Subsidies

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With the PRO and SPOT grants, Stroom is committed to the development and (inter)national profiling of art and artists from The Hague. >> CLICK HERE for a selection of recent allocations.

2024 

- Stroom Den Haag's grant scheme takes the specific strengths and strong potential of The Hague's art scene as its point of departure. The scheme is driven by two key motives. In the first place, the wish to strengthen the local artistic climate. And secondly, the desire to increase the visibility of The Hague's art scene and artists.
- Stroom grants are always awarded as a one-off allocation. They follow specific formats and have an immediate effect. Stroom grants are not intended to cover structural living costs or structural professional expenses.
- Stroom's grant system is distinguished from national schemes by its explicit focus on ‘The Hague's interests'. When Stroom evaluates a proposal, the underlying criterion is always the extent to which the plan will contribute to the improvement and strengthening of the city's artistic climate. This helps to create a high-quality, open and dynamic local art scene that can enable Hague artists to connect more effectively to the Dutch and international art worlds.
- Stroom's objective is to stimulate the visual arts climate in The Hague. This includes a safe (working) environment for artists, professionals and interested parties. In case of (serious suspicion of) transgressive behavior which makes persons feel threatened in their safety, Stroom reserves the right to take measures, such as not processing a grant application, or rejecting registration in the artist database.

Stroom Subsdies brochure 2024 (complete)
in Dutch only
>> Download .pdf (version 1.0)

English translation of key texts
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Annual Grant Schedule 2024 with deadlines
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The grant system is made up of three components, each pursuing a different goal:

- PRO grants
- SPOT grants
- OBJECT grants

PRO GRANTS

Stroom's PRO grant scheme is intended to support and strengthen The Hague's artistic climate. Applications are reviewed by the independent PRO Grants Advisory Committee.

As of 2024, an earmarked budget is available for each PRO grant scheme. If during the year the ceiling of the budget for a particular grant scheme is reached then this will be made known in the column to the right.

Submitting PRO Grant Application
Send all relevant information (completed application form, project proposal, budget template, documentation, cv et cetera) by email to: prosubsidies@stroom.nl

Please send large files (like documentation, video files) through We Transfer.

PRO grants General Information
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PRO grant final report
All PRO grant allocations must be accompanied by a the PRO final report at the end of the project period. Applicants should use a standard format for this purpose:
>> download here via WeTransfer Format Substansive Report PRO Grant (Word)

PRO Kunstprojecten 
(Art Projects)
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget Template Kunstprojecten-publicaties2024 (.xlsx)

PRO Onderzoek  
(Research)
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget Template Onderzoek2024 (.xlsx)

PRO Kunstprogramma 
(Art program)
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch budget template Kunstprogramma2024 (.xlsx)

PRO Invest 
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Format Invest 2024 (Word)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch budget template Invest2024 (.xlsx)

PRO Deo 

- download here Dutch Application form2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)

SPOT GRANTS

SPOT grants are intended to increase the visibility and improve the presentation of The Hague's artists and art scene. The scheme takes account of new forms of presentation and distribution. Send all relevant information (completed application form, budget template and any artistic content description) by email to: spotsubsidies@stroom.nl

SPOT QUARTERLY BUDGET
The 2024 SPOT grant budget is distributed over 4 quarters:
Quarter I: January, February, March
Quarter  II: April, May, June
Quarter III: July, August, September
Quarter IV: October, November, December
>> Check right-hand column

Grants are charged to the quarter in which the opening of the exhibition or the start of the documentation takes place. The leading date is the date the exhibition/documentation starts, not the submission date of the SPOT application. Example: the SPOT application is submitted in March for an exhibition whose opening is on 8 August. The amount awarded for this application will then be placed in the quarter III of the SPOT budget.
 
In the right-hand column you can find whether or not applications can be submitted for a particular quarter, showing "open for applications" or "closed for applications". Closed for applications means that the quarterly maximum of the grant budget has been reached and no more applications can be considered for that quarter.

SPOT grants General Information
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SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling 
(Individual Exhibition)
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget template2024 (.xlsx)

SPOT Groepstentoonstelling 
(Group Exhibition)
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget template2024 (.xlsx)

SPOT Documentatie
(Documentation)
- download here Dutch Application form2024 (pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget template2024 (.xlsx)

OBJECT (PROPERTY) GRANTS

The OBJECT (Property) grant scheme is intended to develop the stock of studio space in The Hague - both in quantitative and qualitative terms. The grants can be applied for by both individuals (artists, owners of studio complexes) and organisations (artist-run initiatives, collectives).

OBJECT Subsidie General information >> read more

OBJECT Permanent 
- download here Dutch Application form 2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget Template2024 (.xlsx)

OBJECT Tijdelijk (Temporary) 
- download here Dutch Application form 2024 (.pdf)
- download here Explanation_Criteria_Checklist2024 (.pdf)
- download here via We Transfer Dutch Budget Template2024 (.xlsx)

 

Check this column for the latest on the availability of budget.


STATUS OF PRO BUDGET 2024

PRO Kunstprojecten - OPEN for applications
PRO Onderzoek - OPEN for applications
PRO Kunstprogramma - OPEN for applications
PRO Invest - OPEN for applications
PRO DEO - OPEN for applications

For submission dates, see the 2024 Annual Grant Schedule with deadlines. 

STATUS OF SPOT BUDGET 2024

Quarter I 2024:
CLOSED for applications

Quarter  II 2024:
April, May, June
CLOSED for applications

Quarter III 2024:
July, August, September
CLOSED for applications

Quarter IV 2024:
October, November, December
OPEN for applications

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