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The European Cultural Association promotes a European sentiment by developing and supporting cultural initiatives that let us share, experience and imagine Europe. They provide grants, build communities, offer incubator programmes and online platforms, give awards, organise events and challenges, publish books and build alliances.

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  • Culture of Solidarity Fund
    European Cultural Foundation: The Culture of Solidarity Fund
    The new edition of the Culture of Solidarity Fund welcomes European transnational collaborative initiatives that address the theme of just transition and environmental sustainability from a specific cultural angle. The call is open to organisations based in Europe and actively engaged in the cultural, creative, or allied sectors.
    Posted 23 June 2023
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    European Cultural Foundation: Call for Curatorial Proposals for the European Pavilion 2024
    European Cultural Foundation have announced a brand new commissioning grant as part of their European Pavilion programme. They invite legal entities from all cultural and creative fields in Europe and neighbouring countries to submit an ambitious curatorial proposal that will ensure the visibility, accessibility and positioning of the European Pavilion as a major European cultural event in 2024.
    Posted 19 June 2023
  • Mobility in Culture | Study on Mobility in Culture | Stories of Mobility | Slow Mobility
    i-Portunus Houses Volumes on Mobility
    Four research volumes on mobility produced as part of the ‘i-Portunus Houses – Kick-Start a Local Mobility Host Network for Artists & Cultural Professionals in All Creative Europe Countries’ project.
    Posted 4 October 2022
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    European Cultural Foundation: Culture of Solidarity Fund, Interregional Edition
    The latest edition of the Culture of Solidarity Fund will support collaborative actions between organisations that are based and/or active in Eastern Germany or in European regions affected by deindustrialisation, population decline, social dissolution, failing public infrastructure, and ecological crises. Activities must take place between 1 November 2021 - 31 October 2022.
    Posted 12 August 2021
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    European Cultural Foundation: Head of Communications (Netherlands)
    The European Cultural Foundation is seeking a Head of Communications to work at its offices in Amsterdam. The successful candidate will lead, manage and supervise a team of four to five. ECF offer a full-time contract for 1 year, with a view to extension.
    Posted 3 August 2021
  • European Cultural Foundation > Second round of Culture of Solidarity Fund
    The European Cultural Foundation invites you to apply for the second round of the European Culture of Solidarity Fund. Set up at the beginning of the pandemic crisis, the fund continues to support imaginative cultural initiatives that reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space. The fund is open to individuals, collectives and organisations from all sectors and civil society at large with initiatives and ideas. Deadline: 14 July 2020.
    Posted 21 June 2020
  • European Cultural Foundation > Culture of Solidarity Fund
    The Fund - set up in partnership with other foundations - is looking to support imaginative cultural initiatives - big or small - that reinforce solidarity and the notion of Europe as a shared public space in response to the current crisis and its aftershocks. Grants can be used for financing a wide range of activities ranging from seed money for entirely new initiatives to (co-)funding for scaling up already existing ideas to European level. They can cover material costs, office costs, online co-working and communication tools, production costs, but also expert fees and staff costs. Deadline: 27 April 2020.
    Posted 6 April 2020
  • European Cultural Foundation > Spaces for Solidarity
    The European Cultural Foundation, Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture, Krytyka Polityczna, and ZEMOS98 are inviting applications for participation in Culture Lab Europe, which will take place 16-18 April 2020 in Rijeka, Croatia. The Lab is for cultural activists and mediators engaged in initiatives that create spaces for solidarity and public debate. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
    Posted 9 January 2020
  • 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants
    ECF has prepared the publication “10 Years STEP Beyond Travel Grants (2003-2013)” offering an overview of the past, present and future of ECF’s flagship mobility grants programme, as well as giving a voice to some of the cultural change-makers involved.
    Posted 29 June 2014
  • The Dwarfing of Europe?
    In this first of the series Dwarfing of Europe? publication, the European Cultural Foundation turns to Europe’s neighbours for an honest view of Europe from the outside in order to boost and broaden the debate on Europe by focusing on culture.
    Posted 14 June 2013
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    The Art of Difference: From Europe as a Cultural Project to EU Policies for Culture
    Gottfried Wagner, former Director of the European Cultural Foundation, has written a new publication looking at Europe as a cultural project and the development of EU policies for culture.
    Posted 29 July 2011
  • Focus on Mobility Special eZine
    A focus on mobility by ECF’s e-zine brings an array of cultural and political voices with insightful comments on ‘mobility’, along with a brief guide to the funds and tools available (April 2007).
    Posted 3 May 2007