Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme 2016 (Call for Funding)

Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme 2016 (Call for Funding)

Deadline: January 21, 2016

The Swedish Institute is accepting applications for the 2016 Creative Force Programme. The Creative Force programme supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Two Types of Funding

  1. Seed Funding: Seed funding is available for such purposes as small-scale projects, project start-ups and planning trips. For many initiatives it may be advisable to begin by applying for seed funding rather than funding for collaborative projects. The maximum amount that can be applied for is SEK 100,000. Seed funding covers costs directly associated with carrying out the proposed project. Application and detailed information available here.
  2. Collaborative Projects: Funding can be granted to collaborative projects which contain a creative, capacity-building dimension and include activities such as seminars, workshops, training courses and visits. Sums in the range SEK 100,000 − SEK 500,000/year may be applied for. The maximum project duration is two years. Funding covers the direct costs associated with carrying out the proposed project. Application and detailed information here.

Eligibility

  • Applicants may be Swedish civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.
Geographic areas

1. Creative Force Africa/Middle East and North Africa (MENA)/South Asia

Creative Force Africa/Middle East and North Africa(MENA)/South Asia supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratisation and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Open to:

AFRICA: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
MENA: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
SOUTH ASIA: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan

More information available here.

2. Creative Force Eastern Europe and Turkey

Creative Force Eastern Europe and Turkey supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratisation and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Open to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Turkey and Ukraine

More information available here.

3. Creative Force Russia

Creative Force Russia supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratisation and freedom of expression. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change in Sweden and Russia who work with either culture or the media to bring about change. More details here.

For more information, visit SI Creative Force Programme.

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