There is a great variety of funds for music students and musicians such as (international) scholarships, funding for instruments, projects and regular funding. Citroen Adviesbureau Podiumkunsten has made a contribution to this site by providing general information and specific information and tips on a diversity of topics related to fundraising. Dominique Citroen is an experienced consultant in performing arts and a well-known fundraising expert.
A fund is a pile of money, destined for distribution among projects matching the aims of the funds. Institutions or project groups can get access to these resources by submitting an application. The application has to meet specific requirements. It is pointless to submit an application if it doesn't meet these requirements.
In addition to requirements regarding content, funds often have application deadlines and specific conditions about the way the money will be spent. The application has to contain an estimate, clearly detailed about the way the expenses are distributed over the various items.
A fund is supervised by a board. The board is responsible for the money and for the assessment of the applications. In the assessment procedure the board can ask the advice from experts. Experts will evaluate the applications and meet in committees.
There are private funds as well as public funds. Public funding is usually called subsidy.