grant for composition or libretto commission
The Fund can award grants to commission a composition or a libretto. The goal of these grants is to promote the quality and diversity of the Dutch performing arts and to reach relevant audiences.
The Fund can grant support for composition or libretto commissions that contribute to the composition climate in the Netherlands. Therefore, foreign organisations can apply for support as well. This will be the case for foreign organisations that want to commission a Dutch composer or librettist. This is relevant when a commission can contribute to building an audience for the composer or librettist in question.
Commissions from foreign organisations will be considered within their specific foreign context. A key factor for consideration will specifically be the value the commission will have for the composer or librettist in question. Why has the foreign commissioner chosen a Dutch composer or librettist? Will the commissioned piece become a staple in the organisation’s repertoire? What does this mean for future concerts? How likely is it that other organisations at home and abroad will perform the composition? Will the commission contribute to further foreign interest in the composer or librettist?
Who is eligible for a grant?
- Applications are assessed with reference to the following criteria:
- motivation of the choice of composer for this commission
- public reach
- significance of the result of the activities for the performing arts in the Netherlands.
How and when to apply for this grant
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.
Resubmissions no longer possible, assessment of draft applications remains
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