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Grant Programme for Talent Development

Grant Programme for Talent Development

Budget: € 650.000

The Creative Industries Fund NL uses the Grant Programme for Talent Development to support a new generation of designers and makers – working in the fields of architecture, design or digital culture – in further developing and profiling their own exceptional professional ability. This development is supported by the strengthening of their own cultural entrepreneurship.

Selected applicants receive a working grant of € 25,000 for a period of 12 months. The grant consists of three parts: one freely disposable part for their own artistic and professional development, one part for the professionalization of their own practice and one part for presentation purposes.

There is one application round per year. Click here to see the selected makers and designers in the 2017-2018 application round.
The Talent Development Grant Programme is intended for designers and makers who graduated a maximum of four years ago from a relevant study in the field of architecture, design or art & media technology.

Application as a studio or collective:
The subsidy that can be applied for under the Grant Programme for Talent Development is awarded to an individual designer or maker. However, you may also apply for the grant as a studio or collective, which means that a single grant of € 25,000 per studio or collective can be awarded.

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 working grant is awarded on the basis of a development plan formulated by the applicant. This plan must contribute to both the artistic and professional development of the maker or designer. The development plan describes activities that can contribute in this area and also activities that contribute to the presentation of the work.
The evaluation takes place in two phases. In phase 1, the evaluation focuses on:
the quality of the maker's work;
the contribution to professional practice and the expectation of the extent to which this will become an inspiring example for professional colleagues and audiences with wider interests;
the degree of reflection on the applicant's own position within the design field.

In phase 2, the evaluation focuses on:
the extent to which the proposed activities contribute to the applicant's own artistic and professional development;
a firm belief in the potential and characteristics for development;
the extent to which the activities reach a suitable audience;
the extent to which the various applications together contribute to the objectives of this grant programme.
An application consists of:
In addition to completing the online application form in the online application environment, the following documents need to be uploaded:

Phase 1:
1. motivation letter, up to 2 pages, as PDF (portrait, A4 size) and up to 650 words
2. portfolio:
up to 15 pages (portrait, A4 size, max. 15 MB);
a description of substantive and artistic principles and how they are expressed in the work (up to 100 words);
visual documentation: work from the past 2 to 3 years with corresponding to data such as title, year, size, technique, etc. Optional additional information per project up to 50 words (e.g. about context, cooperation, type of plan). Clearly state your own share in cooperation projects;
If you add moving images: link to an online platform (Vimeo, Youtube, or equivalent). Stills including a caption should be included in the pdf file of each film. The maximum duration is 10 minutes. If you want to show several films, make a compilation of up to 10 minutes.
3. CV, maximum 2 pages (portrait, A4 size)
4. copy of your degree from a relevant study in the field of architecture, design or digital culture, as PDF

Phase 2:
The advisory committee compiles a longlist on the basis of phase 1. Selected applicants on the longlist are given approximately four weeks to formulate a development plan. Selected applicants will receive a € 1,000 grant to write this development plan. This plan describes the intended activities which contribute to the applicant's own artistic and professional development. The plan relates to the entire grant period of 12 months.

Subsidy Regulations and Grant Programme for Talent Development
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 Talent Development (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?
Do you have any other questions? See if your question is answered in the FAQ or get in touch with the Fund.
Acceptance
After your application has been submitted, the Fund office checks whether you comply with the formal requirements as listed in the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Talent Development.

Evaluation
An advisory committee will evaluate your request on the basis of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the Grant Programme for Talent Development. The committee primarily evaluates the extent to which your application is aligned with the criteria listed in Articles 16 - 21 of the Subsidy Regulations (PDF) and the specific objective of the Grant Programme for Talent Development (Article 1 of the Grant Programme for Talent Development (PDF)). The committee will issue a recommendation to the Creative Industries Fund NL’s Board. View the composition of the advisory committee for the Talent Development Grant Programme here.

The evaluation within the Talent Development Grant Programme consists of two phases: The advisory committee compiles a longlist on the basis of the portfolio, the CV and the motivation letter. The selected applicants on the longlist are asked to formulate a development plan. The second-phase selection takes place on the basis of these development plans.

Decision
The board will take the committee's recommendation into account in their decision to award the grant or not. The selection for the longlist in the first phase will be announced approximately six weeks after the closing date of the application round. All the applicants will receive a report in which the committee presents an impression of the evaluated applications. In this phase no individual feedback is provided.

In the second phase, the committee awards a maximum of 26 grants. This selection will be announced at the end of July. Every applicant who has submitted a development plan will receive personal feedback about the evaluation. The grant period for the selected applicants runs from August to October the following year.

Appeal
If you do not agree with the Creative Industries Fund NL’s decision you can submit a reviewed application or a 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. Download the accountability form immediately here.
For further information please contact:
Marieke Ladru
Hugo van de Poel

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

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

grants issued Talent Development

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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Joana Chicau

Joana Chicau, 2017

€25.000
Joana Chichau graduated in 2016 with a Masters in Media Design and Communication from Rotterdam’s Piet Zwart Institute. In her practice Chichau focusses on the convergence of dance and encoding and programming. Chichau’s personal development plan outlines a series of activities that will underwrite both her talents as a creative encoder and as a maker by taking on new collaborative ventures, including with Tama University Japan and Tetsuro Fukuhara of Butoh-Space Dance. In addition Chichau will personally organize a number of events exploring the interface on which she operates.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

TeYosh

TeYosh, 2017

€25.000
Sofija Stanković and Teodora Stanković (TeYosh) graduated in 2015 with a Masters in Graphic Design from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Blending online and offline culture forms the central focus of TeYosh’s work. The coming year will see the on-going development of two existing projects: the Dictionary of Online Behavior and Attention Spam. The projects are to result in various presentation forms, both online as physical and in virtual reality.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Yamuna Forzani

Yamuna Forzani, 2017

€25.000
Yamuna Forzani graduated in 2016 from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), in the field of Textile and Fashion. The designer operates as an activist for the LGBTQ community. In the coming year Forzani plans to develop a genderless collection and to present this at a personally organized Ball at the Hague’s De Witte Society. A Ball is an event, vogue competition and safe space for the LGBTQ community. Forzani aims to use this format to break through heteronormative systems and bring different communities together.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Talent development

Isabel Mager

Isabel Mager, 2017

€25.000
Isabel Mager graduated in 2016 from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the field of ‘Man and Well Being’. During her development year the designer plans to develop a number of interdisciplinary case studies that look at the role of the designer in a globalized world. She specifically intends to focus on the designer’s responsibility within (mass) production systems and devise critical tools to deconstruct these systems. For this investigation Mager plans to collaborate with experts drawn from a variety of backgrounds, such as research journalists, forensic researcher, HR managers and ethnographers. She will also undertake field research during a three-month residency in Shenzhen.
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Grant Programme for Talent Development Open Call

Ineke Hans - Studio|Salon

Ineke Hans, 2016

€25.000
Designer Ineke Hans (b. The Netherlands, 1966) initiated the Studio|Salon project in London in 2015. Her goal is to study the future position of furniture and the changing role of the designer in an international context. This multi-year programme includes a series of expert meetings, Q & A sessions, presentations and public XLSalons, in which Dutch design practice is mirrored against the British design mentality. During her stay in London, Hans has built up a solid international network of designers, manufacturers, commissioners, curators and writers. With the grant she wants to complete her large-scale study. The outcomes and findings will result in a presentation at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The reports and audio recordings from the salons will also be published on a website. The selection of Hans was motivated by her unique position and network within London’s design world, which she exploits in a convincing manner to connect Dutch talent with the international market.
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