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Experiment Grant Scheme

A new period of the Experiment Grant Scheme from Creative Industries Fund NL opens on 15 February. Are you a designer or maker active in the field of design, architecture or digital culture, or the crossovers between these fields, and do you have an idea for an experimental research project? If so, check to see if your project is eligible for a grant under the Experiment Grant Scheme.

Under the Experiment Grant Scheme, you can apply for a grant of up to € 10,000 for a small-scale experiment-driven research project. This amount includes any co-financing or own resources and therefore represents the maximum project cost. The new period, with a grant ceiling of € 350,000, runs from 15 February to 30 May 2022. Applications can be submitted at any time – there is no deadline. However, don’t wait until the last day of the period. It’s important to remember that the grant scheme closes when the subsidy ceiling has been reached, and that applications are processed in the order of submission.


To get a good idea of the type of projects supported within this grant scheme, take a look at the selections from the first and second periods of 2021, the year the Experiment Grant Scheme was launched. Or read how the Experiment Grant Scheme was a catalyst for Urban Reefs by landscape designer Pierre Oskam and architect and computational designer Max Latour.


Are you planning to apply to the Experiment Grant Scheme? Before you start the process, first read the Experiment Grant Application Guide. In this guide, you will find guidelines and tips for preparing a grant application and information on how to deal with collaborative partners and drawing up a budget. The guide also explains the criteria that are described in the Experiment Grant Scheme, together with the conditions and objectives. If you have any questions, please contact Gabriella Fiorentini, the Experiment Grant Scheme coordinator: