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Culture Sub-program/Category: ‘Support for European cooperation projects’

Category 1 – Smaller scale cooperation projects


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Georgian Arts and Culture Center
Short description  

Georgian Arts and Culture Centre (GACC) is an NGO working in the field of culture since 1995. GACC cooperates with more than 600 individual artists and craftsmen – crafts – based studios and workshops, SMEs within Georgia and has implemented series of collaborative projects on the development of cultural industries with the number of countries. Including  Crafts Platform in Action – Enhancing Sectors’ Economic Capacity for Georgia, funded by EU/Investing in people programme (ongoing), EU/Eastern Partnership Culture programme «Strengthening Creative Industries in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia : Heritage Crafts- Common Platform for Development» (2012-2014), British Council’s Creative Collaboration (2009), GEPA/GTZ, Eurasia Foundation etc, and GACC project – UNESCO Roundtable Meeting Development of Cultural Industries – the Case of Museum Sources and Traditional Crafts, which involved partners from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine.
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Creative industries, Crafts
Title: From Applied Arts and Crafts towards the Creative Economy: Unlocking the Potential of Expanding Transnational Cooperation

Countries: Georgia, Turkey, EU Country

The project aims to boost the economic potential of applied Arts and Crafts sector for Georgia, Turkey and EU country and create the transnational cooperation to enhance the idea of wider European context for creative industries.

The project will focus on:
Transnational mobility targeted to integrate Arts and Crafts, Actors and young professionals into wider international professional community:

(Study visits to EU country ( TBC)  to share experience, Networking Sessions and supporting membership of wider European Professional organizations.


Audience development targeted at Young Generation:

(research and development of strategies how to engage young generation into the Arts and Crafts activities, skill development and educational programs)

Capacity Building:

Training and creative hubs to elaborate new business models on how to unlock the economic potential of Arts and Crafts; Elaboration of Online Crafts business platform – educational program in cultural entrepreneurship and skill development tutorials)


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Countries EU Countries: Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain
Profile Creative Industries and Crafts


Other Deadline for statements of interest: 1 October, 2015



Art and Ecology: Together we create a European Institution!

Pafos 2017 /Daniella Mouyiannou, Rinos Stefani, Susan Vargas © 

On behalf of the official program of European Capital of Culture (ECoC), Pafos 2017 and ex-Artis Cultural Association (NGO, nonprofit), I would like to invite you to join us in the submission of a proposal for a Culture-Creative Europe Initiative. The idea involves the establishment of an art biennale that will be devoted to environmental art, eco art and land art, within natural areas of special environmental values but environmental problems as well. We envision this project launching in 2016 and lasting three years (2016-2018). Our purpose is to create a group of at least six partners and through the participation of art theorists, environmentalists and artists who deal with environmental art, to realize the first Eco-Biennale in 2017 when Pafos is one of the ECoCs and further more to establish a European institution for the realization of the Eco Biennale every 2 years in one of the partners’ countries.

The proposal is set forth by the ECoC Pafos 2017 organization and a group of artists and environmental scientists, who suggest that this project will promote environmental art. The ecologically motivated art will contribute to the understanding of the necessity to protect and conserve the natural environment and the sustainable development of communities at a local, European and international level. We invite, similarly devoted partners (ECoCs or cultural NGOs) to participate, in order to co create the theoretical and practical framework of the Eco Biennale as a European Institution, to materialize the first biennale in Akamas Peninsula in Pafos, during 2017 and to use the experience and knowledge acquired from the first Eco Biennale to prepare the coming ones in similarly challenged areas around other European countries.

We propose that the project will have three years (2016- 2017-2018) duration and include the following key points:

  1. Annual organization/coordination meetings of the partners. Creation of a communication platform along with the development of digital tools for virtual tour of the future exhibitions.
  2. Extensive interaction through short residency in the areas of interest-in our case the Akamas peninsula-of the representatives of each partner (an artist, an environmental scientist and an art theorist) participating in a symposium prior to the actual event, in July 2016. The symposium will define the theoretical and practical framework and other parameters of the Eco biennale.
  3. Art residency and workshops will be organized between November-December 2016 and each partner will select three artists from its own country for participating in the art residency and the first Eco Biennale 2017.  During the workshops participating artists will become familiar with the philosophy and concept of the biennale and the morphology of the area as well, in order to be inspired to prepare their works.
  4. Main Artistic Event/Eco Biennale Pafos 2017: June 2017, Duration 20 days. Materialization of the art works by participating artists.
  5. In situ exhibition of works in the Akamas peninsula: June-December 2017. Dissemination to other partners’ countries through parallel small exhibitions of artists’ drawings, photographs, videos, other material and media coverage.
  6. Educational Programs for schools and visitors.


We are at your disposal for any clarification or further information. Please note that we need your answer by the 20th of July 2015.

Contact person:

Daniella Pistenti Mouyiannou, email: daniella.mouyiannou@gmail.com

C/C Natia Anastasi, email: nra4c@spidernet.com.cy


SKE Avgorou – «Creative Europe» 

The Community Volunteer Council of Avgorou is a self-governing, voluntary organizational structure with a non-profit character and it is a member of the Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council. Its aim is the provision of social services to the community of Avgorou and the amelioration of the standard of living.  These aims are pursued through different programs such as:

  • The “Home of the Elderly”,
  • The “Home Care Program”
  • Day Care Centre
  • Children’s Club
  • The Program “Never More Home Alone” Elderly Club
  • Implementation of various European programmes such as the European Voluntary Service – European Programme of the Cyprus National Service, with young volunteers from other European countries offering their service to the programmes of the Organization (granted by the European Union Programme “Erasmus+”)
  • It also organizes events, conferences and seminars of various topic, excursions, voluntary blood donations etc.

Regarding the European experience, our Organization is being consistently involved in the European programs since 2007:

  • Program “Never More Home Alone” Elderly Club. Subsidized by ECB and Republic of Cyprus – 2007-0009 (2 ½ years)
  • Pegasus Project – 2009. The EEA Financial Mechanism & the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2004-2009. Fund for Non-Governmental Organization
  • EVS – European Voluntary Service (2 volunteers) – 1/3/2013 – 31/8/2013
  • Youth Initiatives «Make the Difference» – 1/8/2013 – 31/10/2013
  • EVS – European Voluntary Service (6 volunteers) – 1/8/2013- 31/5/2013
  • Action 1.2 « Switch off your PC, Switch on yourself» – 2014
  • EVS – European Voluntary Service «Go for EVS» – 2014
  • EVS – European Voluntary Service «What about EVS» – 2015
  • Youth exchange – «Sports jobs» – 2015
  • EVS – European Voluntary Service «Keep calm and be an EVS Volunteer! »

It is also worth mentioning that applications for the programmes are fully carried out by individuals within the organization. Up to now there was no need for help from other organizations.

By participating in the European Programme “Creative Europe”, our primary goal is the promotion and presentation of the tradition and the cultural continuity in a border region. The traditional occupations, which nowadays are close to extinction, are a crucial factor in achieving our goals. We focus on the research and analysis of agricultural occupations, which remained popular up to today, but are nowadays being neglected from the new generation.

Agriculture is perhaps one of the most ancient activities of humans and remains active up to today. Our area is a great example. We could demonstrate this activity using concrete examples. This could be achieved through exhibitions of the development of agricultural tools-machinery, studies on the composition of soil layers, which could indicate the continuous cultivation of the land, interviews from old farmers, who will outline the differences etc.

Besides analyzing the place where the occupations are taking place, we also aim to research and present the types of entertainment among the locals, focusing on the growers and farmers. This will be achieved through the research, the presentation and the reproduction of music, dances and generally ways of entertainment, which were directly associated with these groups. A concrete example of this would be the representation of a traditional Cypriot celebration, which was used to take place right after the crop gathering in summer in our area.

Concerning food, there are also some interesting aspects. A logical consequence of being active in agriculture and farming was the processing and use of “fruits” by humans. By focusing on those products, which were always produced in our region, we can give a sense of historical continuity and development regarding cook recipes. Through the publication of a recipe book we will focus on the development of the recipes over time. Thus this would be a historical handbook promoting the culinary culture of our area, which arose from the adaptation of agriculture and farming to different conditions throughout time.

