Strand/category/ Call Category 1 – Small scale projects
Deadline December 22, 2017
Name and country
ASOCIATIA ESCU (Romania, Bucharest)
ESCU Association stands for Education, Society, Culture, Humanity. We are a nongovernmental, independent, apolitical, non-profit organization with the primary objective to promote multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue through actions and projects that increase the public’s level of tolerance and education, stimulate volunteering and encourage and promote the concept of diversity and inclusion and increase community awareness regarding issues of cultural differences. In this context, we develop projects to promote multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue in order to increase the degree of closeness of the both Romanian and the European public to other cultures in the world.
With this purpose in mind we created the first multicultural event in Romania, The Embassies Festival (Festivalul Ambasadelor) in 2014, which has grown into one of the most important and complex cultural diplomacy happening in South-Eastern Europe, a project with a unique multicultural concept on the Romanian cultural landscape, with more than 70 embassies, cultural institutions, international organizations and ethnic communities and minorities engaged each edition, over 50,000 active audience and more than 300 national and international press materials covering each edition of the project.
The Embassy Festival has become over the years a signature event in Romania and a moment of multicultural inspiration in Bucharest, an absolutely necessary project on the country’s cultural scene, being able to celebrate the world’s cultural heritage, conveying messages of respect, tolerance and openness to the rest of the world. The event is especially an opportunity for intercultural institutional cooperation that simply invite the public to feel at a smaller scale what it truly means to be World Citizens.
Following the success of the first edition of the Embassies Festival, we decided to continue developing this unique concept on the Romanian and Eastern European cultural landscape by continuing through the following editions in 2016 and 2017. The latest edition of the Festival, entitled ONE WORLD, focused on promoting a culture of understanding and diversity of the world’s non-material cultural heritage, under the aegis and motivation of building a single intercultural dialogue platform between foreign communities and the Romanian public and artists.
1. Mrs. Andreea Danescu
Address: Str. General Culcer Ioan, nr.50, district 6, Bucharest, Romania,
postal code 060136
2. Mr. Dorian Obreajan
Proposed Creative Europe project Field(s) Culture Festival
Asociatia ESCU is proud to present WORLD EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL, shortly WE Festival, the 4th edition under which will be presented the concept of the multicultural platform, the Embassies Festival, organized between 3-9 September 2018, in the heart of Bucharest, proposing to the public a world’s experimentation program with a unique sensory concept dedicated to the world’s musicality and forms of knowledge of the cultural diversity through the comprehensive power of music and sounds.
The 4th edition of the Embassies Festival, under the new name, will TAKE one step further in experiencing the world through 5 primordial senses. We will outline an immersive journey around the world by celebrating the sense of sound & music, as a bearer of much cultural significance. Equally important, the festival will also allow many different audiences to gain an insight into cultures through the enjoyment of music, as a universal language that draws people together.
More than 60 embassies, cultural institutes, international organizations and ethnic communities will participate; the event is organized under the auspices of UNESCO and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Overall Concept of the project:
The Sound of the World
World Experience Festival proposes a creative and innovative approach to the concept of experimenting the world and intercultural dialogue through music and sounds.
– The 4th edition of the festival will feature a curated program of exhibitions, conferences,
cinema screenings and multicultural shows that will feature musicians from many areas around
the globe, ranging from native music, jazz improvisations, electronic music with roots and folk
I. Sounds of the World – The World Art World exhibition platform
Sounds of the world: A concept of a kaleidoscopic exhibition of musical art that will bring to the forefront the instruments and certain musical genres and sounds from different parts of the world, the content being also supported by documentaries and videos and authentic ensembles brought directly from their cultural environment (costumes, photos, traditional decorative elements, etc.). Through VR and AR
Partners currently involved in the project (if any)
Name of organization and country
Asociatia ESCU (Leader)
Countries All Creative Europe program countries, states inside and outside the EU. applications and devices we will be able to bring to life the musical experience of the exhibition.
The exhibition will also feature vivid artistic interactive musical installations:
II. Workshops: The Sound Experience: workshops and workshops where participants will have
the opportunity to test and play with some of the most exciting traditional instruments around
III. Conferences: World Musical Dialogue – a series of discursive events and workshops
devoted to world musicology, out of which touching themes such as:
Sound Diplomacy, the Voice of Change, the vanishing music: about preserving ancestral musical
traditions and musical heritage by reinventing them and introducing them to the avant-garde.
IV. Outdoor Zone of Word Bazaar & World Music, Shows & Live performances
World Music & Dances Shows – artists from all over the world commissioned for the
festival will have exotic music and dance performances on the festival’s scene in an
effervescent, colorful and rhythm program.
Live world bazaar – presentation pavilions where embassies and festival partners will
exhibit the most representative heritage items, organize workshops and tastings,
artistic moments and offer souvenirs and touristic information.
Craftsmen and craftsmen – visitors will be able to enjoy different handicraft workshops,
traditional workshops and cultural authentic ceremonies.
World Food Market – Restaurants and Chefs will present and expose traditional culture
gourmet recipes from many corners of the world.
The World Experience Festival is a unique project through its specificity and has a huge cultural
impact as it interrogates the possibilities of contact between cultures through very different
artistic and authentic expressions.
World Experience Festival will be the biggest multicultural event ever organized in Central and
Eastern Europe. With 3 successful previous editions, The Embassies Festival, managed to
enhance the cooperation and cultural dialogue between more than 70 nationalities, represented
either by their diplomatic missions, cultural institutes, cultural NGOs, international
organizations, ethnic groups or even minorities associations.
Our initiative is conceived as platform for the foreign communities living in Romania and
its neighborhood to promote the most valuable cultural patrimony of their countries among the
We are searching for project partners among associations, NGOs and institutions that
activate and have a strong bound in the following fields: cultural, creative and audiovisuals
sector with a main focus on cultural diplomacy, intercultural dialogue activity
and projects, musicology, volunteering projects, cultural heritage, art performance and
An opportunity to a global network of NGOs that provides opportunities for young
artists to express on an international platform through tailor-made music programs,
bridging social, geographical, racial and economic differences and creating a chance
for intercultural dialogue at an European level through music.
