Information from our EU and International Partners

Open Call for the Timișoara 2023 Curatorial team

The Center for Projects of the Timișoara Municipality invites curators and experts with complementary attributes to form a unitary collective responsible, on behalf of the Timișoara City Hall, for the artistic coherence and strategic coordination of the „Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” Programme.

The selection of the members of the Timișoara 2023 Curatorial Team will be done by a commission of independent experts with a solid experience and professional prestige in the fields of the positions for which candidates can apply.

Deadline: 21 October 2021

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International Collaboration Grants from British Council
The British Council have launched International Collaboration Grants. This £3.5m programme of grants is available to support UK and international organisations to collaborate internationally.
The Collaboration Grants are available for UK and international organisations, including Ireland, to collaborate on digital, face to face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.
Deadline: 4 November 2021

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The general direction of the summer stage program is contemporary culture. We care about relevant, FRESH, modern, trendy bands (more interesting inclusive contemporary content, less rock and hiphop J). Bands that perform at summer festivals (have an open air program).

We offer:

  • fee up to 1000 Eur (dependant on project); accommodation for band; local production costs; communication costs, local transport.
    ● The partner institution would be kindly asked to cover the expenses of travel and an extra fee for the participant (if its bigger than 1000 Eur).

Let’s talk about it: dovile@kaunas2022.eu 

Deadline: 1 December 2021

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Research Travel Support Grant - EU Japan Fest

As part of the ongoing relationship between European Capitals of Culture and EU Japan Fest the Research Travel Support focuses on creative research or preparation for project related to European Capital of Culture (ECoC).  This grant will support the early phases of a project which would allow artists and creative professionals to get latest information, discuss and develop their ideas together.

Then, as for the research trip, you can apply for it in 2022 and 2023. If necessary, it’s also possible to use it in early 2024.

The request must be addressed three weeks before the departure, but we accept applications all year round. 

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Mobility Support - Passport Programme - EU Japan Fest

The European Capital of Culture has grown into a global celebration of culture and the arts welcoming artists from over 100 countries around the world. To encourage further interaction between artists, artistic and cultural organizations in Japan and the European Capital of Culture, EU-Japan Fest has launched the “Passport Program”, a mobility support program for wider people related to art and culture.


Through this program, we hope that artists and cultural stakeholders from a variety of genres will visit and interact with Japan and European Capitals of Culture (ECoC), and create sustainable networks and programs for the future.

Who can apply?  

Local resident artist and cultural stakeholders in Japan and European Capital of Culture (any nationality)

Travel Purpose

  • Research festivals and programs held in the ECoC of the year (*)
  • Research festivals and programs held in Japan
  • Networking with local artists and cultural stakeholders, and other


*List of host cities of European Capital of Culture: https://www.eu-japanfest.org/n-culturalcapital/culturalcapital.html

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Travel passes for young adults available from DiscoverEU

DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. Travelling predominantly by rail (there are exceptions to allow those living on islands or in remote areas), you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns. You can apply during the two application rounds which take place each year. Successful applicants are awarded with a travel pass.

To be eligible, you need to:

  • Have been born between 1 July 2001 (included) and 31 December 2003 (included);
  • Have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union at the time of the award decision;
  • Complete the correct ID or passport number on the online application form.

Deadline: 26 October 2021

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