Call for Applications: Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme, 2018

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Do you work to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights? Do you use media or the arts as a means to bring about change? Creative Force funds international projects of this kind. If you have a project idea and a partner in one of our target countries we may be able to help you.

It is a funding programme for international projects which work though media or the arts to strengthen basic freedoms and rights. It offers two types of grant:

  • Seed Funding is available for carrying out a planning trip, a visit or a pilot project, for example.
  • Collaborative Projects are larger projects with a creative, capacity-building aspect and sustainable goals. You can also use this funding to scale-up a project which has previously received Seed Funding.

Funding

  • Seed Funding: up to SEK 100,000 for an initiative which you must complete within 12 months.
  • Collaborative Projects: up to SEK 500,000 per 12-month period. A project may last 24 months at most (in other words, you can apply for max. SEK 1 million).

Eligibility

  • Any type of organisation which is registered in Sweden.
  • Your organisation must have been registered for at least one year (for seed funding) or two years (for collaborative projects).
  • You must write your application jointly with a partner organisation in one (or more) of the Creative Force target countries (see below).

Eligible Countries 

  • In Africa and Middle East & North Africa (MENA):
    Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • In Eastern Europe & Turkey:
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Ukraine and Turkey
  • Russia:
    Northwestern Russia

Criteria 

  • The main applicant is a Swedish-registered organisation.
  • The project uses media or the arts as a means to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights in the target countries.
  • The project fulfills the specific Creative Force programme objectives for the country(s) you want to work with.
  • The project includes some kind of transfer of knowledge between partners.
  • You have a target group of highly motivated people in the partner country(s) who want new skills or knowledge to help them bring about change.
  • The project’s achievements will continue to spread and have an impact after the project has finished.

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