International Heritage Cooperation: travel compensation

International Heritage Cooperation: travel compensation

Dutch organisations are eligible to apply for travel compensation in preparation of their heritage project.

The travel expense scheme is intended to strengthen International Heritage Cooperation project applications by enabling the Dutch applicant to travel to the respective partner country to meet potential partners and experts and to obtain firsthand knowledge of the local situation. We hope that this will help the project be better embedded in the local context and that it will increase the reciprocity of the proposed project.

DutchCulture remunerates one-off economy class return airplane tickets for at most one person per project. The applying legal person must take care of visa costs, insurance costs, accommodation and subsistence expenses, domestic travel costs and all other expenses. Please note that the resources for this scheme are limited. Every year we reserve € 20,000 for the travel expenses scheme. We are carefully following the current COVID-19 restrictions and the COVID-19 situation in both the Netherlands and the destination country, and we take this into consideration when assessing applications. For more information (in Dutch), please see this document.

  • Heritage experts from the ten partner countries + China, South Korea, Morocco and Egypt can apply for a return ticket to the Netherlands in order to set up an International Heritage Cooperation project with a Dutch partner.
  • Dutch organisations wishing to invite a heritage expert from one of the ten partner countries or from China, South Korea, Morocco or Egypt as a speaker for a conference, lecture or event on the subject of the heritage that connects the Netherlands with one of these countries can also apply to the travel expenses scheme.
  • Heritage experts from one of the ten partner countries now also have the possibility of being reimbursed for a ticket to one of the other ten partner countries.

Partner countries: Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia*, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, United States

* For cooperation with Russia, DutchCulture follows the Dutch government's declaration of solidarity for Ukraine and principles of cultural cooperation with the Russian Federation and Belarus.