Deadline: 27 September 2019
European Cultural Foundation has launched the “Democracy Needs Imagination Action Grant (round 2)”.
In Europe, nationalism, isolation and separatism are becoming more common, making people feel polarised and powerless. They are witnessing a rise in hate speech targeted at those who are fighting inequalities. The right to express cultural or personal stories and opinions is increasingly under threat. The Foundations right to public space is being taken away and their physical personal freedoms are being challenged. They believe these threats to democracy represent an attack on the major achievements in culture and civilisation that have been so hard won through European unity.
They want to support people who are working for European democratic values. People who are fighting for their rights as citizens, for their right to public space and personal freedoms, and for their right to creative expression. They are looking for individuals or organisations working at a local, national or transnational level. They want to hear applicants most imaginative ideas in the fields of arts and culture, media/journalism, citizen actions, education, digital and even across a range of different sectors.
Grants are available in three amounts:
- Small: €5.000 – 15.000
- Medium: €15.000 – 30.000
- Large: €30.000 – 50.000
- Anyone above 18 years old can submit a proposal, as long as it has a clear cultural and European dimension, and fits their theme and urgency. This call is open to individuals and organizations from all over the world.
- Applicants idea could be local, national or transnational, online or offline, and applicants can be based anywhere in the world but it must be striving towards stronger unity in Europe. This means projects whose focus is only artistic or only educational do not match their criteria.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/action-grants-2019-second-round