Area of support: Cultural heritage
Programme: Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage
Operator: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Partnership at programme level: Arts Council Norway
Value of the programme from the EEA Grants: EUR 10 000 000
Purpose and the areas of support
The program will enable the development of contacts in the field of cultural exchange and sharing of a good practice in this area between the Polish and the Donor-States: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
The implemented projects will belong to the following thematic areas:
artistic and cultural education,
music and stage arts,
fine and visual arts.
Within the Programme the following types of activities shall be co-financed:
organisation of exhibitions, performances, concerts, festivals (including film festivals) and other artistic events,
supporting cooperation and exchange of artists within inter alia visual arts, stage arts, music, photography, film and others;
supporting cooperation of artistic schools and universities,
collaboration of experts in the field of modern conservation techniques (including digitalisation of cultural goods) ; documentation; protection, conservation and promotion of cultural heritage; combating illegal export and import as well as trade of masterpieces of culture;; national heritage management,
inter-institutional cooperation between cultural institutions and archives.
Selection of projects
Two calls for proposals are planned within the programme. Approximately 70% of the allocation (from the amount allocated for implementing projects, including the institutional cooperation) will be allocated for supporting large-scale projects, 30% of the allocation - to support small projects in the field of cultural exchange.
national and local government cultural institutions, film institutions,
public artistic schools and universities,
public universities (in the case of projects implemented by their artistic faculties),
local government units and their associations,
non-governmental organisations from the field of culture.
Grant amount and co-financing level
Small projects: grant: EUR 50 000 - EUR 150 000 .
Large-scale projects : grant: EUR 150 000 – EUR 1 000 000.
The level of co-financing is up to 90% of the total eligible project costs.
Partnership at project level
Projects must be implemented in a partnership with entities from the donor countries: Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein.