Grants

Who can submit a file and for what?

All artists who are members of Sabam and who can prove that they regularly and professionally perform an artistic activity in the visual arts can submit an application for a Sabam visual arts grant.

 

What grants are there?

  • 2 annual artist in residence grants, each with a value of € 1,500, mainly aimed at specialised organisations (e.g. Wiels,…). This amounts to a budget of € 3,000.
  • 2 annual publishing grants, each with a value of € 3,000, of which € 1,500 for the artist and € 1,500 for the publisher. This amounts to a budget of € 6,000.
  • 1 annual multimedia grant with a value of € 1,500. The total budget thus amounts to € 1,500.
  • 2 annual export grants (e.g. to transport an exhibition), each with a value of € 1,500. This amounts to a total budget of € 3,000.

 

What conditions are linked to these grants?

The grants for visual arts are awarded by Sabam at the recommendation of an external commission.

To qualify for a grant, the artist must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a member of Sabam
  • Be a natural person
  • The author may only submit one application every 2 years
  • The project has not yet been realised at the time of application
  • Each project can only receive one grant; grants cannot be accumulated

 

What does such a file have to contain?

The application dossier for a Sabam visual arts grant must contain the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter with a description of the project, in which the artist explains and motivates his application, and indicates which grant he is applying for
  • An overview of the estimated budget
  • The status of the project
  • An artistic CV + biography

 

Practical calendar

Each year, two meetings are scheduled to analyse the files and make a decision: on 30 April and on 31 October.

The application dossiers must be sent to Salvador Ferreira, Rue d’Arlon 75/77, 1040 Brussels, in one copy and at the latest by 15 October.

After each meeting of the commission, the applicants will be informed of the decisions by e mail.

The grants will be paid within thirty working days after notification of the decision.
 
 
Artist in residence grant

This grant is intended to cover the accommodation costs (housing, material, etc.) that an organisation pays for the residence of an artist at a specific location in a given period.
 
Amount:

€ 1,500
 

Application conditions:
  • Be a member of Sabam
  • Be a natural person
  • The author may only submit one application every 2 years
  • The project has not yet been realised at the time of application
  • Each project can only receive one grant; grants cannot be accumulated

 

Submission of applications:

The application can be submitted at any time during the year and will be examined at the next meeting of the commission.

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION OF FILES for the meeting of the commission: 15 April and 15 October.
 

Application file:

The application file must be sent, in one copy, on paper to the following address:

Salvador Ferreira – Visual arts grants – Rue d’Arlon 75/77 – 1040 Brussels. AND via e-mail to salvador.ferreira@sabam.be

The application file for a Sabam visual arts grant must contain the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter in which the artist explains and motivates his application
  • A copy of the invitation letter / confirmation from the institution
  • An overview of the estimated budget
  • The status of the project
  • An artistic CV and possibly a biography
  • For accounting follow-up: a bank document with IBAN code and exact details of the account

 

Payment:

The grant will be paid in one instalment within thirty working days after the decision of the commission.
 


Publishing grant

This grant consists of 2 parts – one for the artist and the other for the publisher – and is intended to promote the publication of exhibition catalogues and art books (monographs).

The grant is split into two parts: € 1,500 for the artist and € 1,500 for the publisher.
 

Amount:

€ 3,000

For this grant, the artist and publisher have to submit an application together.
 

Application conditions:
  • Be a member of Sabam
  • Be a natural person
  • The subject of the book must be an artist who is a member of Sabam (monograph)
  • The author may only submit one application every 2 years
  • The project has not yet been realised at the time of application
  • Each project can only receive one grant; grants cannot be accumulated

 

Submission of applications:

The application can be submitted at any time during the year and will be examined at the next meeting of the commission.

DEADLINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF FILES for the meeting of the commission: 15 April and 15 October.
 

Application file:

The application file must be sent, in one copy, on paper to the following address:

Salvador Ferreira – Visual arts grants – Rue d’Arlon 75/77 – 1040 Brussels AND via e-mail to salvador.ferreira@sabam.be

The application file for a Sabam visual arts grant must contain the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter in which the artist and the publisher explain and motivate their application
  • A CV of the protagonists (artist and publisher) + possibly a biography
  • An overview of the estimated budget
  • The status of the project
  • For accounting follow-up: a bank document with IBAN code and exact details of the account of each applicant

 

Payment:

The grant will be paid in 2 instalments; the first instalment of € 1,500 to the artist upon acceptance of the file and the second instalment of € 1,500 to the publisher upon publication of the book.

The logo and the support of Sabam must be mentioned in the colophon of the work.

If this obligation is not met, any subsequent application for a grant will be automatically rejected.
 

 

Multimedia grant

This grant is intended to help an artist who wants to use different art forms (video, sculpture, painting, drawing, etc.) for a work.
 

Amount:

€ 1,500
 

Application conditions:
  • Be a member of Sabam
  • Be a natural person
  • The author may only submit one application every 2 years
  • The project has not yet been realised at the time of application
  • Each project can only receive one grant; grants cannot be accumulated

 

Submission of applications:

The application can be submitted at any time during the year and will be examined at the next meeting of the commission.

DEADLINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF FILES for the meeting of the commission: 15 April and 15 October.
 

Application file:

The application file must be sent, in one copy, on paper to the following address:

Salvador Ferreira – Visual arts grants – Rue d’Arlon 75/77 – 1040 Brussels AND via e-mail to salvador.ferreira@sabam.be

The application file for a Sabam visual arts grant must contain the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter in which the artist explains and motivates his application and project
  • An overview of the estimated budget
  • The status of the project
  • An artistic CV + possibly a biography
  • For accounting follow-up: a bank document with IBAN code and exact details of the account

 

Payment:

The grant will be paid in one instalment within thirty working days after the decision of the commission.

If the project is exhibited, the logo and the support of Sabam must be mentioned – as far as possible – in the promotional material for the work.

If this obligation is not met, any subsequent application for a grant will be automatically rejected.
 

 

Export grant

This grant is intended to cover the costs for the organisation of individual or collective exhibitions, on the condition that the artist enjoys significant visibility abroad.
 

Amount:

€ 1,500
 

Application conditions:
  • Be a member of Sabam
  • Be a natural person
  • The author may only submit one application every 2 years
  • The project has not yet been realised at the time of application
  • Each project can only receive one grant; grants cannot be accumulated

 

Submission of applications:

The application can be submitted at any time during the year and will be examined at the next meeting of the commission.

DEADLINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF FILES for the meeting of the commission: 15 April and 15 October.
 

Application file:

The application file must be sent, in one copy, on paper to the following address:

Salvador Ferreira – Visual arts grants – Rue d’Arlon 75/77 – 1040 Brussels AND via e-mail to salvador.ferreira@sabam.be

The application file for a Sabam visual arts grant must contain the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter in which the artist explains and motivates his application and project
  • A copy of the invitation letter from the exhibition space
  • An overview of the estimated budget
  • The status of the project
  • An artistic CV + possibly a biography
  • For accounting follow-up: a bank document with IBAN code and exact details of the account
 
Payment:

The grant will be paid in one instalment within thirty working days after the decision of the commission.

If promotional material is published, the artist undertakes to mention - as far as possible - the logo and support of Sabam.

If this obligation is not met, any subsequent application for a grant will be automatically rejected.