Apply for Culture Funds at the Dutch Embassy in the UK
The Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom is seeking applications to support the programming of artists and designers from the Netherlands by cultural organisation in the United Kingdom.
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Projects eligible for support are those that give creative and cultural professionals from the Netherlands exposure to British audiences and that aid the careers of these artists and designers.
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In 2021 the Dutch Embassy in the UK has a culture budget of €210,000 (£187,500).
The application for a contribution from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom must include a detailed description of the planned activity, including the date(s) and location(s) of the activity, the names and contact details of the British and Dutch partners collaborating in that activity and a full list of financiers/sponsors.
The application must include a full and detailed budget of all costs involved. This budget must clearly show which costs the applicant wants to cover with Embassy funds and which costs are covered by other parties.
The proposal needs to substantiate how the activity helps to build a relevant international audience/network for the artist(s)/designer(s) from the Netherlands and/or how it contributes towards the artistic/professional development of the Dutch artist(s)/designer(s).
The activity takes place in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and/or Northern Ireland). (There are two exceptions: 1. online programmes organised by British cultural organisations aimed at audiences in the UK, and 2. visitor’s programmes aimed at taking culture professionals based in the UK to cultural organisations in the Netherlands to establish new contacts that are likely to lead to future Anglo-Dutch collaborations.)
The activity takes place in 2021.
The activity is yet to take place. Funding cannot be granted once the activity has started or after the activity has already taken place.
The artist(s)/creative(s) from the Netherlands must receive adequate fees. Applicants should prove that fees are in line with, or better than, recognised codes of practice and guidelines set by the relevant lead bodies/trade unions.
Only professional organisations (legal entities) can receive funding.
The Embassy can provide contributions between €2,000 (£1,785) and €10,000 (£8,928).
Contributions from the Dutch Embassy will not exceed 50% of the total costs of the performance/presentation/residency of the Dutch artist(s)/designer(s).
Collaboration or exchange between Dutch and British culture professionals is a must.
The organisational and artistic quality of the participating parties must be undisputed.
Purely commercial activities are not eligible for funding.
Amateur arts is not eligible for funding.
Expenses that are eligible for support are, among others, transportation, travel and accommodation. The proposal needs to specify the travel and accommodation dates.
Contributions towards PR/marketing and event documentation (AV, photography) are limited to a maximum of £1,000 per proposal.
Expenses that are not eligible for support are overhead costs (salaries, rent, office supplies).
When a contribution from the Dutch Embassy is received, it is a requirements that the participation of the Dutch artist(s) and the support from the Dutch government are clearly mentioned in the (marketing) communications.
For more information, visit https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/united-kingdom/culture/applying-for-culture-funds