The Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Armenia announces a call for proposals for small projects in the field of contemporary arts. The call intends to issue funding for creative and innovative projects, which contribute to the development of contemporary arts in the Republic of Armenia, in the aftermath of the twofold crisis of the 2020 War and the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed projects shall address current socio-cultural and socio-economic issues faced by the Armenian population in the midst of regional instability, as artistic contributions to a public debate on Armenia’s immediate future. The SCO believes that artists after the twofold crisis have a valuable role in speaking up for culture, in championing the place of culture, and in helping people make sense of their experiences through creativity and collective encounters of shared experience.
Applicants can be organizations or individuals representing all types of contemporary arts. Applicants should not be linked to a political party, nor should their proposal have any relation or interaction with political activities.
Projects’ duration must not exceed 6 months. Maximum grant provided by the SCO is equivalent to max. AMD 2’500’000 per project.
The project proposal together with its detailed budget sheet must be submitted electronically in PDF format to email@example.com with the subject line "Arts and Culture Small Project Proposal 2022" until 12:00, 23.05.2022. The size of the attachments should not exceed 10MB. Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail, only selected applicants will be contacted by 20.06.2022. No questions will be answered by phone or mail during the selection process.
These small cultural grants are offered in the framework of the SDC’s regional "Arts and Culture Project in the South Caucasus". Implemented in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the regional AC project apart the small grants component systematically supports documentary films, documentary theatre and photography as powerful tools of contemporary art. The regional project aims to challenge social stigma, promote inclusion and human rights through empowering the civil society, nurturing intercultural dialogue and regional cooperation in the South Caucasus. With overall funding of CHF 980’000 the project’s duration is 15.11.2021–31.10.2025.
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