Another interesting aspect about our organization is the attempt to upgrade and develop expert skills in those occupations relevant to agriculture and farming. The aim of this is to attract young people to the occupations, to revive this sector, which was the backbone of the economy of the area and to rescue and coordinate a series of traditional occupations, which are close to extinction. All this could be realized through a series of lectures, workshops, study visits to more developed areas in this sector within the island but also to the rest of Europe. A consequence of this would be a reduction of unemployment and an increase in production. Moreover, it would upgrade and westernize these occupations in the area.

What we require in order to be able to implement this program is to find partners with similar goals and interests in order to exchange ideas and experiences, work together and take advantage of the benefits that the EU offers to us.

Petros Karyos
President of SKE Avgorou


Culture Sub-programme
EACEA – Education, Audio-visual and Cultural Executive Agency (Brussels)
Directorate-General for Education and Culture
ACTION: European cooperation projects
Category 2 – Larger scale cooperation projects
More Information at:

“CULTURE REACTIVATED” Project for joined activities in the field of Culture (Acronym: CU.RE.)

BODY PROMOTING THE PROJECT MUNICIPALITY OF AGLANTZIA CYPRUS Legal Identity: Municipality – Local Authority, Public Body


INDICATIVE BUDGET OF THE PROGRAMME Total maximum cost of the project (eligible costs): € 2.000.000,00 Percentage of Grant Coverage: 50% of the amount of total eligible costs Percentage of Partnership co-financing: 50% of the amount of total eligible costs The allocation of financial resources will be decided between the partners and will be distributed according to the final number of partners participating in the partnership and the activities of the project allocated to each partner.

PARTNERSHIP NOTE: A project leader and at least five other partners having their legal seat in at least six different countries taking part in the Creative Europe programme Eligible Partners: Cultural operators which have had a legal personality for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications and which are able to demonstrate their existence as a legal person. Natural persons may not apply for a grant.

DESCRIPTION OF THE IDEA OF THE PROJECT The main idea of the project is to use and exploit the structures of the partner organizations with potential cultural added value, combined with the activation of local artists and the public. The Municipality of Aglantzia (Cyprus) is situated in the eastern site of Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. In the Municipality’s area several places and structures exist that are not currently being used, however they have the potential to be transformed in valuable cultural sources of the wider area. Through the project, the Municipality aims at cooperating with and activating local artists, local cultural groups and the public towards the organization of these places in such a way that interesting cultural activities would be established offering added value in the life of the citizens. This idea will also be applied in several other regions (to be defined) participating in the project. The activities will be coordinated centrally by the Steering Committee of the project and the Artists Committee (one expert from each locality) so that similar cultural actions would take place in different areas at the same time. The Artists Committee will be constituted by one famous and experienced artist from each area. For the Aglantzia Municipality, the role of this expert will be appointed to the famous Greek-Cypriot composer, lyricist, singer, and orchestrator, Mr. Alkinoos Ioannides (http://www.alkinoos.gr/en/bio.html). By the term cultural actions, a wide range of activities is defined, such as the organization of training and seminars (in the field of music, painting, sculpture, poetry, theatre etc).By the term cultural actions, a wide range of activities is defined, such as the organization of training and seminars (in the field of music, painting, sculpture, poetry, theatre etc). In each locality the following shape will take place:

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT Objectives: ­ Supporting actions providing cultural and creative players with skills, competences and know-how that contribute to strengthening the cultural and creative sectors, including encouraging adaptation to digital technologies, testing innovative approaches to audience development and testing of new business and management models. ­ supporting actions enabling cultural and creative players to cooperate internationally and to internationalise their careers and activities in the Union and beyond, when possible on the basis of long-term strategies; ­ providing support to strengthen European cultural and creative organisations and international networking in order to facilitate access to professional opportunities.



CONTACT PERSON Full Name: Mr. Eleftherios Loizou Position: Managing Director Organisation: Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL) Telephone: 00 357 22 489105 Fax: 00 357 22 487213 E-mail address: eloizou@anel.com.cy


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Culture sub-programme

Strand/category European cooperation project / Small scale cooperation project
Deadline October 7th 2015

Cultural operator(s)

Name MiniArtShow by Ioana Ginghina
Short description MiniArtShow by Ioana Ginghina is a private theatre company for children, dedicated to providing non-formal education through performing arts. We are based in Bucharest, Romania and we have been active for 3 years and a half. So far we have developed numerous interactive theatre shows and workshops, specially designed for children, aimed at offering alternatives to conventional education. More so, in 2013 we have created an acting school, through which we try to help the children in the process of personality development.Recently we have produced an original musical for children- “Cantec pentru Tisha/ Song for Tisha”- based on an actual social problem that both children and parents face nowadays- working abroad. This project has been created and implemented under our own means and resources this year and through it we have learned and gained valuable project management experience and skills. Also, we have created a team of dedicated professionals: actors, singers, dancers, scenographer, director, composer, choreographer, PR Manager and Project Manager and media partnerships.Our main objectives are to create sustainable partnerships with professionals in the fields of arts, culture, cultural heritage, education, to share knowledge and to reach out to a larger audience by introducing quality products and performances- and of course- to educate the public.
Contact details Ioana Ginghina- Administrator and Founding Member;e-mail: miniartshow@yahoo.com; ioanaginghina@yahoo.com;phone number: +40 749 41 9999


Field(s) Performing arts (acting, music, dance), intangible cultural heritage and non-formal education in relation to the previous fields.
Description We would like to be partners in a project that would include our objectives and activities in the fields mentioned above.

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Countries All countries eligible in Culture Sub-programme
Profile NGO’s, Museums, theatre companies, dance companies, cultural institutions, education institutions.



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 Culture sub-Program

Strand/category Cooperation project
Deadline September 2015

 Cultural operator(s) 

Name Stowarzyszenie Inicjatywa (Inicjatywa Association)
Short description Inicjatywa Association is an NGO, which have been actively shaping the cultural life of the Silesian voivodeship since 1998. Activity of the association centres around four areas: cultural sphere, trainings’ organization, research activity and information work. The primary target of Inicjatywa is the promotion of culture and art, in particular the cinema. Since its formation, the Association have organized the Cult Film Festival in Katowice (presently The Cropp Cult Festival.) as well as many reviews and retrospectives and outdoor movie events like drive-in cinema or special movie shows with live music.. A very significant music event organized by the Association (since 2012) is jaZZ & Beyond Improvised Music Festival which has an international character and is an event of artistic and educational high rank. Another area is education in the range of the competences needed to manage culture among the organizers of cultural activities. The last area of Association’s interests are activities to improve the quality of cultural information in the region. Inicjatywa runs the “Silesiaspace –project – the e-information system on the cultural sphere of Silesian Voivodeship.  ”Silesiaspace” serves to promote the cultural offer in the city and region. In 2015  Inicjatyw’ Association has realized two international projects supported by the European Social Fund: „Humaniści skuteczni na rynku pracy” and „Młodzi kompetentni w sektorze kultury” whose aim is to improve the situation of the graduates of human sciences in the labor market in Silesian and Łódź Voivodeship through creating the programs of training sessions and placements. The organization was also responsible for the idea and realization of the action “In/about the region”, a series of training sessions on the regional education for teachers.
Contact details Stowarzyszenie Inicjatywa http://inicjatywa.org/Office biuro@inicjatywa.org tel.: +48 508 105 010Tomasz Szabelski tomek@inicjatywa.org, tel.: +48 502 080 718


Field(s) Cultural management; audience development; international cooperation and networking; actions providing with skills, competences and know-how in cultural sectors.
Description CONGRESS OF THE CULTURE MANAGERSThe idea of the Congress is the creative exchange of concepts, practices and beliefs. It will also serve as a medium to form partnership and collaboration, including intersectoral collaboration. In the modern approach the management in culture is not considered a separate scientific discipline or skill that may bring benefits to cultural and artistic practice. The aim of the Congress is to review and identify the contemporary problems of the management in culture, to promote managerial approach in the cultural sector and to support the environment in this respect, but also to confront different schools of thought in reference to the management in culture. During the Congress, there is to be initiated a discussion on the significant strategical problems in European culture and the cultural policy for the years 2015-2020. We believe that good management in culture is not only the protection of heritage, the organization of cultural events, but above all the creation of the adequate competences among the citizens, which may allow to positively influence all life spheres. Well-run cultural actions have a potential to shape the communicative, social and civic competences.The initial concept of the program of the congress is divided into 4 parts/4 days:

  1. Talks in TED formula about managing and organising the institution of culture in practice
  2. Discussion sessions that will be an opportunity for exchanging information, experience and good practice. They will also serve as a form of discussion between the representatives of different groups, institutions and circles.
  3. Workshops:
    Session I – institution/organisation of culture and its stakeholders
    Session II – institution/organisation of culture and people
    Session III – institution/organisation of culture and funds
    Session IV – institution/organisation of culture and its values
    Workshops will be orientated on getting practical skills among the participants of the Congress.
  4. Profiled workshops – trainings will be organized for the participants who will decide to outstay for the fourth day of the Congress.


