You can now apply to Amarte Fonds Literature (deadline September 30th)!

visual arts

Visual artists can apply for a development grant  at Amarte. Here you will find what this grant means and what the application consists of. Please also take a look here, because on top of a financial contribution you can also receive extra professional support from an expert.

Development grant (max €2.500)

A development grant is meant for creative immersion. You can use this grant for example for a research period in which you experiment with different forms or materials, or for the creation process of a cross-disciplinary project.

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 your application.

Your application includes

  • Filled out form
  • Budget plan and plan to cover costs
  • Project plan (max 1 A4)
    In the project plan, answer briefly:
    What are you planning to do?
    Why do you want to do that?
    How are you going to do that?
    How is this project important to your practice or career? (in the short and long term?)
    Why did you choose this medium?
  • Portfolio
    Please provide visual imagery of 3 of your previous projects. For each project describe why you chose it and what it says about the new work you would like to make.


Your application will be reviewed by the advisory committee Visual Arts.
It is important that they understand  why and how you would like to execute it. Please describe in detail where your idea comes from and what it means to your career in the short and long term.

The most important factors the advisory committee pays attention to are:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Authenticity
  • Talent development
  • A well thought out plan

In case your application does not fully fit the Visual Arts category, for example because it is a cross-disciplinary project, we make sure that your application is also read by the other relevant advisory committees.


Apply here