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.
Regional third round of Culture of Solidarity Fund
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
EducAR - Antirracist Education and LA RAMPA Magazine | VIBE - Voices of Iberia in the Black EuropeRead more
Tek Bunkeri | MOCI - Mobile Open Culture & Innovation HubTek Bunkeri – MOCI – Mobile Open Culture & Innovation Hub
Transnational Institute | M2M solidarity. Building municipal to municipal culture of European solidarityRead more.
Unhack Democracy European pro-democracy group & election watchdog | Election Health CheckRead more.
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.
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
Asociatia Vira | Harvesting Solidarity
European Family | Women for the Future Association / Independent Theater Hungary
LATRA | Letters from the front
New Women Connectors | Leading resilience
Powszechny Theatre named Zygmunt Hubner in Warsaw | The Forum for the Future of Culture: Solidarity and Care
Rete della Conoscenza | SOL.MAP - Solidarity, Mutual aid, Activism, ParticipationRead their interview
INSP Foundation |Supporting marginalised people through solidarity of culture, experiences and knowledgeRead an interview
Szovetkezetiseget Tamogato Egyesulet | Boosting the European culture of solidarityRead an interview
Thriving Regardless. Community Support Networks in times of COVID-19 | Almudena Caso Burbano and Carlos BujRead an interview
The Bureau of Care - State of Concept
Tools to Transform: Workbook for Asian Diasporic Organising in Europe | Asia Art ActivismRead an interview
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.