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Strand/category Co-operation projects
Deadline 7.10.2015

 Cultural operator(s)

Name Association of Historic Towns of Slovenia
Short description The Association of Historical Towns of Slovenia is a non-profit organization established in 1993 by three founding members, Slovene historic cities – Municipalities of Piran, Ptuj and Škofja Loka. Today the association has 12 member towns, which represent all major Slovene historic towns outside Ljubljana.All employments in the Association are project based. The main aim of the Association is to work together in promoting the heritage, represent the specific needs and interests and encouraging the new life in historic towns of Slovenia. During these years the Association has initiated a well-visited medieval event running transitionally across all member towns (e.g. The Venera Trail), organized seminars and developed a tourist product “Historic Towns of Slovenia”. Lately it has participated in several EU funded projects as partner or service provider.It is a member of European association of historic Towns and Regions.
Contact details Mestni trg 15, 4220 Škofja Loka, SloveniaMateja.hafner@siol.net


Field(s) Heritage & Creative Art Festivals
Description The main idea of our project is to improve the perception of the cultural heritage in the eyes of younger generations through “series of creative art festivals” organised in different participating historic towns. Each festival shall be focused on one of most common EU heritage traditional materials (e.g. wood, stone, clay, iron,..). Through creative workshops, exhibitions, new media communication, involvement of young artists and on the other hand curators, conservationists, city managers, elderly .. an liveable and active exchange of ideas and creativity  between heritage and contemporary art challanges shall be achieved during the festivals.  We believe that by applying  European heritage elements in the contemporary art some of the past (artisan) skills,  techniques and traditions which are threatened by extinction  might be preserved and passed across young audience in participating countries.

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Countries Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Litva, Poland, Czech republic, Germany, BeNeLux, UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Portugal
Profile Festival Management,  Museums, Art Centres, Historic Cities,..



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Creative Europe Programme – Culture sub-programme 

Strand/category of the Culture Sub-programme Smaller scale cooperation projects
Deadline of the strand 7th October 2015
Deadline for confirming your interest in this partnership 15th August 2015

 Cultural operator(s)

Name “George Ciprian” Theatre Buzău (RO, project leader)
Short description The “George Ciprian” Theatre Buzău is one of the leading state-funded project theatres in Romania. It is funded by the local council of the Buzău County.
Contact details Marina Hanganu – marina.watson@yahoo.comIon Mircioagă – ion_mircioaga@yahoo.com


Field(s) theatre, interdisciplinary art, telematic art, New Media art, participatory art
Description The project aims to explore Internet relationships in contemporary society with the means of telematic participatory performance.Telematic performance involves the use of real-time video-conferencing (e.g. Skype) and has the potential to connect different spaces across the world.Objectives:1) to explore the realm of Internet relationships through telematic participatory performances (e.g. between family members brought apart by distance, such as parents and children living in different countries as a result of migration; services over the Internet, such as Internet dating, Internet mentoring etc.).;2) to develop an innovative type of intermedia performance which incorporates video-conferencing technology and video augmentation, exploring their interactive potential;3) to engage the audience through participatory strategies and to develop a diversified audience;4) to establish an international network of artists interested in using technology in the performing arts (know-how transfer).

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Countries Partners searched: EU-eligible countries (apart from the UK)Partners already identified:

  • Cultural Association “7” (Romania)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Profile Profile of partners searched:The partner should be able to bring additional technological expertise and support – we are looking for a digital lab, a university with a digital arts department, or other similar institutions.Profile of the already identified partners:Cultural Association “7” is an NGO functioning as a private theatre in Bucharest. We aim to create performances inspired by issues that are relevant to contemporary society.Manchester Metropolitan University is a leading upper education institution in the UK – main partners: the Department of Contemporary Arts Cheshire and Digital Innovation.



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Culture sub-programme 

Strand/category Performing Arts – Music
Deadline 1st of September

 Cultural operator(s)

Name DevART Cultural Association – Deva, Romania
Short description          Devart Cultural Association was founded in 2008 in Deva, Hunedoara County, Romania, with the main goal to organize major cultural events, mainly in music and film genre.  The president in charge is Nicolae Gavrea.The main cultural event is Opera Nights Festival – an open-air opera festival. In 2015 was the 5th edition. See details on operanights.ro
Contact details Alexandru Gruian – gruiann@gmail.com – Festival DirectorNicolae Gavrea – ngavrea@yahoo.com – DevART President


Field(s) Music, festivals – Festival of Opera and Classical music Opera Nights
Description           Opera Nights Festival takes place in two historycal monuments, Corvin’s Castle in Hunedoara and Magna Curia Palace in Deva, both in Hunedoara County.The purpose of the Festival is to produce opera, operetta and ballet performances during five consecutive nights and a night in which the Opera Ball will take place. The performances will be presented by ensembles of opera, operetta and ballet invited not only from Romania, but also from other European Union countries.During the day we plan to organize cultural moments of smaller, related genres – chamber music, jazz, blues, musical entertainment moments that will take place in the two areas and their immediate neighbourhood, also presented by ensembles from Romania and other European countries.Because in the two locations there are many spaces with unconventional appearance, these will be used for exhibitions of plastic arts, photography, contemporary art and experimental arts.

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Countries European Countries
Profile We are looking for partners interested in building a cooperation based on the main activities of Opera Nights Festival.Our idea is to have the same group of  master-classes canto graduates, trained in every  partner’s place by different teachers and giving concerts together. Because one of our piece for Opera Nights 2016 Festival will be Carmina Burana, we also think that a group of 1o teenagers, choir-singers, could be trained by each partner and then coming in Romania for performing.We are opened to every suggestions.



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Upholding theatre organizations and performers for the interrelation with the Audience 

“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and seeing a better country, sets sail! Progress is the realization of Utopias.”

                                                                                                                              Oscar Wilde


Utopia or Looking for the Ideal Country

After 25 years since the Berlin wall’s fall, our time deals with a capitalistic model which is facing a strong crisis. Nowadays the concept of democracy itself needs a critic review. It seems that European society lacks not only a serious analysis of recent historical events and of their effects on nowadays life conditions, but also an idealistic ambition for a radical transformation of the present time.

Through U.T.O.P.I.A project, the contemporary performing art scene becomes the place where carrying on this debate and investigating this philosophical issue, on practical and theoretical basis. It becomes the opportunity where artists/citizens and audience/citizens can develop, through the different codes of the contemporary scene, new visions and new images of an ideal place, and also new forms of community can be created.

 U.T.O.P.I.A. wants to foster a possible organic European vision, based on pluralism and cultural dynamism and working for the setting up of a new, positive and central role of the performing art scene in the society.


Despite the historical and social differences of the National contexts, U.T.O.P.I.A. identify a widespread gap between the audience and the contemporary performing art scene. Therefore, U.T.O.P.I.A. aims to set up interdependence between the audience and the contemporary scene

The project will then have the following objectives:

Innovation of creative processes through the involvement of the artists in collective processes of creation and the exploration of new forms of collaboration and solidarity among them.

– Improvement of the mode/mood of perception by building up a wider audience through its involvement in the processes of creation.

Capacity for impact by strengthening the organizations that support and produce contemporary performing art through effective communication and promotion tools.

U.T.O.P.I.A. Actions

The project will begin in May 2016 until May 2018, for 24 months and it will foresee the following activities:

 Artistic residencies

3 artistic teams, composed of 1 playwrights and 1 company coming from different countries, will produce 3 plays through artistic residencies during the 24 months of the project.

