– 28 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. – Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, British applicants will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project. The Programme is potentially open to the following categories of countries provided that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission. a) acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar Agreements; b) the EFTA countries party to the EEA Agreement, in accordance with the provisions of that Agreement.
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Roberto Cimetta Fund
The Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area. The Fund supports and encourages travel which allows culture professionals to find the opportunities, partners and means to realise personal or collective projects; thus facilitating networking, exchanges of experience and cultural and artistic cooperation. The individual travel grants cover travel and visa costs for trips such as attending professional cultural network meetings, workshops, artist’s residences, festival, symposiums etc.
Eligibility criteria – the trip must directly or indirectly show potential for a constructive and long-term impact on the arts sector in your own country. This means that the travel must contribute to applicants’ own capacity building, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in their region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts; – travel can take place as soon as the call opens ( 1 st ) but in this case the applicant runs the risk of paying for travel without guarantee of the success of the application; – the RCF will provide up to 3 travel grants per person.
Who can apply – artists and cultural operators (performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, entrepreneurs, project leaders) living and working in Europe, North Africa and Middle East, who are unable to find the financial resources themselves. – applications must be made by individuals not organisations; – only 3 members of a group can apply for a grant concerning the same project. Applicants can only receive three RCF grants in total and only one application per person is possible at each call; – applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport and can only apply for one international return travel ticket and visa costs (local transport is not reimbursed);
2. The Roberto Cimetta Fund and Biennale Warszawa are offering travel grants in the framework of the Biennale Warszawa in , thus facilitating and increasing mobility and creativity of artists between Central Eastern Europe and the Arab-Middle East region.
Biennale Warszawa (BW) is a public institution focusing on a long-term work plan and operating on 2-year work cycles, which terminate with a festival lasting several weeks. Its aim is to integrate research, activism and artistic work all in one. The main idea behind the Biennale Warszawa concept is to aggregate and structure expertise on present-day culture and art, as well as politics. From this base, new artistic, political, social, economic and ecological ideas are created and deliberated, building alternative models of functioning in the post-crisis world. The curatorial concept for the Biennale Warszawa focuses on the institution’s activities around three dualities: art / culture, research / discourse and activism / politics. Integrating these dualities of expression leads to mutual strengthening of capacities and synergies, and avoids already worked out ideas, artworks or initiatives