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Open Call Exceptional Presentations
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Open Call Exceptional Presentations

The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on presentation institutions, exhibition spaces, museums or new initiatives to come up with a proposal to develop a distinctive presentation that will show the qualities and meaning of contemporary architecture, design and digital culture to the public. The aim of the Fund is to enable a number of distinctive, bold or ambitious public presentations to be made each year.

By means of this open call, the Fund is creating an opening for surprising proposals within the creative industry that stimulate innovative presentations for a new or specific audience. Presentation spaces are invited to develop innovative presentations and exhibitions in which form, content and the intended audience reach are in line with each other. The applicant is asked to enter into a special collaboration with designers, makers, curators or other professional parties who are committed to design and audience reach.

Presentation institutions, exhibition spaces, museums or new initiatives can apply for the development of a non-standard, one-off, temporary presentation or exhibition and complementary activities. The proposal focuses on a presentation that can be physically visited in the Netherlands.

The subsidy should be used for research, experimentation and the development of form and content, and is explicitly aimed at renewing and strengthening the presentation of design and at reaching new or specific target groups. If the applicant receives a grant, they will be expected to work on making the knowledge acquired available to a professional audience.

For example, the subsidy can be used for:

Making it possible to deepen and reflect on a subject, theme or topicality within or related to the creative industry and to making it accessible;
Formulating a suitable presentation strategy for a new or specific target group;
Developing new innovative exhibition concepts that have never been seen before in the Netherlands; and
Involving designers in the composition and realization of form and content to define the presentation as a design task.

budget
The open call has a budget of € 315,000 available. The requested realization grant is a minimum of € 50,000 and a maximum of € 150,000. It is also possible to submit a proposal for further exploration and research in preparation for an exceptional presentation or a proof of concept, up to a maximum amount of €10,000.

submission
Presentation institutions may submit a proposal until 2 October 2019 via the online application environment of the Creative Industries Fund NL. Select the round '19OC.20' Open Call – Exceptional Presentations Creative Industry.

The proposal consists of:

1. A project plan (max. 10 pages in text and images, PDF in A4 format), including at least:
a brief description of the subject, theme or topicality of the presentation to be developed. Indicate which task in developing a presentation this proposal is aimed at and which components the presentation will consist of – including elements such as a side programme. Describe which target group(s) the presentation is aimed at. Indicate which design disciplines the project is aimed at, or which disciplines are being deployed to highlight the theme. Identify and motivate the purpose of the presentation, the form, the context and the intended result. Explain how the presentation can contribute to an intended long-term development for the applicant.
insight into the research and development process in the realization of the project and an explanation of how this distinguishes itself from common methods of making presentations. Explain with a plan of action.
a strategic vision on audience reach and communication.
a brief description of the parties/partners involved, their expertise and relevance in the project.
if further exploration and research is requested in preparation for an exceptional presentation or a proof of concept: describe the experiment or research study and the activities, and explain the intended deepening and knowledge development. Give a broad overview of the intended presentation and the final result.
2. Planning of activities and budget, including a coverage plan that provides insight into the co-financing. It also specifies the components for which subsidy is being requested. Reasonable and appropriate co-financing is expected (max. 2 pages PDF in A4 format).
3. A concise CV or bio of the parties involved (max. 2 pages PDF in A4 format).
4. Letters of intent from the collaborating parties (max. 2 pages PDF in A4 format).
5. Visual material of the work to be presented (max. 15 pages PDF in A4 format).
6. A recent extract from the register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
7. A representative image of the presentation (for Fund communication purposes).

If the submission does not comply with the above description, no evaluation of the proposal can take place.

NB. Request your login details for the online application environment in time and become familiar with the application form. Validation of a new user account can take up to one working day.

evaluation
The Fund, together with external consultants, selects a number of proposals from the applications received. The advisers evaluate the proposal to guage how consistent it is in purpose and design and the extent to which these meet the criteria for this open call. The advisers base their judgement on the following criteria:

the relevance and urgency of the presentation task;
the degree of innovation in approach, form and strategy;
a distinctive vision on audience reach; and
the exemplary way in which cultural organisations collaborate with designers and makers to achieve artistically high-quality results.

The criteria are evaluated in relation to each other.

In the case of a proposal for further exploration and research in preparation for an exceptional presentation or a proof of concept, the proposal will be evaluated on the degree of expectation that the final result will contribute to the objectives of the open call. Within this round, a maximum of four proposals can be selected for further exploration or proof of concept.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender: this means that, within the available budget, a number of proposals are preferred to other submissions. The Fund will only communicate about the selected proposals. Rejected proposals will receive a negative decision.

procedure
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail at the latest one week after the closing date.
The selection of proposals will be announced by e-mail. The Fund aims to announce the results in December 2019 and will contact those selected.

