21-05-2021 15:02

Today, 21st May 2021, the Programme Operator of the Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation Programme announced a second call for project proposals under Outcome 2 "Access to arts and culture improved".

Project proposals can be submitted from 21st May 2021 until 5:30 p.m. on 23th August 2021.

Outcome 2 is aimed at the following objectives:

- organization of diverse artistic and creative events, festivals, performances, exhibitions and initiatives which will revive the peripheral areas and bring new life to smaller towns and villages, and will attract new audiences.

- improving the access to arts and culture in remote areas and/or areas with poor access;

- promoting cultural initiatives of ethnic and cultural minorities and/or improve their access to culture;

- fostering bilateral cooperation and exchange between entities from the donor states and entities from Bulgaria.

Eligible applicants are any non-commercial, public or private, entities as well as non-governmental organizations, established as a legal person in Bulgaria, whose principal activity is in the cultural and creative sectors as defined in Regulation (EU) No 1295/2013 on the Creative Europe Programme, including municipalities. Public organization shall be understood as “Budgetary organization” within the meaning of §1 it. 5 of the Additional Provisions of the Public Finances Act.

Projects worth a total of € 1,582,353 will be supported, with a maximum and minimum of € 200,000 and € 50,000 per project respectively.

The Application Guidelines and the accompanying documentation are published on the following website:

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