The Performing Arts Fund NL can award a grant to venues and festivals abroad for the programming of performances and concerts by Dutch companies, ensembles and performers.

Jan '19
Apr '19
Jul '19
Sep '19

Who is eligible?

The grant can be applied for by a venue or festival located outside the Netherlands with a substantial international programme. Grants will not be provided when the first presentation takes place within 4 months after the deadline.

For what type of performances can an application be made?

Applications can be made for the programming of performances or concerts by companies, ensembles or performers based in the Netherlands. It is also possible to submit an application for more than one performance by a single organisation or for multiple performances by more than one organisation.

Assessment criteria

  • the international position of the venue;
  • the significance of the presentation for organisation(s) to be presented;
  • the effects of the presentation on the prominence or visibility of Dutch performing arts abroad;
  • the contribution to the Dutch International Culture Policy.

What is the amount of the grant?

The amount of the grant is determined on the basis of the travel and transport costs for the relevant performance(s) or concert(s). An additional contribution towards the costs of fringe programming (e.g workshops, masterclasses, lectures) can be awarded, where applicable.

How and when can you apply for a grant?

The submission dates can be found at the top of this page. The activity for which you are applying for a grant cannot start earlier than four months after the final submission date. To submit your grant application digitally, you need a password (login code).
Before filling in the application form, first consult the guidelines.

If you already have a password, you can log in here at My Fund/Mijn Fonds. If you do not have a password yet, request one here. Creating a password can take several days.

Available amounts

In 2017 the Performing Arts Fund has a budget of € 960.000 for international projects available. This budget includes the grants for international presentations in The Netherlands and for special Exchange projects.


Any questions? Please contact us via
+31 (0)70 –7072700 and ask for one of these persons:
Jan Sprengers
Jan Sprengers
Robin Zijlstra
Robin Zijlstra
Brian Lo Sin Sjoe
Brian Lo Sin Sjoe
Marian Bronsveld
Marian Bronsveld
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