The residencies envisage a stable presence of the translator of the play in another language besides the one of the playwright.

They also envisage the connection and the relationship with the local communities through the activities of the Cross action and the debate on the creative process among the audience and the artists.

Cross actions

Each partner activates the collaboration with public and private organizations working within its city (schools, universities, youth and elderly centres) and with informal groups of citizens (the inhabitants of a specific area or of an apartment building). These people will attend a training course and will have a direct experience of the creative processes of the contemporary performing art scene.

The cross actions will foresee:

  • Training phase with practical sessions and theoretical sessions
  • Attendance of some rehearsals
  • Dialogue among artists and participants.
  • Further elaboration of the participants, even at a multidisciplinary level.

The topic of the Cross actions is Utopia, the main topic of the project. They will work on that according to their age, their needs and the aims of the social groups involved.

Meeting and discussions

The artistic committee of the project is composed among the others of professionals who will work as observers. They meet every 6 months during the whole project, for a total amount of 4 meetings.

All the artists, the translators and the professionals working on the documentation, as well as the artistic committee meet altogether one a year, for a total amount of two times during the project, for sharing the progress of the artistic creations, the strengths and weaknesses, the documentations and the impact that Cross actions have both on the creative processes and  on the local communities.

  1. Partnership

The leading Partner is Ass. cult. Il triangolo scaleno, that runs the multidisciplinary performing arts Festival Teatri di Vetro in Rome (Italy). Other potential partners are: Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Residenza Idra (Brescia, Italy), IG Freie Theaterarbeit (Vienna, Austria), Hop-là company (Belgrade, Serbia), Plavo Theatre, (Belgrade, Serbia). And associated partners are Sineglossa (Italy), Qendra Multimedia Jeton Neziraj (Pristina, Kosovo).


Ass. Triangolo Scaleno

Artistic director: Roberta Nicolai

For any information you can write to: Carlotta Garlanda, carlotta.garlanda@gmail.com


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Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding_en 

Strand/category of the Culture Sub-programme Culture – Cooperation
Deadline of the strand 7 October 2015
Deadline for confirming your interest in this partnership 31 August 2015

 Cultural operator(s)

Name Asociația TEATRUL.RO
Short description TEATRUL.RO Association was founded in May 2006 by few young theatre creators and its initial goal was to create unconventional theatre productions, to organize theatre and cultural management workshops.Our present day MISSION is to make unconventional theatre productions (in form or/and place); to promote young performance artists and to put them in dialogue with young public; to educate a fresh new theatre public; to discuss our present day problems thorough contemporary playwriting.Since 2010 we are organizing ” Bucharest Fringe – The Indie Theatre Marathon” – the biggest independent Theatre Festival in Romania. Between 29 September and 05 October 2014 took place the fourth edition. For this project we are supported by AFCN, UNITER and ARCUB.
Contact details Radu Popescu – radu.popescu@teatrul.ro, 0040 724.255.152


Field(s) Culture – Theatre – Performing Arts
Description We intent to organize a trans-national multi-annual cooperation between independent Theatre Festivals Across South – Eastern Europe (Balkans) – a place to connect and exchange between innovative performers  which share the same theatrical tradition and recent history, including a similar cultural background and system.The name of our project should be Balkanik Fringe Festival and it is meant to function at least for 4 years.

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Countries South and Eastern Europe (but not only) – Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Hungary, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro
Profile We are looking for strong organizations which are already organizing national Theatre Festival with an indie or innovative area or / and are able to sustain / interested in organization of such Festivals.



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Culture sub-Program 

Strand/category Cooperation project cat 1
Deadline Requested: 1st  of august 2015

 Cultural operator(s)

Name – Compagnie Cecilia (BE)- deSingel (BE)- Circuscentrum (BE)
Short description Compagnie Cecilia vzw is a Ghent – Belgium based theatre company with Arne Sierens and Johan Heldenbergh as artistic directors.  As “athletes of the heart”, they value and focus on a constant attention for the métier, the pure formal and the study of the technical.
Contact details Vjera@compagnie-cecilia.be+32 486 26 24 99www.compagnie-cecilia.be


Field(s) ALL CLOUDS AND SUNMix of theatre, opera, music and circusComposition by  Alvin CurranDirection by Arne Sierens
Description A satirical mix of Alice in Wonderland, Lolita, Amélie Poulain, Rabelais, Charlie Chaplin and inspired by Federico Fellini. Funny portraits of humans, in an explosive cocktail of helter-skelter scenes, create a hilarious yet moving portrait of unhinged characters in the big city.”5 multidiscipline performers and 5 walking musiciansevocate in this new concept opera the streetlife in a big city.A terrific mix of the music from Alvin Curran and the theatre of Arne Sierens.ALL CLOUDS AND SUN – OUR  CONCEPT -“Telling a ‘story’ in opera is not easy, but from the beginning we agreed: no tales about godlike heroes. We will do it in our own radical way. We see and hear an intriguing mix of chant, theatre scenes and circus acts. The musicians are not put in the pit, but on stage, together with the singers and performers. They live together as people in a big city, who suffer and laugh and shout together. Our characters speak the dialect of their soul. The floundering moves, absurd logic and humor lead the audience to unexpected strategies to survive in this cruel world.” (ARNE SIERENS/ALVIN CURRAN)-OBJECTIVES-To create and co-create  a performance with other partners to enlarge and reach out for a new and larger audience.To introduce the different partners to a new public, in the different countries, in different cities.

To present, perform this creation during Festivals, in theatre venues, or on specific locations in the different partnership countries.

Co-creating to share knowledge, expertise  and experience of best practices concerning audience policy .

Partners searched

Countries Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Austria, more…
Profile Festivals, cultural venues, music/opera festival


We are looking for coproducing partners who wants to support this project (financially, artists, logistic)



Collisioni is one of the most important festivals in Italy, one of a kind, where the key word is the exchange between the arts (music, literature, art, cinema). Next to the arts exchange, the specificity of the Festival is the educational vocation, which is expressed in the “Youth Project”, thanks to which young emerging artists coming from all over Italy are selected each year and hosted free. They propose their artistic project and participate actively in the organization and implementation of events, according to the will of the organizers to combine the promotion of culture and tourism with the training on the job of young people.

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Culture sub-Program 

Strand/category   category of cooperation in a small scale
Deadline 01/10/15

Cultural operator(s)

Name Plaine Commune agglomeration community (Saint-Denis, France). Non profit organization.
Short description Situated in the north of Paris, the Plaine Commune agglomeration community groups 9 towns and 400.000 inhabitants. It carries the Cluster of Grand Paris Creative Industries. It federates cultural actors, artists, creators, fablabs, handcraft artists, social and solidarity-based economy actors, developing a partnership with the Cité de l’Architecture and the D-DAYS festival to support the development of this sector: workshops, education, expositions, events.
Contact details Aulde Cazorla    aulde.muzaq@gmail.com  +33(0) 6 64 17 27 42Géraldine Britodapaixao geraldine.britodapaixao@plainecommune.com.fr +33(1) 55 93 63 24


