Design Grant Scheme
07 april 2021
11 august 2021
29 september 2021
budget 2021: € 1,700,000 – budget distribution per round € 425,000
With the Design Grant Scheme, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of Design. The regulations are in line with the Fund's objectives to promote the development of artistic quality, to stimulate experiment and research and to support reflection and debate.
who are these regulations intended for?
- The Design Grant Scheme is open for projects initiated by professional designers, makers, observers, agencies or cultural institutions active within one or more disciplines coming under the field of design.
which projects can apply for a grant?
- Within the Design Grant Scheme, the following grants may be provided:
a. a regular project grant, which requires a reasonable amount of co-financing;
b. a starting grant up to a maximum contribution of € 7,500, with co-financing not being required.
What is assessed?
- Applications are assessed on the basis of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF). You should therefore make sure that you are well aware of the conditions, criteria and objectives stated in them.
how do you prepare an application?
- The advisory committee will process your application based on the application form and the attachments submitted. Please read Article 8 of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF) for a list of the required attachments.
You can find suggestions and tips to help you prepare to submit a grant application to the Fund in the Grant Application Guidelines (PDF). These guidelines will help you draw up an application as completely as possible. Therefore, make sure that you read them carefully before drawing up a grant application.
Please note: the guidelines will be updated soon.
If your application concerns a publication, please use the Publications Calculation Form.
Design Grant Scheme
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF). You should therefore make sure that you are well aware of the conditions, criteria and objectives stated in them.
Online application environment
Applications must be submitted in the online application environment. For this, you need a personal account. Please note: create an account on time, as it takes one working day to activate a new applicant account.
Online application forms can be submitted up to 23:59 hours on the day of the closing date. However, due to traffic on the server, we explicitly advise you to submit your application earlier.
Specific questions about the procedure, budget and/or project plan can be sent via email to one of the grants officers. First check if you can find the answer to your question in the Frequently Asked Questions.
When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF).
An advisory committee will assess your application based on the Design Grant Scheme. The way this is done as well as the criteria for this are set out in full in Article 10 of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF). The committee advises the Fund's Board. Click here to see who is part of the advisory committee for the Design Grant Scheme.
If the total number of applications that are eligible for a grant exceeds the budget of the grant round available, applications will be prioritized. The way this is done is set out in full in Article 10 of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF).
The Board includes the committee's advice in its decision on rejection or provision of the grant. You will be notified about the result in a decision, which will be emailed to you within ten weeks after the scheme's closing date.
If you receive a grant from the Fund, then you will have to comply with the obligations. Please read more about accountability in Articles 17, 18, 19 and 20 of the Design Grant Scheme (PDF). Two weeks before the conclusion of your project, you will be asked by email to submit your accountability form in the online application environment.
- For further information please contact:
You can also call +31 (0)10 4361600.