Subsidies to help Dutch arts reach British audiences in times of limited international travel

The cultural sector, in the Netherlands as well as the UK, has been hard hit by the corona crisis. Many artist and cultural institutions try to continue their work in these days, by making their work digitally available. The Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom wants to support this and now has a subsidy available to help Dutch artists also reach a British audience during this corona crisis.

Connecting North Sea Neighbours through arts & culture
Via cultuur een brug slaan met onze North Sea Neighbours, ook in tijden van "social distancing"

Conditions for culture subsidies

The cultural activity must be realised in collaboration between professional Dutch artists and British cultural institutions and/or British professional arts practitioners that have a proven track record of reaching large audiences via social media. Applications can be submitted to the Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom for contributions of between 2,000 and 5,000 euros. Applications must be sent no later than Monday 1 June to LON-PPC@minbuza.nl. Applicants will be notified whether their application has been approved by Monday 22 June.

Update 29 May 2020:
The deadline for applications is extended until 22 June.

  • The application must contain a detailed description of the planned activity, including an explanation of how, where, when and for how long the end result will be made available to a British public. Make use of (digital) platforms where the British cultural partner institution already has a large public reach.
  • Please state in the application the names and contact details of Dutch and British partners who work together on the activity.
  • The application must contain a complete and detailed budget of all budgeted costs. If there are several financiers, it must be clear from the budget which costs the applicant wants to cover with Embassy funds and which costs are covered by other parties.
  • The minimum contribution from the Dutch embassy is 2,000 euros; the maximum contribution is 5,000 euros.
  • The proposal must substantiate how the activity contributes to building a relevant international audience/network for the Dutch artist(s)/designer(s) and/or how it contributes to the artistic/professional development of the Dutch artist(s)/designer(s).
  • Travelling between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom is currently strongly discouraged. Therefore, no funding application can be made for travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Purely commercial activities are not eligible for financing.
  • Amateur art is not eligible for funding.
  • Upon receipt of a contribution from the Dutch Embassy, ​​it is a requirement that the names of the Dutch artist(s)/designer(s) and the support of the Dutch government are clearly stated in the (marketing) communication.

Deadline: 1st of June

Applications must be sent no later than 1 June to LON-PPC@minbuza.nl. Applicants will be notified whether their application has been approved by Monday 22 June.

Update 29 May 2020:
The deadline for applications is extended until 22 June.

Questions? Please contact the Press, Public Diplomacy and Culture Department of the Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom at LON-PPC@minbuza.nl.