The Creative Force programme provides funding for collaborative projects involving organisations in Sweden and in the countries specified below. Projects should aim to promote human rights, transparency and democracy with the aid of initiatives which use either culture or the media as a method for achieving change. Applicants may be civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors. Private individuals may not apply for funding under the programme. NB: it is always the Swedish partner in a collaboration who is formally responsible for the application and legally accountable to the Swedish Institute.
The application deadlines
There will be two calls for funding in 2015 with deadlines on 21 January and 18 May.
The application period begins approximately six weeks before each respective deadline. At the beginning of the application period you will find updated information about the terms of the programme as well as all the necessary application documents on this website.
Our funding decisions will be published on this website on the afternoon of 13 March 2015. All applicants will also be notified by e-mail.
The Creative Force programme comprises five geographic areas:
- Creative Force Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Creative Force Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen
- Creative Force Western Balkans and Turkey: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. NB: Montenegro is new as of 2015.
- Creative Force Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Ukraine. NB: Armenia and Azerbaijan are new as of 2015.
- Creative Force Russia: Russia (especially north-western Russia)
Read more about how you can apply here.
For more information, please contact one of the following, 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
Questions about applications should be sent to the appropriate programme manager by email.
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