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.
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.
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 advises you to travel in a safe and responsibly manner. We advise you not to travel if the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues a negative travel advice (color code orange/red) for the country concerned. The Mondriaan Fund is not liable and cannot contribute to additional costs resulting from Covid 19-related circumstances (such as long stay or medical expenses). If your work plan changes due to circumstances, please notify us as soon as possible.
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.
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. The attachments can be uploaded as PDFs. Important: wherever a maximum number of pages is given, do not exceed that number of pages! Additional pages will be ignored.
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.