Tour-Support Fonds PodiumKunsten (Dutch Arts Council)

This subsidy is allotted to Dutch bands, ensembles and performers who play events abroad. This regulation is meant to facilitate relatively simple projects that require minimal preparation, which means that the approval procedure itself is sped up. Applicants will get a definitive answer within a month.

The services offer two subsidy-options:

  • a grant for collectives, pop groups, ensembles, big bands, singer-songwriters, performers, performing composers or DJs, operating in the fields of theatre, dance, and music theatre, who perform abroad.
  • a grant for composers, playwrights, librettists and choreographers who are invited by foreign events to attend a performance of their work by a third party. In this case, the artist or performer in question isn’t involved in the performance.

Important note: only travel costs are taken into account for this subsidy, not accommodation costs.

More info and application via the Fonds Podiumkunsten website (Dutch only).