Support for Cultural Projects from Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Goethe-Institut has announced a funding programme for organisations working in the fields of theatre, film, music, literature, fine arts and architecture, for libraries and museums affected by the war in Ukraine, and for companies that collaborate with cultural workers displaced by the war

The war in Ukraine is affecting not only civil society and cultural life in the country itself, but the whole region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The work of cultural and civil society initiatives is under threat. The Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education was set up by the Goethe-Institut as part of a comprehensive programme supported by the German Foreign Office aimed at mitigating the consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine.

The competition is open for projects aiming to preserve cultural organisations on location or in exile: artistic projects, events, development of digital technologies, training programmes, residencies for refugee artists and institutions in exile; protection of cultural heritage; internships and travel, etc.

The applying organisation must be based in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

There is a separate call for proposals for organisations based in Ukraine.

The programme has two funding options. Small projects can apply for funding up to EUR 10 000, using a simplified application procedure. For larger projects, you can apply for funding of up to €25,000.

The deadline for applications is 30 September.

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