Gemeente Utrecht

PROJECTLEIDER HERSTEL & INNOVATIEPAKKET CULTURELE SECTOR

In March 2021 I started working as ‘projectleider’ at the cultural department of Gemeente Utrecht. I will be helping out with setting up the COVID-19 recovery package and implementation of this package. I am working on a freelance basis, 4 days a week till end of December 2021 and 3 days a week from 1st of January till 30th of June 2022.

Activities included a.o. :

– concept development Ontwikkelsubsidie Cultuur;   
– concept development Subsidie extra kosten culturele evenementen (in collaboration with a colleague from Economic Afairs);                                                 
– concept development Subsidie extra kosten culturele activiteiten (in collaboration with a colleague from Economic Affairs);                                                         
– concept development Subsidie Programmeringsbudget Cultuur;   
– discuss concepts subsidies mentioned above with legal adviser and subsidy agency;
– handling all grant applications 4 subsidy schemes mentioned above (in collaboration with a colleague from Cultural Afairs);
– design internal proces Ontwikkelsubsidie cultuur (in collaboration with a colleague from Cultural Afairs);
– watching the draft and providing input subsidy scheme ‘Morgen Mooier Maken’ of Economic Affairs department Gemeente Utrecht;
-organizing and doing production visit Raad voor Cultuur to Utrecht (1st of October 2021);
-drafting amendment decisions 4 subsidy schemes;
-drawing up assignment letters for 3 different cultural events in consultation with 3 colleagues.

Ontwikkelsubsidie Cultuur:
– makers dont need to be legal entities;
– collaboration between maker or cultural organisation and another organisation (based in Utrecht, or elsewhere);
– makers and organisations are allowed to apply; funding for makers is a minimum of 2000 euros and maximum of 7500 euro; funding for organisations is a minimum of 2000 euros and maximum of 10.000 euros;
– not expected to deliver a product but focus on artistic and/or business development.

Ontwikkelsubsidie Cultuur is open to all cultural disciplines (art, music, theater, fashion, literature, film, dance, design, digital culture – among which video games and net art -, comics and urban culture, or a mixture of one of these categories). There is no age limit. Plus this subsidy scheme is also accesible to people who are educated in a non linear way.

Subsidie extra kosten culturele evenementen:
– subsidy meant for compensating extra costs of making an Utrecht based cultural event/festival coronaproof;
– organisations can ask for 5000 euro till 40.000 euro maximum. The maximum amount is based on the ‘leges’ you have to pay to the government;

Subsidie extra kosten culturele activiteiten:
– subsidy meant for compensating extra costs of making an Utrecht based event/festival coronaproof. Focus of the event isn’t culture, but culture at the same time must be an essential part of the programming of the festival;
– organisations can ask for 1250 euro till 10.000 euro maximum. The maximum amount is based on the ‘leges’ you have to pay to the government;

Subsidie Programmeringsbudget Cultuur:
– subsidy meant for stimulating cultural programming on locations like churches, clubs, bookstores, librairies and bars. – organisations can ask for a minimum of 3000 euros and a maximum of 30.000 euros if all necessary programming facilities are already in place, or a minimum of 3000 euros and a maximum of 50.000 euros if the space still needs to be made suitable for cultural programming.

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