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European Cultural Foundation | Open Call Solidarity Fund
The new edition of the Culture of Solidarity Fund welcomes European transnational collaborative initiatives that address the theme of just transition and environmental sustainability from a specific cultural angle.
Climate change is the most pressing concern of our time. A successful systemic transition from resource-intense Western lifestyles to more sustainable models requires a radical change in individual and societal values relating to work, the environment, and social justice. However, such a transition must be fair and equitable. Culture plays an important role in this context because it shapes people’s beliefs and behaviours. Cultural and art organisations, community media, activists, and creative sectors have a unique ability to foster solidarity, raise critical questions, and build consensus.
By considering the cultural context and specific values of communities, these actors can develop transition strategies that are fair, equitable, and respectful of the needs and aspirations of all affected, ensuring that no one is left behind.
The Fund has grants available in three amounts:
- Up to 10.000 EURO
- 10.000 – 20.000 EURO
- 20.000 – 30.000 EURO
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.
Deadline: 11 September 2023
Find more information here