Performing arts in the Netherlands (including film and literature festivals)
Dioraphte supports projects and activities in the professional performing arts: music and music theater (classical and jazz), dance, theater, mixed performing arts festivals and promising new performing arts initiatives. Dioraphte also supports a number of film and literature festivals with a regional or national reach.
In particular, Dioraphte is looking for projects and activities that ensure development and renewal of the performing arts, or activities that develop professional performing talent.
The awards policy does not cover: regular performing arts or film productions as core activities of an organization, amateur art, cultural education or welfare projects.
Preference is given to projects and activities that ensure innovation or enrich professional performing arts. For example: festivals for dance, theater, music or mixed performing arts with a national or regional reach. Or projects that provide an impulse for the performing arts, such as the development of formats or a change of direction such as realizing alternative (digital) play areas.
Dioraphte also wants to promote the development of new talent (professional makers and performers). Particularly talent/maker development schemes, competitions, and performing arts festivals aimed at supporting young talent. Professionalization and digitization of organizations that focus on the influx and promotion of talent are also eligible for support from Dioraphte.
Dioraphte only provides financial support to professional organizations. Other important factors are: the size of the project budget, the financial size of the applicant organization and the relationship between the two. Dioraphte seeks mid-size projects. For large projects, a financial contribution from Dioraphte would be too small compared to the total budget. For small projects, these are often local initiatives, instead of regional or national ones.
The awards policy does not include:
- stage or film productions or performing arts activities outside the Netherlands as an organization’s main activity
- amateur art
- cultural education
- welfare projects
The Dioraphte Foundation (the Fund) applies the following guidelines and criteria:
Preliminary applications can be done via the link on page below. We will not respond to preliminary applications that do not fit with our Guidelines & Criteria and we will not respond to (preliminary) applications submitted by regular e-mail or on paper.
In all cases, the Dioraphte Foundation's Board decision is final. No appeal is possible. Furthermore, the Board shall not be bound to justify its decision.
The guidelines outlined above may be subject to revision without prior consultation.
You must first submit a preliminary application. Use the box 'Brief description of your application' to give concise information about:
Depending on the planned board meetings, our response can take a few days or a few weeks.
After you receive a positive response to your preliminary application, you can submit a complete application (see below under 'Submit a complete application').
A complete application will only be taken into consideration if one of our advisers has invited you to submit it.
If you've been invited by our advisers to submit a complete application, please ensure your application meets the conditions described in the following link. If you are not invited to submit a complete application, it is not possible to object to this.
The general terms and conditions for grants can be viewed via the following link.
drs. Lonneke Regter - Musonia
After you receive an invitation from the advisor of the board to submit a complete application, you can send your complete application to Inge van Stokkom - van Veen - email@example.com
Reports and payment requests can also be mailed to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsolicited proposals and requests sent to email@example.com are not appreciated, and you will not receive a response to those.
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