Call for Submission of Proposals for Collaboration Projects in Arts and Culture - COLABs

Current | 11.12.2014. 12:00

Balkans Arts and Culture Fund (BAC) supports contemporary collaborative arts and culture development projects (COLABs). COLABs should be conceived by organisations from and implemented within the region of the Western Balkans, specifically the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

BAC is aimed towards fostering inclusive, democratic, and prosperous societies in the Western Balkans by strengthening the cultural sector, and encouraging regional collaboration and integration. In this context, BAC aims to advance the independent cultural scene in the region by supporting authentic cultural production, encouraging participation, and raising capacities of cultural actors.

Independent cultural organisations, networks, foundations and/or associations are invited to submit ideas for Collaboration Projects in Arts and Culture - COLABs

Applications have to be made in collaboration of minimum two partners coming from two of the countries listed above. Additional partnerships with organisations from other European countries are welcome. The applicant and at least one other implementing partner must be organisations from the focus countries.

Collaboration projects should specifically contribute to the following:

  • Broadened accessibility of and participation in quality, innovative, engaging culture programmes
  • Increased collaboration and long term partnerships between independent cultural organisations in the region
  • Increased inter-sectoral collaboration
  • Increased capacities of independent cultural actors 

Information on general and specific conditions, criteria and processes is available in the 2014.2 Call Guidelines. The Guidelines as well as the application form can be dfound in the attachment file. Address all questions regarding the call to 

Submission and deadline: duly completed project idea form and the statement on partnership should be submitted through our website at the Submission page  not later than on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 24:00 CET. Submissions in incorrect form, delayed or incomplete, and any additional material will not be considered. 

Selection: All applicants will be informed about selection results by mid-March 2015.  

Grant amount, start-up date and duration: Maximum grant amount available per project is 50’000 Euros. Awarded COLAB projects are expected to start implementation earliest on June 1, 2015. Envisaged project duration is up to 24 months.