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Capacity Building of Umbrella Associations, Networks and Platforms – 2nd Open Call for Proposals of Projects (until 26.7.2021)

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 21-5-2021 1:00 PM
  • Information regarding the Seminar for Applicants was updated

The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Arts and Theatre Institute, Arts Council Norway and the Icelandic Centre for Research announces on 26. 4. 2021 2nd Open Call for proposals of projects focusing strengthening shared interests and cooperation in culture.

For the development of contemporary arts in the current Covid-19 crisis it is important, more than ever before, to support a cooperation of involved parties through associations, which should be able to represent and enforce common needs and interests of their members (e.g. changes in the models of operation associated with the Covid-19 crisis, public funding, the legal status of artists, sponsorship from private entities and business strategies) and is particularly crucial in the relation to the public and municipality administration private sector, or the general public.

The call is open to all projects improving and strengthening skills and competences of umbrella organizations and their members, mapping their needs, defining justification for cultural advocacy, and promoting cooperation on a national as well as European level (relevant counterparts from donor states), including exchange of information and know-how.

Allocation: 19 623 462 Kč / EUR 740 508

Deadline for submission of applications: 26. 7. 2021 (12:00 p.m.)

Applications can be submitted only electronically in the information system CEDR.

All important information about the open call, eligibility of applicants, partners and activities and evaluation of applications are included in the text of the open call and its annex summarizing state aid rules.

For preparation of applications, the applicants shall strictly use the Guideline for Applicants with its annexes. The Guideline includes a Checklist for pre-check of project intention eligibility and readiness for submission of the application.

The text of the open call and the Guideline for Applicants are available for download bellow. Frequently asked questions and answers will be continuously published.

Seminar for Applicants
Interested potential applicants can participate in the online seminar held on 31. 5. 2021. The seminar will introduce the open call and conditions for submission of applications. Detailed information about the seminar, its agenda and registration form are available here.

Applications shall be submitted only electronically in information system CEDR.

Entering the IS CEDR is possible via banner CEDR at the homepage or at

A Guide for entering and registration in the IS CEDR is available for download (available in Czech). It is also possible to look at a video-guide that shall help with filling the information in the application in the IS CEDR.

Questions regarding the content of the application and queries for project intent consultations can be directed by e-mail to Arts and Theatre Institute (contacts are in the call text), expert programme partner.

Technical questions (e.g. eligibility of expenditures, co-financing, indicators, etc.) can be directed by email at managed by the Ministry of Finance – the programme operator.