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Vouchers available for foreign presentations

25 July 2018

Are you planning to present your work outside the Netherlands or has a foreign organization invited you to speak at a conference or symposium? If so, then you can apply to the Fund for a Voucher for Presentations Abroad. Via this fast-track procedure you can receive a contribution towards travel, accommodation, transportation and presentation costs. Sissel Marie Tonn-Petersen and Team Thursday have previously received this voucher. They explain what foreign presentations mean for them and how to gain the most from your visit.
where are we going?
Vouchers are issued to creatives and designers who have received an invitation from a foreign party. A substantial contribution by this inviting party, in terms of financing or facilitation, is important in this regard. We asked Sissel Marie and Simone (of Team Thursday) about their considerations when accepting an invitation from abroad. Sissel Marie: ‘For me the most important aspect is that the exhibition is interesting and relevant for my work and, if it involves a group exhibition, that I think the work of the other artists is relevant and interesting in combination with mine. In addition I make sure the space has a convincing and contemporary profile. Of course it is also important that they offer reasonable financial and organizational conditions for showing the work.’ Simone: ‘It also depends on whether we have time and whether the presentation contributes to our practice and the things we want to achieve within it.’

‘It also depends on whether we have time and whether the presentation contributes to our practice and the things we want to achieve within it.’


value for your practice
Simone: ‘Our presentation during the Young Guns programme at the TYPO Berlin conference this spring helped us to establish connections with other designers and the organizers, as well as visibility for our studio among TYPO’s visitors.’
Sissel: ‘In April I presented The Intimate Earthquake Archive at Ballroom Marfa in Texas. My interactive installation transforms data from earthquakes caused by gas extraction in Groningen into vibratory compositions on the body. It was a huge pleasure to be invited for the Hyperobjects show by curators Laura Copelin and Timothy Morton. I was interested in taking part in the exhibition because I was curious how Timothy saw my work in comparison with his idea of the “hyperobject”. Moreover, I found it intriguing that I could transfer a project so specific to the Netherlands to Texas and could observe the kinds of tensions and overlaps that might occur.’
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Sissel Marie Tonn-Petersen, The Intimate Earthquake Archive at Ballroom Marfa

make the most of it
Simone: ‘It really depends on what you want to get from a place, but use your time efficiently and contact the people, organizations and suchlike that you would like to speak to in advance. In 2015, when we went to Seoul with a voucher for a presentation at the Typojanchi Biennale, we approached plenty of designers and venues in advances and therefore went on various studio visits. It was great to see more of their work, and this was partly why we were subsequently asked to give workshops at two universities in Seoul.’
Sissel: ‘It’s not something I’m very good at, but researching who might come to your opening or could be interesting to network with on the spot can be really useful. For example, I later realized that there were several key people from the world of environmental activism who are protesting against oil and gas drilling in the region. I wish I had taken the time to reach out to people before they came along, because once I was there I was too busy setting up and I had less time to network with people.’

‘It is wise to maintain contact with the people you’ve met soon after your departure.’


stay in touch
Sissel: ‘It is wise to maintain contact with the people you’ve met soon after your departure. And also ensure that you attend any social gatherings that are organized around the event and talk with the other artists, designers and curators who are there.’ Simone: ‘We ultimately hope that our presentation at TYPO Berlin was sufficiently convincing and that it will potentially lead to a follow-up. We are trying as far as possible to stay in contact with the network we built up through Instagram, mail and our newsletter.’ Sissel: ‘I keep people updated about new developments using carefully chosen newsletters, taking care that people don’t feel you’re spamming them, or via Instagram, which to me seem to be the best options.’

submitting applications in 2018
Just like Sissel Marie and Simone, you can submit an application via the Fund’s online application environment. For 2018 the application procedure has been slightly modified to make it quicker and thus better attuned to the procedure’s aims and objectives. A personal, well-founded invitation together with an explanation of your own vision and approach remains an important component of the application and evaluation.

voucher procedure
The Voucher Procedure is supplementary to the Fund’s existing grant programmes. You can apply from four months up to one month prior to the starting date of the presentation. Applications are processed within five weeks.
Read more about the Voucher procedure.

vouchers issued
You can find an overview of all the vouchers that have already been issued in 2018 here.

