For an (online) publication or an alternative public medium or online platform. Publishers may apply, but also individuals working as a curator, critic, social content maker or journalist. New initiatives and collaborations may also apply.
The Mondriaan Fund offers the Art Media open call to stimulate engagement with and the discourse of contemporary visual art in the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. Applications can be submitted for planned written and/or spoken word publications, e.g. (a series of) articles or long reads for (online) magazines, newspapers, social media channels and/or other online platforms, such as a podcast. Profiles or portraits of artists are expressly excluded. It is important that the social value of contemporary visual art is addressed and shared from an independent position and from a broad perspective.
The sum is determined per application, based on the budget. The maximum grant offered by the Mondriaan Fund is 90% of the eligible expenses. For more information, read the explanation of the budget for individuals or organisations.
The grant is linked to the plan:
- A fixed grant for a work period in the Netherlands or abroad, of between one and six months.
The standard grant is € 2,255 per month. The applicant should make a reasonable case substantiating the duration of the grant in the work plan.
- A flexible grant is possible for a period of a maximum of twelve months.
The sum is determined based on the plan, the duration of the project and the budget.
How and when to apply
The deadline for the application is 17:00 (CEST) / 11:00 (AST) on Monday 18 September. You will require an account in order to submit an application. New accounts can be made using the link below. We aim to process applications within three months following the application deadline. The project may not begin before the application is accepted. In no cases will a grant be granted in retroaction.
All applications that satisfy the official conditions and that are accompanied by all requested appendices will be presented to a committee that advises regarding granting the Art Media grant. The committee also assesses the impact of the project.
The following will be assessed in order to determine the quality of the application.
Due to budgetary restrictions, we are unfortunately not always able to award grants to all applications that receive positive advisories from the committee. In this case, the Mondriaan Fund Board asks the advisory committee to prioritise the positive advisories. This means that an application may receive a positive advisory, but a grant is nevertheless not awarded.
A grant can only be awarded if the advisory committee advises to that effect. The Board of the Mondriaan Fund can ask the advisory committee to choose between the projects with positive advisories.
When making this decision, the diversity of projects, reach and a balanced distribution between the various types of projects all play a role.
The Board may also decide to award a lower grant than is applied for, in light of the available budget.
- It is not possible to apply for a grant for regular activities or regular expenses.
- It is not possible to apply for a grant for television or film productions.
- Museums, art institutions and heritage institutions can only apply for a grant for individual productions concerning visual art. The project may not be directly linked to the applicant’s existing activities (e.g. an article or publication accompanying an exhibition).
- The project must be published on at least one public medium or platform with appropriate reach.
In order to process your application, the Mondriaan Fund requires various information: details that you can enter in the application form and documents that you can upload. Below is a checklist outlining all of the required information, following the layout of the application form.
Tip: verzamel de informatie voordat je begint met invullen van het online aanvraagformulier. De bijlagen kun je als pdf uploaden. Let op: ga niet over het aantal pagina’s heen waar een maximum is aangegeven.