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Culture at Work Africa: Supporting Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa

Culture at Work Africa: Supporting Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa

Deadline: 21 September 2018

Culture at Work Africa is seeking proposals for its grant program to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations.

Projects will seek sustainable outputs and will foster multi-stakeholder national and transregional cooperation, inclusive societies, cultural diversity and equal dignity for all.

Culture at Work Africa is funded by the European Union within the priority areas for culture in the Global Public Goods and Challenges 2014-2020 programme (DCI): intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for the equal dignity of all individuals, which contributes to the overarching principles of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development such as global citizenship, pluralism and freedom of religion (SDGs 4, 10 and 17).

Types of Lot

The present call contains two lots. Applications may be submitted in one of the following:

  • Lot 1: Projects aimed at enhancing public or private cultural spaces as “safe places” for intercultural dialogue by stakeholders active in the public sphere (e.g. organisations active in the social, educational or environmental fields, youth and cultural centres, schools, universities, libraries, local authorities, etc.).
  • Lot 2: Projects aimed at strengthening institutional and professional capacities in intercultural mediation of cultural organisations and operators for social cohesion.

Funding Information

  • For the two lots, grants requested must fall between a minimum of 20,000.00 EURO and a maximum of 60,000.00 EURO.
  • The indicative amount available for the 2 lots is 1,000,000.00 EURO.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible, applications must comply with the following conditions:

  • Applications must involve at least two partners: one of the partners shall act as lead applicant and the other(s) as co-applicant(s).
  • The lead applicant must be an organisation legally registered in one of the 15 eligible countries and active in the cultural, education and cultural mediation sectors.
  • The participation of non-registered organisations as co-applicants, with the exclusion of the lead applicant, can be accepted in duly justified cases and insofar their existence can be proven (e.g. cultural and artistic groups or platforms of professionals having carried out activities).
  • The lead applicant must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project proposal with its partners and not act as an intermediary.
  • Lead applicants must have a valid bank account registered under their legal name.
  • Applications must be submitted in English or French.
  • Applications must specify, in the Budget Form submitted as part of the full application; that 13% of the grant is for mobility, capacity building and/or networking activities, to cover the costs related to the compulsory attendance, of minimum two representatives of each granted project, to training and peer-to-peer activities organised and coordinated by Culture at Work Africa throughout the project implementation.
  • Applications must include, in the Budget Form submitted as part of the full application, the cost of an external audit (expenditure verification) of the project proposal and must forecast a maximum of 5% of the total budget to this end. However, the costs for the external audit cannot be less than 1,500.00 EURO.
  • Lead applicants cannot submit more than one application.
  • Applications are eligible when presented by organizations (not-for-profit/profit; public/private) legally registered in one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit Culture at Work Africa.

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