The students of Studium Witte de With’s Parallel Curriculum invite you to submit grant proposals for creative projects. We are looking for projects that may not be eligible for funding elsewhere and require microfunds (amount to be determined, < €500) within the next three months.

The Microfund Meal is a microfunding initiative that provides an alternative funding system for creative projects. Members of the public are invited to a dinner at Witte de With Contemporary for a small fee. During the dinner, attendees become the jurors and will award grant proposals using funds raised from the dinner fee. Unlike traditional funding systems, the Microfund Meal offers a non-bureaucratic, rapid, and experimental system for funding creative projects. Through the process of a communal meal and collective decision-making, attendees determine how projects are evaluated and awarded, opening up to the public the question of how we value art.

If you would like to submit a project to the Microfund Meal, please send an email to [email protected] with the following:

  • 1 short paragraph explaining your project (max. 150 words)
  • 1 short paragraph explaining why you or your project are not eligible for funds elsewhere. (max. 150 words)

Submission deadline: 4 March 2019

No other requirements or restrictions apply. A short-list of proposals will be selected by students of Parallel Curriculum. Selected artists will be required to present their project proposal at the dinner event on 29 March 2019.

Studium Witte de With’s Parallel Curriculum is a peer-led education initiative by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. Each year, a select group of students collaborate across academic and creative disciplines to bridge different fields of knowledge in higher education, culminating the programming of student-led events. The Class of ’19 includes: Maud Berden (Piet Zwart Institute), Rosa Elk (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Sander Hintzen (Stockholms Universitet), Jasmijn Linden (Willem de Kooning Academie), Salvador Miranda (Piet Zwart Institute), and Adam Patterson (Piet Zwart Institute). The Microfund Meal is led by Salvador Miranda.