The processing and evaluation of the proposals submitted will be carried out within the framework of the Subsidy Regulations. Any subsidy will be awarded on the basis of the Subsidy Regulations. Important in this context is Article 7, paragraph 2, which allows for a special procedure for open calls.
The following articles in these Regulations do not apply to this open call:

Article 5, paragraph 3, under a;
Article 11, paragraph 2, under a and c, and paragraph 3, under a;
Article 13, under b;
Articles 16 to 21; and
Article 22, paragraph 3.

The open call follows the Subsidy Regulations and focuses specifically on these objectives in the Regulations:
stimulating research, analysis and reflection;
advancing social commitment and public activities;
promoting the professionalization of the design practice and exemplary commisioning.
The grants are provided from the additional funds that Minister Van Engelshoven of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has made available to the Fund for Talent Development & Innovation.

who is the call aimed at?
The Fund invites established museums, presentation institutions and exhibition spaces as well as new initiatives to submit a proposal. The expectation is that unique collaborations in particular between these parties can lead to exceptional proposals.

conditions
Applications may be submitted by cultural institutions or organizations located in the Netherlands. NB: this open call deviates from the Subsidy Regulations, and institutions with a structural subsidy relationship with central government may also submit an application. This therefore also applies to the institutions that are being supported by the Fund for a number of years.
For presentations that are part of or stem from a project or programme that is already being wholly or partly financed by the government or the Fund, no subsidy can be applied for under this open call.
The organization must be registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
The Fair Practice Code must be applied for payment of the designers involved and other parties for their contribution to the project.
Design studios that apply for the presentation of their own work are excluded from participation.

follow-up
The Creative Industries Fund NL will organize this open call three times. The first closing date is Wednesday 2 October 2019. The second open call will be in March 2020 and the third in August 2020. A budget of € 315,000 is available for each open call round.

Would you like to know more?
If you have any questions about the open call and the procedure, please contact the Creative Industries Fund NL by telephone at 010-4361600 or by e-mailing Eva Roolker.

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Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 #1

Public parallel programme for the Dutch pavilion

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL jointly launch an Open Call inviting researchers and designers in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape to submit projects for the public parallel programme of the Dutch pavilion during the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2020.

Since its foundation in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has been the Netherlands' official commissioner for the Venice Architecture Biennale, promoting substantive contributions to the field by stimulating innovative research into urgent social issues in which architecture can play a key role.

In 2020, the Dutch pavilion will exhibit the results of a collective and speculative study by architects, artists, designers and researchers who together form part of a larger national and international network exploring the issue of how we live together. The exhibition is accompanied by a dynamic parallel programme that takes place at different times and locations.

Multispecies Urbanism
The title of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 is the question - How will we live together? Curator Hashim Sarkis explains, 'We need a new spatial contract in the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities. We call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together.'

Het Nieuwe Instituut explores Sarkis' central question by presenting a transdisciplinary study into 'multispecies urbanism', stemming from the long-term studies of artist / researcher Debra Solomon and architect Afaina de Jong. The presentation examines forms of urbanism with equal and multiform relationships, involvement, and control for humans (particularly those currently excluded from active involvement), as well as equality for non-human organisms (from animals and plants to soil life and artificial cognitive systems).

Open Call for the public parallel programme of the Dutch pavilion
Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL encourage forms of collective knowledge production, and this Open Call invites researchers and designers in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape to contribute, develop, and disseminate innovative and critical ideas.

Participating projects should respond to the theme of 'Multispecies Urbanism'. Selected proposals will be presented as part of the pavilion's parallel programme, taking place before, during and after the Biennale, in Venice and farther afield.

The Open Call expands on the ambition of the Dutch pavilion 2020 to contribute to an international discussion about new non-exclusive forms of living together, and how spatial, political, social and legal conditions can be designed for this new reality. The presentation of the projects is not necessarily linked to the timetable or locations of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.

