Design Grant Scheme

This Grant Scheme of Creative Industries Fund NL is for projects that contribute to the quality, development or understanding of the field of design. Such as artistic research, product development and reflection and debate.

For whom?
This scheme is open for projects initiated by professional designers, makers, observers, design agencies or cultural institutions active within the field of design.

Design includes the disciplines product design, illustration, graphic design, fashion, interior and spacial design, animation, social design and subdisciplines that touch on these disciplines.

Application amount
A maximum available budget is determined per round. The amount of the contribution you request is based on your project’s budget and depends, among other things, upon reasonableness and the degree of co-financing. There is no fixed minimum or maximum amount limiting the applications.

Under this grant scheme, you can also apply for a starting grant of up to a maximum of € 7,500 for the phase prior to your research or the implementation of your project. A starting grant will enable you to obtain content-related expertise, investigate the structure of the project, and search for financial support.

Upcoming rounds
The Design Grant Scheme has four subsidy rounds per year.
A new round opens after the closing date of a previous round.

The closing dates for the upcoming rounds this year are:

  • 6 April 2022
  • 16 August 2022
  • 11 October 2022

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