The amounts must be stated exclusive of VAT. The grant from the Mondriaan Fund is awarded exclusive of VAT, unless the applicant is not liable for VAT. In the latter case, a statement to that effect from the Tax and Customs Administration (‘Belastingdienst’) should be sent.
The Mondriaan Fund asks that you provide a clear and specified overview of the variable project costs.
This is subject to the following:
- The total costs must equal the overall level of financial cover, including the contribution from the Mondriaan Fund. The budget must be balanced;
- The crucial items should be supported by quotations as much as possible;
- A reimbursement during the development phase of a commission may only be requested by non-cultural client;
- The maximum contribution from the Mondriaan Fund is 50% if it concerns a specific commission, unless otherwise stated in the online explanation on the scheme on the website;
- If you are making an application for the development phase of a commission, then the contribution is up to 70%, to a maximum of €15,000;
- The applicant is expected to pay a realistic fee to the artist, based on the Guideline for Artists’ Fees or those of the Central Government Real Estate Agency;
- Art and heritage organisations may not apply for artists’ fees through Art Commission, but should instead submit their applications through the Guideline for Artists’ Fees scheme;
- Non-cultural commissioning parties may apply for the fees for the artist or artists in question;
- The organisation’s fixed costs, such as its own employees, management expenses and other overheads will not be reimbursed by the Mondriaan Fund.
Possible cost items with:
The Mondriaan Fund asks that you provide a clear and specified overview of the financial cover, which should consist of:
- Your own revenues, such as entry fees, publication income, sponsorship (in kind or otherwise), or crowdfunding;
- Applicant’s own contribution;
- Contribution from third parties, such as the various public and private funds, local authority, provincial government;
- The grant requested from the Mondriaan Fund.
Bear in mind that:
- If the grant requested from the Mondriaan Fund is €125,000 or greater, you should include in your budget the costs of an approved audit report by an independent accountant;
- The financial cover may not include any capitalised labour.
- In case a contribution is awarded, a minimum of 80% coverage of the budget, including the contribution from the Mondriaan Fund, must be shown by means of grant letters from third parties before an advance on the contribution can be transferred.