Monday, November 14, 2011

The Open Society Arts and Culture Grant Program

Call for Grant Proposals

Deadline December 31, 2011

The Open Society Arts and Culture Program works at the nexus of arts, culture, human rights, and social advocacy. Through its grant program, the program strives to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in parts of the world where open societies are absent or weak, and where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered.

The aim of this call for proposals is to strengthen alternative and autonomous cultural infrastructures and innovative arts initiatives, to raise professional standards in the art world in the Arts and Culture Program’s regions of activity, and to promote reform in the arena of cultural policy.
Eligible Projects

Projects that aim to draw on the power of culture to help build open societies in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Moldova, Mongolia, and Turkey, and that involve one of the following activities:

1. Cultural production
2. Creating or strengthening cultural platforms
3. Professional development and capacity-building

Project grants that typically range between $1,000 and $30,000.
Projects in Central Asia may be co-funded with Hivos (Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries) on a 50-50 matching basis. For Central Asia only, institutional support grants of up to $73,000 (equivalent to €50,000) annually are available for distinguished past grantees through a matching grant program with Hivos.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through December 31, 2012.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For detailed information about the eligible countries and activities, please view:
Arts and Culture Program
Open Society Foundations

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