Photo above: Presentation by Team Thursday at the TYPO Berlin international design conference, 2018

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New! Talent Platform

15 October 2018

Looking for new design talent? During the Dutch Design Week, the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presents the Talent Platform, a new online database for the best design talent of the moment. In 24 one-minute film portraits you will meet the new generation of designers and creators who were supported in 2018 by a Talent Development grant. The platform grows annually with the arrival of a new generation of designers.
With the Talent Platform, the Creative Industries Fund NL aims to provide an extra boost to the visibility of emerging design talent. The platform showcases the individual practices of all the talented creatives who have received support since 2013. This makes it a source of information for other makers and clients.

presentation Dutch Design Week
Meet the practice of these promising design talents in the Veem building and follow the developments online via stimuleringsfonds.nl/talentplatform after Dutch Design Week.

participating designers and makers Dutch Design Week
Alice Wong (information design/transmedia); Anne Geenen (architecture); Camiel Fortgens (fashion); Carlijn Kingma (architecture/ illustration); Chen Jhen (grafic design); Daniel de Bruin (digital culture/product design); Frank Kolkman (digital culture); Isabel Mager (digitale culture); Jason Hansma (digitale culture/transmedia); Joana Chicau (digitale culture/performance); Jos Klarenbeek (digitale culture); Julia Janssen (digitale culture); Karim Adduchi (fashion); Koos Breen (grafic design); Lilian van Daal (product design); Manon van Hoeckel (social design); Márk Redele (architecture/interdisciplinair); New State of Matter (Gaspard Bos) (digitale culture/industrial design); Studio Reus (Jonathan Reus) (digitale culture/sound); Suzanne Oude Hengel (productdesign/textile); Tenant of Culture (Hendrickje Schimmel) (fashion/interdisciplinair); TeYosh (Sofija Stanković & Teodora Stanković) (digitale culture); Willem van Doorn (product design); Yamuna Forzani (fashion)

Date: 20 - 28 October 2018
Time: daily from 11am until 6pm
Entrance: entrance with DDW passe partout
Location: Veemgebouw | Floor 2, Torenallee 36, 5554 CC, Eindhoven

Video: Studio Moniker
Design: Studio van Onna

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Open Call Talent Development in an International Context 2018

4 October 2018

Creative Industries Fund NL is inviting architects, designers, makers, critics and/or curators who are trailblazers in the creative industries to submit a proposal for an international project. A stipulation for support is that the project involves a collaboration and/or presentation with an international institution, organization or enterprise with an excellent reputation. With the Open Call: Talent Development in an International Context, the Fund is enriching the artistic and professional development of creatives who are undertaking an exceptional collaboration with a foreign partner. This is the first open call in a series of three that will be announced each autumn through to 2020.
the brief
This series of open calls has been made possible thanks to the supplementary budget (announcement in Dutch) that Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven made available to the Fund in 2018 to give an extra boost to internationalization & talent development in the creative industries. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) is keen to help leading talents to position themselves internationally with this supplementary support.
For this 2018 open call, Creative Industries NL is setting aside €125,000. The maximum grant per project is €25,000.

Depending on the project, the collaborations can take a diversity of forms, such as a research project, presentation or residency.

The stipulations for a project being eligible for a grant are:
the designer/creative/architect must rank among the leading talents in the creative industries;
the designer/creative/architect has Dutch nationality or has a practice that is registered in the Netherlands;
the foreign partner boasts an excellent reputation;
at least 50% of the total project costs are covered by co-funding, of which a substantial proportion will be contributed by the foreign partner;
a form of presentation that is relevant for the project is included as the conclusion of the process;
there is no question of a commissioner/client relationship between the two parties.

applications
The application can be submitted up to and including Wednesday, 31 October 2018 via Creative Industries Fund NL’s online application environment.

more information?
Find here more information about the open call.
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22 oct: International Clinic | Grant Programme for Internationalization

28 September 2018
Where can I find partners for my international project? What funding possibilities are there? What do I need to know about the artist-in-residency I am interested in? Do you have plans to give your working practice an international restart? And are you in need of advice on these themes? Visit the International Clinic of Het Nieuwe Instituut, DutchCulture and the Creative Industries Fund NL during the Dutch Design Week 2018.

