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Culture of Solidarity Fund

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.

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Regional third round of Culture of Solidarity Fund

In collaboration with Fondazione CRT and Fondazione CRC we invite organisations from the Piedmont and Aosta Valley to apply to the third round of our Culture of Solidarity Fund. This round opened October 12 2020 and closes on Monday, 30 November, 13.00 CET.

Second Round

The second window closed on July 14th, 13:00 CEST PM. Again, we received many many more applications than we were able to support. Read on about the 35 ones that we granted.

Second round grantees

In the second round we looked for projects which grow immediate crisis responses into more future-oriented solutions and extend from local levels to building cross-national alliances and pan-European initiatives.

First round

The first window closed on April 27th, 12:00 CET AM. We received more than 2500 applications, thank you! Out of them 29 were selected for a grant.

First round grantees

First round fact sheet

We collected some data on where the applicants are based, how they heard about the call, in what sector they work, and whether our objectives of the call were reflecting the needs of applicants. You can find some of the outcomes in this fact sheet.


“The fund will support big and small initiatives which grow a European culture of Solidarity, support partners and grantees in a flexible manner in the redesign of their activities in response to the Coronacrisis, support new imaginative ways of sustaining people-to-people contacts and human interaction across European borders in times of travel restrictions and social distancing”, wrote our director in an introductory blog.


Arts and culture will not be the same after COVID-19. The new situation requires new approaches and solutions at local, national and European level. We teamed up with Culture Action Europe to map emergency initiatives and measures carried out across Europe that address the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on culture, arts, creative sectors – with the aim to identify key challenges and possible gaps, or needs, yet unaddressed by the policymakers.