Field(s) Design, arts and handcrafts, Fablab, social and solidarity-based economy, artistic diffusion.
Description CONTEXT/The impact of successive crises on our society has driven us to locally share our thoughts about the deep social changes lived in Europe, but also about the world and the space our continent takes. The players in the sector of arts and creation also live these crises, many times in an economy survival situation.Dense urban territory, Plaine Commune has reclassified its industrial area by a strategy of urban planning and an exogenous economic development not too profitable for its population. With a rich cultural heritage, both material and immaterial – know-how and cultures of the world (130 nationalities, urban culture’s centre, audiovisual sector, arts creation sector) – the region has the will to lay on this richness to create an endogenous activity and employment.In view of this, we find it necessary to question and experiment new practices, new concepts positioning the innovation in the “creation trades” and, particularly, the crafts and design know-howOur purpose relays on/The Fablabs, a culture of collaboration and new ways for objects and knowledges production.They offer a working, learning and sharing environment, adapted to each local context and the users needs. An object can be conceived in one FabLab, made in another and perfected in a third one, that’s the  Open Source and the collaborative  eco-system principle.Sitting at the intersection of various social and economic  movements, blending militancy, utopia, pragmatism and innovation, the challenge of fablabs remains the transfer and sharing of knowledge. With the pollinisation of this concept throughout Europe and worldwide, fablabs are widening perspectives through the mutualisation of their workspaces and access to a large population. If the social coeducation in these workspaces remains symbolic, particularly towards the most vulnerable population or the most distant to numerical and cultural practices, these sprouting places are progressively mobilizing users communities blending engineers, designers, artists and craftsmen. Creating ideas and projects, they allow for the autonomy of each in numerical technologies by facilitating the learning of children, adolescents and adults. A new generation of production spaces emerges now, that of “Tiers Lieux”.The “Tiers Lieux”, a tool for local development, a way to reclaim the “city”The disappearance of artisans in European town centers emphasized the transformation of the citizen into a consumer more and more submitted to the purchase of disposable industrial products, and to standardization of marketed products with programmed obsolescence. The world of the disposable is not just a problem of ecology and dematerialized connection with the environment. Close range artisan activities and the manual know-how (ceramics, carpentry, food trades…) belong to the cultural identity and economy of each region. They contribute to making the living space understandable and solid, to maintaining the social link, and allowing the recognition and transmission of knowledge and trades to youth.These new features, the Tiers Lieux, created with the initiative of local partners bring social worlds together like never before (engineers, groups of popular education, of  trades of arts, of music,  makers and hackers… ) are reinvesting in towns centers, taking part in cultural life and becoming spaces of social healing. Conceived for a diversity of uses: coworking, local DIY, digital production, prototyping and education, mutualized artisans sales, artistic creation activities, events organization, support and assessment of entrepreneurs… These places positively confront the issues of norms and/or labels specific to the free community (consensus culture, empowerment) with the new forms of cooperative societies product of social economy to rely on their activity, preserve their independence and share their practices with others.ON A LOCAL LEVEL/In 2006, a project named Equal showed that the valorization of artisan and cultural knowledge as elements of a heritage was an identity, social cohesion and economical development factor. This project found the sector of “trades of creation” very dispersed over Plaine Commune (about 250 entreprises) and generated four mutualisation and solidary economic development spaces. (Two workshops/boutiques: Déchets d’arts, Franciade. Two spaces/window displays: Artefact93, Coopérative Point Carré).Created in 2014, the Tiers Lieux “Point Carré”and its local cooperants network became a supporting post for the development of an innovative collaborative culture in the region and with other partners, including the Cité de l’Architecture of Paris. The idea of CHIC was born. A first Creative Europe file (denied) allowed the creation of an effective cooperation with the OpenFab of Brussels and the festival D-Days. With this launching, we suggest to leave aside the bases of CHIC and put together a transnational partnership including at least three european countries over the course of eighteen months.




Our will for this european partnership is therefore to experiment the implementation of this collaborative spaces aiming to Design creation: skills transfer, mobility, capitalization of results in sight of a platform prefiguration in european scale, promoting competitiveness in this activity sector and positively affecting our territories and the society. Concretely, this cooperation aims to cover new processes of creation and production of a Craft Trade Design and of new organisational ways, keeping in mind the uses, the users and digital technologies.


CHIC proposes to:

  • Program workshops on each territory to support the artists, designers, artisans of “creation trades” in a collaborative manner (mobility, workshops, Open Source production)
  • Establish the procedures on the territories and beyond with the prospect of new publics less sensitive to design creation and digital technologies (deprived publics) by encouraging meetings and the free usage of these creations.
  • Promote the procedures of CHIC in the framework of highly visible events (festivals, exhibitions, conferences… ) or of communication initiatives alongside other economical, cultural or educational actors (gatherings in other Fablabs or Tiers Lieux, associations, arts trades professional federations, fondations…)
  • Mutualize CHIC results in view of initiating a long term partnership on a european digital platform.

Partners searched

Countries Entire Europe
Profile Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Fablabs & Tiers Lieux


Expected contribution to the project/  The setup of the project until September 2015, presents itself in 3 parts:- the constitution of a local partnership in each country, networking with other partners in Europe.- the definition and the programming of workshops on each territory.- the conception of different management and capitalization tools within Open Source (free, appropriable and extensible) for the monitoring, the readability and visibility of CHIC.Expected financial commitment/The support for this small scale collaborative project, will be 60% of the total cost of the project, with a maximum financial help of 200.000 €.  Participating in the project implies a financial commitment. This financial and/or manpower commitment is minimum 20.000€.Partnership response calendar

  • Before June 20th – Intention declaration.
  • From June 15th to July 30th – Exchanges, Skype meetings, negotiations and contributions.
  • Before October 1st 2015 – Creation of applications file.
  • June 2016, beginning of the project if file accepted.



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Culture sub-Programme 

EU programme EU Programme “Creative Europe”,  sub-programme Culture, Larger Scale cooperation projects,https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/ eacea-site/files/documents/call-culture-ce-2014_coop_en.pdf)
Deadline Application deadline: October 2015, Duration 2016-20

 Cultural operator(s)

Name The Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece
Short description The Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, awarded with the Unesco  Chair and the Jean Monnet Chair «New Dimensions on EU Legal Studies»  will be the leader in collaboration with the Civil non Profit Company “Polyrhythmia” which organizes the International Pelion Festival (www.pelionfestival.gr )
Contact details Zoe Samsarelou,Coordinator of the projectPiano Professor at the State Conservatory of ThessalonikiArtistic Director of International Pelion Festivalzoesamsarelou@gmail.com


Field(s)Objectives  Classical  Music and New Technology
The priorities of the Culture Sub-programme are to reinforce the cultural and creative sectors’ capacity to operate trans-nationally and internationally and to promote transnational circulation and mobility.In this framework, the project will explore the transformation of the artist and particularly of the musician when on stage, in view of his interaction with the audience, as well as the change of the audience’s state of emotions when it is exposed to musical performances. The whole process will have an educational purpose addressed not only to the wider audience, but also to specific groups, such as children with mental or physical disabilities.For the fulfillment of the objectives, there are four types of activities that are foreseen by the project.

  1. New Media activities: They will facilitate the access and understanding of a wide audience, including mentally or physically challenged children.
  2. Artistic activities which comprise:

Exchanges of young musicians between the partner countries, including extended residencies which altogether will contribute to the development of the career of talented and creative European musicians. In particular:

  • a total ensemble of 15 European young musicians (including one conductor[1] and 2-3 singers) from the partner countries will be established, which will interpret classical compositions as well as compositions in a first world performance.
  • local concerts will be organized by the partners in their respective countries (collaborations in the framework of local festivals are welcomed) with the participation of young musicians as well as musicians that have been already professionally established in their field.

3.Educational activities will comprise :

            Exchanges of young European musicians, training and audience

             development activities in view of enhancing their skills and know-

how so that they adapt and respond to the new challenges of the

evolving musical sector.

In this context, the following actions are foreseen:

—-The creation of online games and quizzes

        —-The realization of 2 workshops

        —-The organization of local concerts during the last 3 days of the

workshops where young European musicians will perform, with the view of putting into practice the theoretical knowledge

and techniques that they have learned.

4.Networking activities aiming at promoting exchanges of artists

(composers, musicians).



