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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: 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 between 13:30h. – 18:00h. in Het Nieuwe Instituut
• 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.
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 the Dutch 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 the Dutch 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. Within the total programme (open call #1 and 2) the fund strives for a diverse selection of theme’s, disciplines project forms, locations and partners. 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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