Participants can approach the 'Multispecies Urbanism' theme in various ways:
By exploring how humans and non-humans (animals, landscapes, artificial intelligence ecosystems) may be involved, and politically represented, in the urban processes from which they are currently excluded
By proposing new forms of cartography and data visualisation to make visible the presence and importance of a multispecies approach to the city
As a reflection on aspects of time, language, law, and value that influence new approaches to the environment from a human and more-than-human perspective
As a discussion on the possible spatial, political or social consequences of involving non-human and more-than-human knowledge in spatial development
As a reflection on national and international, historical and current examples of 'multispecies urbanism'
As a reflection on the developments needed within the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape to think and design from a multispecies perspective

The projects submitted can be of various designs, and may take the form of:
Proposals for new architecture and design research
Additional research for projects that may have been presented before but are still under development
Projects aimed at disseminating knowledge, such as events, symposia, workshops and publications
Innovative collaborations with institutions or organisations, with clear and communicable results
Speculative or artistic interventions and events

aims of the open call
Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL aim to promote knowledge and contribute to the development of a platform for research in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape. The Open Call supports the development of research and projects presented as part of the parallel programme before, during, and after the Biennale. The two institutions are joining forces to make optimum use of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 as an international stage for current spatial and social issues, and to act as a catalyst for an ongoing conversation about the significance of architecture for our way of living together.

The Creative Industries Fund NL supports participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale as part of its Architecture Subsidy, which seeks to contribute to the:
Strengthening of the social value of architecture from a cultural perspective
Promotion of high quality in architecture
Stimulation of interest around architecture in the Netherlands and abroad

The ambition of Het Nieuwe Instituut as co-organiser of this Open Call is to:
Strengthen the discourse around architecture
Increase the international reach of the Dutch pavilion

More specifically, Het Nieuwe Instituut contributes to the development of knowledge in a relatively new design domain, stimulating and sharing speculative and transdisciplinary research into, and experience with, 'multispecies urbanism'. By strengthening its connection with the world of policy and development, it highlights architecture, urban design, and landscape's important contribution to the way we treat the earth.

selection process and awarding
Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL have appointed an advisory committee to select projects for the parallel programme of the Dutch pavilion.

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL has published a budget of up to €50,000, available through the Open Call, awarded to a minimum of two and a maximum of five projects, with a maximum contribution of €25,000 per project.

application process
Proposals may be submitted until Wednesday 20 November 2019 via the online application environment of the Creative Industries Fund NL under Venice Architecture Biennale #1_Dutch pavilion public parallel programme.

important information
Participants must have a valid account to use the online application environment
Request login details for the online application environment in advance. Validating new users may take up to one business day
Familiarise yourself with the application form. You cannot submit draft proposals
Confirmation of receipt is by email, sent no later than one week after the closing date

application details
Both individual practitioners and groups can participate in the Open Call. Proposals must be written in English and submitted in one PDF (maximum 10 MB), consisting of a maximum of five A4 pages.

Eligible proposals must contain:
An introduction (maximum 250 words) explaining the relationship between the proposal and previous projects and interests. You are not asked for a CV
A description (maximum 1,000 words) of the project, its objectives and motives, and its relationship with the main programme. Include a proposal for the location, the relationship between the project and the pavilion theme, and a general time schedule of activities (for before, during, and after the Biennale)
Relevant documentation of previous work by participants and cooperating partners, including images of the proposed project (maximum 20 images) and / or links to audio or video files (maximum 10 minutes) within the PDF application
A detailed working method and working schedule (maximum 250 words)
A description (maximum 100 words) of the target group and their involvement in the project
A proposed budget, including any co-financing
Annex: A certificate from the Chamber of Commerce, not older than one year

In addition to the above, all proposals will also be assessed on the basis of their:
Relation to the theme of the Dutch pavilion
Relevance in the fields of contemporary architecture, urban design, and landscape
Capacity to raise relevant professional and social issues and to use various channels for their dissemination

Preference is given to proposals that include partnerships with researchers and practitioners, institutions and organisations in the Netherlands or abroad.

The selection takes the form of a tender - this means that a number of proposals are chosen within the available budget. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL will communicate the successful proposals, and rejected applications will receive a notification before the end of 2019.

terms and conditions
The treatment and assessment of proposals is undertaken within the framework of the Subsidy Regulations, under which funds are then provided. See Article 7, section 2, which details the various procedures for open calls. From these regulations, the following do not apply to this Open Call:
Article 11, section 2 under A and C, and section 3 under A
Article 13 under b
Articles 16 to 21
Article 22, section 3

questions
For questions about the Open Call and registration procedure, please contact Dominique Geelen at d.geelen@stimuleringsfonds.nl, or Ibrahim Alaoui Chrifi at i.alaouichrifi@stimuleringsfonds.nl, or call 010 436 1600.

more information
Information related to this Open Call will be addressed by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL from 15:00 to 17:00 on 22 October 2019, at Tac Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week. Debra Solomon, Afaina de Jong and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer will reflect on 'multispecies urbanism' from their own perspective, followed by a Q & A.
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Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 #2

Development budget main locations Biennale

The Creative Industries Fund NL invites designers to submit a proposal to participate in the 17th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Researchers and designers in the field of architecture may submit proposals for the development of initiatives and projects that make a substantive contribution to one of the main locations. The Arsenale, for instance, or the country pavilions in the Giardini. Deadline for submission is Wednesday 20 November 2019.