Developing the artistic and cultural content within the
framework of World Experience Festival’s curatorial
Conferences, talks and workshops on music collaboration
International cultural cooperation and network
Volunteering exchange activities
Strand/category Cooperation Projects, COOP 1
Name and country Creative Georgia – Tbilisi, Georgia
Creative Georgia is a government agency (LEPL – Legal Entity of Public Law) created under the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. The fields of work of which are commercialisation of creative industries sector and supporting its sustainable development.
Project Coordinator – Vakhtang Urushadze
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Adress: 4 Sanapiro st. Tblisi 0105, Georgia
Proposed Creative Europe project
Field(s) Interdisciplinary, CCI, Cultural Heritage, Museums.
Four territories with strong roots in cultural heritage and an emerging cultural and creative industry sectors form Georgia,
Germany, France, and Italy research and develop a cross-sectorial as well as a transnational exchange and cooperation with the objective of mutual nurturing and inspiration.
Cultural heritage organisations and institutions, in most cases under the public management learn to adopt and integrate the approaches and tools offered by the creative and cultural industries for upgrading their presentation of content to audiences and for boosting their audience building, hence strengthening cultural tourism. Cultural and creative sector entities, in most cases private small and medium sized enterprises, will explore ways of connecting their business activities
to the rich cultural heritage of their territory, hence contributing to strengthening this heritage while exploring new strands and models for business that will create new jobs. Both domains (cultural heritage as well as cultural and creative sectors) will hence contribute to local economic growth as well. By connecting this local exploration of new approaches to a joint undertaking among partners all across Europe will boost mutual learning, opening minds and inspiring creativity.
CE Programme priorities: 1) C2 New Business Models 2) B Audience Development 3) C3 Training & Education
Partners currently involved in the project (if any)
Name of organisation and country
1. Telavi City Museum – Telavi, Georgia
2. Museum Natur und Mensch – Freiburg, Germany (TBC)
Countries All eligible counties; France (Cognac – Preferred),Germany (Freiburg –
Preferred), Italy (Sienna – Preferred)
Museum, Art Institution, Heritage and CCI related preferred.
Are you interested in participating in other EU projects as a partner?
|Deadline||18 January 2018|
|Name and country||
Ilia State University, Georgia
Ilia State University Music Centre is part of the faculty of Arts and Sciences. It was established in 2009 with an aim to develop new directions in Georgian higher musical education, such as Electroacoustic Music, Jazz and Pop-music studies, Ethnomusicology and Early Music. Another important aim was to make higher musical education more accessible to young people and to give them contemporary, varied and relevant skill sets.
Today the Centre is involved in teaching Bachelor and PhD programmes. At this moment it also is developing a Masters programme in Jazz Studies. The Centre has a very lively cultural life with concerts, workshops, master-classes, open lectures, etc. It is also actively involved in research. It systematically organizes and participates in international musicological and ethnomusicological seminars, conferences, round tables, etc.
|Contact details||Dr Marina Adamia, Full Professor
Music Centre Director
Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Address: Chavchavadze Avenue, 32
Tel.: +995 595 29 62 64
Proposed Creative Europe project
|Field(s)||Transnational Mobility, Audience development|
|Description||In recent times Georgia has become an associated member of Creative Europe Programme, which supports transnational cooperation projects involving cultural and creative organisations from different countries.
Georgia today shares in common European values. It actively promotes participation in European societal and cultural experience. One of the directions Ilia State University Music Centre is interested in developing is Early Music. We already teach courses in Baroque and Renaissance Music as part of our Bachelor Programme. But we also feel that despite the rising interest from professional circles, as well as the public at large, there still is a distinct lack of musicians playing and/or teaching the music of these eras.
In addition to the above, the study of Baroque and Renaissance cultural heritage is in a way a bridge of historical gap between Georgia and Europe: from the 15th century Georgia was mostly cut off from the important developments taking place in the West. Being involved in Creative Europe Programme is important also from this point as well.
Ilia State University Music Centre has initiated a small scale Creative Europe Project Proposal involving three partners from different countries. The main aim of the Project is popularisation of Early Music in Georgia among professional musicians, as well as in wider circles.
The Project also seeks to develop the ways of taking Early Music to the various regions and audiences in Georgia, particularly to orphanages and street children’s homes, to disabled groups and ethnic minorities by involving them in the various activities within the Project.
Partners currently involved in the project (if any)
|Name of organisation and country||Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra „Georgian Sinfonietta”, Georgia, F. Chopin University of Music. Warsaw, Poland|
|Countries||Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Great Britain|
|Preferred profile||Early Music
Music in Society
Are you interested in participating in other EU projects as a partner?
|What kind of projects are you interested in participating in?||In projects involving developing music therapy skills.
In projects involving working with various disadvantaged groups of society.
In projects involving World Music and Jazz.
