After five successful European, regional and thematic editions, the Ukraine edition is now open for considering cultural emergency requests and joint European actions to stand with Ukraine.
As a public-philanthropic partnership, the Culture of Solidarity Fund is to support cultural initiatives that, in the midst of turmoil and crisis, reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space. After five successful European, regional and thematic editions, the Ukraine edition is now open for considering cultural emergency requests and joint European actions to stand with Ukraine. It specifically supports European cultural initiatives in the following areas:
- disinformation, misinformation, propaganda filter bubbles, fake news, ongoing war ‘infodemic’ by supporting independent, alternative, and trusted (digital) media
- individuals fleeing their homes and looking for shelter in Ukraine or in exile by providing safe cultural spaces
- forces of fragmentation by investing in artistic and cultural expressions withstanding the harsh realities of conflict and acting for a peaceful future of Ukraine and Europe
Putin has brought back war to Europe. This war on Ukraine is a war on Europe. As Europeans, we stand resolutely in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all those, including in Russia, who resist Putin’s attempt to rewrite European borders and European history.
For more than six decades, the European Cultural Foundation has advocated for and invested in a European sentiment, a feeling of mutual comprehension and solidarity between the peoples of Europe. Today, the war in Ukraine asks for a new urgency to this mission. We call on our public, private and philanthropic partners to join us in supporting those who fight anti-European values.
How to apply?
Given the extraordinary circumstances, we kept the application process as simple as possible. Please send a short description of the activities and argumentation with the amount requested to . We are processing incoming proposals on a rolling basis and aim to communicate the results within a week.
The Culture of Solidarity Fund is set up by the European Cultural Foundation as a partnership instrument open for contributions by philanthropic, public and private donors. The Fund is our concrete contribution to a Cultural Deal for Europe and today to a Cultural Deal for Ukraine.
More information here.