Today, 18th May 2021, the Programme Operator of the Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation Programme announced a call for project proposals under Outcome 1 "Cultural heritage management enhanced", Output 1.1 "Cultural heritage presented in revitalized, restored and renovated spaces".
Project proposals can be submitted from 18th May 2021 until 5:30 p.m. on 18th August 2021.
The goal of the procedure is to improve the conditions for preservation, management, presentation of cultural value items and access to cultural heritage. Through the supported projects, this call aims to stimulate the entrepreneurial approach in cultural institutes’ activity for improved management and presentation of cultural heritage and attracting audiences, incl. through revitalization of premises/spaces, educational programs, etc. More broadly, the call aims to strengthen the role that culture and cultural heritage play in local and regional development with a focus on employment, social inclusion and cultural entrepreneurship and the participation of social, ethnic and cultural minorities and groups in cultural projects and their access to culture. To achieve this, the call shall support job creation and capacity building under each project.
Eligible applicants are budgetary organizations whose principal activity is in the cultural or creative sectors, including municipalities and regional administrations. Eligible partners under this Call are all non-commercial public or private organizations, as well as non-profit organizations established as legal entities in Bulgaria or in the donor states under the Programme (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
Projects worth a total of € 5,400,000 will be supported, with a maximum and minimum of € 400,000 and € 150,000 per project respectively.
The Application Guidelines and the accompanying documentation are published on the following website: https://eumis2020.government.bg/en/s/Procedure/Info/ebb19dc0-b54b-40d9-a852-24020798b3e7
In order for the Call to reach the widest range of potential applicants and for stakeholders to be aware of the funding opportunities, an information event will take place. Because of the anti-epidemic measures, it will be held online. Additional information will be published in advance on the Programme‘s website https://www.eeagrants.bg/en/programs/culture.