|Strand/category||Cooperation Projects EACEA 32/2017, EACEA35/2017|
|Name||FARIS Kalamata Municipality Beneficiary Organisation|
|Short description||FARIS is the official governing body of the Kalamata Municipality policy within the cultural, social welfare, training and employment services. FARIS holds artistic schools (music school, art school, dance school) and organizes numerous events (concerts, art exhibitions, performances) and international festivals (e.g. Kalamata Dance Festival)|
|Contact firstname.lastname@example.org – Georgia Mavrea|
|Description||Cooperation projects mainly in the fields of music and/or dance.|
|Countries||All eligible countries, esp. Austria, France, Germany and Baltics|
|Strand/category||European Year of Cultural Heritage Cooperation Projects, Cooperation Projects – small|
|Deadline||22 Nov 2017, 18 Jan 2018|
|Name||Centre for Women’s Studies/The Marija Jurić Zagorka Memorial Apartment|
|Short description||Marija Jurić Zagorka was the first professional political journalist in Croatia and South East Europe, a women’s rights’ advocate, one of the most widely-read Croatian writers ever, a co-founder of the Croatian Journalists Association, a novelist, a playwright, a screenwriter, one of the early pioneers of science fiction, the founder of the first women’s trade union organization in Croatia, and the list could continue. The Marija Jurić Zagorka Memorial Apartment is governed by the Centre for Women’s Studies founded in 1995 by a group of theoreticians and scientists, feminists, peace activists and artists. CWS fosters multi and interdisciplinary studies of women’s issues in Croatia and is the place of academic discourse, activism, and artistic practices, organized through education, research, publishing, library activities, cultural events, advocacy of gender equality and women’s studies.|
|Contact details||Dolac 8, 10000 Zagreb
+385 1 4872 406
|Field(s)||Graphic design, Digital arts, Film, Video, Audience Development, Science, Theory, Museums, Research|
|Description||Build a network of researchers and practitioners in the non-profit sector, museums, academia and companies in order to explore creative practice through co-creation and participatory programming
to broaden the visibility of female heritage through events and online experiences
|Countries||UK, Denmark, Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia, Montenegro, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Iceland|
|Profile||Designers, developers, curators, researchers and practitioners in the non-profit sector, museums, academia and companies|
|Name||Private Primary School Tvrdjava (Fortress)|
|Short description||In September 2015, private elementary school “Tvrđava”, 8 Štrosmajerova Street, Petrovaradin, started to operate in the suburbs of the Petrovaradin fortress which was built in the spirit of the 17th and 18th centuries, and which has retained its authentic appearance to this day.
The school is designed to provide children with an incentive environment for advancement and work. The program is implemented according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, but in a way that enables children to be creators of teaching, active participants and initiators, and teachers are mentors through the cultural and educational process. Through our creative work we encourage logical conclusion, abstract thinking, development of intellectual abilities and creative approach to learning and acquiring new knowledge.
The mission of the Primary School “Tvrđava” is that children retain the skills they acquire in our school and apply them in further education and life, to develop tolerance and respect for differences in people, as well as empathy and self-esteem. Vision: Fostering individuality of students and quality of human values (honesty, openness, independence, freedom of speech, work habits, self-esteem, friendship, creativity, culture.) Private Primary School “Tvrđava” 8 Štrosmajerova Street, Petrovaradin
|Contact details||Ivana Mali Vukelic, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tvrdjava.edu.rs|
|Field(s)||Cultural heritage, education, youth, intercultural dialogue, tangible culture, intangible culture, new business model|
|Description||“SMALL TOWN STORIES” – STS
Interaction and cooperation between cultural heritage and creative education, links past and present beyond to the future.
The project “SMALL TOWN STORIES “is designed as pupils (7-14 age) creative educational program. Interaction and cooperation between cultural heritage –suburbs of Petrovaradin fortess built in traditional style of architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries , held the autentic appearance today, like inspiration and education (PROJECT BASED LEARNING), implementation of skills , knowledge and experience through education and interdisciplinary workshops , presentations , exhibitions make visible tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The results and outcomes of project supposed to be new audience development strategy, specialized workshops for pupils, skilled educators and teachers, cultural heritage will open the central topic of project links past and present beyond to the future .Children creativity and education participation and activism make bridge between cultural heritage and young . Mission is to foster cultural skills aims to offer promotion discovering cultural heritage and light support and active participation of pupils and teachers in heritage process. The project will give answers on how schools and cultural heritage environment can reach audience pupils and make them think about global topics and problems of society.
Looking for Partners
|Strand/category||European cooperation projects 2018 – Category 1: Smaller scale cooperation projects|
|Deadline||1st December 2018|
|Name||City Council of the City of Šabac (Serbia)|
|Short description||The City of Šabac in Serbia is known for its rich cultural history, especially during the end of 19th century. The city government possesses significant experience in realising cultural projects on the national level, among which the most important is the project “Eureka! Otkrili smo Šabac (Eureka! We discovered Sabac)” and the recognition “Grad u fokusu (City in focus)” we received for the mentioned project in 2016. The recognition is manifested through support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of RS in terms of decentralising cultural life and strengthening capacities of local self-governments in the field of culture. Project “Еureka! Otkrili smo Šabac” is still ongoing and has the aim to redefine the cultural offer of the city, develop new business models in culture, and also support the mobility of artists.
A part of the project is also related to interpreting cultural heritage of the local community. In terms of infrastructural activities within the project, what has been done so far is the renewal of the former synagogue where the Museum of Šabac Jews will be established.
|Contact details||Igor Marsenic
City Council member
+381 60 3384865
|Field(s)||Cultural heritage/ oral history, involuntary migration, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Audience development|
|Description||Šabac had a significant Jewish population before WWII. They were very important for the overall development of the community. Their population suddenly increased due to Jewish immigrants from Central Europe countries who tried to reach Palestine. They were rejected by British authorities, so they were settled in Šabac due to a decree of the Yugoslav government. They are known in historical science as a Kladovo Transport.
City authorities and citizens were hosting 1200 persons. By that time, Šabac had only 15000 citizens. Almost 10% of population were immigrants. They lived in the city between 1939 and 1941. They were all died during the Holocaust.To preserve memories of them and tragic events, City authorities decided at the end of 2015 to purchase the building of the former Synagogue, which was abandoned and devastated. We envisage Jewish Museum Šabac as a modern cultural institution. Not just a place preserving material heritage, but more likely a place for meetings and dialogue, a cultural and educational centre. We have organized numerous programmes, concerts, panel discussions, lectures, and conferences promoting openness and tolerance.Even though we do not have a defined project idea, we want to participate in a project that would deal with involuntary migration with partners from territories which had a similar history or who are facing a similar situation today.We are also interested in all projects oriented toward audience development, especially those targeting the youngest population in order to prevent any xenophobic attitudes. Projects which are based on interpretation of heritage throughout contemporary arts, especially visual arts and exchange of artists.
