Displaying items by tag: Participatory culture
Visegrad Fund supports a diverse range of activities in all areas of life. From small cross-border projects that strive to improve mutual understanding in the border areas to multilateral initiatives. Projects must develop cooperation and active participation of organizations from at least 3 V4 countries (Poland, Czech Republik, Hungary and Slovakia) or organizations from 3 V4 countries and at least 1 organization from Western or Eastern Balkan countries (Visegrad+ Grants).
The World Federation of Friends of Museums
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organisation promoting the cooperation between societies of Friends of museums throughout the world, in order to enhance the value of museums and encourage the safeguard of our cultural heritage.
Friends and volunteers of museums pursue noble objectives in cultural development. They bring to museums their support, their knowledge, their experience and their competence. In so doing, they contribute to the advancement both of museums and of museology. Their commitment is the voluntary expression of a solidarity that actively engages their role as citizens in the community.
As members of the museum community, and at the heart of the museum’s public, friends and volunteers constitute a privileged audience, able to represent the public’s interests to the best advantage of museum institutions.Visit the Join page to find out about how to join WFFM
ENCC - The European Network of Cultural Centres
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The European Network of Cultural Centers (ENCC) unites local, regional and national networks across the European Union. The ENCC is a community of 54 members that represents over 5,000 cultural centers from at least 24 countries. All ENCC members are active in the cultural field and share the same values: cultural equality - interculturalism - cultural democratisation - active citizenship through participation in cultural activities. By joining the ENCC, they are all willing to network as well as to exchange information, knowledge and best practices with the other members. ENCC priority is to empower the more than 5,000 cultural centers that it represents, as well as their communities through actions linked to capacity building, networking and advocacy.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming member of ENCC.
Amateo - the European Network for cultural participation
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities that serves and promotes people’s participation in the voluntary and amateur arts. Founded in 2008 it includes today more than 40 national and regional umbrellas and associations from EU member states and programme countries. Amateo sees active participation in the arts as a core value for a free and open society as enshrined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Active participation in arts and cultural activities empowers individuals to freely express themselves and promotes cultural cohesion, social inclusion and active citizenship with an added value for humanistic and democratic values.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming member of Amateo
Creative Europe Programme
Creative Europe Programme (2014-2020) supports the culture and audiovisual sector.
In the frame of the CULTURE sub-programme it supported cooperation projects of cultural and creative organisations within the EU and beyond, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translations.
There is the last call in January 2020 in the frame of Literary translations projects.
The program will be continued in the new financial perspective of the EU.
For more information see:
The European Commission - Creative Europe webpage: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/node_en
The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - operator of the Creative Europe Programme) webpage: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe_en
Nordic Council of Ministers' support to Nordic Russia cooperation
The Nordic Council of Ministers' Open Call Program for Co-operation with Northwest Russia includes funding for cooperation and networking projects between Nordic and Northwest Russian NGOs.
All parties in the Nordics and Northwest Russia are eligible for funding.
As a rule, the applicant / lead partner for the project must be from one of the Nordic countries. The partnerships must include at least one partner form Northwest Russia and partners from at least two Nordic countries.
- The Nordic countries are: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the three self-governing areas: the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.
- The Northwest Russia includes the following regions: St Petersburg City, Archangelsk Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast, Leningrad Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Pskov Oblast, and Republic of Karelia.
The project activities should focus on establishment of networks and exchange of experiences. All thematic areas are eligible and special allocations are made available for strengthening democracy, human rights, civil society and NGO cooperation.
The yearly grant per application cannot exceed 500,000 DKK (67,000 euros).
For more information, see: https://www.norden.org/da/node/34030
Nordic Council of Ministers' programme for NGO cooperation in the Baltic Sea region
The Nordic Council of Ministers' program for NGO cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region supports NGO's from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland Islands.
It is a formal requirement that the applicant and relevant partners are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The program defines NGOs as "non-profit, publicly anchored, civic organizations that are neither owned nor controlled by public authorities, nor by private companies, and which have an open and democratic structure".
Projects under the auspices of the NGO program must have - including the applicant - at least
- one partner in the Nordic Region,
- one partner from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, or Poland, and
- one partner from Northwest Russia, or Belarus.
The yearly grant cannot exceed 500,000 DKK (67,000 euros).
For more information, see: https://www.norden.org/en/funding-opportunities/nordic-council-ministers-funding-programme-ngos-baltic-sea-region
Nordic Culture Point
The Culture and Art Program of Nordic Culture Point supports Nordic cooperation within all areas of art and culture, in all project phases: preliminary work, production, presentation and dissemination.
Each project should include parties from at least three countries, of which at least two should be Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and / or the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands). It means organizations from countries outside the Nordic region also can be partners. Furthermore, the applicant organization are not required to be resident or active in the Nordic countries nor be Nordic nationals, provided the Nordic dimensions of the project are otherwise satisfied.
The Program is open for both professional and amateur sectors, and the voluntary sector.
Projects can be granted:
- up to 7,000 EUR with full financing
- up to 40,000 EUR with at least 30% co-financing
- up to 100,000 EUR with at least 50% co-financing
For more information, see: https://www.nordiskkulturkontakt.org/en/grants/about-the-grant-programmes/culture-and-art-programme/