Artist Project

Do you want to complete a concrete plan within a specific working period? Are you contemplating an apprenticeship or a working period in the Netherlands or another country? If so, you may be eligible for an Artist Project grant.

For whom

Artist Project grants are for artists who have been working as professional visual artists for a minimum of 1 year.

For what

For executing a specific plan, tied to a clearly defined working period. This can also be a collaborative project with one or more other parties.

How much

The amount of the stipend depends on your plan.


Please check this list before starting your application.

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For whom

Artist Project grants are for visual artists who want to execute a specific plan, tied to a clearly defined working period. This can also be a collaborative project with one or more other parties.

The Mondriaan Fund offers Artist Project grants to stimulate talent development by providing visual artists the opportunity to execute an artistic plan that can impact the quality and visibility of contemporary visual arts in the Netherlands and/or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.

For what

You can use this grant to help meet the costs of realizing this project, for example, for the execution of a concrete plan for new work, a collaborative engagement, or for travel and work abroad. This might entail a research project, an apprenticeship, or a working period in the Netherlands or elsewhere.

How much

The amount of the stipend depends on your plan:

  • A fixed amount for a working period in the Netherlands or elsewhere, varying from 1 month to a maximum of 6 months. The standard amount is € 2.585  per month. Your working plan must include a good argument for the period of time to be covered by the grant.
  • A flexible amount is possible for a period of up to 12 months.

The amount is determined according to the plan, the duration of the project, and the budget.

You can apply for an Artist Project grant together with other artists or mediators. In that case, the collective plan must lead to a single result. For a collaborative project, each participant must submit their own individual application.


Applications can be submitted at any time of the year, using the Mondriaan Fund’s online application system. You must first apply for an account in order to submit your application. Once your application is complete, please allow for a processing period of 3 months from the moment your application has been submitted in full. Grants cannot be awarded retroactively. However, due to the many applications to the fund, the processing time can take longer than expected.

The following is based on the deelregeling Kunstenaar Project (in Dutch).



The Mondriaan Fund staff check the submitted applications and attachments to ensure that they are complete. Once an application is complete, it is submitted to the committee that advises on awarding Artist Project grants.

An Artist Project grant can only be awarded if the committee advises to that effect. The committee can then make recommendations about the amount of the stipend and the period for which it is to apply.

Due to our limited budget, it is unfortunately not always possible to award grants to all those whose applications receive positive advisories from the committee. The board of the Mondriaan Fund consequently requests the advisory committee to consider the approved applications against one another and rank them in order of priority. This can mean that an application can be positively assessed, but the applicant is nonetheless not awarded a grant.

What happens with my application?


To process your application, the Mondriaan Fund needs information. All of this information can be submitted in the application form itself, along with documentation that you can upload. Below is a checklist that follows the layout of the application form and contains all the information required.

Tip: collect all your information before you start filling out the online application form. Your attachments should be uploaded as PDFs. Please note: make sure that your documents meet the stated conditions. Otherwise, we will unfortunately not be able to process your request. Do not exceed the number of pages where a maximum is indicated.

Interest-free loan

Artists who are recipients of Mondriaan Fund grants qualify for pre-approved, interest-free loans from Fonds Kwadraat. This could, for example, cover the purchase of materials or equipment.

Questions & contact

If you have a question please reach out to a contact person of this grant.

Or call to 020 523 15 23 or send an e-mail to vasb@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay

Joyce Poot

Sjoerd Houben

Sreymom Korng