Looking for Partners
|Profile||All profiles – museums, cultural centres, art groups, institutes for history, local municipalities, etc.|
|…||We want to be partners on a project.|
Creative Europe Culture Programme
|Strand||Small scale cooperation projects (Catergory 1)|
ð for people who have a desire to give an educational and cultural meaning and,
ð for corporate organizations that aim, through their action, to contribute to social and economic development and in cooperation with our company-to participate in the implementation of education programs, towards this direction.
· our team consists of teachers and artists who seek a vision and methodology to combine artistic and educational dimension to the overall educational process.
· To achieve our goals, we rely on values such us charity, solidarity, co-operation and confidence. We seek to create space for new structures and ideas for a holistic approach to education.
· Our purpose is to take over the management and the implementation of EU and national education and cultural programs and initiatives, related to lifelong training for rights of people with special needs, disabilities and in general of vulnerable social groups and awareness of social , cultural issues and environmental interest.
I have worked since 2003 until today , who now hold the position of conductor in Kifissia municipality with orchestras in Greece and Germany. My works have been presented and continues to present, in concert halls and important cultural sites such as the museum , |MARTa Herford| , in Germany and Athens Music Hall. At the same time , I have many years of experience as a professor of music in the private and public sectors.
|Contact details||Konstantinos Stefanou, Composer, Art Director, Musician
|Field(s)||Music, Cultural Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Youth, Pedagogy|
|Countries||European Union, Eastern Partnership Countries|
|Profile||EU-Membership, Cultural Centre, Non-Profit Civil Partnership,
Greek Composer, Music-Teacher
|…||Areas of activity:
The music, from the beginning of human appearance, accompany him and help him to communicate with his environment and cultivate the soul of the world. In this context, we seek through the application of modern educational programs to promote the music, which is the global language.
We aim to inform the benefits derived by someone who deals with music in social, psychological, educational and communicative level.
We want to bring as many artists from around the world, to create a new project , and bring them into contact with general public in order to design new homes and creating easier access to artistic platforms.
We are interested in the presentation of new compositions/ projects as well as the research of traditional music from each city,
the research on morphology, instruments and traditions and the study of common musical factors.
|Strand/category||European cooperation projects 2018|
|Deadline||As soon as possible (10th December 2017)|
|Name||Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Kraljevo, Serbia|
|Short description||The Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Kraljevo is a public institute that carries out professional and administrative tasks in order to achieve the preservation of immovable and corresponding movable property and intangible cultural heritage.
Main tasks are: identifying, evaluating and documenting cultural heritage, preparing proposals for entering heritage into the register kept by the Ministry of Culture, drawing up conservation plans and restoration projects, supervising building, research and protective undertakings; and their implementation, supervising and executing archaeological surveys, providing helpful advice to owners of cultural heritage as well as education and popularization. Our Institute, as a regional cultural institution, was founded in 1965 and deals with the protection of cultural heritage in the territory of 25 municipalities (approximately the whole southwestern part of Serbia). This part is characterized by a large number of monuments from prehistoric period to the new century, but certainly widely recognizable by medieval fortresses, churches and monasteries from the period of the formation of the Serbian state (XI-XV century).
Over the past 50 years, the Institute has done dozens of successful projects to protect and promote rich Serbian heritage, some of which today enjoy sustainable development. Another advantage of our Institute is developed network collaboration with local institutions of culture and science (institutes, faculties, museums, galleries, theaters, etc.), local governments, tourist organizations, Institute for nature conservation of Serbia and the local population in the territory we cover.
More information about the Institute and our activities can be found at the link http://zzskv.rs/ or if you find difficult to read Serbian, feel free to contact us for any specific interest.
|Contact details||Dr. Marija Marić, archaeologist
Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage
|Field(s)||Cultural heritage, Outdoor activities, IT, New business models|
|Description||Hiking Heritage Trails (working title)
The subject of the project is the establishment of a new business model of cooperation between institutions of heritage protection and sports outdoor associations for hiking, tracking, diving, mountain biking, cycling, running, bicycle touring, off road car driving, kayaking, skiing, etc.
Looking for Partners
|Profile||Heritage protection institutions and organizations;
Outdoor sports (hiking) associations;
|Strand/category||European Cooperation Projects (smaller)|
|Name||Purchena Public Library and Youth Information Office|
|Short description||Public Library and Youth Information Office in a small town with experience in local and international reading projects, book clubs for children and youngsters, reading campaigns and programs, Lifelong learning, meeting with writers, human libraries…|
|Contact details||Manolo Sola
Librarian and Youth Worker
|Field(s)||Reading, books, literature, book clubs, local writers, books and movies,|
|Description||We would like to take part in Creative Europe projects as a partner. We are interested in reading projects for youngsters, cultural projects in libraries about book clubs, edition of books of local writers, good practices in libraries, human library…|
|Countries||All eligible countries|
|Profile||Public Libraries, organizations with experience in the Creative Europe programme, Local Governments Bodies…|
|Strand/category||European Cooperation projects. CATEGORIES 1,2,3|
|Deadline||November 2017 / January 2018|
|Name||Art Gallery “Galería Max Estrella “ (Ave del Arte S.L)|
|Short description||Max Estrella is working since its creation on the promotion of young artists, paying special attention to Spanish and Latin American creators. A curiosity for the issues art of the last decades is confronting has led the gallery to take interest in all disciplines and genres. Max Estrella looks for a balance between exhibitions by well-known and emergent artists.
Through the last 23 years, the gallery has organized more than 130 exhibitions in its space, creating an international collector network. As the gallery works on the representation of its artists, it maintains a permanent collaboration with museums and institutions all over the world.
Max Estrella is pursuing the development of a new model of art gallery, working not only within the white cube walls but outdoors as well, engaging new agents and reaching new audiences. This way, a new initiative in parallel with the existing institution is being developed. The gallery will start promoting projects whose production and reproduction methods are based on social exchange, unfolding new possibilities of expression, analysis, cooperation and commitment known as extradisciplinary investigations (term created by the art critic Brian Holmes), increasingly present in current artistic practices.
