EU National Institutes for Culture - EUNIC

European Spaces of Culture: 11 pilot projects selected

On 29 November, the international selection committee made up of cultural experts selected the pilot projects for the second phase of European Spaces of Culture, to be implemented throughout 2022.

The international selection committee convened on 29 November online after evaluating 14 submitted project ideas and selected 11 ambitious cultural relations projects for implementation between January and October 2022.

All projects are awarded in total up to 60,000 euros. The high number of projects selected is made possible by leveraging additional funding for the European Spaces of Culture pilot projects from EUNIC membership to expand and strengthen EUNIC's cultural relations partnerships worldwide. The selected projects involve 22 countries, 83 local partners, 17 EU Delegations and 20 different EUNIC members.

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From January until October 2022 the projects will focus on - amongst other things - multi-country and multi-continental approaches, creating exchange, learning and promotion networks for contemporary young artists, capacity and advocacy activities to make culture more inclusive and accessible for disadvantaged participants, repurposing public spaces and launching digital platforms to bring visibility to urban and contemporary art forms with a specific focus on underrepresented groups and find and discuss innovative and artistic solutions for environmental sustainability.

I am positively surprised by the EUNIC partners working in different areas of the world, listening and giving priority to the local needs and employing their resources and networks to help local communities fulfil these needs. For me this is really important, and this aspect is dominant in this call and in the majority of the projects.

Marijana Cvetković, selection committee member.

  • Cultural relations
  • EU Relations
  • European Spaces of Culture
  • Policy

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