Creative Industries Fund NL
Grant Programme for Design
Total available budget

Please see the website of Creative Industries Fund NL for current budget information.

Mandatory co-financing?

With the Grant Scheme for Design, the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that foster the high-quality, development and professionalisation of contemporary Dutch design. The scheme focuses on outcomes within the Netherlands and is not part of the Internationalisation programme. Nevertheless, the scheme can offer short research and/or exchange opportunities abroad if this contributes to the realisation of work in the Netherlands.

Project subsidies can be applied for within this grant for research, experiment, design, the creation of (new) work and the presentation thereof. Activities and publications aimed at the analysis of and reflection on design are possible, as well as projects aimed at (international) knowledge exchange and projects that stimulate public interest in the field.

Start-up grant
Through the Design Grant Programme, it is also possible to apply for a start-up subsidy (max. €7,500) to investigate a project’s possibilities.

Target group

Designers and makers working in the following areas: fashion, accessories and jewellery; textile, glass and ceramic design; graphic design, typography, visual communication, interactive and information design; animation, illustration, comic and graphic novels; product, furniture and industrial design, interior and spatial design, exhibition design, lighting design, scenography; social design and related disciplines.

In addition to designers and makers, the scheme is open to other parties, such as commissioning entities and cultural institutions, if their activities are at the service of Dutch design and designers.

Application conditions
  • You are registered in the trade register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) when you receive the subsidy.
  • There is reasonable co-financing. This can consist of a personal contribution or a contribution from third parties.
  • The project contributes to the promotion of high quality, development and professionalisation of contemporary Dutch design.
  • The project contributes to this scheme’s objective and is aimed at least one of these policy objectives:
  • Stimulating experiment and research
  • Supporting reflection and debate
  • Promoting the development of artistic qualit
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