Creative Force Programme

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.

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.

Read more about how you can apply here.

Photo: Swedish Institute

Photo: Swedish Institute

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

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