Obligatory contribution to the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund

The DAI’s gatherings ( the so-called DAI Weeks), 9 times per year at various locations in Europe come with expenses outside of the actual classroom. Expenses for which the DAI has created the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund. This fund covers: all accommodation (bed, shower) and all communal meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during DAI Weeks plus travel costs that exceed the costs to be made for the trip from your home-base to the Netherlands and back (see the conditions below). 

Why do we need a Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund?

Our program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education (75-80%) and tuition fees (20-25%). We have no permission to use this budget to fully cover student's expenses in regard to food, accommodation and travel.

For students paying the institutional tuition (non-EU passport holders), the obligatory contribution to the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Fund is included in the tuition which they will have to pay to the ArtEZ University of the Arts to cover for the costs of their study trajectory. For all others the contribution to the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund comes on top of the tuition fee. 

The Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund does not ever cover any educational activities nor any expenses for food, accommodation or travel made by faculty or crew. 

European students formally have the to refuse to pay for the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund (please keep in mind that non-EU students do not have this right, hence the word "solidarity"). If you go for the no-pay option you will be entitled to take part in education (attend the 3 curriculum components), but you will be excluded from all communal meals and will thus have to always take care of your own catering, also at isolated locations such as PAF or NIDA. On top of that you will have to entirely self-organise your accommodation (bed & shower) and all travel during all DAI Weeks. Particularly in rural places (think, once again, PAF or NIDA) where the DAI settles down for 7 to max 12 days, this is going to be be super stressfull for you if not outright impossible. With 9 DAI Weeks per year, your actual costs for food, accommodation and travel will be substantially higher than what you have to pay to the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund!

Those who do take part in the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund must pay the entire sum (in installments). Skipping (part of) a DAI week, as an individual student, for whatever reason, does not entitle you to a discount. It is important to understand that the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund only partially covers the costs made by DAI for our "living together" during DAI Weeks. If everything would be broken down to individual payments for the actual costs per student per day, we would to have to charge each student a much,much higher contribution! As this could lead to situations where students would need to skip meals, days or even entire DAI Weeks, purely for financial reasons. Precisely to make sure this would not happen the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund came into being! 

The Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund allows us to warmly welcome all DAI students to take part in our boarding school support structure for a very, very reasonable prize and enjoy the wonderful conviviality during the 9 DAI Weeks per year, that is at the very heart of our program.

WHAT IS COVERED ?

-bed & shower during all 9 DAI Weeks

During all 9 DAI Weeks all students are accommodated in (youth) hostels or similar facilities, for example at partnering residential programs or otherwise.

Take notice: facilities are always shared between several DAI students (while DAI's Covid protocol must be taken in account under all circumstances !). 

-all communal meals during all 9 DAI Weeks

Lunches and dinners served at the DAI are always meat-free (in general vegetarian/vegan, incidentally we serve dishes containing some fish (optional, always next to "veg")). It goes without saying that any food allergies will be taken in account (please inform Jacq van der Spek). Breakfasts are sometimes taken care of by the hostels where we are staying ( in that we pay for them, but have no say in what they offer),or, at self catering locations, by our crew, in which case they are vegetarian/vegan as well. 

- travel costs above "from home to the Netherlands and back" (so travel costs are NOT FULLY funded)  

The distance between where a student lives and any place in the Netherlands is the measure for travel costs involved. Each student is supposed to pay for their trip from their home-address to the DAI-week and back. If a DAI-week takes place outside of the Netherlands, each student, in close conversation with Jacq van der Spek needs to find the cheapest possible means of transport to that location. If the costs involved are higher than the travel costs for that specific student to travel to the Netherlands (from their home-base), DAI will contribute, always under three very strict conditions:

1.At the beginning of the year Jacq van der Spek must be informed about the location from where the student expects to be traveling and also about the average costs of travel from that location to the Netherlands.

2. The student has made a serious effort to find the cheapest possible ticket (all destinations are known in advance and can be booked from October onward). Please note that within a circle of max 400 kilometeres around the Netherlands, the DAI will mostly arrange free transfers by touring car from Arnhem (or another location) to where the specific DAI-week will take place. In that case students are expected to travel to the Netherlands first ( pick up locations will be communicated). Occassionally a cheap group flight departing from the Netherlands (or another location) on a fixed day and time, will be arranged. In both cases it must be clear that if students nevertheless prefer to travel directly to the DAI-week destination the extra costs cannot be refunded !! 

Contact for travel refunds is: Jacq van der Spek

3.IMPORTANT: refunding of tickets is EXCLUSIVELY possible if all the obligatory contributions to the Project Fund have been made. The payments to the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund have to be made in two (or more) instalments. DAI will send you information about how to pay, right after the introduction week.

Contact person for the BB & SS Fund payments is Rik Fernhout.

WHAT IS THE CONTRIBUTION ?

As said: for non-EU passport holders and others who are obliged to pay the institutional tuition, the obligatory contribution to the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund is included in the annual sum which they will have to pay to the ArtEZ University of the Arts to cover for their two years of studies.

For all EU passport holders, paying the statutory tuition the costs come on top of the tuition:

Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund 2022-2024: 2 x €1650 (in 4 installments).

The payment of 2 x € 1.650 as contribution to the BB&SS Fund for the two academic years 2021-2023 must be paid in four instalments:

€ 675 to be paid in the second part of 2022,

€ 975 in the first part of 2023

€ 675 to be paid in the second part of 2023,

€ 975 in the first part of 2024

Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund 2021-2023: 2 x €1650 (in 4 installments).

The payment of 2 x € 1.650 as contribution to the BB&SS Fund for the two academic years 2021-2023 must be paid in four instalments:

€ 675 to be paid in the second part of 2021,

€ 975 in the first part of 2022

€ 675 to be paid in the second part of 2022,

€ 975 in the first part of 2023

Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund 2020-2022: 2 x €1600 

The payment of 2x € 1.600 as contribution to the BB&SS Fund for the two academic years 2020-2022 must be paid in four instalments:

€ 650 to be paid in the second part of 2020, 

€ 950 in the first part of 2021

€ 650 to be paid in the second part of 2021, 

€ 950 in the first part of 2022

IMPORTANT: in case COVID forces the DAI to skip some DAI Week days that we had scheduled to take place "in real life", a reasonable discount per missed day (or in case the total sum has already been paid, a refund) will be calculated. If these missing days are to be re-scheduled to a later moment in the academic year no discount or refund can be claimed. 

Questions around the Bread, Bed & Solidarity Student Fund are regularly discussed with the COUNCIL, DAI's consultative student body.   

For all other information about fees & finance go back to http://dutchartinstitute.eu/practical/financ

 

 

 

This page was updated on the 8th of September, 2021.