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Open Call Salone del Mobile 2019
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Open Call Salone del Mobile 2019

The Salone del Mobile in Milan is the place to be for product and furniture designers to present themselves internationally. The fair and all the surrounding presentations in the city attract many professionals from the international design world every year, in search of the latest developments in the field.
The Creative Industries Fund NL calls on Dutch designers to submit a proposal for a presentation in Milan during the 'Salone del Mobile 2019'. This call is the only way to receive a grant from the Fund to participate in this event.

This Open Call has ended. Find more information about the selected programs here.

By issuing this call, the Fund aims to present the excellent quality of the Dutch design sector in Milan and to strengthen the international reputation of the Dutch creative industry. In addition, the purpose of the support is to share the knowledge and experience gained and to build and maintain relevant international relationships between parties. The Fund makes a selection of proposals where the presentation distinguishes itself in terms of artistic quality, presentation form and strategy.

It is possible to apply for an individual presentation, but preference in this open call is given to proposals where special forms of collaboration are entered into or which focus on a group presentation.

submission
The proposal can be submitted until Wednesday 21 November at the latest via the online application environment of the Creative Industries Fund NL. Select the grant programme 'Open Call' and then the 'Salone del Mobile 2019' round.

The proposal consists of a concise and coherent project plan (max. 6 pages A4) containing the following:
1. a clear description of the objective and structure of the presentation. Include a description of the presentation location and motivate the choice for this location.
A rationale for the presentation and an explanation of how the presentation fits into a long-term strategy of your own design practice. In the case of a joint or group presentation: motivate the collaboration and explain how the selection of participants took place or will take place; an explanation of the intended results and the significance for your own practice.

In addition, the following is requested:
2. a budget of costs and revenues (max. 1 page A4). The grant can only be used for the travel and accommodation costs of the designers involved, transport costs, costs for renting the location and for presentation/communication. These items must be clearly described in the budget and supported by, for example, quotations or reference amounts. The revenue budget reflects the personal contribution or support from external parties. For group presentations, a maximum amount of € 10,000 per proposal can be requested; for a presentation involving one or two designers/design studios, the limit is € 5,000 per proposal.
3. a brief CV of the designer(s) involved (max. 2 pages A4);
4. a portfolio with visual material of the designs to be presented (max. 15 pages A4);
5. a recent extract from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK);
6. a representative image.

Please note: Request your login details for the online application environment in good time and familiarize yourself with the application form. Validation of a new user account takes 1 working day at most.

If the submission does not comply with the description above, the proposal cannot be evaluated.

evaluation
Together with external advisers, the Fund selects a number of proposals from the entries. The advisers assess the extent to which the proposal is consistent in its purpose and design and the degree to which it corresponds with the objectives of the Grant Programme for Internationalization and this open call. The advisers base their assessment on the following criteria:

the extent to which the presentation and the designs to be shown distinguish themselves in artistic quality and presentation form;
the extent to which the presentation contributes to the development of international practice and the broadening of the applicant's field of activity.
the expected opportunities that the presentation creates for the applicant and the Dutch creative industry;
the extent to which the selection of presentations contributes to strengthening the image of the Dutch creative industry abroad.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender: this means that, within the available budget, a number of proposals are selected in preference to the others, with only the selected proposals being communicated about and not the rejection of individual proposals.

A maximum amount of € 75,000 is available for this Open Call.

The external advisers will be announced on this website as soon as possible.

procedure
• Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail no later than one week after the closing date.
• The selection of the proposals will be communicated by e-mail. The Fund aims to make its announcement by 15 December 2018 and will contact those selected.
• The procedure for an Open Call is described in the General Subsidy Regulations of the Creative Industries Fund NL. The grants are provided from the additional funds of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for Internationalization of exhibitions/presentations.

questions?
If you have any questions about the open call and the procedure, please contact Eva Roolker or Roxanne Minten by e-mail or via telephone number 010-4361600. You may not present a concept of the proposal to the Fund office.