Following this aspiration, in 2017, Max Estrella organized a public exhibition at the village of San Lorenzo de El Escorial -a municipality 45 km from Madrid, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its monuments and history. It is in El Escorial Monastery where the collection of the Museo del Prado begun. Under this idea of collecting and patronage and in association with the City Hall, renowned contemporary artists were invited to intervene in plazas, gardens and patios with works specifically created for the occasion. More info on this initiative is available at: http://www.maxestrella.com/exhibition/el_escorial_para_los_artistas_.html
After this positive experience Max Estrella wants to develop the project with a European dimension, this time willing to support creative forms that will be adapted to a different context than the one of the gallery and at the same time they are projects that are hardly ever included in the current art market dynamics.
This reflection has led us to identify the following strengths and assets of our gallery’s structure to participate in an international project:
– Experience and know-how in maintaining contact with the main agents of the contemporary art sector, at national and international level
– Capacity to detect market trends and new contemporary art practices
– Organizational agility to adapt to sector challenges and needs
– Good number of artists represented by the gallery who work following our curatorial guidelines while developing their careers
|Field(s)||Visual Arts, Culture and Development, Performing Arts|
|Description||A) We are willing to cooperate as partners in any projects related with some of the following Creative Europe programme priorities:
– Audience development
– Mobility of arts and artworks (residences, performances, exhibits, etc)
– new business models
– Cultural heritage
B) On the other hand, we are looking for partners to cooperate in our project (small scale). Overall objectives: to enhance Cultural Heritage in relation to contemporary creation, to promote mobility among European artists and culture professionals, developing new audiences as well as business models for contemporary art galleries and culture organisations.
One of the main objectives of the project is to raise awareness of current meeting points between Europe’s cultural heritage and contemporary art.Within this framework, we will focus on the established cultural offer flux between the periphery and the city in order to generate new relations among them. Max Estrella gallery will foster interventions by artists in those peripheral areas reinforcing this previous idea. This way, their mobility will be one of the main objectives of the project supporting artists residences out of their ateliers.
The exchange of artists and professionals through this network of territories will facilitate the access to contemporary creation in areas where culture or leisure activities related to contemporary art practices are less accessible, using participatory art practices inspired by traditions and knowledge disappearing nowadays, as well as involving the artists in workshops and educational activities in those areas where they will intervene.
The outcomes we are seeking through this project are the integration of those practices in the current working structure of the private art gallery as well as the research initiation on the protection of intangible cultural heritage forms through contemporary art practices.
A non-exhaustive list of the project stages could be the following:
Max Estrella has already develop a similar project at El Escorial (Spain) on july 2017.
|Countries||Historical towns, art galleries, cultural foundations and centres, located in areas with a rich Cultural Heritage|
|Profile||LEADERS OR PARTNERS.
Max Estrella is open to be a member of a similar project that may fit.
We are also looking for partners to start and develop an international exchange of participatory art projects and exhibitions that will take place in the public space and mostly in areas where culture or leisure activities related to contemporary art practices are less accessible.
Cultural Organization, Art /Visual arts, Culture councils at public institutions
|Strand/category||European cooperation projects|
|Deadline||1. November 2017|
|Name||Natural History Museum in Belgrade|
|Short description||The Natural History Museum in Belgrade is among the leading cultural institutions in Serbia. The museum preserves 120 collections with over 1,800,000 specimens of rock, minerals, fossils, plants and animals from Serbia and Balcans. The museum has significant activity in the fields of biological and geological sciences, ecology and environmental protection, as well as museology and museum communication. Numerous museum exhibitions attract audience in Belgrade and Serbia with over 130 000 visitors. Museum achieved two remarkable national awards for the contribution to the culture development in Serbia: 2013 the prestigious National Award “Mihajlo Valtrović” by The Museum Society of Serbia, and 2016 “The Sretensky Orden of the Second Order”, by The President of the Republic of Serbia.|
|Contact details||spec. Aleksandra Savić, MSc of Biology, senior curator
The Author of the Project „The Old and Indigenous Fruit of Serbia“
Tel./Phone. +381 11 3442 147, 3442 149
Mob/Cell. +381 63 10 11 949
Belgrade, Serbia, Njegoševa 51
|Field(s)||Cultural heritage, creative industry, biology, ethnology, creative economy, agro-biodiversity etc.|
|Description||Museum in the yard: indigenous varieties of Europe
The project is based on an interdisciplinary approach through the fields of culture, biology, agriculture, economics, ethnology and others. In terms of activities, the project will primarily focus on the development of the business model in the field of cultural heritage, and in addition, numerous exhibitions, presentations, educational programs, research work, fairs, conferences, etc.
The priorities of the project are the development of the audience and the development of the business model in order to sustainability of the heritage preserve. Through the integrated activities of partners from participating countries, each country could present its traditional varieties of fruits, vegetables or cereals to promote experience and knowledge in use in the processing of autochthonous products, with an emphasis on their preservation and sustainability for future populations.
Through participatory activities with the public, attention is paid to the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of natural resources and the specificities of all parts of Europe.
Looking for Partners
|Profile||All profiles of organizations.
Preferably: Museums, CSO working in cultural heritage field, organizations working in the creative industries, organizations interested in audience development etc.
|…||We are looking for an organization which would like to be a lead partner. We are negotiating with one creative hub from Serbia, which is interested in strategic support in terms of developing a business model for the project. The organization has great experience in EU projects, especially in the projects of Creative Europe.|
The Cyprus Theater Museum is interested in becoming a partner organisation in projects where we can learn and develop our expertise, exchange experiences and work on innovative approaches and practices – especially in the audience development area. They also welcome any interesting ideas where our experience may be needed; for instance, designing creative approaches to learning in cultural spaces. They are especially interested in collaborating with other museums, cultural heritage preservation institutions and theatres.
|Strand/category||European Cooperation Projects|
|Name||POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews|
|Short description||General information
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was formally founded in 2005 by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, the City of Warsaw and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. It was opened to the public in 2013. The Museum’s core exhibition, presenting the 1,000-year history of Polish Jews, was opened in 2014; so far, it has been visited by nearly a million visitors.
