Support for Ukrainian artists & Russian (dissident) artists 2024

16 January 2024
Credit: © Vika Strawberrika via Unsplash
Credit: © Vika Strawberrika via Unsplash

Today, two support programmes open their doors: the Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists 2024 and the Support Programme for Russian Artists 2024. In the fall of 2023, the Dutch government allocated additional budget to support artists who fled the full-scale Russian aggression after February 24, 2022, and are currently residing in the Netherlands. This follows the initiative of the Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists that was launched in 2022. Applications for the programme can be submitted through the Dutch Foundation for Literature website.
Applications can be submitted by Dutch cultural organizations on behalf and in collaboration with an individual artist or a group. All disciplines are eligible: film, performing arts, visual arts, creative industry (including architecture and design), cultural education, cultural heritage, and literature.
Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists 2024
The Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists 2024 is intended for cultural and creative artists with a Ukrainian passport who were residing in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and are now living in the Netherlands as refugees or coming to the Netherlands for the proposed project. A total of 465,000 euros is available for Ukrainian artists, with a maximum of 9,000 euros per artist. This will enable at least 46 displaced artists to continue their artistic practices this year.
Support Programme for Russian Artists 2024
Through the Support Programme for Russian Artists 2024, dissident, independent creators with Russian passports who resided in Russia on February 24, 2022, and are now refugees in the Netherlands can be supported. The funds are intended to temporarily support these displaced artists in the pursuit of their artistic activities in the Netherlands. A total of 70,000 euros is available for dissident Russian artists, allowing at least 7 artists to be supported, with a maximum of 9,000 euros per artist.
Execution
The budget for the Support Programme is provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme is executed by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, in collaboration with fellow government cultural funds (Mondriaan Fund, Dutch Film Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Performing Arts Fund NL, and Cultural Participation Fund NL).
Apply
The guidelines and application form can be found on the Dutch Foundation for Literature website under Subsidies.

Applications will be processed in the order they are received, with the date of completeness considered as the application date. The programmes will remain open until May 31, 2024 (at the latest) or until the budget is exhausted.

More information about cultural cooperation with Ukraine is available via DutchCulture.
Credit: © Vika Strawberrika via Unsplash
Credit: © Vika Strawberrika via Unsplash

The Performing Arts Fund NL is closed between December 25th 2023 and January 1st 2024. We reopen on January 2nd 2024. See you in the new year!

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