Questions about your application, project or event, with regard to the coronavirus?
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Update: 29 October 2020
All extra measures concerning Covid-19 in a row
To artists, intermediaries, museums and art institutions: the Mondriaan Fund is providing extra support in times of corona. All extra measures are listed in one overview on our website. These extra measures are as follows:
- Project Grants for Artists (including support linked to the corona crisis)
temporary grants for working periods of up to six months, to compensate for damages
- Project Grants for Intermediaries (including support linked to the corona crisis)
temporary grants for working periods of up to six months to buffer damages and reflect on new projects
- Compensation for Stand Rental at Dutch Art Fairs
a compensation for stand rental for galleries at Art Rotterdam: the compensation is managed through the fair.
- Corona Crisis Compensation Arrangement for Museums with over 100,000 Annual Visitors
the Mondrian Fund matches the amount already awarded by the region to the museum in question. Application deadline was 10 July at 5 PM.
- Corona Crisis Compensation Arrangement for Museums with 40,000-100,000 Annual Visitors
the corona virus compensation arrangement for museums with up to 100.000 visitors is a new arrangement complementing the possibilities for regional museums of national importance for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW). Application deadline was 27 July at 5 PM.
- Corona Crisis compensation arrangement for museums with up to 7.500 visitors. Application deadline was 26 October at 5 PM.
Update: 27 May 2020
Additional resources for the culture sector elaborated
The Dutch government has made an additional support package of €300 million available for the cultural sector. In a letter to Parliament, Minister Van Engelshoven announced how these additional support measures are to be worked out. The Mondriaan Fund is very pleased that the Minister has made €11.8 million available to the six National Culture Funds for the support of individual makers. Of this amount, an amount of almost €2 million will be allocated to the Mondriaan Fund, through which artists and intermediaries can receive extra support. It is also good news that money will be made available for presentation institutions through the Mondriaan Fund and that €16 million will be made available to regional museums.
Read more about the allocation of the support packages (in Dutch).
Update: 12 May 2020
Over €4 million extra for artists, intermediaries, galleries, small museums and artist initiatives through the Mondriaan Fund
In addition to the existing support measures, the Mondriaan Fund offers additional support to makers and small institutions. The project subsidy scheme for artists and intermediaries will be adapted to provide space for individual makers who have had to change their plans or practices due to the corona crisis. €1.6 million have an been made available for this purpose. There will be an increased budget for artist initiatives, totalling €100,000. Gallery presentations of work by contemporary artists will be supported with €850,000 in the form of contribution to stand rentals at Dutch art fairs with international appeal. In addition, €1.8 million has been reserved for small museums. For this group, the Mondriaan Fund will provide a scheme consistent with the possibilities for regional museums of national interest to the OCW, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. In addition to these extra measures, the Mondriaan Fund has temporarily increased the budget for the Stipendium for Established Artists in order to meet the increased demand at the moment. With these extra measures, the Mondriaan Fund hopes – within our limited possibilities – to offer a helping hand to individual creators and smaller institutions in these difficult times.
As you may understand, this situation requires some adjusting on our part as well. We would therefore like to request that you conduct your communication with contact persons of the Mondriaan Fund via email, as much as possible. You can find them here.
If you have any other questions or if you don’t have a contact person, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org