Aims of the organisation
To preserve the past and to shape the future – such is the mission of the POLIN Museum. The Museum focuses on popularising the history and culture of Polish Jews, as well as promoting the idea of tolerance in Polish society and building bridges between different cultures to prevent anti-Semitism, bias and xenophobia. It pursues these objectives through cooperation with Polish and foreign cultural, educational and academic institutions, central and local government authorities, NGOs and the media.
The Museum’s activities are addressed to everyone who is interested in the history of the Jewish community in Poland – regardless of their nationality and country of residence.
Thousands of Poles come to the Museum to discover that the history of Polish Jews is an integral part of Poland’s history. Among the Museum’s visitors there are also Jewish groups from Israel, the United States and many other countries from all over the globe, who come to learn about the Jewish community that had once been the largest and most important in the world. Finally, we host several thousand non-Jewish foreign visitors.
The Museum also carries out a number of activities aimed at particular target groups: children, youth and adults, teachers, police officers, as well as the academic community. We also hold special meetings for politicians and the media.
Tasks, main activities
Apart from being home to the core exhibition, the Museum also functions as a cultural, academic and educational centre with a rich cultural programme.
As a cultural and academic centre, the Museum hosts a lively series of programmes, including concerts, films, performances, temporary exhibitions, as well as conferences, lectures, and symposia. As an educational centre, we devote particular attention to supporting all efforts to raise the younger generation in a spirit of tolerance, mutual understanding and respect for other cultures. Our objective is to combine the historical context with the reflection on contemporary issues.
The Museum has been carrying out educational activities since 2007. Today we offer a wide array of educational programming for schools, families, students and the general public. Our activities, on the one hand, address the history and culture of Polish Jews, and on the other hand, deal with cultural, ethnic and religious diversity, as well as the challenges of functioning in a diversified society.
The Museum offers a wide range of educational activities for different audiences: classes and workshops for schoolchildren and youth which present the 1,000-year history of Polish Jews as an integral part of the history of Poland, anti-discrimination workshops for teachers and police officers, walking tours, competitions, and meetings with the witnesses to history. We also invite people to participate in interdisciplinary projects which often draw on both the arts and the humanities. We organise student exchange programmes and international partner projects, as well as promote education of the Museum’s employees.
The Museum also offers exceptional educational tools: from the fascinating core exhibition and temporary exhibitions, to the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, which constitutes the world’s largest historical database of Holocaust witness testimonies. The educational programming of the Museum is created in consultation with teachers and educators.
|Contact details||6 Mordechaja Anielewicza St, 00-157 Warsaw, Poland
+48 22 47 10 357
|Field(s)||Heritage, Interdisciplinary projects, Audience development, Visual arts, Other: Preventing anti-Semitism, bias and xenophobia|
|Description||The POLIN Museum carries out a wide variety projects. We are not only a museum, but also a cultural and educational centre as well as a place for meetings for all of those eager to learn more about the past and present Jewish culture, to confront the stereotypes, and to face the perils of today’s world such as xenophobia and nationalistic prejudices. We are interested in participating in cultural and educational projects regarding these issues, as well as in audience development projects.|
I want to be a partner in a project.
Strand/category Cooperative, small-scale project
Name Le Monde des Possibles (Belgium)
Training center for asylum seekers and refugees. French as second
language and ICT trainings – Legal & social support – 205 trainees per
week / 69 nationalities / 410 languages – www.possibles.org
Didier Van der Meeren – email@example.com – 0032-
Le Monde des Possibles – 97 rue des Champs – 4020 Liège (Belgium)
Field(s) Babylon project – Interdisciplinary issues on a cultural cooperative
We want to develop a young migrant cultural cooperative1 based on a transnational learning method by peer review experiences. With the cooperative framework, we want to implement a peer review method as a key instrument to support an inclusive development and planning process for young migrants cultural projects. This method will compare benchmarks or template in details with a very diverse set of local and regional cultural projects across partner countries where the employment rates of young migrant are low.
For each cultural project, Babylon will particularly focus on:
Theme 1 – Validating young Migrant Competences: projects where young
migrants are helped into jobs by getting recognition for their cultural skills
and abilities + training on management cooperative skills
Theme 2 – Fostering the Development of Anti-discrimination Skills:
strategies to help intermediaries and employers to reduce discrimination
and other barriers to employment.
By building a more inclusive, influential cultural cooperative structure, a
European enabling environment will be created for young migrants. This
in turn will permit them to create and access economic & cultural
opportunities which are currently lacking in regions for vulnerable young
Cultural centers, theaters, artistic schools, artists, cultural
partners/facilities with potential migrant publics interested by the
promotion of their cultural skills. Professionals unions/circular
economy operators and trade unions interested by the cooperative
model in the cultural field/artistic issues.
|Strand/category||Small or Large scale Cooperation projects|
|Name||Southampton Solent University|
|Short description||Southampton Solent School of Art, Design and Fashion is leading innovation in the creative industries. Voted as being one of the UK’s most creative universities by students taking part in the 2014 Which? University Student Survey. SSU has Post Doc experts in the creative sector. The University offers creative knowledge and resources across all visual art forms including Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Illustration, Fine Art, Fashion, Architecture and the built environment.
SADF also run an art gallery and award winning creative retail enterprise:
|Contact details||Joe Ross, Project and Communications Officer
+44 7894 939521
|Field(s)||Visual Communication including Graphic Design, Graphic arts, Digital arts, Fashion, Architecture, Heritage, Illustration,|
|Description||Southampton Solent University are interested in partnering on a projects in the field of Visual Arts and Creative Retail (Re:So) Gallery (Showcase)
Areas of expertise include: Research, Enterprise and Innovation. Support for early career artists, residencies, digital product development for audience engagement, Participatory arts. Internationalizing emerging artist’s careers.
