In addition to the general terms and conditions, the following terms and conditions apply to Art Commission:

  • Anyone can apply, except for individual artists, art education institutions, post-graduate institutions and predominantly sales-oriented commercial art institutions. Applications may be submitted by, for example, institutions for visual arts, cultural heritage or design, municipalities, social and/or community organizations, such as (sports or retailers’) associations, schools, hospitals, churches, residents’ associations and foundations. Businesses, companies and individuals may also apply.
  • The applicant must be established in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint-Eustatius or Sint Maarten.
  • The financial contribution from the client must be in acceptable proportion to the contribution requested from the Mondriaan Fund.
  • The work to be realized must be accessible to the public and seen in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint-Eustatius or Sint Maarten.
  • A realistic fee for the artist is mandatory and must be included in the budget as part of the production costs. The guidelines of the Dutch Government Buildings Agency can be used to determine the amount of the fee for permanent works. In the case of temporary exhibitions or presentations with no sales objectives, the artist honoraria guideline should be followed. Organizations that do not have the presentation of visual arts and/or heritage without sales as a core activity can apply for the artist honorarium as part of the Art on Commission grant.
  • The project may not be for profit.
  • The artist to whom you give the commission must have been working as a professional visual artist for at least one year and be registered with the Kamer van Koophandel (KvK, Chamber of Commerce), or have followed a higher visual arts education for at least three years and have worked as a professional visual artist for at least one year, or have worked as a professional visual artist for at least three years.
  • The commissioned artist must be artistically and substantively active and embedded in the professional visual arts in the Netherlands.
  • If the project concerns a permanent work of art, it may not be moved or traded without permission of the Mondriaan Fund. In that case, realistic compensation must also be paid to the artist.
  • All cultural institutions subscribe to the Fair Practice Code (click here to see a Fair Practice Code animation for information and tips), the Governance Code Cultuur (Governance Code for Culture) and the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie. Compliance with the Fair Practice Code automatically means that the institution implements the guidelines on artists’ honoraria.