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.
- Record and release an EP or (debut) album.
- Create a multidisciplinary music project or organize a concert(series) or tour.
Your application includes:
- Filled out form
- Budget plan
- Project plan
- Links to relevant previous work
- Links to introduction video (recommended)
- Amarte likes supporting projects that are still early in the creative process and prefers not to receive applications for projects that are already well on their way.
- 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 prefers not to receive applications for music projects with a total budget of over €20.000.
- Amarte usually does not grant applications for videoclips. However, we welcome applications for innovative projects where visuals and music come together.
- 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.