WHAT IS CREATIVE COLLABORATION?
Creative Collaboration is the British Council’s South East Europe* Arts Project. This includes Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.
WHAT IS THE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT FUND?
Creative Collaboration operates in partnership with artists, cultural producers and creative entrepreneurs to create a series of collaborative cross-border art projects in South East Europe and the UK. Projects can include performances, publications, exhibitions, installations, networks, websites, residencies or workshops (this list is not exhaustive). You should apply to the Collaborative Project Fund if you want to create such a project.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE?
Projects that enrich the cultural life of Europe and its surrounding countries and build networks for dialogue and debate across the arts communities of South East Europe and the UK, as well as fostering understanding, skills development, trust and respect across borders.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The application process is in two stages:
• Stage One – Concept Note–Deadline now extended to Oct 10 08
• Stage Two – Full Application (if invited)–accepted until Nov 30 08
Individual artists or groups/companies working in all art forms are eligible to apply for the fund. As long as you work in the Arts and are committed and enthusiastic about cross-border collaboration you can apply!
Failure to complete the form correctly or respond to queries from the Creative Collaboration team will mean that your application cannot be considered. Applications should be completed in English.
Creative Collaboration will normally support up to 50% of a project’s total budget. Priority will be given to applicants able to demonstrate that they have a balanced range of sources of income, including in-kind contributions, in place. However, in exceptional circumstances we may fund a higher percentage of a project’s budget. At Stage Two, applicants will be required to submit a detailed budget forecast for the creation and delivery of their project.
We are offering grants for research and development projects up to a maximum of £5,000, and grants for fully developed projects of between £5,000 and £25,000. In exceptional cases we may fund larger scale, higher value collaborative projects/multi-country arts partnerships. We are unable to offer support for existing projects but proposals developed from ideas already under discussion, or existing models that can be developed further will be considered. In addition, we are unable to provide retrospective funding for any project-related activities taking place before the application process has been completed and project funding has been confirmed.