publicity
Prior to and during the Milan fair week, the Fund will make every effort to publicize the selected presentations. The selected entrants are expected to submit images and text for this purpose in consultation with the Fund. After the selection, we will contact you about the conditions and deadline for providing material.

exchange
The Fund may organize a meeting for those selected prior to the Salone del Mobile. The purpose of the meeting is to be as well prepared as possible as a selection to present the Dutch design sector in Milan. The selected people can get to know each other and exchange ideas and experiences for optimal participation. If your proposal is selected, your attendance at these meetings is expected.

read more
The Fund previously organized meetings concerning the Salone del Mobile. Read this item to take note of tips for an optimal presentation in Milan.

For a look back at the Salone del Mobile 2017 click here and 2018 click here.

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Open Call Talent Development in International Context 2019

The Creative Industries Fund NL invites architects, designers, makers, critics and/or curators with an exemplary and/or distinctive practice in the creative industry to submit a project application for an international project. A stipulation for support is that the project involves a collaboration and presentation with an international institution, organization or company with an excellent reputation. With the Open Call for Talent Development in an International Context, the Fund is stimulating the artistic and professional development of designers who are embarking on an exceptional collaboration with a foreign partner. This is the second open call in a series of three that will be issued each autumn through to 2020.

open call set-up
For this open call, the Creative Industries Fund NL is making € 75,000 available in 2019. Depending on the project, the collaborations can take a diversity of forms, for instance a research project, presentation or residency. The Fund is making a fixed sum of € 12,500 available for a residency and € 25,000 for other forms of collaboration.

The stipulations for being eligible for a grant are:
the project should take place largely or entirely outside the Netherlands;
the designer/maker/architect must have an exemplary and/or distinctive practice;
the designer/maker/architect has Dutch nationality or a practice that is registered in the Netherlands;
the foreign partner enjoys an excellent reputation;
there needs to be a reasonable amount of 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 at the conclusion of the process;
there is no question of a commissioner/client relationship between the two parties.

You can find an overview here and here of projects that were supported in previous rounds of the Open Call Talent Development in an International Context:

application
The application can be submitted until Wednesday 4 September 2019 at the latest via the Creative Industries Fund NL's online application environment. Select 'Open Call Talent Development in International Context 2019'.

The application consists of:
1. A plan/description of the activities (max. 10 pages in A4 format), including:
the rationale for how the project contributes to the development of your own professional and artistic practice;
a clear and concise description of the international activities that will be undertaken;
a concise description of one or more foreign institutions, organizations or companies involved;
a motivation for the choice of this partner (or partners);
an explanation by the foreign institution, organization or company about the manner of collaboration and the intended outcome;
2. Budget and planning: an overview of estimated costs, income and planning, including an estimated number of hours to be spent. The project may not start until 13 November 2019 at the earliest.
3. CVs of the parties involved, with relevant information about work or other experience that is relevant to the proposed project (max. 2 pages).
4. A portfolio from the maker/designer and information about the partner (max. 10 pages in A4 format).
5. Proof of registration with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) or a foreign equivalent.

N.B.:
If the application fails to satisfy the description outlined above, no evaluation of the content can take place;
Apply for your login 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.
You will receive confirmation of receipt by e-mail within one week after the deadline;
In order to receive a grant, you must be registered with a Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

evaluation
The evaluation of the applications involves consulting with a committee of external advisers. This panel gives a number of proposals precedence over the others. The committee determines to what extent the proposal:
advances talent development: the project fosters the further artistic or professional development of individual talent;
promotes artistic quality: the project focuses on the continuation, further development and promotion of one's personal ability, while the designer in question will be seen as an inspiring example for colleagues and a broader interested public;
strengthens the international reputation of the contemporary Dutch creative industries.

The committee will specifically consider:
the extent to which the designers, makers, critics and/or curators from the creative industries (digital culture, design, architecture) have an exemplary and/or distinctive practice;
the extent to which the foreign institution, organization or company involved has an outstanding reputation;
the level and means of co-funding by the foreign partner;
the extent to which the proposed plan contributes to the ongoing artistic and professional development of the maker involved;
the quality and form of the collaboration;
the extent to which the proposal is consistent in intent and purpose, the expertise involved and public reach;
the extent to which it is relevant for the Netherlands.

