Drop-in Consultations

Drop-in Consultations are open to project applicants who have not previously received a grant from the AFK, and provide a good way for the AFK and the applicant to get to know each other in a less formal setting. During the Drop-in Consultation, the applicant has a chance to explain the project plan which has been submitted prior to the Drop-in.

Who can take part in drop-in consultations?

Project applicants from all disciplines who have not previously received a grant from the AFK. PLEASE NOTE: People who have previously received a grant from the AFK, even if it was on behalf of a separate organisation, are not eligible for the Drop-in Consultation. If the plans have received a negative decision, or are not approved as presented, then the applicant may be allowed one (and only one) opportunity to participate in the Drop-in Consultation for a second time.

What types of applications are suitable?

Requests for up to € 5.000 for projects that fall within the Professional Arts Scheme or the Cultural Participation Scheme, with a maximum project budget of  € 10.000. The Drop-in Consultation is not open to applications for the Development Budget or applicants for Programme Subsidies. During the Consultation you will have 30 minutes to explain the project, and within a very short period of time, the AFK will let you know if they will be contributing to the project.

When

Drop-in Consultations take place on the last Tuesday of every month. For exact dates, please see the overview below.

How does it work?

You may apply for a slot two weeks prior to the date of each Drop-in Consultation. This can only be done by sending an email to: spreekuur@afk.nl. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on the application date. There are a limited number of places at each Drop-in Consultation, which is why all applications will be considered according to the order in which they are received.

Limited number of places

Please be aware: the number of applicants for the Drop-in Consultation is very high. When you apply, you are not guaranteed a place at the Drop-in Consultation. If you want to be sure that your application is processed, please send in your application for a grant via the regular channels.

The starting date of the project

Please note: there should be at least one month between the Drop-in Consultation and the hoped-for starting date of the project. 

Drop-in consultation dates 2017

31 January

application: 17 January 

deadline projectplan: 24 January

28 February

application: 14 February 

deadline projectplan: 21 February

28 March

application: 14 March

deadline projectplan: 21 March

25 April

application: 11 April

deadline projectplan: 18 April

30 May

application: 16 May

deadline projectplan: 23 May

27 June

application: 13 June

deadline projectplan: 20 June

25 July

application: 11 July

indiendatum formulier: 18 July

29 August

application: 15 August 

deadline projectplan: 22 August

26 September

application: 12 September 

deadline projectplan: 19 September

31 October

application: 17 October 

deadline projectplan: 24 October

28 November

application: 14 November

deadline projectplan: 21 November

Procedure

You can sign up for a slot at a Drop-in Consultation two weeks in advance; you must sign up by email to spreekuur@afk.nl. Applications that arrive more than two weeks before the Drop-in Consultation will not be considered.

You will receive an email (within two days) to confirm your appointment. Once you have an appointment, you must fill in the funding application form and submit it to the AFK at least one week prior to the Drop-in Consultation. Please see the dates above.  After the Drop-in Consultation, the board of the AFK will be able to make a decision quickly, although they may send the application to an advisor for an opinion.

Conditions:

• As 1 September 2013, only those applicants who have not previously received a grant from the AFK can make use of the Drop-in Consultation.  Applicants who have previously received money from the AFK, even if it was on behalf of a different organisation, are not eligible for the Drop-in Consultation.

• The Drop-in Consultation is only for projects where the total budget is not higher than € 10,000 and the requested contribution from the AFK is a maximum of € 5,000.

• The Drop-in Consultation is for projects within all disciplines within the Professional Arts Scheme and the Cultural Participation Scheme. The Drop-in Consultation is not open to applications for the Development Budget or Programme Subsidies.  

• Applicants must have sent their completed funding application form to the AFK at least one week before the Drop-in Consultation.