Are you an independent artistic or cultural organisation working on a cultural project with partners from the Western Balkans and elsewhere in Europe? Is your collaboration stimulating the European Union integration process, and are you looking for funding to launch your project?

If so, then BIFC grants might be just the opportunity you are looking for! The BIFC supports artistic and cultural work within the Western Balkans that are either created by or in collaboration with organisations from the region. You can apply for a grant throughout the year as there are no deadlines. Since the funding program of the BIFC began in 2006, more than 90 organisations have already benefited from BIFC grants.

Representatives from the BIFC Regional Hub in Ljubljana (a BIFC advice and information center) and theEuropean Cultural Foundation office in Amsterdam (the founder and manager of the fund) are organizing a presentation about the BIFC, as well as a workshop for people who are interested in applying for BIFC grants. The event will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at ODA Theatre, Pallati i Rinisë dhe i Sporteve nr. 111, Prishtina, Kosovo.  Working language will be English. The workshop is free of charge.

The event will have two parts:

– 11:00 to 12:00 – Presentation about the BIFC grants and its Regional Hub. No need to book, just come along.

– 12:15 to 15:15 – Workshop on applying for a BIFC grant. Limited number of participants (maximum 25), so booking is essential.

As there are only a limited number of spaces available for the workshop, please apply by email at: info@bifc-hub.eu by January 19, 2012. Just send us your name and the name of your organisation.

If you would like to use the opportunity for an individual, face-to-face presentation of your project (5–10 minutes long), please inform us by e-mail in advance. There are only a limited number of spaces available for this.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you in January!  

 

Program:

I. Presentation

11:00–11: 10       Registration

11:10–11:25       Presentation of the BIFC Regional Hub and the Platform for South East  Europe – Katja Praznik

11:25–11:45        General information about BIFC grants – Katja Praznik

11:45–12:00       General information about the ECF and its interest in the Western Balkans – Alicja Paszek

12:00–12:15        Break

II. Workshop

12:15–13:30 Workshop on How to Apply for BIFC Grants, Part 1 – Alicja Paszek

13:30–14:00 Break

14:00–14:45 Workshop on How to Apply for BIFC Grants, Part 2 – Alicja Paszek

14:45–15:15 General questions

15:15–15:30 Break

15:30–16:00         Individual project-related questions and presentations – Alicja Paszek and Katja Praznik

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