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ZMINA Rebuilding Second Call for International Projects

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The ZMINA: Rebuilding project supports cultural organisations working with peers from Creative Europe countries, including Ukraine, to present high-visibility cooperation projects. ZMINA is co-funded by the European Union.

The ZMINA: Rebuilding project has launched its second call for proposals for international projects. Partnerships should include, as a minimum, one organisation from Ukraine and one from another country participating in the Creative Europe Programme. The maximum grant amount per project is €60,000. The deadline to apply is 7th April 2024.

The call aims to support cultural organisations working with peers from Creative Europe countries, including Ukraine, to present high-visibility cooperation projects. Projects must increase the showcasing of Ukrainian culture abroad and share perspectives internationally, particularly in reimagining, reinventing, and reconstructing communities.

The ZMINA: Rebuilding programme will support projects depicting conversion from wartime to post-war reconstruction, building visions of the future, demonstrating wartime resilience, and creating conversations, expertise, and knowledge about post-war rebuilding and recovery.

All cultural and creative sectors are eligible - visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, literature, urban cultural planning and so on.

This international cooperation must increase the visibility of Ukrainian artists and cultural production in other Creative European countries and heighten the profile and knowledge of Ukrainian cultural and creative organisations in other countries while bringing new shared perspectives to the Ukrainian and European cultural and creative sectors. ZMINA is co-funded by the European Union.

ZMINA Project Matchmaking session, 27th February

On 27th February, 11am Irish time (12:00 CET), IZOLYATSIA Foundation, together with Malý Berlín and Trans Europe Halles will host a matchmaking session for organisations from Creative Europe countries that want to participate in ZMINA: Rebuilding call for international cooperation projects.

International cooperation projects:

  • Should be implemented outside of Ukraine, in one or more of the other Creative Europe countries
  • Can be an extension of an existing Ukrainian project
  • Must actively engage with well-defined communities
  • Must include conversations taking place in cultural or other venues on the topic of 'reconstruction'
  • Must include a high visibility opening event such as a premiere or pre-opening gala
  • Can involve creation but must include showcasing, primarily outside of Ukraine
  • The showcasing must be significant, reaching large audiences directly or through media outreach, preferably contributing to Ukrainian ‘cultural diplomacy.’

Maximum amounts, general budget, and payments:

  • The maximum grant amount for a national project is €60,000
  • The available funding for the first wave of international projects is €600,000
  • Applicants and organisations must not be subject to sanctions imposed in Ukraine and beyond and must meet the requirements of anti-money laundering public policy to reach the level of ultimate beneficial owners.

Schedule

  • Call for proposals will be opened on 07.02.2024.
  • Deadline for submission: 07.04.2024 at 23:59 (Kyiv time)
  • Evaluation: April — May 2024
  • Information on evaluation results: May 2024
  • Sub-grant agreement signature: June 2024

Find out more and how to apply on the ZMINA website.

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