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Grant Programme for Internationalization

Grant Programme for Internationalization

Closing dates:

9 October 2019

Annual budget: € 750.000

The Creative Industries Fund NL uses the Grant Programme for Internationalization to support projects that provide a substantive contribution to the development, profiling and reinforcement of the contemporary creative industry's international position. There are three application rounds a year for this grant programme. The annual budget is equally distributed across the rounds.

Prioritization
The Internationalization grant programme is aligned with the objectives and conditions of the Dutch government's international cultural policy. A number of priority countries are named in this policy, and 75% of the grant programme's budget is available for these countries.
The remaining 25% of the budget is available for all other countries. The advisory process takes account of this prioritization.

The priority countries are Belgium/Flanders, Brazil, China, Germany, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
Grants are awarded to support designers, makers, producers and commissioning clients in the creative industry. Organizations, curators and mediators may only apply for a grant if their contribution serves the promotion of Dutch designers and makers' international position.

You need to be registered as a company with the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel or its foreign equivalent) when you receive the subsidy.
The Grant Programme for Internationalization is for international projects that concern or where the anticipated result is:

• collaboration between Dutch partners
• collaboration with one or more foreign partners
• alignment with a concrete question or assignment abroad

Starting grant
The Grant Programme for Internationalization also has a starting grant that can be applied for (max. €7,500) to study a project's options. Read more about starting grants here.

Voucher for presentations abroad
The Creative Industries Fund NL has a shortened procedure for presentations at or participation in events abroad. Read more about the vouchers here.
A grant may be awarded to projects that contribute sufficiently to the grant programme's objective and focus on at least one of the following goals:

Reinforcing the international reputation of the contemporary creative industry in the Netherlands
Expanding the creative industry's field of operations
Creating and maintaining relevant international contacts between designers, makers, producers, commissioning clients and cultural institutions.

The evaluation of the proposals primarily focuses on the project's objective, structure, the expertise involved, the manner and extent of co-funding and the consistency between all these elements. The project should include a pre-process and post-process that consist, at the very least, of thorough preparation, an evaluation and feedback of the knowledge and experiences acquired to the target groups described in advance.
Guide
Refer to the Grant Application Guide (PDF) when submitting your application. The guide provides certainty with regard to the grant application and the drawing up of the project plan, budget and communication plan.

As part of its deliberations on submitted applications, the Fund may request information from Dutch embassies or diplomatic missions in the country in question, concerning, for instance, the relevance of the project and subject for this country, and the partners involved in the project application.

This information is sent to the Fund and is added to the application as preparation for the advisory committee. If required, the applicant may request this information from the Fund. When projects are awarded grants, the Fund notifies the cultural department of the Dutch embassies in the country in question.

Subsidy Regulations and the Grant Programme for Internationalization
The Creative Industries Fund NL has Subsidy Regulations (PDF) that formally apply to the application, evaluation, awarding and final approval of a grant. Supplementary grant programmes have been drawn up with specific objectives and conditions. Read the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) as well as the Grant Programme for Internationalization (PDF) attentively before submitting an application.

Online application environment
The application should be submitted using the online application environment. You have to sign up and create an account to do so. Please note: do so in a timely manner, it can take up to 1 working day for the Fund to validate the account and this is only done during the working week.

Questions?
You can submit your draft application or project plan to the staff member concerned up to a maximum of two weeks before the closing date for application. This can be done by e-mail or telephone. If you have other questions please refer to our FAQ first or contact the Creative Industries Fund NL.
Acceptance
After the submission of your application the Fund's office checks whether you comply with the formal requirements as listed in the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Internationalization (PDF).

Evaluation
An advisory committee will evaluate your request on the basis of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Internationalization. In particular, it will assess the extent to which your application is aligned with the criteria listed in Article 16 - 21 of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the grant programme's specific objectives (Article 1 of the Grant Programme for Internationalization (PDF)). If the positive decisions in a round of applications exceed the available budget, prioritization can be applied. The committee will issue a recommendation to the Creative Industries Fund NL's Board. View the composition of the advisory committee for the Internationalization Grant Programme here.

Decision
The board will take the recommendation into account in their decision to award the subsidy or not. You will be informed of the decision 10 weeks after the closing date for the grant programme at the latest.

Appeal
If you do not agree with the Creative Industries Fund NL's decision you can submit a reviewed application or letter of appeal. More information is provided here.

