2018 at the latest. You will receive confirmation of receipt by e-mail one week after the closing date at the latest.

meeting
The Fund is organizing a meeting for interested parties on 13 February 2018, in The Netherlands. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an e-mail to [email protected] stating ‘Meeting Open Call Russia #1’.

questions?
For questions about the Open Call and the procedure, please telephone or send an e-mail to Zineb Seghrouchni at [email protected] or Anselm van Sintfiet at [email protected].

This Open Call has its legal basis in the Subsidy Regulations of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

background
The Creative Industries Fund NL is conducting a four-year programme within the policy framework of the International Culture Policy 2017-2020 (objective 2) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled ‘Sustainable and inclusive cities through design’. Central to the programme is the role and deployment of design and design thinking to question and provide solutions for rapid urbanization and the corresponding social themes. Cross-disciplinary working with relevant stakeholders in Russia is encouraged, both within and beyond the design disciplines, where it revolves around providing opportunities for collaboration between Russia and the Netherlands on an equal footing and strengthening the trust and understanding between the two countries.
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Announcement Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 #3

Open Call #3 Presentation Budget

In February 2018, Creative Industries Fund NL will be calling on designers to submit a proposal for participation in the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, which takes place from 26 May to 25 November 2018. Researchers and designers in the field of architecture are invited to submit proposals for the presentation of initiatives and projects that make a meaningful contribution to the programming of one of the main venues, such as the Arsenale or the country pavilions in the Giardini, or at another suitable and prominent location in Venice.

With the title FREESPACE, general curators of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, address the relation between architecture and society. To read the press release about the FREESPACE theme click here.

conditions
The presentation budget is intended for travel and accommodation expenses as well as the project-specific transportation and presentation costs for activities that aim to make a meaningful contribution to the exploration of the theme FREESPACE during the Biennale in Venice. The Fund is therefore providing support for designers/researchers to participate in activities that are being held during the preview days on 24 and 25 May 2018 or are being organized in the context of the Biennale from 26 May to 25 November 2018, such as expert meetings, symposia, publications, events and exhibitions.

A maximum budget of €25,000,- is available for this Open Call. The Fund expects to support a minimum of 10 proposals with a maximum grant of €2,500,-.

Please note:
Projects that receive a grant under the Open Calls Venice Architecture Biennale #1 and or #2 are not eligible for a grant for presentation costs by way of Open Call #3.
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