Grants are awarded for the implementation of activities that are relevant for the development of society and local communities, as well as for the development of various cultural and artistic practices of the independent arts and cultural sector. Within this call, the Culture for Democracy project received a total of 110 project applications, out of which 15 projects were selected for the support. The total approved amount for funding within this second call is EUR 112’000, while the individual value of approved projects is from EUR 5’000-10’000. Organizations whose projects are selected for funding come from 11 different municipalities/cities, while activities within different projects will take place in 24 villages/municipalities/cites. Selected initiatives focus on different areas of contemporary culture and arts: ranging from theatre and visual art, music and literature, to circus art and comics.
The full list of supported organizations within this open call for realization of cultural and artistic projects is on Heartefact Fond’s website here.
The Culture for Democracy Project aims at supporting the independent cultural sector to contribute to improved social cohesion and tolerance at the local level. Supported by the Government of Switzerland, the first project phase lasts from October 2021 until February 2025, and is implemented by Heartefact Fond.