On this page you can find information on available funding opportunities for artists, cultural practitioners and organisations with international ambitions. DutchCulture is not a funding organisation but provides knowledge and support in finding the right funding for your goals.
The DutchCulture Mobility Info Point gives information on public and private funding resources available in the Netherlands that allow for artistic (co)productions and collaboration to be realised at an international scale. The Creative Europe Desk and the Europe for Citizens Point provide information on how to participate in the European funding programmes for arts and culture, the audiovisual industry and social initiatives related to European integration and citizenship.
Focus on international funding
DutchCulture specialises in funding available for international projects in which at least one person or entity is involved that is registered as an artists, cultural practitioner or organisation in the Netherlands.
Are you an artist or cultural practitioner living and working in the Netherlands who wants to fund a project which does not (at least partly) take place abroad? Then we recommend looking at the very extensive information on funding for arts and culture provided by Cultuur + Ondernemen (information in Dutch) for funding projects in the Netherlands.
Not sure on what kind of funding you need? Read our article At what cost? Understanding funding for international cultural cooperation.
Cultural Mobility Funding Guide
DutchCulture’s Cultural Mobility Funding Guide offers the most complete overview of funding possibilities for international mobility and exchange for artists and cultural professionals in the Netherlands. Our updated 2021-2022 guide includes a total of 85 different funding opportunities that allow for the incoming and outgoing mobility of artists and cultural professionals. You can read and download the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide here.
DutchCulture hosts the Creative Europe Desk (CED). The CED provides information and advice on the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme (2021-2027). This programme supports European cooperation projects in the cultural and audiovisual sector.
In addition to specific programmes for culture, media and social initiatives, the European Union also has funding strands and schemes to which cultural organisations can apply under certain conditions. We have put together a guide to help you find these funding possibilities.
Matching Fund International Heritage Cooperation
DutchCulture administers a Matching Fund that supports international heritage activities initiated by Dutch legal entities and carried out in collaboration with at least one partner in one or more of the ten partner countries or thirteen focal countries. It also includes a travel compensation fund for Dutch heritage professionals who wish to visit one of the ten partner countries.
Due to circumstances it might take us longer than usual to answer your questions and plan a consultation.
Europe + Heritage Programme
DutchCulture coordinates the Europe + Heritage programme, aimed at reinforcing networks, knowledge exchange, and cooperation between the Netherlands and other European countries and partners in the field of heritage. As part of this programme, DutchCulture provides travel vouchers for heritage professionals and administers a grant scheme for organising initiatives that strengthen the exchange between the Netherlands and Europe in the field of heritage.
Arts residencies - TransArtists
TransArtists is part of DutchCulture, it covers the world's largest database of arts residencies. Participating in an artist-in-residence programme costs money. Some residency programmes cover all costs, some don't cover any costs at all. In general, residential art centres cover the costs for some part, which makes it necessary to find additional funding. On this page, we focus only on grants where individual persons can apply and in which residencies certain activities are eligible for funding.
You can also have a look at our Open Calls page.