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European ‘Houses’ of Culture: Call for Ideas open until 23 June

The time for creative thinking has come: EUNIC Global has launched the Call for Ideas within the European ‘Houses’ of Culture. We are inviting our network to submit their innovative ideas for a cultural relations project to be implemented in 2020.

What are we looking for?

The project ideas should be innovative in approach, partnership and activities and should be based on the contemporary understanding of cultural relations: people-to-people approach, co-creation and beyond showcasing of cultural diversity. Proposals may result from adapting already existing collaboration models or they may be completely new ideas. And do note that we are not talking about actual houses: we are looking to test cultural collaboration in a broader sense, that create spaces, whether physical or digital, permanent or temporary, for cultural exchange. In other words: new ideas to bring cultural collaboration to a new level.

Criteria are limited: the project needs to take place outside of the EU and three EUNIC members need to work together with the local EU Delegation and at least one important local partners. Deadline for submission: 23 June. Soon after that date, 10 project teams will be selected to further develop their idea into a concrete project plan, out of which 5 projects will be selected to be implemented. In total you can be awarded up to EUR 60,000 for your project, including the preparation phase.

The Call for Ideas can to be found on our website, together with all necessary (and required) application documents. There you will find the baseline mapping too, to get inspired by what has been done already, but more importantly: how your idea can contribute to the future of cultural relations


  • Publication of the Call: 3 April 2019
  • Submission deadline: 23 June 2019
  • Selection and communication of selection results: Early July 2019
  • Signing of contracts with selected project teams: July and August 2019
  • Creative Lab for selected ideas (early September)
  • Submission of project plan for Phase 2: end of December 2019 (date TBD).

Support from EUNIC Global

EUNIC Global will provide advice and support to project teams interested in applying through Webinars ( sign up for the next one on 18 April here! ) as well as by responding to individual requests by e-mail or phone. Furthermore, those project teams seeking more extensive guidance and advice may request the project team members to visit and discuss the proposal in more detail in the host country. Do not hesitate to reach out to us when needed, via

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