Aim and Opportunities for Cooperation
The EEA and Norway Grants support strengthening of bilateral relations between the Czech Republic and donor states. Thanks to its focus, the programme Culture is well suited for involvement of experts, artists and cultural operators from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in planned projects.
In the area of immovable cultural heritage, international experience may be shared and applied, focusing mainly on suitable procedures aimed at the restoration of relevant cultural sites, their accessibility and use. In the area of movable cultural heritage, the programme enhance cooperation between cultural institutions ensuring the adequate use of collections, international loans for exhibition purposes and experience sharing in the area of management and audience-building and outreach activities. The strong potential for bilateral cooperation it is also developed in the area of restoration and conservation activities with a high share of skilled labour.
Based on experience from the previous programme period, bilateral cooperation in the area of movable and immovable cultural heritage will be optional, but it is highly recommended to involve cultural entities from donor states in activities supporting exchange of information (such as workshops, seminars, conferences).
In the area of contemporary arts, bilateral cooperation shall primarily entail co-production, mobility of artists, residencies for professionals, exchange of information and know-how.
The bilateral cooperation in projects is optional. However, it will be favoured in the evaluation proces.
Looking for a Suitable partner?
In order to support bilateral cooperation, the programme allocated funds to several activities facilitating the partner search and meetings with potential partners in order to discuss future cooperation in projects.
Study trip – technical/industrial cultural heritage in Norway (held on 28-30. 11. 2018).
Information seminar – Presentation of Czech cultural sector (contemporary art) to potential donor project partners in Oslo, Norway (held on 14 February 2019 ).
Match-making seminar in Cultural heritage (held on 27 May 2019)
Bilateral Calls for individual bilateral meetings for arranging partnership and preparation of projects.
The programme has supported 54 bilateral meetings of potential partner organizations from donor states with Czech organizations who plan to apply in the main open calls announced in 2019. A Bilateral Call will be open before every main Open Call of the Culture Programme during the years 2019 - 2021. All eligible applicants under the main open calls are eligible applicants in the open calls for individual bilateral meetings for arranging partnership (limited allocation). This means, only Czech entities take the position of the applicant and the reimbursement to the donor state partner shall be made from their side.
The database facilitates first contacts between potential partners from donor states and the Czech Republic. It gathers the operators who are interested in bilateral cooperation in projects supported by the EEA and Norway Grants. It is possible to upload own profile and join the database.
- Consultations of Potential Partners
In case you seek recommendation for a potential project partner from the Czech Republic, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, you can follow up with the contacts on programme representatives and experts bellow:
Jana Návratová: dance and movement art, contemporary circus – email@example.com
Art and Cultural Criticism
Capacity Building of Umbrella Associations, Networks and Platforms
The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis)
The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
The Arts Council Norway
|The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prague
Ms Helena Ganická
EEA Grants Coordinator in the Area of Culture
Mr Arno Oehri
via filled form Liechtenstein partners - search form (.DOCX, 79 kB)sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPS AND RECOMMENDATION
While first contacting a potential partner, it is recommended to:
- Contact similar or complementary organization
- Have clear expectations from the partnership
- Balance project idea in terms of details and possibility of the partner to influence your idea
- Have a good description of own activities and the area of expertise
- Avoid sending seemingly generic partnership requests
For arranging good partnership and cooperation in project, it is important to:
- Share the same goal and vision
- Share understanding of the content and strategy of the project
- Agree on concrete involvement of partner in project activities
- Agree on partner´s budget including financial flows
- Have long-term perspective
- Establish personal contact (ideally meeting in person)
Before submission of the project application or as soon as possible after the start of the project, it is recommended to schedule a partner meeting. As part of the project application it will be necessary to submit Declaration of Partnership (a template will be part of the Guidelines for Applicants). In case of approved project, the successful applicant will be asked to submit Partnership Agreement (draft text and tips will be part of the Guidelines for Applicants).
- Iceland bilateral cooperationPDF (1048kB)
- Liechtenstein partners search formDOC (77kB)
- Norwegian partners search form_Contemporary ArtDOCX (48kB)
- Norwegian partners - search form - cultural heritageDOCX (34kB)