The Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme has launched its first call for applications for the year 2014. The Programme provides funding seed and collaborative projects that aim to promote openness and democratic structures in the fields of culture, media and related sectors.
Countries in five geographic regions are included in the program: Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey, Middle East and North Africa and Russia. The program is open to seed funding and collaborative projects between organizations in Sweden and in one or more of these regions and countries.
Seed funding is available for such purposes as contact visits, exchanges of experts and planning trips.
Funding may not be sought for research projects, study trips, school exchanges, commercial contact, volunteer activities, exchanges for children or young people, or participation in conferences/courses (unless the applicant is playing a central role). Nor may funding be sought for humanitarian efforts or disaster relief activities.
Applicants may be civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors (e.g. enskild firma). Private individuals may not apply for funding under the programme. The Swedish partner must have documented, relevant experience in the field and been registered in Sweden for at least one year.
For collaborative grants, the funding applies to initiatives such as creative processes, seminars, workshops, training courses and visits. Projects shall contain a creative, capacity-building dimension.
Funding may not be sought for research projects, study trips, school exchanges, commercial contacts, volunteer activities, exchanges for children or young people, or participation in conferences/courses (unless the applicant is playing a central role). Nor may funding be sought for humanitarian efforts or disaster relief activities.
It is always the Swedish partner in a collaboration who is formally responsible for the application and legally accountable vis-à-vis the Swedish Institute. The application should, however, be formulated jointly by both/all the partners. Applications must always include documented evidence, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, of all partners’ interest in the project for which funding is being applied.
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