Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities for a training programme such as the Atelier are numerous at local/national level. The Festival Academy advises applicants to start researching funding opportunities at national and international level from the moment they apply.

Introduction

Funding opportunities for a training programme such as the Atelier are numerous at local/national level. 

The Festival Academy advises applicants to start researching funding opportunities at national and international level from the moment they apply. You can have a look at general information and previous examples of participants’ funding and funding institutes here. IETM has published a guide as well on their website to funding opportunities for arts and culture

The Partnerships

The Festival Academy has formed long-term partnerships with the following organisations to support prospective participants:

Sociaal Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten (Belgium - Flanders)

  • Belgian festival managers who work for an organisation that belongs to PC304 can use the sectoral training grant from ‘Sociaal Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten’ to fund part of their participation in the Atelier. For more information visit www.podiumkunsten.be or contact Christa Criel at Christa.Criel@podiumkunsten.be

Arab Fund for Arts & Culture

  • Per training programme two Festival Managers working in the Arab Region can receive support in the framework of the partnership between The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) and The Festival Academy to give more festival managers from the Arab region the chance to participate in the Ateliers for Young Festival Managers. Please find here the list of countries that are eligible to apply. You need to be a citizen of one of the listed countries or regions but you need not necessarily reside or be employed there to be eligible. The applications will be evaluated by an expert from both AFAC and The Festival Academy. 

ELEUSIS 2021 - European Capital of Culture

  • Greek Festival Managers have the opportunity to receive support from ELEUSIS 2021 European Capital of Culture. You can find out more about ELEUSIS 2021 here. For more information contact: Angeliki Lampiri Director of Cultural Strategy Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture at  angeliki.lampiri@eleusis2021.eu The applications will be evaluated by an expert from both ELEUSIS 2021 and The Festival Academy.

Arts Council Korea

  • South Korean Festival managers have the opportunity to be supported by the Korean Arts Council. For more information about the Council, please click here.

International Cities of Refuge Network

  • The Festival Academy joins forces with The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) in the project ,Act for Global Change: A Global conversation from the Arts to the World (ACT) thanks to the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. During the period of 2019 – 2021 writers and artists related to ICORN have the opportunity to be selected to take part in one of the training programmes in the arts festival context organised by The Festival Academy. More information can be found here.
Other funding opportunities

Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development

  • The British Council and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a Call for Proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries: Botswana; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe. More information can be found here