The Archipel.eu pilot project, launched in June 2021, aims to preserve and promote the culture of the outermost regions of the European Union and the Overseas Countries and Territories. It is co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by the Institut français (Paris, France), in partnership with the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (Brussels, Belgium) and the Agência de Promoção da Cultura Atlântica (Madeira, Portugal). On the Move is an associated partner for the project.
Among the measures implemented in the framework of this pilot project, the Archipel.eu Collection supports the cultural operators of the 9 outermost regions and 13 overseas countries and territories on an international scale.
The budget dedicated to The Collection:Archipel.eu Special Edition is €150,000, with grants of maximum €20,000 per project. It aims to support the dissemination of exhibitions, shows and artistic proposals that can be easily disseminated, in order to promote the cultures of the outermost regions, and of the Overseas Countries and Territories as well as in continental Europe.
The call is based on two types of support:
- Support in terms of visibility for the artistic proposals that will compose the Collection - Archipel.eu special edition. Institutions and cultural operators from the ORs and OCTs are invited to submit cultural proposals that are representative of the cultural vitality of their territory and that can be easily presented in other contexts.
- A commission composed of experts will select diverse proposals that will be integrated into a catalogue dedicated to the cultures of the Outermost Regions and of the Overseas countries and Territories. This catalogue will be distributed among artistic and cultural institutions at an international level, in order to encourage the circulation and presentation of the works in this catalogue.
Applications are open to public or private cultural structures and organisations based in the 9 ORs and 13 OCTs (museums, theatres, choreographic centres, contemporary music venues, festivals, companies, artistic agencies, production offices, show producers, publishers, labels, etc) wishing to propose existing works to promote their dissemination beyond their territory of origin. The disciplines covered are performing arts, music, visual arts, design, architecture, digital creation.
Dissemination/presentation of projects should take place between March 2022 and March 2023.