Art Platform Broad
The Art Platform Broad grant is intended for fully professional visual art organizations, from the local to the international level, which maintain a regular annual programme of presentations, complemented with extensive activities programmes. It here concerns an amount of 275,000 euros per year to be allocated towards activities during four calendar years.
For Art Platform Broad grants, in addition to the general conditions, the following criteria must also apply:
- Applicants have an extensive policy that sets an example, and an actively implemented vision in terms of Fair Practice Code, the Governance Code Cultuur (only available in Dutch) and the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie (only available in Dutch).
- Applicants demonstrate a supporting function in terms of the generation and realization of new productions by artists.
- Institutes for professional education in the arts and organizations that are directly financed by the government (through the Basisinfrastructuur plan, the other public national culture funds or sector and umbrella organizations) may not apply.
- If an applicant is included in the Basisinfrastructuur of the upcoming 2021-2024 national policy plan, the approved amount of support is cancelled for that period.
- A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the budget must be covered by financial support from third parties and/or by the organization’s own earnings for the structural costs of the organization.
Applications that satisfy the requirements are presented to an advisory committee. The committee judges the application on the basis of:
- A description of the mission, vision and profile of the organization, the people involved, a reflection on the activities that have been developed over the last three years, with an emphasis on innovative developments in both the artistic and organizational domains.
- A plan with the following segments:
- A well-considered, artistically and intrinsically broad programme, meeting high production standards,
- A presentation plan in which it is explained how, in addition to a suitable audience, a new and broader audience will be reached, in which it is considered how the experience of and around the programme connects with new target groups, with a clear strategy aimed at reaching an audience well beyond the professional segment,
- A clear strategy regarding the local, national and international contexts,
- A clear and convincing vision in terms of marketing, communications and public participation, and a convincing financial effort aimed at informing and expanding the audience, evident, among other things, in audience-friendly facilities.
- An extensive and actively implemented policy vision of the Fair Practice Code, the Governance Code for the Cultural Sector and the Code for Diversity & Inclusion.
- A budget with a financial plan that covers expenses.
In assessing the application, the advisory committee considers seven criteria and their mutual relationships:
- Artistic vision, mission, profile: the advisory committee assesses the interrelationship between the art platform’s artistic and intrinsic points of departure and the manner whereby these are expressed in the activities. What objectives are expressed in the mission and how does one attempt to achieve these goals? How does the applicant profile and position their organization in both the country and their municipality or region? In what ways do vision, mission and profile take shape in the activities and the collaborations?
- Artistic and intrinsic quality of activities from the recent past: the advisory committee assesses the role, position and working method of the art platform in the recent past and the way in which these relate to the current context and/or other disciplines.
- The quality of the activities described in the plan: the advisory committee assesses the interrelationships between the artistic and intrinsic principles of the art platform and the manner in which these are expressed in the activities. Does the planned programme convincingly succeed in setting an example, distinguishing itself, or being exceptional in some other way?
- Innovative qualities: the advisory committee assesses how the programme relates to developments in society. Does it contribute to artistic development and innovation?
- Public reach: the advisory committee assesses how the art platform presents itself and the way, in addition to a suitable audience, a new and broader public is reached, including by means of public-friendly facilities, such as reception facilities, provision of guides for the public, cafe and/or shop, etc.
- Local and regional embedding: the advisory committee assesses the stimulating role of the art platform for existing cultural infrastructure and the alliances and connections with which the art platform engages in order to realize these activities, exchange knowledge and work collaboratively.
- Quality of the organization and professional business management: the advisory committee assesses whether or not there is a professional business management and a qualitatively strong organization. They also examine the application of the Fair Practice Code, the Governance Code for the Cultural Sector and the Code for Diversity & Inclusion. These codes all touch every level of the organization, as well as several of the judging criteria mentioned above.
An Art Platform Broad grant can only be allocated if the advisory committee reaches a positive decision. For budgetary reasons, the Mondriaan Fund’s board may request the advisory committee to weigh the applications against each other and rank the positive recommendations in order of priority . Here, the pluriformity of the entire group of art platforms to be awarded support is also taken into consideration.
Art Platform Broad grants consist of an amount of 275,000 euros per year for four calendar years. At least fifty percent (50%) of the budget must be covered by financial contributions from third parties, such as other government authorities, private funding and/or income generated by the organization for the structural costs of the organization.
For the 2020 selections, one Art Platform Broad application can be supported. In cases where the grant allocation maximum is exceeded, the application can be rejected on budgetary grounds.
Organizations can submit an application using the online application system of the Mondriaan Fund. First, you need to make an account to be able to apply. In this system, you can fill in an application form and submit it together with the information requested in the checklist below.
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Applications are accepted in a single application round each year. The 2020 deadline for applications was 6 July 2020. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on the date of the deadline.
Applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been approved no later than three months after this deadline date.
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We have comprised a checklist of the information required to support your application. The order of the checklist follows that of the application form. The documents should be uploaded as PDF files. Please ensure that you do not exceed the maximum number of pages per segment. Pages that are in addition to the maximum allowed per segment will not be taken into consideration.
Proof of KvK registration
An extract of your registration with the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel, KvK), no more than a year old.
If you have not previously submitted an application to the Mondriaan Fund, or if your bank account number has changed since your last application, you need to upload a recent bank statement.
Annual account statement
You need to upload an annual account covering the preceding year, approved and signed by the management. The annual account shows the financial situation of the organization.
Art platform profile
Give a concise description of the mission, vision and profile of your organization, the people involved and a consideration of the activities that have been achieved in the preceding three years, with an emphasis on innovative developments, both artistically and organizationally. Mention both the professionalism and the business management of the organization. The profile must be no more than three A4 pages.
In the proscribed area, give a short summary of your programme, with a relevant selection of the artists and activities involved. The statement should contain no more than 1375 characters.
The following segments must accompany the programming plan:
- a well-considered, broad artistic and intrinsic programme of high production standard;
- the artists, mediators and collaborating partners involved;
- a presentation plan in which you describe how, alongside an appropriate audience, you also intend to reach a new and broader public, whereby account is taken of how the experience of and around your programme connects with new target groups and a clear strategy of audience reach transcending professional audiences;
- the expected numbers of participants and visitors;
- a clear strategy concerning the local, national and international contexts;
- a clear vision of marketing, communications and audience participation, as well as a convincing financial involvement directed towards informing and reaching the public, among other things evident in the audience-friendly facilities you provide;
- optional: relevant visual documentary material.
This should be a single PDF file with no more than 25 A4 pages, including illustrations where desired.
Meeting good practice codes
For an Art Platform Broad grant, your organization must have an extensive and actively implemented policy vision of the Fair Practice Code, de Governance Code Cultuur (governance code for culture) in the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie (code for diversity and inclusion). This should be no more than three A4 pages.
Meeting Fair Practice Code standards automatically means that your initiative follows the guidelines for honoraria for artists.
Budget and financing scheme
An Art Platform Broad grant entails an amount of 275,000 euros per year for the period of 2021 through 2024. You must upload a specified budget, giving an overview of income and expenses per calendar year, including a financial scheme that covers expenses. At least fifty percent (50%) of the budget must be covered by financial contributions from third parties or by the organization’s own earnings for the structural costs of the organization.
Letters of confirmation
All letters in which third parties confirm their financial contributions to the programming are to be collected in a single PDF file.
Note: The attachments included with the uploaded application form are automatically arranged in a predetermined order and assembled in a single document. It is this document that goes to the advisory committee. In order to ensure the correct structure in this document, it is important that you place the requested attachments in the appropriate place and that nothing is uploaded more than once.