The Venice Architecture Biennale will take place from 23 May to 29 November 2020. Chief curator of this edition is Hashim Sarkis. With the theme 'How will we live together?', Sarkis appeals to the imagination of architects and asks them to develop ideas for forms of living together in the context of increasing political divisions and growing economic differences, in the light of individualization and inclusion.

conditions
Eligibility for this open call is subject to the submission of a substantive justification by an inviting party and/or the curator. The development budget will be made available to support research studies or projects that make a physical, spatial contribution to the exploration of the theme 'How will we live together?'. For instance:

additional study relating to research which has been or is being carried out;
speculative or artistic interventions on the basis of an existing or ongoing project;
designing and exhibiting an existing or ongoing study, project or experiment at the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2020;
projects aimed at sharing knowledge, such as a publication, manifestation, event or symposium.

objective
The aim of the Fund with this open call is to present the excellent quality of Dutch architecture and urban design at a leading international event. Subsidies are awarded on the basis of the Grant Programme for Architecture, through which the Fund pursues a number of objectives, including the following:
strengthening the social added value of architecture from a cultural perspective;
promoting high quality in architecture;
stimulating interest in architecture at home and abroad.

submission
Propsals can be submitted until Wednesday 20 November 2019 at the latest, via the Fund's online application environment. Select 'Venice Architecture Biennale #2 - Development Budget'.

Project proposals include:
· a clear, concise description of the purpose and structure of the project;
· a personal motivation for participating in the biennial;
· a description of the location;
· relevant visual material of the work of the participants involved and images that give an impression of the proposed project;
· a realistic budget, with the status of co-financing made clear;
· a concise communication plan describing the target groups and how to reach them;
· attachment I: CV (max. 2 pages per proposal);
· attachment II: substantive motivation provided by the inviting party and/or curator;
· attachment III: recent copy of extract from the Chamber of Commerce register, not more than 1 year old.

We would like to receive project proposals as a PDF file in A4 format, with a maximum of 10 pages (excluding attachments) and no larger than 10 MB. If the submission does not comply with the above description, no evaluation of the proposal can take place.

Note:
Request your login details for the online application environment in time and become familiar with the application form. Validation of a new user account can take up to one working day.
You cannot submit draft proposals to the Fund for advice. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail at the latest one week after the closing date.
In order to receive a grant, you must be registered with the Chamber of Commerce. If this is not the case, it is possible to register after selection.
For the presentation of projects during the Architecture Biennale in Venice, an application can be made within the Voucher procedure for presentations abroad, from 4 months prior to the Biennale. Projects that have been awarded a grant within the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale #1 or #2 are not eligible for a voucher.

evaluation
Together with external advisors, the Fund selects a number of proposals from all the submissions. The following evaluation criteria are used:
the extent to which the project relates to the theme of the Venice Architecture Biennale;
the relevance to contemporary design practice;
the extent to which content and project form reinforce each other and are distinctive in this respect;
A maximum budget of € 50,000 is available for this open call. The Fund expects to be able to support at least two proposals with a maximum subsidy of € 25,000.
The evaluation takes the form of a tender: this means that, within the available budget, a number of proposals are preferred to other submissions. The Fund will only communicate about the selected proposals. Rejected proposals receive a negative decision. The Fund aims to announce the results by mid-December 2019.

procedure
The processing and evaluation of the proposals submitted will be carried out within the framework of the Subsidy Regulations. Any subsidy will be awarded on the basis of the Subsidy Regulations. Important in this context is Article 7, paragraph 2, which allows for a special procedure for open calls. The following articles in these Regulations do not apply to this open call:
Article 11, paragraph 2, under a and c, and paragraph 3, under a
Article 13, under b
Articles 16 to 21
Article 22, paragraph 3

questions
If you have any questions about this open call and the procedure, please contact: Dominique Geelen, Grant Programme for Architecture, d.geelen@stimuleringsfonds.nl, or 010-4361600

Other details and questions concerning this open call will be dealt with by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL, on 22 October 2019 from 15.00 to 17.00 in TAC, during Dutch Design Week.

This open call has its legal basis in the Subsidy Regulations and the Grant Programme for Architecture.
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