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- Library / i-Portunus Houses Volumes on MobilityFour 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.
- News / European Cultural Foundation: Culture of Solidarity Fund, Interregional EditionThe 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.Closed
- News / 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.Closed
- News / European Cultural Foundation > Second round of Culture of Solidarity FundThe 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.Closed
- News / European Cultural Foundation > Culture of Solidarity FundThe 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.Closed
- News / European Cultural Foundation > Spaces for SolidarityThe 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.Closed
- Library / 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel GrantsECF 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.
- Library / 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.
- Library / The Art of Difference: From Europe as a Cultural Project to EU Policies for CultureGottfried 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.
- Library / Focus on Mobility Special eZineA 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).