The Dutch art- and culture world knows various subsidisers and funds owned by local- and national government and private institutes. The differences between them are big.

AFK (Amsterdam arts fund)

AFK (Amsterdam arts fund)
The AFK supports the experiment as well as proven quality, established and relative new organisations, professional art and amateur art - all over the city. There are long-term and incidental subsidies for all disciplines in the cultural sector, for cultural organisations and artists.

Blockbuster fund

Blockbuster fund
Supports cultural projects, preferably multifunctional, that take place in The Netherlands with a large (inter)national audience.


CLICKNL is the knowledge and innovation platform of the creative industry. Subsidies are available for (product) innovations and research in the creative sector. On the website you will find an extensive overview of calls (specific and deadline-bound subsidy schemes) and other schemes (long-term or recurring subsidy schemes).

Cross Academy Fund

Cross Academy Fund
Are you going to work with students from another academy of the AHK? Then an application with the Cross Academy Fund may be worthwhile. The fund supports interdisciplinary projects.

Cultuurloket DigitALL

Cultuurloket DigitALL
A fund for cultural institutions that want to strengthen their public offer or contact with the public through the use of digital technology.


Fonds21 is an enterprising and socially involved fund that supports Art & Culture and Youth & Society through goals. They support professional, high-quality projects that are able to reach a wide, new audience.

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
The fund supports projects in the fields of visual art, historic preservation, history & literature, music, nature, theater, dance, film and neighborhood culture. The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds also presents several prizes, distinctions, grants and stipends every year. To honor volunteers, to encourage talent or for an oeuvre. They also have scholarships and stipends for up-and-coming and proven talent.

VSB Fund

VSB Fund
The VSB Fund supports many hundreds of initiatives in a broad social field every year. It supports projects throughout the entire breadth of the art and culture sector, from performing arts to cultural heritage and from new media to fine art and cultural education.

Ammodo promotes art and science. It targets projects that have a high international prestige. The fund supports art projects that can contribute to the development or appreciation of art through their level and innovative or unusual character. Ammodo supports projects in music, performing art, fine art, film, literature and architecture.

Supports art and culture initiatives in the field of heritage that are at the heart of society, critically question the world and involve people from all walks of life.

BNG Cultuurfonds
Stimulates artistic and cultural activities that are (partly) financed by local governments and that have importance on the level of municipal policy. The BNG Cultuurfonds primarily grants subsidies for regular projects. In addition, the BNG Cultuurfonds stimulates young talent with prizes in the fields of theatre, literature, youth circus, visual arts, cultural heritage, music and dance.

The Co-production Fund for Domestic Broadcasting makes financial contributions to co-productions of a Dutch national public broadcasting corporation and a co-producer. The co-producer can be an independent film producer, an institution operating in the field of the performing arts, the Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Corporation, or a German public broadcasting corporation.

Creative Europe Desk NL/MEDIA
Provides information and advice about European funds and facilities for the audiovisual sector and in particular the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

ELJA Foundation
The ELJA Foundation supports innovative programs in the field of music, dance and visual arts, so that children and young people from different environments are better prepared for their future and become more connected.

Eurimages promotes independent filmmaking by providing financial support to feature-length films, animation and documentary films. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals established in different countries.

Film Fund
The Film Fund offers financial aid for the development, realisation and distribution of film productions: movies, documentary, animation films, experimental and short films. Besides that they support film related activities such as festivals, meet-ups, workshops, publications and research.

Fund 1818
Fund 1818 supports many social initiatives in the field of healthcare, welfare, art, culture, nature, the environment and education in the region of The Hague. Fund 1818 supports preferably amateur art.

Fund for Cultural Participation
The fund stimulates an active participation in the cultural life of the inhabitants of the Netherlands in all their diversity. It has a variety of subsidy schemes, including cultural education, amateur art and popular culture.

Fonds Kwadraat
Fonds Kwadraat, formerly Materiaalfonds, offers talented artists, photographers and designers interest-free loans for developing, creating and presenting new work, such as an exhibition, equipment, a website, a presentation or an artists' book.

