Drop-In Consultations

For whom?

Applicants from all disciplines of the arts who have not previously received a subsidy from the AFK.


Drop-in Consultations take place on the last Tuesday of every month.


The requested subsidy amount should have a minimum of € 2,500 and a maximum of € 5,000 for a project with a total maximum of € 10,000.

How does it work?

During the Drop-in Consultation, the applicant has 30 minutes to discuss and explain the project plan which was submitted in advance. The AFK will decide whether or not to provide a subsidy within a short period of time.


What is a Drop-in Consultation?

The Drop-in Consultation is for applicants who have not previously come into contact with the AFK. This gives applicants an opportunity to discuss their application in a less-formal setting. During the Drop-in Consultation, applicants have a chance to explain their project plan in person. The applicant will receive a decision about his or her project from the AFK within one week.

Who can participate?

Drop-in Consultations are open to amateur artists, organisations or institutions, as well as professional artists, organisations or institutions. Before putting together the project plan that will be the subject of your Drop-in Consultation, please read carefully:

  • the scheme (Amateur / Professional)
  • Explanatory Notes on the Scheme (Amateur / Professional)
  • Guidelines When Applying (Amateur / Professional ).

Drop-in Consultation dates 2018


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January 8
January 14
January 29
January 30
February 11
February 26
February 27
March 11
March 26
March 27
April 15
April 30
May 1
May 13
May 28
May 29
June 10
June 25
June 26
July 15
July 30
July 31
August 12
August 27
August 28
September 9
September 24
September 25
October 14
October 29
October 30
November 11
November 26

Places are limited

Appointment spaces during the Drop-in Consultation are always in high demand. When you apply, you are not guaranteed a spot. If you would like to be sure that your application is processed, please submit your application via the regular procedure and not during the Drop-in Consultation. Here is a list of options for applying for a regular subsidy.

Please bear in mind

  • The Drop-in Consultation is for all artistic disciplines within the Professional Arts Scheme and the Amateur Arts Scheme.
  • People who have previously received funding from the AFK, even if it was on behalf of a separate organisation, are NOT eligible for the Drop-in Consultation.
  • It is not possible to use the Drop-in Consultation to apply for a Development budget or Programme Subsidy.
  • Please note: there must be at least one months between the time of the Drop-in Consultation and the project's starting date / opening / premiere. 
  • If the plans receive a negative decision, then the applicant has one (and only one) opportunity to participate in the Drop-in Consultation for a second time.


Would you like to take part in a Drop-in Consultation? Please download the Procedure for signing up for a Drop-in Consultation to find out how this application procedure works.

Please be sure to base your application on the relevant Scheme (Amateur or Professional), and its related Explanatory Notes and Guidelines. This website page 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.