×

Funding

Cultural Bridge Funding

Cultural Bridge celebrates intercultural artistic exchange through the collaboration of all UK arts councils and leading German cultural institutions. 

Closing date: 26 Oct 2022

Cultural Bridge celebrates intercultural artistic exchange through the collaboration of all UK arts councils and leading German cultural institutions. By funding partnerships between Germany and the UK, the programme aims to build new relationships and foster artistic collaboration and cultural democracy.

In 2021, Cultural Bridge launched its pilot programme supporting seven new artistic collaborations between organisations across the UK and Germany to initiate projects exploring socially engaged arts practice through intercultural exchange and dialogue. Find out more.

Cultural Bridge will be inviting applications for its 2023-2024 programme from 14th September - 26th October 2022. This is an opportunity for arts organisations based in the UK and Germany who embody cultural democracy and wish to forge or develop bilateral partnerships to work together and share artistic practice. 

Guidance for the Cultural Bridge 2023 - 2024 programme is available now and they encourage organisations to start to develop their collaboration and project proposals ahead of the application window. Please see the links to access the full guidance at the bottom of this page.

 

Key information:

This programme is open to all cultural organisations with proven expertise in socially engaged artistic practice.

Partnerships must include at least one German partner and one UK partner, from any one of the four nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 
 
Applications can be for physical, digital or hybrid activity focussed on socially engaged/participatory practice and in response to the programme aims/themes (see full guidance)

The Cultural Bridge Year 2 programme has two funding tiers:

Tier 1: New Partnerships
Supporting new partnerships between UK and German organisations, applicants can request between £5000 (approx €5900) - £10,000 (approx €11900) in total per partnership.
 
Tier 2: Established Partnerships
Supporting existing partnerships between UK and German organisations, applicants can request up to £30,000 (approx €35800) per partnership.
 
There is no requirement for match funding, but existing partnerships applying for Tier 2 are encouraged to build wider partnerships and leverage other income/in-kind support.c

 

Key dates:

  • 6th September and 8th September 2022. Cultural Bridge will host two information and match-making sessions for organisations who need help finding a potential Cultural Bridge partner, further details below (fully booked)

  • 14th September 2022 Cultural Bridge Year 2 Application Portal Opens
  • 26th October 2022 Deadline for applications
  • 14th December 2022 Cultural Bridge Year 2 Awardees Announced 
  • February 2023 - February 2024 Funded projects delivery period

 

See all information and documents: www.cultural-bridge.info/funding

Share this Opportunity

Disclaimer:

These listings are uploaded by makers, places, organisations and the Craft Scotland team. In view of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Scotland, please check the organiser's website for the latest update on the opportunity. Craft Scotland is not responsible for incorrect details.

Info

Opportunity provided by:
Lorna Palmer, Cultural Bridge, ACE International
Main Contact:
Lorna Palmer, Cultural Bridge, ACE International [javascript protected email address] Learn more