SPOT Documentatie (Documentation)

What
The SPOT Documentatie grant is intended as a contribution towards the costs made in the context of:
• The promotion of the recipient's work;
• The updating of documentation dealing with the recipient's work (small-scale publications, brochures, flyers, etc.);
• The construction or renovation of the recipient's website;
• The services of outside specialists (e.g. consultants, copywriters, critics, photographers and designers).

For whom
• Individuals who are registered as a professional artist in the Stroom database.

Framework
The SPOT Documentatie grant supports artists in the production or commissioning of high-quality documentation. As a result, the grant also indirectly boosts sales and market forces in The Hague's art scene.

Application procedure
Applications for a SPOT Documentatie grant can be submitted throughout the year, exclusively in digital form - via spotsubsidies@stroom.nl -  by means of the relevant application form.

Required information

Applications for a SPOT Individuele tentoonstelling grant consist of:
• a completed application form;
• a budget that provides insight into the expected expenses and income. A budget template (modelbegroting) can be found on the subsidies survey page or at the bottom of this page.
In addition, individuals who are registered as a professional artist in the Stroom database are required to update their CV and visual documentation on the website www.haagsekunstenaars.nl before submitting their application. Stroom will not review a SPOT Documentatie grant applications by a Hague artist until this condition has been met.

Grant amount
Stroom's contribution to a documentation project will not exceed 75% of the documentation expenses eligible for funding, to a maximum of € 600 per year. Applications for amounts lower than € 100 will not be accepted for review. The maximum amount that can be awarded annually to an individual applicant per calendar year is € 1,500 for Individuele tentoonstelling grants or Documentatie grants, or a combination thereof; or € 2,000 in the case of funding for exhibitions abroad

Stroom's contribution to a documentation project will not exceed 75% of the documentation expenses eligible for funding, to a maximum of € 600 per year. Applications for amounts lower than € 100 will not be accepted for review. The maximum amount that can be awarded annually to an individual applicant per calendar year is € 1,500 for Individuele tentoonstelling grants or Documentatie grants, or a combination thereof; or € 2,000 in the case of funding for exhibitions abroad

Only the following expenses are eligible for funding:
• Services and products of professional photographers, website designers, graphic designers (not including house style designs), copywriters, printers (not including the printing of business cards), repro centres, etc.;
• Design and production costs for printed publications, brochures, catalogues, postcards of the applicant's work, etc.;
• Website design services, DTP services, digitisation of printed images;
• Various materials used for documenting one's work, including documentation folders, paper, digital storage mediums (not including ink cartridges);
• Films, videos and DVDs, providing their content is of a documentary and promotional nature;
• Digital and analogue cameras, video cameras, scanners, tablet computers. Stroom will reimburse up to 33.3% of the purchase cost. Applications for such reimbursements may be submitted once every 3 years.

IMPORTANT!!!
You can only apply for a SPOT subsidy digitally. Fill out the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader and email it as an attachment to:
spotsubsidies@stroom.nl

DOWNLOADS
Full English translation of Stroom Grant brochure
(version 2018)
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Digital Dutch Application form (.pdf)
Dutch Budget Template (.xls)
Formal requirements/checklist (.pdf)