We support cultural changemakers and their projects through our grants and exchange programmes.
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We invited you to apply for the European Culture of Solidarity Fund in various application windows. The Fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space. Read all things on the Culture of Solidarity Fund.
The European Cultural Foundation, Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture, Krytyka Polityczna and ZEMOS98 invited everybody to apply for participation in Culture Lab Europe. The event was planned to take place in April in Rijeka, Croatia, but was transformed into an online event in June 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis
In 2019 we ran two open calls under our annual theme. We want to support people who are working for European democratic values. People who are fighting for their rights as citizens, for their right to public space and personal freedoms, and for their right to creative expression.
The Research and Development Grants provide seed money that offers the opportunity to explore new and daring concepts. We actively support your knowledge development through opportunities to network, finding new partners for collaboration, sharing tools for developing your ideas and taking part in training, residencies and workshops.
Tandem supports long-term cooperation, knowledge development and networking opportunities between cultural managers across wider Europe. Launched in 2011 and developed as part of our European Neighbourhood programme, Tandem has brought together more than 400 independent cultural organisations and supported the professional development of over 320 cultural managers coming from more than 160 cities and 35 countries in wider Europe.
Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnership: STEP travel grants support creative and critical cultural workers travelling across Europe and its neighbouring countries, to help foster a society with greater solidarity, equality and a stronger sense of social justice. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we do not support any travel grants for the coming months.
FundAction is a participatory fund making grants for social transformation. Participatory grant-making seeks to involve those directly affected by the issues — the people that the money intends to help — in decision-making about where the money goes. It can be a more effective way of reaching people and addressing issues of power
Civitates strengthens the capacity of civil society to play its indispensable role in shaping vibrant and open European democracies that work for all.