Grant Opportunities

Grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes (Netherlands)

Grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes (Netherlands)


Deadline: 6 April 2020

The Mondriaan Fund is seeking applications for its “Grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes” that is intended for one or more Dutch cultural heritage institutions that 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.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
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 a Grant for International Collaborative Projects with Heritage Institutes will be determined per application.

Target Groups and Target Areas

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Visual Artists
The Mondriaan Fund defines visual artists as all those who work professionally in one or more of the following fields: drawing, painting and graphic arts, (social) sculptures and installation art, conceptual art, performance art, artistic research, non-traditional forms of visual arts, photography, audio-visual, digital and (new) media art, visual art applications and art in public spaces.
The Mondriaan Fund defines a mediator as a curator, critic, theorist or observer in the area of modern visual arts and/or cultural heritage. A mediator develops projects that increase the knowledge and/or visibility of and insight into contemporary visual art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands.
Cultural Heritage
The Mondriaan Fund defines cultural heritage as everything which has cultural historical value and together forms the material and immaterial heritage of Dutch society. For example objects in museums, archaeological finds, archives and/or the customs, habits and stories related to them. Excluded are the conservation and management of monuments, landscapes and excavations of archaeological objects and related activities.
Eligibility Criteria

Visual artists and mediators
In order to qualify for a grant, a visual artist or mediator who does not have the Dutch nationality must perform activities with an artistic content in the area of visual arts and/or cultural heritage and be integrated as such in the professional visual arts and/or cultural heritage field in the Netherlands.
Applicants who do not have the Dutch nationality have to include a recent certificate of residence (no older than 3 months) in their application. This applies for artists and mediators who submit an application to the Mondriaan Fund themselves, as well as for artists and mediators on behalf of whom another party is submitting the application.
Institutions, clients and other legal entities
In order to qualify for a grant from the Mondriaan Fund, the applying institution, organization, client or other legal entity has to be located in the Netherlands.
For the International Presentation Grant an exception is made for organizations in other countries applying for an activity relevant to contemporary visual arts in the Netherlands.
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