grant for Dutch presentations abroad

The Performing Arts Fund NL can award a grant to venues and festivals abroad to programme performances and concerts by Dutch companies, ensembles and performers. This grant can only be applied for by a venue or festival based outside the Netherlands.


jul '22
sep '22
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Who is eligible?

The grant can be applied for by a venue or festival based 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.

What type of performances can be applied for?

Parties can apply for support to programme 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

  • All applications are assessed with reference to the following criteria:
  • the venue’s international standing
  • the significance of the presentation for the organisation(s) to be presented
  • the effects of the presentation on the prominence or visibility of Dutch performing arts abroad
  • how it contributes to the Dutch International Cultural 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 performance(s) or concert(s) concerned. An additional contribution towards the costs of fringe programming (e.g. workshops, masterclasses, lectures) can be awarded, where applicable.

The inevitable costs of COVID tests with a view to international mobility are currently eligible for financial support. To be eligible, quotations for these costs need to be included with the application. You can use the upload option provided in the application form to submit quotations for travel, transport and visa costs.

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.

Please note: As of 2021, it is no longer possible to resubmit a rejected application. You can submit your draft application to our grant consultants before submitting.

To submit your grant application, you need a password (login code). If you already have a password, you can log in via My Fund/Mijn Fonds. If you don't have a password yet, you can request one here. The creation of a password can take several days.

Prior to submitting your application, please consult the guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Available amounts

Per application round, there is a budget of 255,000 euros available for international projects. This budget includes the grant for Dutch presentations abroad, international performances and concerts in the Netherlands, international co-productions.


Any questions? Please contact us via
+31 (0)70-7072700 and ask for one of these persons:
Marian Bronsveld
Marian Bronsveld
Administration officer


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