Culture of Solidarity Fund
We invite you to apply for the 2023 edition of the Culture of Solidarity Fund, set up by the European Cultural Foundation. This new call supports European transnational collaborative initiatives that address the theme of just transition and environmental sustainability from a specifically cultural angle.
What are we looking for?
The call is open to organisations based in Europe and actively engaged in the cultural, creative, or allied sectors. (Please consult the list of eligible countries in the documentation.) In keeping with our mission to create solidarity through culture, the Fund specifically welcomes actions in line with the theme of this call that forge European transnational and/or translocal collaborations, and thereby build cross-border alliances of solidarity. For this edition, we are looking for new ideas and experimental initiatives that address just transition from an inherently cultural angle by:
- raising public awareness of the complexities and urgencies of adapting to climate change and other environmental emergencies in a systemic way;
- reinforcing democratic decision-making processes against growing political polarisation by creating a safe environment for open communication, candid exchange and respectful dissent on these issues;
- designing creative solutions for changing ecosystems;
- encouraging holistic working approaches and culture-driven cooperation between public and private stakeholders who are key actors in social and economic transformation.
Please refer to the What can culture do to further just transition? segment of this call for further considerations on the role of culture in just transition to inspire applicants in proposing their own take on just transition processes.
What do we offer?
The Fund has grants available in three amounts:
- up to €10.000
- €10.000 – 20.000
- €20.000 – 30.000
Grants can be used to finance a wide range of activities, from seeding entirely new initiatives to scaling up existing ideas to a European level. Although co-funding is not a prerequisite for receiving a grant, a balanced budget with diversified resources can significantly improve the feasibility of the project. Grants can cover production, rent, online co-working and communication tools. They can also be used to cover consultancy, staffing and operational costs. However, it is highly recommended that these do not exceed 80% of the total requested budget unless clearly justifiable.
The project timeline may be up to 12 months. Activities related to the project may not take place before the start date.
The submission deadline for proposals is Monday, 11 September, 12.00 noon.
DOWNLOAD THE INFO DOC HERE: Culture-of-Solidarity-call-for-proposals-june-sept