Culture and Creativity for the Western Balkans: Small Grants for Individuals in Western Balkans

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Public Call for Applications for Small Grants for Individuals

Total amount available under this Open Call: 250,000.00 EUR
Ref N. CC4WBs/IN/002-2024

1. Looking for an artistic residency in the Western Balkans region or Europe?
Apply now for a grant of up to 5,000.00 EUR!

Artistic residencies should stimulate peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, experience and artistic skills, and provide participants with the opportunity to meet, interact and work together in a culturally diverse and inspiring environment. By fostering cultural mobility and cooperation, the awarded artistic residencies will stimulate regional partnerships as well as quality co-production of multicultural contents, which in the long run will enrich intercultural dialogue and creativity in the WBs region.
Residencies will equip participants with knowledge and skills on how to create artistic expressions using multimedia tools and how to access the WBs and EU markets. Artistic residencies will also envisage workshops and talks with speakers from the WBs on various topics, including the professional status of artists and the improvement of their economic and social working conditions in light of the specific WBs context.

2. Looking for opportunities to participate in European or Western Balkans’ culture and heritage-based tourism fairs, professional industry gatherings, training and professional development activities related to culture, heritage, and creativity, artistic expos or similar Events and contribute to the promotion of the Western Balkans in areas of:
❑ Cultural Tourism
❑ Arts, Culture and Media
❑ Youth Development
Apply now for a grant of up to 3,750.00 EUR!

Active participation in any of the above exchanges should promote Western Balkans’ participation in regional and international events and improve mobility of designated stakeholders within Western Balkans and between Western Balkans and the European Countries. Attendance to such events will enable the creation of linkages and the use of various tools for improvement of their area of interest and expertise.

Your application should provide us with the following information:

  1. Who are you?
  2. Where are you going?
  3. Why are you going?
  4. When are you planning to travel? Please ensure that your application is submitted at least three months prior to the expected travelling date.
  5. What is the duration of your stay abroad? Note that the duration of your project cannot be longer than 3 months (this includes preparation, travelling and accommodation expenses, participation fees, any other costs strictly related to your stay, and final reporting).


This Open Call for Applications is continuously open until 31 December 2025! The evaluation committee will convey during the first week of every month for applications received by the end of the previous month.

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