SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling (Individual Exhibition)

What
• The SPOT Individuele tentoonstelling grant is intended for exhibitions and presentations of the recipient's own work (including at art fairs or in the context of a residency). Artists may also apply for a SPOT Individuele tentoonstelling grant to cover the costs of participation in a group exhibition, except when this exhibition has already been awarded funding within the SPOT Groepstentoonstelling grant scheme. The SPOT Individuele tentoonstelling grant is explicitly intended as a supplementary contribution towards the budgeted costs.

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

Framework
SPOT Individuele tentoonstelling grants are intended to increase Hague artists' exposure in the Netherlands and abroad, and can be applied for to fund presentations of artists' work at professional exhibition venues (contemporary art galleries, artist-run initiatives, artists' associations, etc.). Presentations at art fairs, biennales and foreign museums are also eligible for this funding, as are presentations of work in the context of an artist-in-residence programme. Such presentations should emphatically be of an audience-friendly nature.
Exhibitions and presentations that are organised by a Dutch museum or the Dutch government are not eligible for this funding.

Application procedure
Applications for a SPOT Individuele tentoonstelling grant can be submitted throughout the year, exclusively in digital form - via spotsubsidies@stroom.nl - but should be received no later than 1 month before the start of the exhibition or presentation. The maximum amount that awarded to an individual applicant per calendar year is € 1,500 or € 2,000 in the case of a project abroad.

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 botttom of this page;
• a substantive description of the exhibition's artistic objectives in the case of funding applications in excess of € 1,000;
• a link to the website of the exhibition venue or a photographic impression of the exhibition in the case of a presentation outside The Hague.
The substantive description of the exhibition's artistic objectives includes the following information:
• a description of the exhibition, other participating artists (where applicable), the art-theoretical or substantive context of the presentation, the exhibition concept, etc.;
• the direct occasion and motivation for and relevance/significance of the exhibition (e.g. does the exhibition address a specific artistic need, does it relate to developments in art or to trends in broader society, etc.).

In addition, before submitting an application, 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. Stroom will not review any SPOT grant applications by Hague artists until this condition has been met.

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)