My First Application

► PLEASE NOTE: As of July 2021, the Consultation Hour will continue under the name ‘My First Application’. Read more about the name change in this news item.

► PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, My First Application meetings will be held digitally. Read more about this in Frequently asked questions.


For whom is this subsidy intended?
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How and when may I apply?
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For whom is this subsidy intended?

If you have not previously received a subsidy from the AFK, you can make use of 'My First Application', which will enable you to explain your application in person in a conversation with AFK staff members.

Both individual culture makers and professional artists and organisations can submit a My First Application, provided that they have not previously received funding from the AFK.

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For what is this subsidy intended?

You can submit a My First Application for project funding under the 2012-2024 Project Subsidies for Professional Artists Scheme or under the 2021-2024 Project Subsidies for Cultural Participation Scheme. The minimum amount that can be requested under the Culture Participation Scheme is €1,500, while the minimum amount that can be requested by professional artists and organisations is €2,500. The maximum amount of funding that can be requested from the AFK under a My First Application is €5,000.

Submit your application in the usual way, using the online application form (we explain what information the AFK requires from you in the explanatory notes to the scheme). You will have the opportunity to discuss your project and ask questions during a 30 minute conversation with AFK staff members. Decisions on a ‘My First Application’ will be taken within one week of this meeting.

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How and when may I apply?

Only a limited number of ‘My First Application’ requests can be considered each month. Below are the dates for registration, sending in an application and meetings. You can register on the dates given from 09:00 via My AFK. To do so, you must first create an account.

PLEASE NOTE: there must be at least one month between the date of your meeting with the AFK and the first public presentation/performance of your project.

We receive a great many requests for a My First Application. If you want to be sure that your application will be processed, you should apply through the usual procedure, where you will find an overview of the normal funding options, and not through My First Application.

Registration dateDeadline formMy First Application
5 January 202111 January 202126 January 2021
27 January 20218 February 202123 February 2021
24 February 202115 March 202130 March 2021
31 March 202111 April 202126 April 2021
27 April 202110 May 202125 May 2021
26 May 202114 June 202129 June 2021
30 June 202112 July 202127 July 2021
28 July 202116 August 202131 August 2021
1 September 202113 September 202128 September 2021
29 September 202111 October 202126 October 2021
27 October 202115 November 202130 November 2021
1 December 2021Not yet affirmedNot yet affirmed

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Rudy Chotoe
Teammedewerker Muziek & Muziektheater en Theater & Dans
Nienke Gademan
Teammedewerker Visuele Kunsten & Erfgoed en Letteren, Cultuureducatie & Cultuurmakers

This is the team within this subsidy. For questions about project subsidies, please contact the team leader. Do you have questions about your project application? Please contact one of the staff members. Furthermore, advisers are also involved in this subsidy.