The evaluation takes the form of a tender: a number of proposals will be given precedence above the others within the available budget. The Fund will communicate only on the selected proposals and not correspond on the rejection of individual proposals. The open call follows the procedure described in the Fund's Subsidy Regulations.

available budget
Creative Industries Fund NL has allotted a maximum of € 125,000 for this open call. The maximum grant per application is € 25,000. The grant is emphatically intended for international activities that contribute to the artistic and/or professional development of designers, makers, critics and/or curators who are active in the creative industries. The selected proposals receive a subsidy from an additional budget made available by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for internationalization and talent development in the creative industries. The Ministry wishes to use this budget to support top talent in order to achieve a strong international position. The selection will be announced by 13 November 2019 at the latest by e-mail and via the Fund's website.

more information
In 2019 the Fund is organizing a number of meet-ups with the current selection as well as completed projects from the period 2014-2018. The aim is to allow the various projects to exchange expertise and experiences.

If you have any questions about the open call and procedure, please contact Roxanne Minten or Anselm van Sintfiet by e-mail, or by phone: +31 (0)10 436 1600.
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Open Call Researching Remix

Do you use 'remix' as a method to achieve innovative and experimental work? And within your practice, do you reflect on themes such as balance of power, ownership, appropriation and social inequality? For the Researching Remix Open Call, Metro54 and the Creative Industries Fund NL invite makers, collectives, organizers and thinkers to submit a project proposal. The deadline is Tuesday 2 July. The results of the selected works will be presented at the Dutch Design Week in October.

collaboration between the Fund and Metro54
As a platform, Metro54 follows experimental and innovative art, design, fashion, architecture, music and digital expressions very closely. In 2019, Metro54 is organizing the travelling annual programme Re-mix and Re-search: whose cultural appropriation is this?. This programme investigates the theme of cultural appropriation within contemporary urban arts & culture and is being realized in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL.

open call
Remix as a methodology and research method has a significant influence in urban arts & culture. We are interested in projects that are able to relate critically to this influence and, in so doing, reflect on themes such as the balance of power, ownership and cultural appropriation.
For this open call we are looking for new, interdisciplinary and many-voiced remix work that contributes to innovation in the fields of (graphic) productions, graphic design, fashion, architecture, visual culture and digital culture. Themes such as agency, recognition and ownership play an important role in the intended projects. We are also particularly interested in how remix as a research method or methodology plays a role in your practice proposal.

group exhibition
The selected proposals for new work will be presented during the Dutch Design Week 2019 in Eindhoven as part of the exhibition and programme This is a Take-Over: Researching Remix. In this way, curator Metro54 wants to draw attention to design, reflection and research within urban arts & culture.

meetup
If you would like to present an idea or if you have any questions about the open call, come to the in-store meetup on Thursday 6 June from 19:00 to 21:00 at Daily Paper in Amsterdam. Metro54 and Fund staff will be present.

contact
If you have any questions about the content of this open call, you can also contact Metro54. For questions about submitting your proposal, please contact Sean Gillis or Zineb Seghrouchni or by telephone at 010 436 16 00.

practical information about your application
Who can submit a proposal?
Individual makers, designers, thinkers, collectives and organizers of new, interdisciplinary and diverse work can submit a proposal.

When is the deadline?
you can submit your application here
the open call closes on 2 July 2019
the selection will be announced in the third week of July

What is the available budget?
maximum € 4,000 per proposal for making new work (including VAT, where applicable)
a minimum of four proposals will be supported

What do you need to provide?
portfolio
project plan: in text and/or images; the inclusion of web links to online material, films, etc. is permitted
proof of the applying party's registration with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK)

What is the evaluation of the proposal based on?
vision on remix as a research method and methodology
extent to which reflection on themes that influence urban arts & culture has been developed
boldness and inventiveness
feasibility of the proposal

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