Theatre makers can either 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. €2.500)

A development grant is meant for creative immersion. For example, you can use this grant for a research period in which you experiment with different forms or styles, write or create something relating to a theme that interests you, or explore new collaborations.

When applying 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. €5.000)

Amarte would like to support theatre makers in their development as artists and in the realization of new productions. We understand that you won’t be able to finance your entire production with Amarte’s contribution. That is why we recommend you apply at Amarte for a specific part of the artistic process, for example the rehearsal stage. Important to note is that your plan should discuss and lay out your ideas and plan for the entire process. Please introduce yourself as an artist and share an elaborate description and motivation of the production you would like to create.


  • Filled out form
  • Budget plan and coverage plan
  • 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.
  • The project and/or developmental period has a beginning and an end.
  • The application is for the development of new work.
  • 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 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 prefers applications for smaller-scale projects with a maximum total budget of €50.000.
  • Amarte does not provide grants to solely cover study fees, scholarships, or organizational costs.
  • 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’s expenses.
  • Amarte does not provide grants for organizational costs.
  • Amarte does not provide grants for music video’s or dance projects, unless they are part of a multidiciplinary project.


Your application will be reviewed by the advisory committee Theatre. 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 Theatre 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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