Performing Arts Fund
The fund for music, music theatre, dance, theatre and festivals. Besides project subsidies and long-term subsidy the fund offers divers programming, project and individual subsidies and also individual subsidies. Quality is very important and special attention goes out to internationalisation, versatility, diversity and the stimulation of innovation in the process of creation, production and programming. This fund also supports the development of popmusic.

Janivo Foundation
The Janivo Foundation supports art projects for children, adolescents and young adults between the ages of zero to thirty years in the field of talent development, young artists and education in arts.

Het Kersjes Fonds
Every year it grants two talented musicians a scholarship for a study abroad. Besides the fund grants subsidies for projects that support conducting and chamber music.

Lira Fund
The Lira Fund (Lira Fonds) spends so-called ‘sociocultural funds’ (SoCu funds) that are deducted from copyright fees. They support social causes like professional organisations for writers, translators and editors. The Lira Fund also subsidises cultural causes: events and projects in the fields of literature and drama, and individual contributions thereto by professional writers, translators and editors. The fund occasionally supports educational causes: vocational and professional training courses.

Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds (NMF)
Supplies loans of musical instruments to professional musicians and to those that are aspiring to become.

National Theatre Fund
Supports theatres and theatre companies so that they can perform throughout the country with large productions.

North Holland subsidies
The province North Holland has different kind of subsidy programmes. Monumental care is often an important part of that.

NORMA represents not only performers in the collective management of their related rights and interests. She also distributes grants among artists in all disciplines. These grants are intended for projects or activities that directly or indirectly promote the cultural, social and professional interests of performers.

The NPO-fund is part of the NPO and stimulates high-quality drama productions, documentaries and talent development in public broadcasting, broadcast and posted via radio, television and online. The NPO reserves 16 million euros per year for this. Only national public broadcasters can submit applications.


Mondriaan Fund
The public incentive fund for art and cultural heritage. It promotes unusual and innovative projects and activities by artists, intermediaries and institutions that are of importance for art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. The fund also has a "working contribution young talent" for promising artists up to four years after their studies.

Pictoright Fund
The Pictoright Fund (Pictoright Fonds) spends so-called ‘sociocultural funds’ (SoCu funds) that are deducted from copyright fees. Projects that are eligible for financing have a social, cultural or educational purpose. These are intended for a broad group of professional visual creators in one or more of the disciplines design/illustration, photography and visual art.


Sena Performers Fund
The Sena Funds spend so-called ‘sociocultural funds’ (SoCu funds) that are deducted from copyright fees. Every year, Sena Performers supports all kinds of sociocultural projects. From showcases, festivals and music competitions to helping to finance album recordings. The objective: talent development and stimulate reasonably paid work opportunities for musicians.


Stichting Doen
Stichting DOEN funds projects in the field of sustainable development, culture, welfare and social cohesion. It supports are cultural projects and community art projects in which the social strength of culture is expressed.

Stichting Stokroos
Stichting Stokroos supports artists, designers and cultural initiatives with financial support and coaching. They support projects in which tradition and innovation enter into a surprising interplay. They also want to support and initiate partnerships between makers, cultural institutions or representatives from other sectors.

Creative Industries Fund NL
The fund for architecture, design and digital culture, as well as every imaginable crossover. The interdisciplinary interplay between the cultural, social and economic domains are thereby important. The fund supports exceptional and innovative projects and activities of designers, makers and cultural institutions in the creative industries.

Stimuleringsregeling Eigentijdse Dans
The city of Amsterdam has an incentive for Contemporary Dancers in Amsterdam intended to support freelance dance professionals in the exercise of their profession. It provides the rental costs for rooms rented for research, rehearsals and assembly.

VandenEnde Foundation
This foundation aims to offer opportunities to develop to young and established artists, to promote cultural participation and to stimulate cultural entrepreneurship. The foundation grants subsidies or donations to the sections theatre, music, dance and film and tv.

Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Stichting
Manages the archives of Van Eesteren-Fluck and Von Lohuizen, as well as trying, in the spirit of these designers, to stimulate architecture, particularly planning and urban design, by subsidising research, designs and publications by architects and organisations.