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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice 2018 #2
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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice 2018 #2

Open Call #2 Development Budget

Creative Industries Fund NL is calling on designers to submit a proposal for participation in the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is being held from 26 May to 25 November 2018. Researchers and designers in the field of architecture are invited to submit proposals for the development of initiatives and projects that make a meaningful contribution to one of the main venues, such as the Arsenale or the country pavilions in the Giardini. Deadline is Wednesday 8 November 2017.

The Open Call has ended.

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
A precondition for this open call is a detailed motivation from an inviting party and/or curator. The development budget is intended to support studies/projects that make a physical/spatial contribution to the exploration of the theme FREESPACE during the Architecture Biennale in Venice. For example:
a follow-up or complement to a completed or ongoing research project;
designing and exhibiting an existing or ongoing research project/experiment during the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018;
projects that focus on the sharing of knowledge, such as a publication, event or symposium.

Please note:
funding for the presentation of projects during the Venice Architecture Biennale can be applied for by way of the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale #3, to be published in February 2018.
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.

aims and objectives
With this Open Call, Creative Industries Fund NL aims to showcase the excellent quality of Dutch architecture and urban planning at a prominent international event. Grants are awarded within the framework of the Grant Programme for Architecture, with which the Fund strives to achieve the following objectives:
reinforce the social value of architecture from a cultural perspective
foster quality in architecture
stimulate interest in architecture in the Netherlands and abroad

applications
Proposals must be submitted via the Fund’s online application environment by the deadline of Wednesday, 8 November 2017. In the pull-down menus select the ‘Open Call’ option, then the 17AF round: ‘Venice Architecture Biennale #2 _Development Budget’.

N.B. Request your log-in for the online application environment in good time and familiarize yourself with the application form. Validation of a new user account can take up to one workday.

The project proposal must include:
a concise description of the project’s aims and objectives;
your personal motivation for participation in the biennale;
a description of the venue;
relevant visual documentation material of the work of those involved and images that provide an impression of the proposed project;
a realistic budget, including a clear statement of the status of any co-funding;
a concise communications plan with a description of target groups and engagement with this audience;
appendix I: CV (max. 2 pages per proposal);
appendix II: a copy of proof of registration with the KvK/Chamber of Commerce that is dated within the last year;
appendix III: a detailed motivation from the inviting party and/or curator;

The project proposal is a PDF document in A4 format, a maximum of 10 pages (appendices excluded) and no larger than 10 MB. If a submission fails to meet the requirements outlined above, then it will not be eligible for evaluation.

evaluation
The fund selects several proposals from the eligible submissions, working in close consultation with external advisers and employing the following criteria:
the degree to which the project relates to the Venice Architecture Biennale’s theme;
the relevance for contemporary design practice;
the degree to which content and presentational form are complementary and distinctive;

The evaluation takes the form of a tender: a number of proposals will be prioritized within the available budget. The Fund will only communicate about the selected proposals and will enter into no correspondence about the rejection of individual proposals.

A maximum budget of €50,000 is available for this Open Call. Creative Industries Fund NL expects to support a minimum of two projects with a maximum grant of €25,000 per project.

procedure
this grant procedure with three Open Calls is the only opportunity to receive a grant from Creative Industries Fund NL for participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018;
applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail within a week after the deadline;
the Fund will endeavour to make an announcement by early December;
the Fund will contact the selected parties by email;
the selected proposals will be announced by e-mail and in the Fund’s newsletter;
to receive a grant you must be registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK). If that is not the case, then it is still possible for you to register with the KvK subsequent to selection;
for this Open Call there is no opportunity to submit a draft proposal to the Fund for feedback.

The Open Call’s procedural and legal basis is set out in Creative Industries Fund NL’s Subsidy Regulations and 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 Space for Talent

The Creative Industries Fund NL invites architects, designers and makers to submit a proposal for research, an experiment or development of new knowledge within a practical environment, such as a lab, development site or workplace. With this call, the Fund aims to enable designers to create an environment together with a partner, where joint experimentation, the establishment of new relationships and the sharing of knowledge are central.