Partners that will be participating in the project  -University of the Arts Berlin-Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella Napoli-University of Split Arts Academy

In search of other potential partners

Profile Universities, Departments  of Music and Departments of New Technology
Deadline for statements of interest : 12th of June, 2015



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Culture sub-Program

Strand/category Cooperation projects/ smaller scale
Deadline October 2015

 Cultural operator(s

Name Baroque Opera Theatre, Lithuania
Short description The Baroque Opera Theatre presents an exclusive long-term project and a brand new phenomenon in the context of Lithuania’s cultural life.Despite a wide choice of staged operas offered to todays’ viewer (from classic academic performances to modern youth experiments), our country has undeservedly buried Baroque opera – currently undergoing a significant revival in opera houses all over the world – into oblivion. Baroque opera vents are quite rare in Lithuania.In order to fill a cognitive gap in Baroque opera and early music in Lithuania, the Baroque Opera Theatre aims to make the highest-level baroque opus presentations for the Lithuanian public, focusing on classical opera promotion in our country. The project is intended to attract the top European early music specialist (vocalists, instrumentalists, teachers, etc.) to Lithuania, as well as to enrich our artist’s professional expertise and enable Lithuanian soloists and instrumentalists to gain knowledge about the specifics of such musical performance, subsequently putting it into practice during rehearsals and performances. The Baroque Opera Theatre will also work in cooperation with music students of Lithuania and create conditions for them to immerse into Baroque music without having to leave their country (currently promising early music performers often are compelled to improve their skills abroad). In order to better acquaint the Lithuanian public with the culture, opera, and other early music events of the Baroque, the Baroque Opera Theatre is also going to organize educational nights that will give the audience great insight into a particular piece of music, appreciating its aesthetic, historical and other contexts. The works, introduced during the project and intended for the repertory, will be selected for the purpose of delivering to the Lithuanian audience not only internationally acclaimed baroque – era opera examples, but also rarely performed works.In 2014 Baroque Opera Theatre publically presented two premiers: an oratorio by G. F. Handel “La resurrezione” and oratorio by A. Vivaldi “Juditha triumphans”.A few links:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJeG4YHr794https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htSqlVM0dyAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EZ6GOoCZbUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afd_2CuJXiM
Contact details Linas Koženiauskas, tel. +370 628 88011, e-mail: linas@barokoteatras.ltViktor Gerasimov, tel. +370 628 27620, e-mail: viktoras@barokoteatras.lt


Field(s) Opera arts and management
Description The idea of the project is to choose up three (or more) opera producing countries, which specialization is baroque opera and organize various events and shows: opera productions, master classes, and conferences. The leading partner would be Baroque Opera Theatre (Lithuania). All events could be organized in Vilnius, in the capital of Lithuania and in partners’ countries as well. The production of the opera would be shown in all countries of the projects’ partners.Projects’ goals:- Support international mobility of artists.- Develop audiences.- Promote new and strengthen already existing connections between early music organizations and art makers.- Present chosen baroque music in the highest artistic level.- Involve the best early music specialists including singers, instrumentalists and educators.Project should start no later than December 2016 and last for two years. The projected budget for the project is 200 000 – 300 000 euro. Costs include: fees for artists, scenography, traveling tickets, accommodation, catering and other costs associated with the implementation of the project.We would also contribute to projects organized by other countries.

Partners searched

Countries Countries, participating in the programme
Profile Opera Theatres, other theatres, NGOs concerned with Opera arts


 Deadline for statements of interest: 15st  April 2015



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Culture sub-Program Strand/category Cooperation project

Deadline 7 th October 2015 Cultural operator(s) Name Province of Liege – Culture Department

Short description
Local intermediate public authority active in developing local and transnational cultural projects. Thanks to its knowledge of the situation on the cultural ground and its network of local and international stakeholders, the Culture Department has a useful expertise and hands-on experience and is in a position to develop cultural transnational projects, involved for many years in crossborder cultural collaborations. As a tool of growth and individual development, Liege Province’s Culture Department takes account of changes in society by integrating them in a process of analysis and reflection and pursues an active proximity policy, characterized by its openness towards others and its flexibility in its interventions. That’s why the Province of Liege acts as a mediator by – investing itself in specific areas of cultural activities : culture is a powerful driver for development, with community-wide social, economic and environmental impacts, such the valorisation of the industrial heritage through cultural actions ; – supporting the creative activity in all its forms and promoting interdisciplinary : a wide range of cultural sectors are supported by the Department of Culture, from comics to music of any kind, from contemporary art to design ; – by bringing together all the local and European key stakeholders on creative and innovative cultural projects. Its main priorities are mainly : – to encourage the audience development and to promote wider access to culture through cultural mediation and information work ; – to provide financial and technical support to cultural operators, local and international cultural events organization ; – to promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and to encourage the mobility of the cultural players, in particular artists ;- to foster the collaboration between the various cultural disciplines and between the cultural sector and others (e.g. the industrial sector) at a local and European level.

Contact details
Ms Catherine PINET – Director of the European Funds Department Rue du Vertbois 13A 4000 Liege BELGIUM Phone: + 32 4 237 92 37 Mail 1 : catherine.pinet@provincedeliege.be
Mail 2 : cellulefondseuropeens@provincedeliege.be
Website : http://www.provincedeliege.be/fr/orientation/13

Project Field(s) –
Creative writing, particularly poetry – Performing arts (Music) – Visual arts (sculpture and engraving) – Intangible cultural heritage linked to the industrial environment Description Context Many member states of the European Union share a common industrial history, first in a state of growth and then gradually decreasing with a number of examples of industrial production areas definitively closed in some industrial European regions. These tragic events led to a major economic, identity and social crisis. In Belgium, the province of Liege was a major industrial region during the industrial revolution, in particular with the strong presence of the steel industry. This industrial region has entered in a long and structural crisis since the fifties. Today, Liege basin is still suffering from the decline of the steel industry. Indeed, the recent closure of the last blast furnace in the Liege steel producing area has illustrated the vulnerability of the Belgian steel industry. This situation has led to a serious economic and social crisis, with the loss of thousands of jobs. This context raises the question of the safeguarding, the renovation or the transformation of the intangible cultural heritage linked to the industrial heritage. This question is at the heart of the cultural and social concerns for the cultural and creative sector. The industrial heritage with its intangible aspects is both local and European. It has been forged over time, but also across borders and communities. The intangible cultural heritage linked to this industrial heritage is made up of local stories that together make the history of Europe. As the industry sector has always required a large workforce, it has always resorted to foreign workers. Many of their descendants always live in host countries and participate in the economical, social, cultural or political life of the community.The intangible cultural heritage linked to the industrial heritage is highly vulnerable, most often because of a lack of awareness, recognition or valorization, but also because of changing economic trends and negative perceptions.

Thanks to the Europe Creative Programme, the cultural operators taking part in the project wish to pool their resources and their skills : – to contribute to the safeguarding of the intangible cultural expressions associated to the industrial heritage through a research approach and an artistic and pedagogical approach – to provide various audiences with detailed information to understand the importance of preserving this heritage – to encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and the mobility of artists and cultural players through an interdisciplinary approach – to support the capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally by encouraging the networking of the European cultural players and a process of reflecting on the consequences of the industrial changes with its major socio-economic effects in the cultural field and the challenges facing the cultural and creative sector. Through the project, the partner operators use the artistic creation to foster greater awareness, thanks to the professional and amateur artists. For the professional artists – Sculpture The industrial heritage includes intangible dimensions such as technical know‐how and the organization of work and workers. The industry sector has always stimulated the artists’ imagination and creativity. Moreover, metal represents an artistic material able to create some special aesthetics, a proof of an ancient know-how and reflects the social tensions due to the industrial crisis. The project will bring together European professional artists from the countries participating at the project and encourage them to produce some contemporary metal sculptures. The project will also contribute to their mobility and the circulation of their works. Through the sculpture, the project enables the artists to express themselves and sets them the challenge of adapting their work to the material. Through his/her work, the artist plays a role as a witness of his/her age, represents a culture and a story. For the amateur and professional artists – Engraving, Performing Arts and Creative writingThe industrial heritage includes also intangible dimensions such as the complex social and cultural legacy (e.g. the songs of fight and social resistance) that shaped the life of communities and brought major organizational changes to entire societies and the world in general. The project aims also to highlight this intangible cultural heritage and shows how the contemporary artistic creation could help at the valorization of this heritage, such as : – Engraving and Creative writing (e.g. poetry) bringing together young artists to push the limits of artistic experimentation – Music as a way to remind people that music has always been a global form of social resistance. Music allows workers both to fulfil their social roles to express a sense of resistance. In general, the project shows how the amateur and professional artists deal with the local and European intangible cultural heritage related to the industrial heritage. Through European workshops, the project encourages artists’ mobility to acquire new skills, facilitates peer-to-peer learning that contribute to strengthening the cultural and creative sectors and preserving and interpreting this heritage. This project organizes also an interdisciplinary exhibition dedicated to the valorization of the intangible cultural heritage related to the industrial heritage: presentation of the works produced within the EU project, concerts with European songs of social resistance performed by groups from European partner countries involved in the project. This project makes sense as it reflects the vision of a past and current reality, both local and European, filtered through the artists and their work. Considering the artistic expression as a means of stimulating interest in intangible cultural heritage, the project contributes to the promotion of the cultural and linguistic diversity in the EU and the strengthening of the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors by opening up new opportunities and audiences by improving access to the industrial heritage and its intangible aspects. Activities – Exchange of cultural players and artists enabling the cultural players to acquire new skills and know-how through workshops organized for European amateur and professional artists. – Exchange of cultural players and artists between the partner countries, including an artist residency enabling the European artists to produce some metal sculptures and to help them with the development of their career. – Cultural event, such as a concert with music groups (in the field of songs of social resistance) from different countries- Transnational circulation of works of art (those produced in the frame of the project, through the artist residency and the workshops), which will be exhibited. – Networking, promotion, research and audience development activities are also included, such as a collective memory work on the valorization of the intangible cultural heritage related to the industrial heritage and a conference on the challenge of the transformation of industrial sites into cultural places. Targeted publics – Amateur and professional artists – Cultural and creative operators – European citizens, particularly the migrants – Key stakeholders active at local, national and European level, including political representatives and the unions.

