Faq covid-19

Update 28 April 2020

You may in these uncertain times have questions about your application, project or event. Below we have collected the most frequently asked questions concerning the applications with the Mondriaan Fund.

Is your question not included here? Mail to communicatie@mondriaanfonds.nl, and hopefully we will be able to help you soon. If your question is also relevant to others, we will place it on this page.

Pending applications

  1. Recently I submitted an application that has yet to be presented to a committee. Possibly, the coronavirus crisis may influence the feasibility of the project. Should I submit an adjusted application?

    No, you don’t have to take any action at this moment. As for the applications that have yet to be presented to one of the committees, the consequences of the coronavirus on the realization of the project will not be included in the assessment. In case of a positive assessment by the committee, the applicant will be contacted about the further practical implementation.

  2. Will the meetings of advisory committees go ahead?

    Meetings of advisory committees will in principle continue as planned, but will be held remotely through conference calls. For the time being, the measures taken will apply until 19 May; on the basis of the national guidelines that will be decided at that time, the Mondriaan Fund will also make a decision about continuation.

  3. Will the coronavirus crisis have consequences for the processing period of applications?

    We are trying to carry out all activities as usual. In some cases, however, the processing period of applications may now take longer than 3 months. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Accepted projects

  1. Should I worry if my project cannot proceed because of the coronavirus?

    As an applicant, you don’t have to worry if your project is cancelled because of the coronavirus. You can still count on the funding that has been promised. We do then assume that all the parties included in the budget for the establishment of the project (e.g., artists, freelancers, authors) will be paid, even if their contribution cannot be delivered.

  2. Will I be able to respond to changes in the realization of my project because of the coronavirus?

    Applicants will be given room to respond to the changes concerning the implementation, development, realization and presentation of the projects. In that respect we will also look at the relaxation of grant terms and initial payments.

  3. What is the advance payment for an accepted project of up to 25,000 euros?

    For accepted projects of up to 25,000 euros, the full sum will be paid.

  4. And what is the advance payment for an accepted project of over 25,000 euros?

    For accepted projects of more than 25,000 euros, the initial payment will be increased to 95 percent.

  5. It is still unclear if my project will continue or not. What should I do?

    If there is any doubt whether something will continue or not, you don’t need to contact us. In any case, rest assured that if we have expressed our commitment, we will continue our support.

  6. My project has been definitively cancelled or rescheduled. What should I do?

    Mail your contact person at the Mondriaan Fund. The contact persons per grant can be found here.

  7. I received an automatically generated message about final accountability. What should I do?

    • In case your project has been finalised and, due to the current situation, you need more time to submit a final report, you should contact your contact person through email.
    • If your project has not been finalised according to plan because of corona, you can account for that with an announcement in your report. If you pay every party included in the budget, we can then proceed to the finalisation. When in doubt, you can email your contact person.

    The contact persons per grant can be found here.

  8. I’m not sure about what I should do.

    When in doubt, you can also email your contact person. The contact persons per grant can be found here.

New applications

  1. Does it make sense to submit an application at this moment?

    Yes, it certainly makes sense to submit an application. We hope that, in spite of the coronavirus crisis, everyone will keep doing that.

  2. The Mondriaan Fund would like for as many projects and grants as possible to go ahead as scheduled. But some projects don’t work anymore in times of corona, for other projects now is not the right time, and in other cases we want to offer the applicants just a little more time.

    The following application rounds have been adjusted because of the coronavirus crisis:


  1. What are the consequences for the Visitors Program?

    The coming visits within the Visitors Program for foreign professionals have been cancelled for the time being. Visit the website for an update.


  1. What is the best way for me to get into contact with the staff of the Mondriaan Fund?

    The Mondriaan Fund can be reached by phone, but we request that you contact us via email as much as possible. The contact persons per grant can be found here. If you have any other questions, or if you don’t have a contact person, please mail to info@mondriaanfonds.nl.

    On our website we will keep everyone up-to-date about deadlines, processing terms and what to do if a project or event is cancelled or rescheduled. Click here for more information.