Second call for proposals

The Value of Culture in the Southern Mediterranean
Deadline for submissions: 24th October 2016 at 21:00 (GMT)

SouthMed CV is looking to support innovative, creative and outstanding cultural and artistic projects focusing on the role of culture in a diversity of contexts carried out in cooperation with other stakeholders. Projects should aim at having an impact on public space, and at strengthening the networking, managerial and institutional capacities of cultural operators and artistic organisations in the Southern Mediterranean[1].

The present call contains three lots. Applications under this call may be submitted in one of the following three:

  • Lot 1: Projects contributing at strengthening the role of culture at local, national and regional level, in cooperation with other stakeholders in the public sphere (e.g. organisations active in the social, educational or environmental fields, youth and cultural centres, schools, universities, libraries, local authorities, etc.)[2].
  • Lot 2: Projects aiming to enhance the institutional and managerial capacities of cultural operators and artistic organisations, and promote their visibility and role in public space at local, national and regional level.
  • Lot 3: Projects aiming at strengthening networking capacities of the cultural sector at national and regional level (see note 1) in cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. social, educational, environmental sectors).

Grants requested under this call must submitted according to the following amounts per lot:

Lot 1: maximum 45.000 Euros

Lot 2: maximum 30.000 Euros

Lot 3: maximum 60.000 Euros

Applicants cannot submit more than one application.

Applicants who, as main applicants, have received a previous grant from SouthMed CV are not entitled to apply as the main applicant, however are entitled to be part of a submitted proposal as partners.

The indicative amount available for the 3 lots is 1.000.000,00 euros

SouthMed CV reserves the right not to award all available funds if submitted applications do not fill the selection criteria.

SouthMed CV is implemented by a consortium led by Interarts, Spain, in partnership with BAC Art Center, Tunisia, Gudran for Art and Development, Egypt, Khayal Arts & Education, Lebanon, the National Center for Culture and Arts King Hussein Foundation, Jordan, and the German Commission for UNESCO. For the purpose of the present call for proposals, Interarts will act as ‘contracting party’ on behalf of the consortium.

SouthMed CV is funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture, designed to accompany partner countries in south of the Mediterranean in the development and improvement of cultural policies related to the cultural sector.

[1] Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

[2] Projects funded under this category may include any art form or cultural discipline (e.g. performing arts, visual arts, music, literature, heritage, new media, etc.), or several of them simultaneously.