Cultural heritage institutions from the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom that want to collaborate with foreign heritage institutions in research projects in joint areas of collection.
The Mondriaan Fund offers International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes grants to stimulate and improve the visibility of research and new insights in the cultural heritage field. Such grants are to support projects in which Dutch and international heritage institutions collaborate in internationally significant fields covered by both of their collections.
For Dutch cultural heritage institutions to collaborate with foreign cultural heritage institutions in research projects in fields covered by both of their collections. The grant may also be requested for the development phase of the project, for example to pay for the travel and accommodation expenses incurred by researchers and curators, and towards the costs of presenting the study results in the Netherlands.
The objective is to promote new insights, research and international collaborations in the field of cultural heritage whose importance will draw international attention and which will result in a presentation.
The amount of the grant will be determined per application.
Applications for a grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes can be submitted through the Mondriaan Fund’s online application system, for which you need an account. With your account you can access the application form, where you can fill in the questions and upload the information requested in the checklist below. Click here for the FAQ about online applications (Dutch only).
The deadlines of the application rounds in 2023 are 8 May and 16 October. Applications must be submitted at 5.00 PM CET on the day of the deadline.
Applicants must allow for a total processing period of a maximum of 3 months from the deadline of the application round. Grants from the Mondriaan Fund cannot be awarded with retroactive effect, which is why the application must be submitted well before the desired starting date.
- Grant applications may be submitted by Dutch institutions managing cultural heritage of national significance.
- In order to be eligible, such a Dutch institution must have entered into a partnership with similar cultural heritage institutions abroad.
- The proposed research project must be shown off by both the Dutch institution and its international partner/s.
- The applicant will make a significant financial contribution to the acquisition of the object itself. The grant application is more likely to be successful if the applicant has raised some funds itself by means of a crowd-funding campaign, e.g. through voordekunst.nl.
- The foreign partner’s or partners’ share of the project costs must be in acceptable proportion to the grant awarded by the Mondriaan Fund.
All applications which satisfy all the formal requirements and which come with all the requested annexes will be presented to a committee which will issue a recommendation on the award of the Grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes.
A Grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes can only be awarded if the advisory committee issues a positive recommendation on the aforementioned interrelated criteria. Such a positive recommendation may come with a recommendation on the sum to be awarded as a grant and the term for which it will be awarded.
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.
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. Here below is a checklist that follows the layout of the application form and contains all the information required.
Tip: have all your information ready before you start filling out the online application form. Your attachments can be uploaded as PDF documents. Important: wherever a maximum number of pages is given, do not exceed that number of pages! Additional pages will be ignored.