Accountability
If you receive a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL you will enter into obligations. Please read important information on your accountability here. Two weeks before your project ends you will receive a request by e-mail to submit your accountability in the online application environment.
For further information please contact:
Zineb Seghrouchni
Anselm van Sintfiet
Yasmin Kursun
Roxanne Minten

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

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

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Grant Programme for Internationalization Research

SEE

The City, 2019

€38.240
SEE is a project focusing on spatial inequality in Cape Town. SEE uses knowledge gained from memories, stories and archives about the fight for justice to make the shared history of the Netherlands and Cape Town more visible and to formulate an alternative future. The SEE project's objective is to create new stories centring on an equal Cape Town and which explore a future based on its Creole identity through architecture and (digital) design. SEE offers insights for discussions about contested histories, representation and equality in the public domain and the construction and deconstruction of postcolonial domains and identities in the Netherlands and beyond. The plan comprises design studios from Cape Town and Rotterdam, a transnational academy in Amsterdam, a newspaper and a digital platform that will gather and distribute the results. The City is collaborating with architect Arna Mačkić, Wayne Modest of the Tropenmuseum/RCMC, the Black Archives, Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Institute for Creative Arts (SA) and the Urban Design Institute of South Africa.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Exhibition

Sound of Akoya and Sea

Kumi Hiroi, 2019

€18.000
Kumi Hiroi creates a form of visual language by combining photography, storytelling and graphic design in which she emphasises the complexity of the various techniques. She is developing the study and work 'Sound of Akoya and Sea' in the Netherlands and in Nagasaki, in collaboration with Dutch and Japanese makers. Based on personal experiences and dialogues, she accentuates the differences and similarities between the Dutch and Japanese perspectives on nature. In this project, she further concentrates on the surroundings of the Omura bay in Nagasaki, where Akoya pearls are cultivated. Working with a local pearl business, she investigates the history and context of the production of the pearls and how this relates to the landscape. Hiroi will present this new work at exhibitions in Hokyuann & Sorisso Riso in the Omura bay, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum and the IMA gallery in Tokyo in autumn 2019. 'Sound of Akoya and Sea'is part of a larger ongoing project, Akoya and the environment, which was launched by curator Chitose Ochi in 2016.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Presentation

Noordkaap Taxi

Noordkaap, 2019

€15.195
In the summer of 2019, Noordkaap Taxi will be driving through the city of Cologne with site-specific works by JODI, Abner Preis and Max Dovey, allowing passengers from the city and its suburbs to take rides in the intersecting plane of performance and digital culture. Topical issues such as Dataschutz, Dieselverboten, self-driving cars, surveillance capitalism and the rise of yellow vests in Germany serve to elicit memories from the passengers. These memories and recordings are edited and stored in a new online archive for Cologne, an initiative by Cologne's Akademie der Künste der Welt. With its focus on digital storytelling, VR entertainment and DIY internet technology, Noordkaap is collaborating with, among others, students from Junge Akademie and Game Lab Cologne. Using experimental communication strategies, the organisation hopes to reach a broad audience in addition to the academy's regular, highly educated audience. For the graphic design, Noordkaap is collaborating with students from Amsterdam's Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Festival

The Generator Foundation / Gamma festival

Todaysart, 2019

€15.800
Russia's largest music and arts festival, Gamma, will be organised for the fourth time from 19 to 22 July 2019 in St. Petersburg. This year, TodaysArt has been invited as the 'featured festival'. In addition to a co-curated programme at the festival and the conference GAMMA PRO in July, the collaboration comprises a series of presentations and workshops in Moscow and St Petersburg prior to the festival. Furthermore, Edwin van der Heide, along with Japanese artist Shohei Fujimoto and Russian artist Sergey Filatov, will be given the opportunity to develop new works at the commission of the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory St Petersburg, Leiden Observatory and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. These works will be presented during the festival, in addition to works by such artists as Gabey Tjon A Tham, Tarik Barri, Thomas Ankersmit and Alvin Lucier.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Event

Presentation at Gamescom 2019

Dutch Games Association, 2019

€13.400
The Dutch Game Association (DGA) is organising a presentation in the form of a pavilion at Gamescom in Cologne in August 2019. Gamescom is the most important international event to boost the growth of the Dutch video game industry. It offers opportunities for networking, internationalisation, knowledge sharing, inspiration and commercial activities. Through the pavilion and the activities that are organised there, talented young Dutch developers can grow their international network and gain knowledge. Before the convention, DGA will provide a preparatory course in the form of a pitch training by key figures in the field, and an aftercare programme to ensure a good follow-up.
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