Monthly Archives: January 2021

Experimental Music Venues


Project Leader: Stichting WORM, The Netherlands

Kvaka 22, Serbia

Dabadaba, Spain

VK, Belgium

Maximum grant awarded: 72.215 €


The initiators – Dabadaba / San Sebastian (ES), VK / Brussels (BE), Kvaka22 / Belgrade (RS) and WORM / Rotterdam (NL) – exchange experience with each other and together with a number of alliance partners, develop new strategies and investigate the opportunities for the economic sustainability of the pop venue as an Experimental Community Space. The experimental, small-scale power of the small venues is used for heterogeneous programming with local culturally diverse communities. In this way, a contribution is made to the development of new forms of (live) music, new relationships with new audiences and metropolitan coherence. The project consists of four work conferences, the production of a tool kit for small stages and governments and the production of a video documentary. The project is made sustainable by a follow-up request at Creative Europe.

EEnlarge Europe


Project Leader: Szubjektív Értékek Alapítvány, Hungary

Kvaka 22, Serbia

Channel Zero, Slovenia

Nappali, Hungary

Moszkva, Romania

Zentropia, Serbia

Maximum grant awarded: 78.806 €

EEnlarge Project connects 6 countries’ small venues and music professional organisations to boost up the small live venue scene in Eastern Europe. The spine of the 18-month project will be five events with interactive conferences and workshops. Each event will take place in different cities within the partnership, hence best practices can be seen in practice. The website of the project will have an important role with the internal communication channel, a knowledge base, and information base and database. Also as part of the project there will be a big survey and pilot programmes, to put theories into practice.

ENOA: Empowering Opera – breaking boundaries for institutions and artists


Project Leader: Association pour le Festival International D’Art Lyrique et l’Academieeuropeenne de Musique D’Aix-en-Provence, France

Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet, Netherlands

Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal

Teatr Wielki Opera Narodow, Poland

Foundation Operosa, Serbia

Palau de les Arts, Fundacio de la Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding im Prinzregententheater, Germany

Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Belgium

Ville de Luxembourg, Netherlands

Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Belgium

Snape Maltings, United Kingdom

LOD, Belgium

Maximum grant awarded: 2.000.000 €


The “Empowering Opera: breaking boundaries for institutions and artists” project is a new initiative from the enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) which brings together twelve partners from some of the biggest opera institutions in Europe. After ten years of international cooperation in training and creation, the members of ENOA now believe that the future of opera in Europe depends on the sector being open to a greater diversity of artists as well as being open to exploring innovative operas telling inclusive stories that reflect the world today. The Empowering Opera project is designed to give the greatest possible diversity of artists the chance to be part of the opera world and flourish professionally.

It aims to inspire, support and showcase innovative opera projects which tell new stories that reflect contemporary societies. Its implementation also intends to remove artistic and financial barriers as well as subconscious bias that hinder the appearance of new artistic expressions in all areas of the opera sector, from training and artist recruitment to opera production and programme. It has four complementary and interdependent aspects: a European empowerment and diversification scheme for opera creators and performers, a European think tank for innovative and inclusive opera projects, a new opera commission, production and programme model plus a pilot training programme about equality and diversity issues for figures in the sector. The Empowering Opera project is using these aspects to boost diversity and numbers of artistic expressions throughout the European opera sector and completely transform its practices and working methods.

Dance On, Pass On, Dream On



Project leader: DIEHL+RITTER GUG (Haftungsbeschrankt), Germany

Stuk Kunstencentrum, Belgium

Ariona Hellas, Greece

Consorci mercat de les flors/centre de les arts de moviment, Spain

Station – Service for Contemporary Dance, Serbia

Compagnie Jus de la Vie, Sweden

Kumquat Productions, France

Stichting Holland Dance Festival, Netherlands

Sadler’s Wells Trust limited, United Kingdom

Umetnisko društvo nomad dance academy, Slovenia

Maximum grant awarded: 2.000.000 €

Dance On, Pass On, Dream On is a cooperation between 11 European dance institutions to address structural ageism and the fragility of intangible heritage in the dance sector. During its 1st phase, from 2016 – 2019, the project put forward a European strategy for a sustainable dance praxis valuing age and embodied knowledge on stage and in society. Building on this strategy, the 2nd phase of DOPODO will expand its scope and geographical reach in all three project strands: Dance On envisions a Europe of ageless movement, where older dancers are valued for their experience and charisma. More than 200 exceptional professional dancers between 40 and 80 will be offered employment opportunities to produce 24 new dance works created in transnational co-operation. They will result in 395 performances in 18 countries, including at 11 international festivals.

The Dance On Ensemble will set an example as a best practice approach to a European touring dance company for older dancers. Pass On imagines a Europe that cherishes its dance heritage and preserves it as a source of inspiration for future generations. 9 intergenerational productions and 25 masterclasses for over 620 dance students recognise the important role of older dancers as carriers of embodied knowledge. 3 digital dance archives and 12 digitisation workshops for researchers and industry professionals, plus 4 co-operations with European museums, will make Europe’s neglected dance heritage more visible. Dream On builds a Europe where everybody matters, where dancing and creative activities are a natural part of growing older. 10 participatory dance projects in 8 countries will invite over 2.200 older people to collaborate with dancers and artists. 8 peer learning activities will develop the sector’s capacity for providing meaningful experiences for older people, improving happiness and wellbeing. Documentations of local projects will result in 3 short films that will bring the work to a wider European audience.


i-Portunus 2020-21: mobility in the fields of architecture, music and cultural heritage


Pilot project of the Creative Europe programme i-Portunus continues to fund mobility of artists and cultural professionals with another project cycle.

Alongside two open competitions in the fields of music and literary translation, two additional ones opened, namely: competition for support of artist mobility projects in the field of architecture, and competition for support of mobility in the fields of music and cultural heritage.

Who can apply?

Architects and other professionals active in the field of architecture can apply (individuals or groups of up to 5 people), over 18 years of age, all levels of education and experience, who are legal residents in one of the countries of the Creative Europe programme.

What kind of projects are supported by the competition?

Projects of continuous mobility are supported (one return trip to one destination or one trip encompassing several destinations) or projects of segmented mobility (several trips to different destinations).

Short-term mobility is supported in the context of:

When can projects be realised?

Projects are related to mobility of artists and cultural professionals between 16th June and 30th November 2021, if conditions allow. Projects can last between 7 and 60 days.

What is the amount of support that can be expected?

The maximum amount of mobility project funding is 3000 Euros per person.

How to apply?

In order to apply it is required to create an account on and fill in the application form. The deadline to submit applications is 14th March 2021.

Additional information can be found on the website of the i-Portunus project:

I-Portunus is a new initiative of the European Commission related to testing a support model for the development of mobility in culture across Europe.