ECF Collaboration Grants scheme

European Cultural Foundation,
01 September 2010, Netherlands

Collaboration Grants fund transnational, cross-sectoral activities by independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with independent organisations from other sectors.

We have long facilitated people working collaboratively across Europe. Collaboration grants are designed to support projects that bring a renewed understanding of Europe to people of all backgrounds.

Start sending us your application now: the next deadline for application is extended to 20 September 2010.
Scroll down to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process.

Previously awarded Collaboration projects
Collaboration grants have funded a vast array of projects, bringing unexpected narratives, new ideas and inspired visions to diverse audiences across Europe. ECF grants team work in conjunction with external expert advisers  to administer the Collaboration grants. In 2009, we received 423 applications and awarded 26 grants. Click here  to see the full list of collaboration grants awarded in 2009 and the first round of Collaboration grants summaries from 2010, here. Two such projects are highlighted below.

Migrating Frontiers

Frontiers is a computer game that gives players a taste of what it's really like attempting to migrate from one place to another. A beautiful, gritty, ground-breaking gaming project available as a free download, Frontiers is accompanied by a detailed website containing info on migration and integration issues. Frontiers was developed by Gold Extra, Austria, in collaboration with Maus Hábitos, Portugal.

Roma digital stories

© Piet Six: Roma digital stories
Vide_o_drom launched a series of new media communications training with young Roma people in Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Guided by local experts, 40 young people created personal digital stories that were shown online and offline, with the help of a touring Roma bus. The project was awarded the Erasmus EurMedia Sponsorship Award in 2009. Check out their myspace page to see the video stories.

How to apply, application form and deadlines
The ‘how to apply’ PDF booklet explains exactly what you need to do to make an eligible application. It is very important that you read the eligibility criteria before applying. When you do apply, you must use our application form to write about the activity you want us to fund. The form can be accessed through the ‘how to apply’ PDF booklet, available here.
[When downloading the Word application document from the registration form, please save it to your desktop before working on your application. If you are experiencing problems in downloading the Word application document then please contact Esther Claassen, Grants Administrator, eclaassen[@]]

Next deadline for applications: 20 September 2010 at 9:00 AM (local Amsterdam time)
The selection process will be finalised in the week of 25 October 2010.