The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) supports arts and cultural activities throughout wider Europe. Its collaboration grants fund trans-national, cross-sectional activities by independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with organisations from other sectors.
The main applicant needs to be a cultural organisation based in Europe, while partner applicants can work in sectors outside this cultural field.
The ECF regards the ideal collaboration as one that brings a renewed understanding of Europe to people of all backgrounds and inspires them to regard the world’s future as a shared enterprise.
Particularly admired are efforts that are daring, different and challenge the status quo. The average award funded is € 15,000 with the maximum being € 30,000.
The application deadline is 1 March 2011.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)