From its inception, the strategic policy of the Arts and Culture Network Program of the Open Society Institute, has been proactive, inspirational, and a catalyst for Soros Foundation cultural activities, multifaceted in approach and inclusive of all groups of people and disciplines of artistic expression.
The Call is open to applicants from and activities in one or more of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Ex-patriots of the abovementioned countries who are willing to return temporarily to their country of origin and share their expertise with local organizations or individuals may also apply.
Projects that address one or more of the following priorities of the Arts and Culture Program will be considered to bring added value:
- Capacity building
- Public Engagement with Critical Social Issues
Grants are offered for the following three activities:
1. Cultural production
2. Creating or strengthening cultural platforms
3. Professional development and capacity-building.
Applications may be submitted by non-profit legal entities (non-governmental and public
organizations, libraries, museums, cultural centers, associations, communities, registered
charities, etc.) that work in the field of arts and culture.
Individuals can apply under activities 1 and 3 (professional development only).
Former grantees of the Arts and Culture Program may apply on the condition that a final
report from the previous grant period has been submitted and approved.
Assistance is offered from in-country mentors for applicants who are invited to develop a full project proposal. ACP mentors can offer advice and feedback on developing a welldesigned proposal.
31 December 2012
Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis
More information, including guidelines, forms, country coordinators:
Open Society Arts and Culture Program for individuals and organizations from Central Asia.
31 Dec. 2012