The Culture of Solidarity Fund is looking for European transnational collaborative initiatives that address the theme of just transition and environmental sustainability from a specific cultural angle.
Countering climate change a successful systemic transition from resource-intensive western lifestyles to more sustainable models is needed. This will require a radical, fair and equitable change in individual and societal values relating to work, the environment, and social justice. Culture plays an important role in this context because it shapes people’s beliefs and behaviours.
The organisers are looking for new ideas and experimental initiatives that address just transition from an inherently cultural angle by raising public awareness of the complexities and urgencies of adapting to climate change and other environmental emergencies in a systemic way; reinforcing democratic decision-making processes against growing political polarisation; designing creative solutions for changing ecosystems as well as encouraging holistic working approaches and culture-driven cooperation between public and private stakeholders who are key actors in social and economic transformation.
The call is open to organisations based in Europe and actively engaged in the cultural, creative, or allied sectors. The organisers specifically welcome actions that forge European transnational and/or translocal collaborations, and thereby build cross-border alliances of solidarity. The offered grants can be used to finance a wide range of activities, from seeding entirely new initiatives to scaling up existing ideas to a European level.
Applications can be submitted until 11 September. Find more information about the Call here.