Musicians can apply for a development grant or a project grant at Amarte. 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.


Development grant (max. €1.500)

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.

Project grant (max. €2.500)

For projects with a concrete plan, you can apply for a project grant.

Examples are:

  • Record and release an EP or (debut) album.
  • Organize a concert(series) or tour.


  • Filled out form
  • Budget plan and coverage plan (mandatory)
  • Links to demos (mandatory)
  • Project plan
  • Links to relevant previous work
  • Links to introduction video (recommended)


  • 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. Applications for large-scale projects for which the applicant relies on other foundations to cover a large part of the total budget therefore have less priority at Amarte.
  • Amarte likes supporting projects that are still early in the creative process. Applications for projects that are already advanced or where applications are only made for promotion costs and/or printing of vinyl/CDs will not be considered.
  • Amarte prefers not to receive applications for large-scale projects for which the applicant relies on other foundations to cover a large part of the total budget.
  • Amarte does not grant applications for music projects with a total budget of over €20.000.
  • The project and/or developmental period has a beginning and an end.
  • 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 the project expenses.
  • Amarte does not provide grants for organizational costs.
  • Amarte does not grant applications for dance projects, videoclips or live registrations. A filmmaker who wants to apply for a music film can apply within the category film.
  • In case you apply for the execution of an existing classical repertoire, on top of describing the ‘creative urge’, we ask you to describe how this execution differs from other performances of the same work and how your personal signature will play an innovative role in this.


Your application will be reviewed by the advisory committee Music. The most important factors they pay attention to are:

  • ‘Creative urge’: Why do you think and feel this project should be created?
  • Talent development: why is it important to you as an artist to develop this project?
  • Artistic quality
  • Realistic budget plan
  • Level of progressivity and novelty in creative process or style

In case your application does not fully fit in the Music 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.



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