The coronavirus crisis is a test, but also an opportunity for social cohesion in Europe. When public life ground to a standstill, cultural creators were forced to redefine the role of the arts: in participatory, digital ways, from their homes, in the streets. The Allianz Kulturstiftung (Cultural Foundation) wants to create open spaces for our project partners to discuss burning issues forward and experiment with new technologies.
With the call for proposals "The art of bringing Europe together", the Allianz Kulturstiftung wants to reach out to actors who use art and culture to help create open spaces and enable critical debate about the future of Europe. Within the call for proposals, the organisers particularly interested in non-profit partners and projects that pursue a translocal and cross-border approach, make Europe tangible both in critical debate and through constructive offers and ideas, and also work across sectors and disciplines. Allianz wants to develop sustainable structures, create a lasting network of stakeholders in civil society, and give them the wherewithal to react to crisis situations with resilience
In doing so, the foundaton focus on two issues: who is involved in a project? And whom does it address? We are open to all genres, and especially to genre-bending experiments. The larger the role the aspects enumerated in the call for projects play in a proposal, the more likely it is to be selected.
The foundation is open to all disciplines and especially to interdisciplinary experimentation. Applications may be submitted in German or English. Successful applications will be announced in December and July , following the meetings of the foundation’s board. More information can be found here.
The Allianz Kulturstiftung is a not-for-profit cultural foundation for Europe. The aim of the foundation is to strengthen cohesion in Europe using the tools of art and culture. As a promoter of social change, the Foundation is geared towards achieving impact and it operates independently.