Cross sector project that combines eg arts and culture with science and technology, Sports and arts, Enterprise and arts
, Environmental and sustainable arts
|…||Previous projects include:
TNCE Trans National Creative Exchange
https://joom.ag/vQxWVIVID (Value Increase through Visual Design) VIVID. http://www.vivideurope.net/
Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme:
Strand/category of the Culture Sub-programme
European cooperation projects (smaller or larger scale)
Deadline of the strand Deadline: autumn 2017
Deadline for confirming your interest in this partnership
Ideally by 30 September 2017
Name POINT Cultural Hub (Bucharest, Romania)
Through exhibitions, screenings, artist residencies and theatre plays,
POINT aims to be a powerhouse, a creative catalyst that stimulates
emerging artists to innovate, think forward and engage with diverse
audiences open to new experiences and new knowledge.
In all its programs, POINT is equally committed to experimentation
and showcasing well-established artists, who challenge the
boundaries of performances of all types and offer unique experiences
We aim to support the creative risks taken by artists from diverse
genres, cultures and perspectives and to reach out to, educate and
inspire people with our affordable, non-hermetic and relatable
approach. All our work is cross-disciplinary and tailor-made for
Bucharest’s vibrant cultural community.
Our strategic positioning is that of a laboratory for the exploration
and advancement of contemporary arts.
Here are some of Point’s ambitious new initiatives and programs
starting this autumn, with more than half of the artist line-up from
a multi-sensorial festival (coming entirely from abroad) curated
by Cătălina Bolozan, a Romanian-born cod-artist from London;
all-year master-classes and workshops in partnership with the
first Entrepreneurial Academy, where famous local artists meet
with business mavericks and learn how to promote their works
and start a cultural business. On the other hand, investors
enhance their artistic tastes, discover inner talents, and are
immersed in a transformative process we all need for our mental
the presentation of 1-2 theatre plays with stopping-power,
created by Punchdrunk and DreamThinkSpeak, which will put
Bucharest back on the map of European outstanding hubs;
the setting up of an extensive and well-curated multi-media
library dedicated to all creative industries. It will function as a
research archive, with all the necessary resources that enable
professionals in the field to turn ideas and skills into real projects.
The library will be designed like a 3.0 Yellow Pages;
a New Writing program and a dramaturgy residence supporting
emerging writers to produce new theatre play, new texts.
The hub is located in a 3-storey heritage building, whose architecture
and design are internationally-awarded. The setting is very versatile
(moveable furniture) and can host any type of artistic event. Every
floor can accommodate 120 people on average.
Facilities (key words): events space; performing space; exhibition
space; cinema; concert space, multi-media library, production space;
co-working space; gastrobar, café and garden terrace.
Services (key words): co-working space; curatorial programming
and showcasing; artistic performances hosting; international
opportunities; networking and events; professional development,
workshops and training; commercial; gourmet catering; private
parties; bartender events; fashion shows hosting.
Photos with our venue: enclosed.
A 360 tour inside our venue is available here.
(Ms) Ada Mușat, General Manager
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Mobile phone: +40732437746
Field(s) Theatre, music, visual arts, film, fashion, design, dance, art festivals,
site-specific academies, immersive performances, emerging arts
We would like to be partners in a project initiated and submitted by
We are interested in joining either a smaller scale or a larger scale
cooperation project building on Creative Europe’s priorities of
transnational mobility, audience development and capacity building –
especially new business models & education and training.
We are particularly interested in projects looking at the mission and
role of today’s arts and culture hubs in Europe, at exchanging
practices, management and business models, but also at how they
articulate and develop their own long-term artistic curatorial
We are open to all ideas that suit our profile and we strongly believe
that, thanks to our experience, our excellent venue facilities and our
financial sustainability as a private entity, we would be ideal partners
in a cooperation project focused on the above-mentioned priorities.
Please note that we are open to cooperating with interested
organisations beyond Creative Europe, too, so feel free to contact
us even if you do not intend to submit an application to this funding
programme in 2017.
Countries All countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme
Any public or private organisation with similar or complementary
experience dedicated to developing or enhancing their European
Key words: arts and culture hubs, arts and culture centres, emerging
arts centers, performing arts festivals, theatre companies,
independent theatres, art galleries etc.
Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme: Strand/category of the Culture Sub-programme :Smaller scale cooperation projects
Deadline of the strand: to be confirmed on the Creative Europe website
Deadline for confirming your interest in this partnership Preferably by May 2017
Cultural operator(s) Name Culture and sports Association PAOK
PAOK funded in 1949 in Klirou targeting to engage youth in cultural and sports activities. During that period of time, the opportunities for “leisuring” were very limited and available only for the upper wealthy class, therefore PAOK provided the opportunity for middle and low class people to engage in Cultural and Sports activities.
Through the years PAOK enriched its activities with football team, traditional dancing group, theatre group, musical band and educational seminars. PAOK performs not only in Cyprus but also abroad in International Folklore Dancing Festivals. Its annual program includes: Dance performances, TV broadcasting participations, participation is national and European festivals, Dance trainings, Songs writing, Youth events, Football leagues, voluntary activities.
Contact details (Mrs.) Polina Stavrou, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Field(s) Cultural heritage
We are a culture organisation with volunteers in a local community in Cyprus. Through the years we manage to establish our common values mechanism gaining communities respect for preserving our heritage. Voluntarism and culture together can create social capital that is an essential aspect to the coherence of a society. Therefore a european project promoting cultural aspects like dancing, songs, music, traditional handicrafts and occupations can assist the sustainability of the European Value . The idea is to implement Pan European Folklore/Heritage Festivals. Each partner will organize a folklore festival in its city/community and also will participate in others’ partners’ festivals. Activities: Dance performances, Traditional songs and music, presentation of traditional occupations, handicrafts trainings. We cannot lead this project due to program restrictions but we invite organisations who have the capacity to lead this project and other organisations to be partners.