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.

submission
The application can be submitted until Wednesday 28 November 2018 at the latest via the Creative Industries Fund NL online application environment. Select the ‘Open Call' followed by 'Space for Talent round’.

The application consists of:
1. plan / description of the activities (max. 10 pages A4) which contains:
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;
3. CVs of the parties involved: with relevant information about experience and work experience concerning the proposed project (max. 2 pages);
4. the maker/designer’s portfolio and information about the partner (max. 10 pages A4); and
5. an extract from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) register (dated within the last year).

please note:
If a submission fails to meet the requirements outlined above, no evaluation of the content can take place. 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 will receive confirmation of receipt by e-mail one week after the closing date at the latest. To receive a grant you must be registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

A committee of external advisers is consulted for the evaluation of the application. It selects a number of proposals over the others. The proposal will be assessed to gauge the extent to which it meets the following objectives:
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.

The committee specifically examines the following criteria:
1. the quality of the designer's work;
2. the extent to which the proposed plan contributes to the further artistic and professional development of the maker concerned;
3. the quality of the planned approach and the degree of connection with the partner with whom the applicant wishes to implement the plan;
4. the extent to which the proposal is consistent in objective, organization and expertise involved;
5. to what extent there is a special collaboration that goes beyond the partner's regular practice; and
6. the expected degree to which the plan will lead to an inspiring example for professional colleagues or an audience suitable for the project.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender: within the available budget, a number of proposals will be chosen in preference to others. Where there are equally prioritized proposals, preference is given to proposals that contribute to the regional distribution of activities across the Netherlands. Subsequently, priority is given to proposals that contribute to the disciplinary spread.

excluded from participation
Designers who at the time of application are receiving support from the Grant Programme for Talent Development cannot apply within the context of this open call. Also excluded are research/residency places that are part of activity programmes being supported in the period 2019-2020 under the Grant Programme for Multi-year Programmes. Finally, institutions that already receive funding from the Basic Infrastructure for Culture (BIS), educational institutions or postgraduate institutions are not eligible for subsidy under this Open Call.

available budget
The Creative Industries Fund NL is making a maximum of € 200,000 available for this Open Call. The maximum contribution per application is € 25,000, of which a maximum of € 10,000 is for the partner. The subsidy is intended for activities in the Netherlands that contribute to the artistic and/or professional development of designers and makers from the creative industry. The selected proposals will receive a grant from a supplementary budget made available by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for talent development and workplaces in the creative industry. The selection will be announced by e-mail and on the Fund's website at the end of December.

for your information
In March 2019, during ‘Bring it On’, the Fund is organizing a meeting with the selected proposals. The aim is to exchange knowledge and experiences and to make them public.
For questions about the open call and procedure, please contact Marieke Ladru by e-mail or 010-436 1600 by telephone.

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Open Call Salone del Mobile 2019

The Salone del Mobile in Milan is the place to be for product and furniture designers to present themselves internationally. The fair and all the surrounding presentations in the city attract many professionals from the international design world every year, in search of the latest developments in the field.
The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers to submit a proposal for a presentation in Milan during the ‘Salone del Mobile 2019’. This call is the only way to receive a grant from the Fund to participate in this event.

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.

submission
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.

evaluation
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 evaluation takes the form of a tender: this means that, within the available budget, a number of proposals are selected in preference to the others, with only the selected proposals being communicated about and not the rejection of individual proposals.

A maximum amount of € 75,000 is available for this Open Call.

The external advisers will be announced on this website as soon as possible.

procedure
• Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail no later than one week after the closing date.
• The selection of the proposals will be communicated by e-mail. The Fund aims to make its announcement by 15 December 2018 and will contact those selected.
• The procedure for an Open Call is described in the General Subsidy Regulations of the Creative Industries Fund NL. The grants are provided from the additional funds of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for Internationalization of exhibitions/presentations.

questions?
If you have any questions about the open call and the procedure, please contact Eva Roolker or Roxanne Minten by e-mail or via telephone number 010-4361600. You may not present a concept of the proposal to the Fund office.

publicity
Prior to and during the Milan fair week, the Fund will make every effort to publicize the selected presentations. The selected entrants are expected to submit images and text for this purpose in consultation with the Fund. After the selection, we will contact you about the conditions and deadline for providing material.

exchange
The Fund may organize a meeting for those selected prior to the Salone del Mobile. The purpose of the meeting is to be as well prepared as possible as a selection to present the Dutch design sector in Milan. The selected people can get to know each other and exchange ideas and experiences for optimal participation. If your proposal is selected, your attendance at these meetings is expected.

read more
The Fund previously organized meetings concerning the Salone del Mobile. Read this item to take note of tips for an optimal presentation in Milan.

