Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts

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For whom?

Professional artists, cultural organisations, and institutions within all artistic disciplines.

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For what?

For an arts or cultural project in the city that's accessible to the general public.

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The amount of subsidy requested is:

Minimum: € 2,500

Maximum for individuals: € 25,000
Organisations or institutions: no maximum

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Submitting an application

An application may be submitted throughout the year; applicants will receive an answer within 13 weeks.

 

What kinds of projects are eligible?

You may apply here for a cultural project, which is a stand-alone artistic-substantive activity in the field of the arts.  The project must be carried out by one or more professional artists. There is a separate scheme for the amateur arts.

How will my application be evaluated?

The following criteria are important when we evaluate an application:

  • Artistic quality
    Here, areas such as craftsmanship, expression and originality are assessed.
  • Commercial quality
    Does the project have a realistic budget? Has the applicant demonstrated sufficient organisational capacity to carry out the project? Does the project have a realistic mix of revenue sources? Are the budgetary expenses well justified? Does the organisation use fair cultural business practices and maintain social sustainability while being a good employer?
  • Audience reach
    What are the project’s audience objectives and how many visitors does it hope to reach? Is this a (culturally) diverse audience? Is there broad support or interest in the project?
  • Importance to the city of Amsterdam
    Does the project contribute to the geographical spread the city's cultural activities and audience reach? How does the project relate to other (similar) offerings and initiatives in the 
city Amsterdam? Does the project have added value?

For more information about these criteria, please read Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme and the Explanatory Notes on the Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme and the Guidlines When Applying for Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme.

Can I submit an application for a cultural-education project?

School-related cultural education and extra-curricular lessons and courses are not eligible for the Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme

Project Subsidy Checklist

Would you like to know if you qualify for a subsidy? Or find out which scheme provides the best fit for your project or programme of activities? Use the Project Subsidies Checklist.

I would like to submit an application

We look forward to receiving your application! You can apply through the link below which leads to 'Mijn AFK.' Before you apply, please be sure to read the Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme, the Guidelines When Applying for Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme, and the Explanatory Notes on the Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme.  This webpage is only intended to provide a brief impression of the possibilities. The three documents that are available for download on this page should be used as the basis for submitting an application. It's also useful to keep the page titled: Completing the application form in 5 steps at hand.