Development budget


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Who?

For Amsterdam artists, independent curators and programmers who have been working professionally for at least four years. The AFK has a Development Budget available for this group of people who want to give their careers an artistic impulse through an individual program.

What are the conditions for applying? You must fulfil some requirements before you can apply for a development budget.

The applicant:

  • resides in the municipality of Amsterdam;
  • has been professionally (and demonstrably) employed in one or more arts disciplines for at least four years;
  • is not a student or participant in an arts education programme or postgraduate arts education programme which is funded according to the Dutch Law of Higher Education and Scientific Research;
  • had a total income during the calendar year preceding the application which did not exceed € 35,000;
  • has not received a development subsidy from the AFK during the four years prior to the application.

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Why?

Aimed at artists within all disciplines, independent curators and programmers who would like to give their artistic careers a boost, the AFK provides development grants of up to € 15,000. A development application must focus on an artistic boost in quality for the artist, and should provide insight into how the artist's visibility will be increased within Amsterdam’s cultural field. You can only apply for a development budget if you are a registered resident of the municipality of Amsterdam.

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How much?

The subsidy amount to be applied for is at least € 2,500
and a maximum of € 15,000.

The applicant cannot apply for a fee for himself, but can apply for a time investment. A maximum of € 1,500 per month may be included in the budget for this. The AFK will contribute a maximum of € 7,500 to this.

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When?

We look forward to receiving your application! You can apply through the link below which leads to 'Mijn AFK.' Before you apply, please be sure to read the Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme, the Guidelines When Applying for Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme, and the Explanatory Notes on the Project Subsidies for the Professional Arts Scheme. This webpage is only intended to provide a brief impression of the possibilities. The three documents that are available for download on this page should be used as the basis for submitting an application. It's also useful to keep the page titled: Completing the application form in 5 steps at hand.

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Teamleider projectsubsidies
Suki de Boer
Stafmedewerker Beeldend, Erfgoed & Film
Simone Wegman
Stafmedewerker Beeldend, Erfgoed & Film

This is the team within this subsidy. For questions about project subsidies, please contact the team leader. Do you have questions about your project application? Please contact one of the staff members. Furthermore, advisers are also involved in this subsidy.