Grant programmes 2017: procedural changes
Implementing grant programmes is the primary function of the Creative Industries Fund NL. The grant possibilities for 2017-2020 went into effect on 1 January 2017, and the goals and evaluation criteria of the various programmes have been refined. Applicants need to be aware of a few changes in the Fund’s procedures.
The total number of applications is expected to increase in 2017. At the same time, the available budget for grants has decreased. Going forward, the Creative Industries Fund NL will only accept detailed proposals for consideration, with the goal of supporting excellence in all disciplines. Applicants therefore have a greater responsibility to draft high-quality applications with a clear project plan, organisational details, communication plan and budget. In addition, all applicants must commit to generating the maximum support for their activities, both in terms of finances and content.
The Creative Industries Fund NL expects that it will have to make stricter choices, especially if budgets are limited. The fund aims to offer new applicants the same opportunities as prior applicants.
The Creative Industries Fund NL wants to prevent projects from being divided into sub-projects for the sake of funding. It is therefore not possible to submit sub-projects to different grant programmes.
It is no longer possible to get feedback on a proposal after the submission deadline. However, you can still discuss the proposal with the funding agency during the concept phase. If you wish to do so, please contact the one of the Fund’s employees no later than two weeks before the submission deadline. You can find the contact details of the secretaries and deputy secretaries in the contact section on the individual subsidy pages.
For more information, read Grant programmes in 2017: What’s changed? (in Dutch).