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


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.

Your application includes:

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


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.

Apply here