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Competition for NGOs Announcement


Competition „Art For Social Change”

National Audiovisual Institute has a pleasure to invite Polish and foreign NGOs to participate in the European Culture Congress Competition. Applications can be submitted until 26 April 2011.

You can choose between two topics:

1. Presentation of a project that has been implemented and can serve as an example of best practice, illustrating the ECC slogan “Art for Social Change” – presentation can take any form (exhibition, artistic action, movie, performative activities, etc.).

Competition intended for NGOs from Poland as well as from other countries of the region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia), and from the Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan).

2. Preparation and presentation of an artistic activity promoting the ECC slogan “Art for Social Change” – the presentation can take any form but must be prepared by two or more cooperating NGOs (at least one from Poland and one from other country).

Competition intended for Polish and foreign NGOs which would like to implement a project in partnership.

If you want to apply for a competition, you have to update or add your data to the database of

You can look for foreign partners in the database of or the database of European Culture Foundation.

In evaluating the projects submitted, the Competition Committee will take into account the following criteria: innovativeness and interdisciplinary character of the project, consistency of its content and budget, and a possibility to continue the project.

The maximum amount of single award is PLN 50 000.

The projects should be presented during the European Culture Congress in Wrocław (8 – 11.09.2011) – if a NGO plans to continue its project, it should enclose with the application form a plan of such continuation (however, the project cannot be continued using the grant funds).

Applicants can indicate the preferred site to carry out their project in Wrocław, however the Organizers are entitled to place the project (in order to coordinate it with several other cultural events that will take place at the time) within the area of ECC (i.e. Hala Stulecia, Wytwórnia Filmów Fabularnych, IASE Centre, or public space surrounding the locations mentioned above).

The Organizer does not provide technical equipment for the projects (the cost of hiring the necessary equipment must be included in the project budget).

Participants of the selected projects will be granted free entrance to all the ECC events as well as free accommodation during ECC (the Organizer will not reimburse travel costs, which must be included in the project budget).

The participants from non-EU countries neighbouring with EU may apply for a travel grant from Step Beyond - a program implemented by the European Cultural Foundation.

To fill out the Application Form for Competition for NGOs click here.

For Terms & Conditions click here.

We would like to thank the Association of the Creative Initiatives “ę” and the European Culture Foundation for their cooperation in creating the ECC Grant Program.