On 1 December, we will be opening three multi-year grant schemes: Cultural Education with Quality (CmK4), Talent Development and Co-creation. The latter two schemes are new. These new multi-year grants are aimed at supporting a broad base within amateur art and cultural participation.
The Talent Development and Co-creation schemes are not project subsidies; they are targeted at cultural institutions capable of combining a well-thought-out vision of their position and contribution to the field with coherent and relevant activities. We want to offer them the opportunity to work over an extended period at strengthening and updating their organisation and its activities, while also improving their sustainability.
What form do these grant schemes take?
The (current) multi-year grant scheme Talent & Festivals 2021 - 2024 has been split into two new ones: Talent Development and Co-creation. We are adding two subject areas to this, previously known during the 2021 - 2024 policy period as the project schemes Making Culture Together and MeeMaakPodia. The Fund conducted a study in spring 2023 which revealed the strong interest in multi-year subsidies among applicants to these project schemes. We took this on board.
Applications for Talent Development for institutions and festivals open on 1 December. Applications may be submitted within the Co-creation multi-year grant scheme by institutions (replacing Experiencing Stages), festivals (replacing Heritage Events) and cross-sectorally (replacing Making Culture Together track 3).
Please note the various options
Applications for the new Co-creation multi-year grant scheme overlap in part with the current grant schemes, Making Culture Together and Experiencing Stages. When selecting which scheme to apply for, pay attention to the stated purpose of the subsidy (project schemes are targeted at activities whereas multi-year schemes are targeted at institutions) and its starting date (the start date for projects is 13 weeks after submitting an application, while the start date for institutions is 1 January 2025). This of particular relevance to applicants to the following schemes:
- Making Culture Together track 1 – closes on 1 November 2023 and is targeted at activities. Projects begin 13 weeks after the submission of the application. Projects last for a maximum of 1 year. The amount requested should be between €2,500 and €25,000.
- Making Culture Together track 3: opens on 6 November 2023 and is targeted at activities. Projects begin 13 weeks after the submission of the application. Projects last for minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 years. The amount requested should be between €125,000 and €500,000.
- The extension of Making Culture - Experiencing Stages: closes on 27 March 2024 and is targeted at activities. Projects begin 13 weeks after the submission of the application. Projects last for minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 years. The amount requested should be between €50,000 and €100,000.
- Multi-year, Co-creation grant scheme: opens on 1 December 2023 and is targeted at institutions. Subsidies are provided for the calendar years 2025 - 2028 inclusive.
The Fund will organise a live information session on the evening of Wednesday 15 November. This session will consist of a presentation explaining the grant schemes, the content of the five chapters and the application process. The session will be in Dutch and will take place from 18.30 to 21.00 in Akoesticum, Ede.
Not sure which scheme to apply to? Email us at email@example.com. One of our advisors will get in touch with you as soon as possible.