The Creative Force programme provides funding for collaborative initiatives involving organisations in Sweden and in the regions specified below. Projects should aim to promote human rights, transparency and democracy with the aid of initiatives that use either culture or the media as a method for achieving change.
Two types of funding
Who can apply?
Applicants may be Swedish civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors. It is always the Swedish partner in a collaboration who is formally responsible for the application and legally accountable to the Swedish Institute.
Five geographic areas
The Creative Force programme comprises the following geographic areas. Follow the links to see which countries are included in each region.
- Creative Force Africa
- Creative Force Middle East and North Africa
- Creative Force Western Balkans and Turkey
- Creative Force Eastern Europe
- Creative Force Russia
Next call for funding
The next (and final) call for funding for 2015 – this time Seed Funding only – opens on 8 April and will close on 18 May (24.00 Swedish time). Updated information about the terms of the programme as well as all the necessary application documents will be available on this website when the call opens.
For more information, please contact one of the following persons, preferably by email:
Judith Black, programme manager Creative Force Russia and Creative Force Eastern Europe
Lejla Hastor, programme manager Creative Force Western Balkans and Turkey
Jesper Werner, programme manager Creative Force Middle East and North Africa
Malin Larsson, programme manager Creative Force Africa
Creative Force Eastern Europe is part of Sweden’s reform cooperation programme for the region, the aim of which is stronger democracy, equitable and sustainable development and closer ties with the EU and its fundamental values. ...
Completed projects are to be reported to SI using two documents: a written report and a financial report. Please note that projects with funding in excess of SEK 100 000 must also be approved by ...
Creative Force Russia is part of Sweden’s strategy for democracy, human rights and the environment in Russia. The main objectives of the strategy are to support democratic social development, greater respect for human rights and ...
Creative Force Western Balkans and Turkey is part of Sweden’s reform cooperation programme for the region, the aim of which is stronger democracy, equitable and sustainable development and closer ties with the EU and its ...
The Creative Force Middle East and North Africa Programme is financed by a Swedish Government special initiative, namely the Swedish Results Strategy for specific interventions on human rights and democratisation 2014-2017, administered by Sida. At present ...
The Creative Force Africa Programme is financed by a Swedish Government Special Initiative, namely the Swedish Results Strategy for specific interventions on human rights and democratisation 2014-2017, administered by Sida. At present, the strategy document is ...
Funding can be granted to collaborative projects which contain a creative, capacity-building dimension and include activities such as seminars, workshops, training courses and visits. One call for applications to fund collaborative projects takes place each ...
Seed funding is available for such purposes as small-scale projects, project start-ups and planning trips. There are two calls for seed funding each year. For 2015 application deadlines are: 21 January – for activities which ...