Our new Incubator project supports cultural centre professionals and other cultural operators in developing their European Projects, from conception to applying for funding. This year the committee had to select 7 projects from 28 responses to our call for applications. Difficult choices were made! Two priorities for the selection committee were feasibility of finalising the project application in the given time-frame, and coherence with ENCC values and objectives.
Future Creative Europe applications:
ParticipACting: getting active in life, Culture and your Community by Associazione Rete delle Case del Quartiere (Italy) - This project builds on an ongoing project at local level, Eroi per casa (literally House Heroes), created to provide community centres with a more audience-centric approach within their organisation and in the surrounding cultural community, increasing the participation of audiences in choosing, programming, co-creating cultural and artistic activities. By “going European” the purpose is not only to share “Eroi per casa” process and results (by testing the project model and making adaptable to different socio-cultural conditions in different European countries) but also to widen the project scope, in order to tackle challenges the European society is facing.
Les Cités Magiques - diffusion et formation de la Magie Nouvelle dans les villes du Sud Europe by Teatro Necessario / Tutti Matti per Colorno (Italy) - The project aims to support and promote New Magic in Italy, Spain and Portugal, gaining momentum from the French experience.
Balkan Queer Network by Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (Greece) - The institutional power dynamics and anti-queer social practices are similar throughout the Balkans, rooted in the same beliefs, fears and traditions, making us natural collaborators with overlapping experiences and concerns. Thus came the inspiration to form the Balkan Queer Network to support cultural activities, share stories and resources, create campaigns and foster new initiatives and strategies specific to our region.
Whistle Language Project by Art-Related - The Whistle Project aims to produce an exhibition and create an open platform for the Whistle Languages in the Mediterranean area (Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and regions of West Africa). The purpose of the project is to preserve almost extinct UNESCO Heritage languages, raise continental awareness on the issue and spark a cross-national dialogue.
Future Heritage by CUMPLICIDADES - Lisbon International Contemporary Dance Festival (Portugal) - Building on the EU policy framework for cultural heritage, Future Heritage stands for a broader recognition of the cultural heritage as a platform to set off new skills and networks, but also to reflect contemporary artistic practices. Gathering partners from Tunisia, Italy, Romania and Portugal, this project will include creative workshops, artistic creation and dancing archives.
Superheroes by Haceria Arteak (Spain) - The project aims to identify the values that help build the current European identity, improve the understanding of its diversity and foster a sense of responsibility and participation in European affairs. There is also an aspiration to help citizens to easily identify with the European Union, approach it, and understand that their role is fundamental in the construction of the present and the future of EU.
Future Erasmus+ applications:
WITH by Association Kulturanova (Serbia) - The objective of WITH is to foster and boost youth entrepreneurship and the role of creativity as a social development catalyst in the different social arenas, by empowering youth workers from the cultural field to use their entrepreneurial spirit, activate new businesses and projects and create economic value from their performances and activities.