Makers and artists can apply for a development grant or a project grant for an interdisciplinary collaboration or project. Here you will find what these grants mean and what the application consists of. Please also take a look here, because on top of a financial contribution you can receive extra professional support from an expert.
What is an interdisciplinary project?
For Amarte, a project is interdisciplinary if there is an exchange between different disciplines during the creative process and in the end product. Amarte supports interdisciplinary projects in which two or more of the following disciplines come together: theatre, film, music, visual arts and/or literature.
Professional makers from different disciplines work together within the project. The disciplines represented in the project have an equal artistic position. This means that not one discipline supports the other, but that a fusion of disciplines takes place in which a new (visual) language is jointly developed.
A development grant is meant to support you in the creation of your work. You can use this grant to write or compose a new album for example, develop a new research, or take the time to elaborate on an idea.
If you apply for a development grant we ask you to prioritize yourself as a creative. You may not have a concrete project plan yet, but it would be good to let us know what you would like to research or experiment with, and why this is important to you. Next to the description of your idea, it is important to include links to your previous work in the application.
A development grant is max. 2.500 euro’s.
For projects with a concrete plan, you can apply for a project grant. When applying for a project contribution, we also find it important that the project and the collaboration with the various disciplines contribute to your development as a maker. So let us know in your application how the project will take you from point A, where you are now, to point B, where you want to be.
A project grant is max. 5.000 euro’s.
For all interdisciplinary applications, at least the following uploads are mandatory:
- Fill in the form interdisciplinary.
- Upload a budget and coverage plan.
On top of those uploads, you can add various documents in the application form to give the advisory committee a complete picture of you and your project. Which attachment you have to upload depends on the different disciplines within your project.
- Is music part of your project? Send links to previous work, and upload demos. (mandatory)
- Do you use film? Upload a filmplan describing the story and the artist’s vision. (mandatory). You can also upload a script.
- Is theater part of your project? Upload a project plan. (mandatory)
- Is visual art part of your project? Upload a brief project plan and portfolio. (mandatory)
- Is there a literary element in your project (fiction, non-fiction, children’s book or poetry)? Then send in earlier work. Also give us an idea of the literary aspect of your project by uploading sample texts or a synopsis. (mandatory)
Your interdisciplinary project is a combination of the disciplines described above. Add the above mentioned uploads for each discipline that’s represented in your project.
- The applicant is a professional in the field of film, theatre, music, visual arts, or literature, or a combination of these disciplines.
- Amarte aims to support the creative development of artists. Cultural organizations can therefore solely submit an application in collaboration with- and on the initiative of an individual creative/artist for the development of one artistic project.
- Amarte particularly intends to be there for creatives who fall through the cracks at regular cultural foundations.
- Amarte prefers applications for smaller-scale projects with a maximum total budget of €50.000.
- The project and/or developmental period has a beginning and an end.
- Amarte likes to be reached out to early on in the creative process – applications for projects in a later creative stage therefore have a smaller chance of being granted.
- Amarte does not support any projects related to studies and/or scholarships. Amarte solely covers classes or courses if these are a part of the project or the developmental grant for which is applied.
- Applications with educational purposes only will not be granted.
- Amarte does not grant applications that are solely aimed at covering material costs, unless these are a part of project you apply for.
- Amarte does not provide grants for organizational costs.
Guidelines specifically for interdisciplinary projects
- Amarte supports interdisciplinary projects in which two or more of the following disciplines come together: theatre, film, music, visual arts and/or literature.
- Amarte supports projects in which an exchange takes place between different disciplines in the production process as well as in the end product.
- The makers are all professionals and there is no commissioning between the collaborating makers.
- You can apply for a podcast in our Film category. Amarte only supports podcasts when there is a narrative (documentary or fiction).
- Amarte does not support projects where one or more partners are amateur.
- Amarte does not support projects where one discipline is subordinated to the other.
- Amarte does not support video clips. A film maker who’s making a music film can apply within the category film.
- Amarte does not support interdisciplinary projects with an emphasis on dance.
- Amarte does not support visuals for social media or projects aimed at marketing.
Your application will be reviewed by members of our advisory committee with an expertise in one or more disciplines that are part of your project.
In assessing interdisciplinary projects, in addition to artistic quality, the quality of the collaboration is also assessed. In your application, therefore, tell us how you envision the collaboration, what the input is from the various collaboration partners and how the disciplines relate to each other in your project.
The most important factors they pay attention to are:
- Artistic quality
- Equal collaboration between the artists
- Exchange between disciplines during the creative process and in the end product.