Partners already involved – Moselle Arts Vivants (France)

Partners searched
Countries Any other EU countries interested in this project and/or sharing a common industrial and cultural heritage.

Profile Any museum, cultural operators or public authority active in the valorization of the intangible cultural heritage linked to the environmental industrial, in particular the steel industry, and working directly in the abovementionned artistic fields or one of them.

Other … Partners searched should have a relevant expertise and experience in the implementation of European projects.


« Abbaye aux Dame de Saintes » www.abbayeauxdames.org would like to develop in the framework of the EU Creative Europe cooperation program. (application deadline: 2015, 1st of October)

You will find attached the project description (in English) that was elaborated in January by the local cross-sectorial project committee. The core of the project will consist in the development of the professionalization of the tourist and heritage interpretation sector by innovative practices by the use of new technologies, audience development activities and participating activities with local audiences. The main activity in Saintes will consist in the conception, the collaborative process involving local communities and the implementation of a new “Music and Heritage Discovery Tour” in the historical monument “Abbaye aux Dames” that could be exportable to other European historical monuments.

WeI would be very interested to cooperate with your Creative Europe Desk / Culture, and if you could present the attached project description to your website and/or forward the detailed project to potential coorganisers in your country like:

– Cultural and touristic partners, like other historical monuments that would like to develop digital projects, historical heritage innovative practices and audience development activities from local to European level

– Cross-sectorial partners in the fields of tourism, scenography, museology, lighting, acoustics, digitalization, audience survey, communication, touristic marketing on social networks, etc.

See more HERE and HERE


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Culture sub-Program

Strand/category Cooperation projects
Deadline October 1st, 2015

 Cultural operator(s)

Name Fundación Mainel
Short description Since 1990, Fundación Mainel is active in the facilitation of cultural development among young artists and audiences.
Contact details Jorge Sebastián Lozano, Director of Innovation and ResearchEmail: jorge@mainel.org – skype sebastian.jorge http://www.mainel.org/Plaza Porta de la Mar 6, 2º, 8. 46004  ValenciaTlf: +34 96 392 41 76


Field(s) Visual arts; Cultural management; Social participation; Arts-related usage of ICT; Youth involvement with culture.
Description Fundación Mainel has a solid track record of management of cultural events and involvement in project partnerships:

  • Its summer courses, seminars, conferences, exhibitions and publications have gathered some of Spain’s leading artistic and cultural professionals, offering their experience, advice and ideas to younger generations, as well as to general audiences.
  • Specifically for young artists, its Painting Prize (see www.mainel.org/dialogos) is a well-known call for artists not yet spotted by the art market.
  • The annual “Coloquios de Cultura Visual Contemporanea” bring a broad range of current art issues to university students, through the participation of prestigious arts practitioners, managers, and educators.
  • Other events combine creative expression and social causes, drawing on Mainel’s second area of expertise, as an NGDO, collaborating with local partners in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
  • The usage of ICT within the cultural sector is a subject for continuing research and practice, too.

Partners searched

Countries European Union and neighboring regions.
Profile We are open to participation as national partners in proposals, not acting as application leaders. We have been involved in joint projects with universities (such as Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo), international cultural institutions (Instituto Cervantes) museums (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid), commercial art galleries, artists’ and designers’ associations, publishers, international cooperation NGDOs, etc.



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Culture sub-Program 

Strand/category Culture – Cooperation Projects – Large  Scale/Small Scale
Deadline October 2015

 Cultural operator(s)

Name Knowledge Industry Group
Short description Knowledge Industry Group is a consultancy company which specializes -among others- in matters of cultural consultancy and promotion of art and culture. The company has a great experience in organizing and coordinating events, such as exhibitions, conferences, meetings etc.
Contact details Amalia Kakaroumpa – amalia@knowledgeingroup.com – +302611104123


Field(s) Heritage, Combined / Interdisciplinary Arts, Theatre.
Description The project’s main idea is to promote the cultural heritage of the Battle of Lepanto (1571). In this battle participated many European and non European countries and its impact can be found in many forms of fine art, such as painting, theatre, literature and music.The goal of this project is to promote this cultural heritage throughout Europe through a series of actions and also to inspire new artists to create unique works themed by this great battle.

Partners searched

Countries Any EU country.
Profile Museums, galleries, theatre organizations, cultural heritage companies.



Partner search
Culture sub-Program 

Strand/category Co-operation projects
Deadline 2015 October

 Cultural operator(s)

Name Klaipeda city Concert Hall
Short description The Concert Agency of Klaipėda Municipality Klaipėda Concert Hall (KCH) is an independent concert organization in Klaipėda. It started its activities in 2005 and has the status of a Concert Agency of Professional Stage Art. Mission of KCH is to develop the music art of a high level, organize public performance of professional stage art. KCH is equipped with a special acoustic system, sound and light technologies designated primarily for the concerts of classic music. There are 600 sitting accommodations, comfortable artists’ rooms and lounges for the performers.
Contact details Goda Giedraityte & Audra Umbrasiene,The management team of the projectTel.: +370 615 31052 / +370 616 12841e-mail:klaipeda@cellofest.ltSiauliu str. 36, LT-92231 Klaipeda


Field Music
Description The title of the project: Connect Cello.Preliminary dates of the project: March, 2016 – September, 2017.The leader of the project – one of most prominent cello artists of Lithuania – Mindaugas Backus, the art director of Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra. More about M. Backus:http://www.koncertusale.lt/en/creative_activity/art_collectives/klaipeda_chamber_orchestra/the_artists_of_the_orchestra/Peculiarity of the project is its dedication to one instrument – cello. There is no strong tradition of cello promotion in Lithuania and it is an orientation, which might be interesting for foreign partners, knowing musical history of classical instruments’ development and festivals in Europe. We choose cello for its multi-functionality and integrity, i.e. having wide range of its usage possibilities: cello as main instrument, as accompaniment, as mean for rhythmic, etc.Although Klaipeda is the third biggest town of the country, it is a remote area in regard to musical center – capital of Lithuania. However, Klaipeda has a long history of professional music. There are musical schools and Art faculty of Klaipeda University, for more than 40 years training professional musicians. At the same time city is famous for its musical festivals and especially concert institution – Klaipeda Concert Hall, which represents the best music traditions of Lithuania and foreign countries.

Partners searched

Countries All
Profile Inspired by the idea to bring cello music to Klaipeda, project organizers have a goal to find partners, who also represent remote territories of their countries and involve professional music creators, performers and/or music festivals. It may be both concert agencies and/or academic structures.We are addressing to join the idea of the project and become its partner as well as in helping with fund-raising possibilities within your region.



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Culture sub-Program Strand/category Cooperation projects/ smaller scale
Deadline October 2015
Cultural operator(s) Name The Castle Opera in Szczecin

Short description The Castle Opera is a cultural institution of the West Pomerania Province, entirely financed from the province budget. It has a lot of experience in implementing large opera productions – this season you can enjoy on stage productions such as Madama Butterfly or Nabucco. In past Opera hosted many foreign artists to realize together unique productions – e.g. Traviata, Carmen or Hello Dolly. In past Opera gave concerts with art Fidelio in theatres of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In these countries (also in Denmark) Opera’s artists with Austrian soloists and Hungarian choir realized also operetta Vienna Blood. Castle Opera collaborates among others with: Theater Vorpommern in Greifswald and Uckermarkische Buhnen Schwedt (both instutions from Germany).

