Embassy of Switzerland in Macedonia: Call for Proposals for Cultural Projects

Embassy of Switzerland in Macedonia: Call for Proposals for Cultural Projects


Deadline: 9 September 2018

As part of its cooperation programme, the Embassy of Switzerland in Macedonia has launched a new call for proposals to support innovative artistic production and strengthen organisations from the independent cultural scene.

Funding Information

Successful applicants will receive grants between CHF 10’000 and CHF 50’000 to implement their proposed project.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria to apply for grants:

  • Not-for-profit organisation registered in Macedonia, active in the fields of art/culture/creative industries/cultural tourism;
  • Adequate organisational structures, sound financial record, and references of projects completed or under implementation if applicable;
  • Planned project activities taking place mostly in Macedonia;
  • Readiness to provide financial or in-kind contribution of at least 20% of the total budget of the project;
  • Duration of project of maximum until December 2019.

How to Apply

  • Applicants need to apply in two steps:
    • 1st step: Pre-selection based on a concept paper.
      • Applicants need to submit a 2-page description of the proposed project, including description of goal, key activities, total budget estimate, and expected dates of start and end of the project. The Embassy will review the concept papers received and inform applicants whether they are pre-selected to submit a full proposal. The 2-page concept paper can be submitted in Macedonian, Albanian, or English.
    • 2nd step: Final selection based on a detailed project proposal.
      • Based on a review of all concept papers received, the Embassy of Switzerland will pre-select applicants and request the submission within 3 weeks of detailed project proposals. The detailed proposals will need to be submitted in English. The Embassy of Switzerland will make its final selection based on the detailed project proposals.
  • As part of the 1st step of the application process, interested organisations are invited to send electronic copies of their 2-page concept paper at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Macedonia

For more information, please visit Embassy of Switzerland in Macedonia.

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