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Alternative subsidy lines

grants for art projects
In the context of its cultural direction, the city of Antwerp grants grants for art projects.

It primarily focuses on the professional art sector, where both professional art organizations and individual artists can submit a project.  

The submission dates in 2021 are:

no later than February 1, 2021 for projects starting between April 15, 2021 and December 31, 2021;

no later than May 1, 2021 for projects starting between September 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022;

September 30, 2021 at the latest for projects starting between January 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022.

Subsidies for cultural projects – per district
Are you organizing a culture project in one of the Antwerp districts? Then you can apply for subsidies via the Cultuurantenne of your district. View the  your district's grant page . ​

Project subsidy for supralocal cultural projects

A project subsidy for supralocal culture projects is financial support for cultural organizations and youth organisations  give them the opportunity to experiment and grow within their practice. Multi-year projects (up to a maximum of three years) are also eligible for subsidy.
The project subsidy for supralocal culture projects focuses on policy priorities, as described in the
  supralocal culture decree . These policy priorities have been established for the submission rounds from November 15, 2020 to May 15, 2025:

  1. Responding to societal challenges by striving for maximum cultural participation

  2. Creating added value by connecting your own strengths through collaboration

  3. Focus on new and young talent by offering development opportunities

International projects

The Flemish government also looks beyond national borders and subsidizes international initiatives for amateur arts, which are organized in Flanders. For projects abroad, the government offers an intervention in the travel costs.

Finally, there is also the option of co-financing international projects.
Amateur arts organisations, amateur arts groups or individual amateur artists can submit an application for a project subsidy within the Amateur Arts Decree. There are three subsidy lines within this section for international projects

Solidarity projects by and for young people via JINT
Do the young people in your organization have an idea to improve their neighbourhood, city or province? Are they eager to organize an event to bring the young people in the region together? Set up an innovative solidarity project with a group of at least 5 young people with a strong local impact; anything is possible! As a supporting organization you can count on extra financial support.

Small-scale project support within Cera .'s project domains
Are you active within an organization that could use financial support? Or do you want to set up a project with your association in your region?  Check whether your project fits within the domains in which Cera invests  and whether it meets a number of criteria. Is that right? Then fill in the application form below. Who knows, your project will soon become a reality.


Project subsidies for talent development in the amateur arts - OP/TIL : OP/TIL (

Flemish Minister of Culture, Jan Jambon, launched a new subsidy line to encourage talent development in the amateur arts sector. The subsidy amounts to a maximum of 10,000 euros per project. Deadline? Sep 15, 2021.  

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