For a look back at the Salone del Mobile 2017 click here and 2018 click here.

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Open Call: Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Morocco #2

Creative Industries Fund NL is calling on designers, makers, curators and cultural organizations in the Netherlands to submit a plan for a project that deploys design for sustainable and inclusive societies. The open call invites cultural parties to join forces with a local partner to turn their minds to a topical issue, observation or development in Turkey, Russia, Egypt or Morocco. The project should entail an egalitarian collaboration between the parties.

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.

collaboration
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.

focus
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.

A maximum of 4 projects per country will be selected for Phase 1, with a maximum grant of €15,000 per project.

For Phase 2, the intention is to support a maximum of 4 projects per country, with a maximum grant of €50,000 per project.

submissions
Projects can be submitted from 1 December 2018 to 21 January 2019 via Creative Industries Fund NL’s online application environment.

planning
• Informative meet-up: 6 December 2018 (more news in week 46)
• Deadline for submissions: 21 January 2019
• Phase 1 begins after the announcement of the selection on 4 March 2019.
• A team meeting with all the selected parties will be held in March 2019.
• Deadline for submissions for Phase 2: 10 June 2019
• Phase 2 begins after the announcement of the selection on 1 August 2019 and continues for a maximum of one year.

the application consists of the following components:
1. A concise and coherent project plan, max. 10 pages on the basis of the Guidelines for TREM#2 and see tips for drafting a project plan the FAQ, compiled in response to the previous open call.
2. A budget and planning: concrete for Phase 1 and looking ahead to Phase 2, max. 2 pages:
The Fund’s support is specifically intended for the implementation of the design, designers, makers and hours for the organization. The maximum hourly rate is set at €65.00/hour (excluding VAT). When drawing up the budget bear in mind any VAT obligations, where applicable. In case of doubt, always contact the regional tax office first.
3. CVs of those involved, max. 2 pages in total.
4. Where relevant, a portfolio with information about relevant prior projects.
5. Certificate of registration from a Chamber of Commerce (KvK) that is less than one year old.
6. Representative image for the Fund’s communication purposes.

The Subsidy Regulations specify costs that are excluded from funding by Creative Industries Fund NL.

The project plan is a PDF file in A4 format of up to 10 pages (excluding planning, budget, CVs and certificate of registration from a Chamber of Commerce/KvK). The file is no larger than 10 MB. If the application fails to meet the description above, it will not be accepted for evaluation.

N.B.:
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.

evaluation
The Fund will select a number of projects for the start-up phase in conjunction with external experts, based on the following criteria:
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.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender. This means that a number of projects are preferred above the other submissions, and the project plans that are declined do not receive an individual explanation from the Fund. The Fund will contact the selected parties. The selection will be announced by e-mail within the six weeks after the deadline.

questions?
For questions about the open call and the procedure, please telephone +31(0)10 436 16 00 or send an e-mail to Yasmin Kursun via [email protected] or Zineb Seghrouchni via
[email protected]
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context
Within the policy framework of the International Culture Policy 2017-2020 and with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Creative Industries Fund NL is implementing a four-year programme with the title ‘Sustainable and inclusive cities through design’. Pivotal to the programme is the role and deployment of design (and design thinking) in questioning and proposing solutions for the consequences of rapid urbanization and the associated societal themes. This will stimulate cross-disciplinary projects with relevant stakeholders in Turkey, Russia, Egypt and Morocco, within as well as beyond the design disciplines, aimed at providing opportunities for collaboration on an equal footing between these four countries and the Netherlands, while strengthening trust and understanding between the two countries.

With this programme the Fund is endeavouring to:
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.

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