Ron Santing
Ron Santing
Advisor - Cultural Heritage
r.santing [at] dutchculture.nl

New deadline: International Heritage Cooperation Matching Fund

New deadline: International Heritage Cooperation Matching Fund

The next deadline of the Matching Fund is 10 October 2021.
By Ron Santing

Through the Matching Fund, DutchCulture supports projects that contribute to the visibility of the history and heritage that connect the Netherlands with other countries and cultures. The next deadline for the Matching Fund is 10 October 2021.

International cooperation can help preserve, manage and make visible the cultural heritage that connects the Netherlands with other countries and cultures. The Matching Fund supports projects that yield new insights into this past. Because visibility is the main goal of this grant scheme, we expect applications to place a strong emphasis on reciprocal representation, multiperspectivity and historical awareness. These projects, always executed in close cooperation with local partners, often provide a platform for lesser-known or silenced voices.

Who can apply?
Dutch organisations (legal entities established in the Netherlands) can submit an application for a project. This may be a heritage institution or heritage professional and/or a cultural institution or cultural professional. Annually, there is 180,000 Euro available for this scheme. There are two deadlines per year. Of the available budget, 75% is reserved for projects with the partner countries and 25% is available for projects with the focus countries.

  • Partner countries: Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, United States
  • Focus countries: Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.

If you think you are eligible for the Matching Funds, contact our advisor Cultural Heritage Ron Santing for an advisory meeting before sending in your application. At this meeting, we can indicate how promising the project proposal is, provide information about the schemes offered by DutchCulture and provide information on potential Dutch or international partners when relevant. Without this meeting, applications will not be considered.

An independent programme council will advise on the allocation of the available funds.

The last deadline of 2021 is Sunday 10 October.

Read our documentation on the application (Dutch).

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