Contact details Mariusz Zaręba, tel. +48 502 939 696, e-mail: info@subitoadvising.pl Agnieszka Piszczałka, tel. +48 91 43 48 147, e-mail: apiszczalka@opera.szczecin.pl Project Field(s) Opera arts and management

Description “Open days of Operas from Baltic Sea region” is an international art project based on the creation and presentation of the operas from different countries of European Baltic Sea Region. The idea of the project is to gather three (or more) Opera Theatres from countries near Baltic Sea and organize common series of different events, such as: opera performances, masterclasses, meetings “opera behind the scenes” for societies and conference for Operas’ directors and management staffs. All of events could be organized in Szczecin – the biggest city of northwest Poland, in the Castle of Pomerania Princes and its surroundings. In the final of planned events will be presented common production of artists from Operas, which will participating in the project. Before the round of events, in partners’ countries will be organized study visits, which will help prepare planned performances. Additionally chosen artists from participating operas could spent some time abroad, in another partner’s institution, where they could act in arts and get involved in rehearsals/trials. Common opera production could be played on stage of your opera too. The project is focused on achieving the following objectives: – Support transnational mobility of artists and opera arts – Increasing participation in opera arts through performance with free of charge or in occasional price and by organization “behind the scenes” meetings for people – Developing cooperation between the Opera Theatres from Baltic Sea Region The project could contribute to audience development by helping European artists and operas reach new and enlarged audiences and improve access to cultural in the European Union. In our concept we’d like to make Opera closer to people and increase their knowledge about this beautiful field of art. The project should start not later than December 2016, but main events we plan for the year 2017. Forecasted project budget is up to 200 000 – 300 000 euro and will include for instance: fees for artists, scenography design, travel, accommodation, catering and other costs related to the project’s realization.

Partners searched Countries Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway Profile Opera Theatres, other theatres, NGOs concerned with Opera arts

Other … Deadline for statements of interest: 31st March 2015

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Strand/category Culture / Cooperation projects
Deadline October 2015

Cultural operator(s)

Name International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, Poland (SMTG) 
Short description SMTG organizes one of the most important event in world of graphic art – International Print Triennial in Krakow.  It is an international competition in the field of graphic art, including new media, digital graphic, multi- and intermedia works and three-dimensional prints. SMTG was established in the year 1992 to continue the organisation of International Print Biennial in Krakow, an event whose history reaches back to the year 1966. SMTG is a registered institution, with legal personality, permanent bureau and a storage premises for the works.
Contact details International Print Triennial Society in Krakow (SMTG) Rynek Glowny 2931-010 Krakow, Polandtel. (+ 48 12) 422 19 03 smtg@triennial.cracow.plwww.triennial.cracow.pl


Field(s) Visual artsGraphic Artexhange of  exhibition, independent activity in the network of partners
Description 3 possibilities of project cooperation:

  1. 1.      International Print Triennial – Krakow 2015,
    exhibition of Main Exhibition of International Print Triennial – Krakow 2015 – world contemporary graphic art in, that could be shown at the partner’s gallery, planned time of exhibition: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016
  2. 2.      International Centre for Graphic Arts,
    exhange of exhibitions of international contemporary, experimental graphic arts (group or individual) in gallery in Krakow and gallery of partner, time of exhibition: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016
  3. International Print Triennial – Krakow 2018,
    Programme of International Exhibitions in Europe, searching for partners to establish European Network of Graphic Art with programme of exhibitions in Europe, with independent activity of the partners, time of preparations and exhibitions/activity: 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2019

Partners searched

Countries West, South, East Europe
Profile museum, gallery, society, association that wants to exhange exhibition, include its own project/activity into the European network as an independent partner


Experience Experience in realisation of projects in Programme Culture



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Culture sub-Program 

Strand/category Category 1 – Smaller scale cooperation projects
Deadline October 2015

Cultural operator(s)

Name National library of Montenegro “Djurdje Crnojevic“
Short description NLM “Djurdje Crnojevic” is the national library of Montenegro. It is a treasury of written cultural heritage, preserving the material evidence of Montenegrin cultural reality, on the emergence and identity of the nation. It gathers and keeps written and electronic sources, enables their retrieval and cares for their preservation. By the publishing of the Montenegrin national bibliography, it promotes Montenegrin written cultural heritage and attends to the cultural needs of the population. Digital technologies and innovative audience development strategies open new lines of communication with its customers, contributing to the improvement and increased scope of services and the modernization of activities.As the central state library, it is responsible for the development of library activity in Montenegro. With its knowledge and experience, it assists other libraries in their operation using networking and good practices of large libraries in the region, in Europe and worldwide.Long-term project: in co-operation with the Institiute of Information Science, Maribor, Slovenia, NLM maintains and develops the national library system COBISS.ME (27 participating libraries)Recent projects:

  1. EC funded project MANUBLAK (partner)
  1. UNESCO Participation Programme 2014-2015: Media and Information Literacy (MIL) – strategy and training (project leader)

Library development vision is: To serve knowledge, education, memory and literacy; To enable access to information as well as to professional, educational and cultural contents; To serve as a basis and driver for overall development, progress and strengthening of Montenegro; To serve the purposes of and foster research, learning, entertainment and creativity; To serve all citizens of Montenegro without any distinctions and limitations.

Contact details Nacionalna biblioteka Crne Gore “Đurđe Crnojević”Bulevar crnogorskih junaka br. 16381250 CetinjeMontenegro
tel: +382 41 231-143e-mail:  info@cnb.meweb: http://www.cnb.me


Field(s) Tangible and intangible cultural heritage, Digital literacy, Innovative digital technologies, Audience development
Description Montenegro is a country with rich history and its society is in many ways still traditional, despite strong pressure of modern economy and penetration of modern practices. These characteristics are seen as advantageous because thanks to them a lot of traditional sites and cultural practices are still well preserved and alive.New possibilities of geo-spatial platforms open space for new services of cultural insitutions, such as the mapping of sites and communities with interesting and important tangible and intangible cultural heritage potentials, linking them to relevant cultural institutions’ materials, and enhancing the contribution of citizens and visitors as a form of crowdsourcing.The aim is to create a detailed cultural maps of chosen regions of partners’ countries. The maps would contain multiple information: geographical, on vegetation and animals, about settlements and inhabitants, as well as historical, folkloric and touristical. They are concieved as a double combination: they would be multimedial (text, picture, film, speach, music), and  created thanks to contributions from various stakholders: librarians, local history reesarchers, tourist officers, citizens and visitors/tourists.The resulting platform and library service would improve capacities and skills of existing library users and involve new users. The creation of such a platform would offer important information for the development of other sectors and industries in partners’ countries: tourism, rural development, information society and ICT, creating new demands and a multiplier effect. It would strengthen the role of cultural heritage as a driving force for development of tourism industry and economic and social growth.Activities:

  1. Creating an interactive mobile geo-spatial platform with content sharing possibilities (by chosen partner, in co-operation with the rest two)
  2. Mapping sites and communities (by all three partners)
  3. Training teams of librarians from chosen libraries for adding of content (by chosen partner, forming one team per country)
  4. Adding content (from library and private collections; short reportages/films; recorded conversations with inhabitants of mapped communities, musical and dancing units) (by all three partners)
  5. Promotion of the platform in co-operation with ministries for tourism and for rural development, and with tourist organisations; promotion at primary and secondary schools and co-operation with teachers in order to motivate youth to join in (by all three partners)
  6. Training of interested citizens for content contribution (by all three partners)
  7. Informing visitors/tourists about the service and providing them with concise guidelines on how to participate. (by all three partners)
  8. Monitoring and editing the content (by all three partners)
  9. Publicising results regularly (by all three partners)


The project is aimed at the widest possible audience (citizens and visitors), with specific accent on small and rural communities, and on women, children and youth in them.

NLM is looking for partnering cultural institutions with experience in either creation of similar platforms, or ICT training of librarians and general public.

It is planned as a three-years project.

Partners searched

Countries Countries elligible for participation in  Creative Europe
Profile Library organisations, related cultural heritage organisatons, information agencies, tourist organisations


 Deadline for statements of interest: 15th February 2015