Partners searched Countries All eligible countries
Profile All types of organizations, associations and public cultural institutions, folklore associations, cultural/handicraft centers etc.
|Strand/category||CALLS FOR PROPOSALS – EACEA 06/2017 –
Support to European Platforms
|Deadline||06 April 2017, 12:00 CET/CEST (Midday, Brussels time).|
|Name||TOPOS ALLOU-AEROPLIO THEATER|
|Short description||TOPOS PANTOU ( a place everywhere), a Pan European Net to connect Theaters, Arts and people and implement new ways to approach Controvercy, Divercity, Cultural and Social issues in general. A platform to bear New Ideas.|
|Contact details||NIKOLAS KAMTSIS, Director email@example.com|
Creative problem-solving methods related to social, cultural & educational environments.
Audience development in relation with Culture and events connected to social issues, such as any kind of diversity, racism, bullying, trafficking etc)
The aim of the platform will be the exchange of young theater and performance art creators to develop new techniques to approach social problems through theater and numerous types of arts.
|Description||This Platform will attempt to approach important Community issues and problems through Theater and the Arts.
By using theater techniques and different types of Theater practices, Theater can approach social problems such as Diversity, Bullying, Racism, Human trafficking, xenophobia and many more.
The net will promote the exchange between professionals from numerous fields of the Theater and the Performative Arts. Furthermore, the Net will promote the mobility of Young Artists to work with the Arts & Theater organizations of the ToposPantou Net in order to gain knowledge and experience to develop their techniques and the expressive methods. The ultimate goal is to implement this new knowledge and experience towards Social problem- solving matters. Methods are a based upon action theater. For example a Theater action can be presented within the School Communities (that are living through hard times of all levels) to fight off bullying. In the same concept events can be creative based on various matters to be presented in different spaces to challenge Diversity and Racism e.tc.
Apart of the above the network/platform will achieve:
– Exchange good practices in the field of theater and Performative Arts and production,
– Build thematic offers within European scale
– Raise public awareness
– Work with local savoir-faire to develop by-products
– Create Αartistic paths, Cross European Routes to promote heritage and connect cultures (landscape art, street art, e.t.c.)
Looking for Partners
|Countries||United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia , Montenegro, Albania,Tunisia, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Czech republic, Georgia, Estonia, Armenia, Latvia, Moldova, Norway.|
|Profile||Theaters, theater organizations, Dramatic schools and Art/Music/Visual arts, Academies, art organizations, University Art departments|
|Strand/category||Centrum Kultury Wrocław-Zachód|
|Name||Centrum Kultury Wrocław-Zachód|
|Short description||. The scope of the Organisation activities include:
· organising cultural and art events in the field of music, dance, visual arts, theatre, film, performing art and entertainment;· publishing,· organising art exhibitions,· audio and video recording,· organising popular scientific conferences, symposiums and seminars,· organising training courses, art classes and workshops,· organising festivals, reviews, competitions,· cultural education and dissemination of culture,· promotion of new artistic phenomena,· supporting the development of young artists,· leading amateur bands and art groups,· creating conditions for conducting creative activities,· exchange of experiences between artists and cultural centres,· implementation of cultural projects of a social nature,· promoting, developing the idea of volunteering,· production and distribution of films, audio-visual recordings; multimedia presentations and advertising materials;· sale of artworks,· action to develop and meet the cultural needs of the residents;· running a cinema.
|Contact details||Dąbrówka Petrow
|Field(s)||Film literacy, Festival, Literature, Music, Interdisciplinary projects, Audience development, Performative arts, Visual arts, Dance, Theatre|
|Description|| The project involves a number of joint artistic activities, among others, workshops, movies, dance, theater, whose main objective is the integration and social animation children, youth, adults and disabled people from different countries.
By participating in free artistic workshops, including dance, theater, film and music, children and young people from different countries will be able to deepen, develop their cognitive sensitivity, creative thinking and imagination.
We wants to be a partner in a project.
|Strand/category/Call||European cooperation projects – Small scale|
|Name and country||Association of Citizens “Brewery Museum Georg Weifert”|
|Short description||We are citizens association founded in April 2015 in Pancevo, in order to work on the renovation of material and spiritual heritage of the personality of great importance for Serbian history, Georg Weifert. Our head office is exactly in the Weifert Old Brewery, the oldest brewery in the Balkans, founded in the year 1722, which represents a cultural monument of great importance. With the aim of preserving the tradition of brewing beer, long nearly 300 years, we established a mini brewery, where in authentic surroundings of the Old Weifert Brewery, by the old, original recipes produces beer at crafts method. This year we were honored that His Excellency Mr. Dittmann Axell ambassador of Germany in Serbia has officially opened a museum of brewing. On January 12, along with the cultural and artistic society Sandor Petefi, we have celebrated the day of establishment of the Weifert Old Brewery. On this occasion, the Ambassador of Hungary in Serbia, His Excellency Mr. Attila Pinter c ooked th e beer and so continued humanitarian action “Beer brings us together”. The action began HE Mr. Axel Dittmann, German Ambassador in Serbia|
|Contact details||Mirela Flora
+38163/88 25 355
Proposed Creative Europe project
|Field(s)||Cultural heritage-creative history, art workshop|
|Description||The main advantage is the complex of the Old Weifert’s brewery which is founded in 1722 and represents a cultural monument of great importance and the oldest brewery in the Balkan, which is situated in the heart of Pančevo. Because of the concept which is unique and covers an area of 12000 square meters, it is an inspiration to for artists from different fields and involves a set of activities. Consequently, this project is self-sustainable.
Action: creative history and art workshops – to enhance cooperation and contacts between people of different origins, to encourage creativity, and provide a driving force for cultural innovation and economic development, based on heritage, tradition and tourism.
Creative history and art workshop would represent international cultural center- a gathering place for artists, scientists, foreign and local tourists, cyclists, companies, schools, cultural stakeholders, place for scientific conferences and creative workshops.
|Countries||All eligible countries|
|Preferred profile||Organisation or institution that is engaged in culture, cultural centers, musums, universities, art academies…|