International cooperation grants

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine and online
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: House of Europe

International cooperation grants fund collaborative cultural projects of organisations from Ukraine and the EU (including the UK). We support music festivals, virtual exhibitions, book fairs, digital residencies, theatrical plays and any other bold ideas for online and offline spaces. 
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we are looking for projects that have a vital digital component. You can go completely online or combine online activities with in-person events. Every out-of-the-box idea is fine, as long as it can adapt to the various pandemic scenarios.

What do I get?
  • Up to EUR 25,000 to carry out your project. You can spend it on staff, services, administrative and travel costs.
  • A chance to bring to life an innovative, experimental, out-of-the-box idea that will become a centrepiece of your organisation’s portfolio.
  • An opportunity to work in a team with at least one organisation from abroad, learning from foreign peers and establishing long-lasting connections across borders.
  • An opportunity to elevate the Ukrainian art scene. For Ukrainian organisations, it is a chance to showcase their works internationally, for organisations from the EU and the UK an opportunity to take part in boosting the cultural scene at the heart of Europe.
  • Membership of our alumni community, which means new contacts with the most proactive Ukrainian, EU and UK cultural actors, networking meet-ups, and even more grants.
Can I apply?

We welcome tandems of EU–Ukrainian or UK–Ukrainian non-profit organisations that:

  • Are state or public
  • Work in the field of cultural and creative industries
  • Have a proven track of previously implemented cultural projects
  • Are officially registered in Ukraine, the EU or the UK
What do I need to apply?

The application process consists of two stages: 

  • First, you provide a concept note: a brief description of a project, an indicative budget and information about the organisations.
  • Second, you provide detailed implementation, communication and budget plans. You should also present supporting documents. The second round of the selection will take place in November 2020.
How do I apply?
Read the application guidelines carefully and apply via our online platform
Good to know
  • Two organisations design and submit a collaborative application. Either the Ukrainian or the EU/UK organisation can be an applying partner. The applying partner assumes most responsibility for the realisation of the project. 
  • You can invite more partners from the EU, the UK and even Eastern Partnership countries to join the team. However, do not forget that the core of your team is a tandem of an organisation from the EU (or the UK) with one from Ukraine. 
  • The Eastern Partnership countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova. 
  • All organisations involved must be registered legal entities.

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