DAI Friends & Alumni Grant is a one-off annual grant that is awarded to non-EU student/s in their second year of study at the Dutch Art Institute. It is funded by the generous donations from the DAI’s broader community. It is open to eligible and interested DAI students who bear financial burden and/or stress.

The 2021 recipients of the DAI Friends and Alumni Grant were Dandelion Eghosa, Hannah Lee Jones, Marilú Namoda, Maoyi (Peixuan Qiu) and Marika Vandekraats

Meet the 2021 funding recipients here.

The grant was initiated in 2020 as a grassroots fundraiser by DAI alumni Clementine Edwards, Lukas Malte Hoffmann, Ulufer Çelik and Zachary Shoenhut (with the support of Valentina Curandi). In 2021 Raúl Silva joined as convener.

The conveners wish that the DAI Friends & Alumni Grant may continue to run annually. To increase this possibility, it is convened horizontally, voluntarily and as sustainably as is possible. Its structure is such that a changing group of alumni, including a recent graduate, convene the grant. This ensures rolling accountability, that no one convener is heavily ‘relied on’, and that they, the conveners, remain connected to the current student body. Grant recipients are not obliged to assist with convening the grant, but offered the option.