During this clinic, our advisors will be happy to talk to you about the global possibilities and the practical aspects of working and doing business internationally. Maxime Zeef from DutchCulture will be present for questions about the European subsidy programme for the cultural sector, Lotte Geeven will tell you all about the artist-in-residency you are interested in and Roxanne Minten from the Creative Industries Fund NL will help you find your way around the Grant Programme for Internationalization. Willemijn Brakenhoff from Het Nieuwe Instituut will also be present for questions. A consultation is free and lasts a maximum of half an hour.

schedule an appointment
Just curious? Or would you like to speak with one of our experts about your plans? Visit us at the Dutch Design Week on Monday, October 22nd. For a personal consultation with one of our experts a registration is required. Subscribe via this link.

In order to be able to give you the best advice possible, we would like to know the broad outlines of your question and which theme you are interested in. Based on the availability of our advisors, we will schedule an appointment with you. We inform everyone personally about the time at which you will be scheduled.

Please note: your registration for the International Clinic does not give you access to the Dutch Design Week. You must be in possession of a valid admission ticket.

Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 6pm
Location: Dutch Design Week, het Veem, Floor 3
Language: Dutch and English

Image: Moniker
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Selection Open Call Van Doesburg Studio-House Paris #2

25 September 2018

In July 2018 a second open call was issued by the public cultural funds – the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Performing Arts Fund NL, the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Netherlands Film Fund – for a residency at the Van Doesburg studio-house in Meudon-Val-Fleury. The residency is intended for artists who are working in the many fields in which Theo van Doesburg and Nelly were active: architecture, visual art, literature, poetry, music, design and performing arts.
The open call attracted a total of 29 applications spread across the creative industries, performing arts and film disciplines. From these applications a committee selected screenwriter Helena van der Meulen (film), Jason Hansma (digital culture), and a duo application for an interdisciplinary project by Rozalie Hirs (composer) and Machiel Spaan (architecture). All these creatives will develop their artistic practice in the Van Doesburg studio-house over a four-month period.

Helena van der Meulen (film)
Helena van der Meulen will use her residency at the Van Doesburg studio-house for the last developmental phase of Human Beasts, a feature film about the emergence, blossoming and demise of the CoBrA movement with a crucial role for Paris. During her sojourn she will undertake the final stages of (field) research with the support of a French co-producer, write the script for the film, and develop a storyboard for the project in partnership with the prospective director.

Jason Hansma (digital culture)
During his residency, Jason Hendrik Hansma will be investigating the interdisciplinary work of Theo van Doesburg and filmmaker Jean Painlevé. Hansma will incorporate the outcomes in new work that uses algorithms to transpose the work of these two artists to the present day. The working period will result in an exhibition where the work will be presented.

Rozalie Hirs (music) and Machiel Spaan (architecture)
During their joint residency, Rozalie Hirs and Machiel Spaan will be working on their interdisciplinary installation Ways of Space, an investigation into the significance of sound within a space. Hirs and Spaan will be taking the characteristic sounds of the Van Doesburg studio-house as a source of inspiration – an instrument, as it were – to develop an interactive music composition that is not only inspired by their personal sojourn in the studio-house but also elaborates on Theo van Doesburg’s ideas about a new architecture of exploded space. The residency in the studio-house will result in a concert and an exhibition.

evaluation of the proposals
In its evaluation, the interdisciplinary advisory committee’s prime consideration was the artistic quality of the selected residents, secondly the strength of the proposal in relation to the residency’s location.

contribution
The residents receive a contribution of €1,000 per month for travel, materials, transportation and living expenses. The funds cover the rental of the studio and living space, as well as support, settling these expenses with the Van Doesburg studio-house directly.

first open call
From the first open call, an interdisciplinary committee selected visual artist Antonis Pittas and architect Marcel Moonen.

third and final open call
For the third and final open call in 2019, creatives and intermediaries can submit a proposal in the fields of visual arts & heritage and the performing arts. Keep an eye on the websites of the Mondriaan Fund and Performing Arts Fund NL for further information.
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Open Call Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Morocco #2

19 September 2018

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.

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

more information
Find more information about the Open Call here.
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