Culture Programme funding opportunities 2009 - electronic application forms for Strand 2 now online:
Follow link below to find application forms and supporting documents for Strand 2, which supports organisations active at European level in the field of Culture:
Cultural Connections Day: Waterfront Hall in Belfast, 6 October 2009
In an effort to help artists and cultural organisations in Northern Ireland, EUCLID (the UK Cultural Contact Point), is organising a CULTURAL CONNECTIONS day on 6 October 2009 at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, to help you to learn about opportunities for building partnerships in Europe, particularly with France, Germany, Spain and Poland. This event is supported by the NI Department for Culture, Arts & Libraries, and by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
10 representatives from these countries will be coming to Belfast for this day, from the performing arts, visual arts, museums and heritage sectors. There will be short presentations about arts and culture in these countries, and then opportunities throughout the day to meet in small groups with these individuals to find out more about possible partnerships and how you might start to make contact to build links in these countries, and to develop successful applications.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about arts and culture in these countries, and to start to build cross-border relationships for future activities. The cost to attend is £80 (+VAT) and this includes a full information pack, as well as lunch and all refreshments.
This event is part of the European Year for Creativity and Innovation 2009.
Launch of the external interim evaluation of the Culture Programme
Article 13 of the Culture Programme decision requires the Commission to ensure reqular, external and independent evaluation of the Programme. After a negotiation period, the Commission has signed a contract with Ecotec Research and Consulting.
The interim evaluation has the following overall aim and scope: it will cover the first 3 years of the current programme (2007-2009) and will devote particular attention to assessing the continued relevance of the objectives, the delivery of initial outputs and early effects of the programmes.
Ecotec will conduct the interim evaluation on the basis of existing data on project results and recent evaluations. It will also survey and interview project beneficiaries and cultural stakeholders.
- We will keep you updated on progress over the coming months in the interim please contact Katie Lowry (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like further information.
Global Translation Initiative
Dalkey Archive Press has been awarded grants from the Arts Council of England and the National Endowment for the Arts in support of research into the state of literary translation throughout the English-speaking world.
The research is part of phase one of the Global Translation Initiative, a joint venture of Arts Council England, Dalkey Archive, International PEN and the Free World Centre in London, working with arts councils in Anglophone countries to explore the barriers to English language translation, promote good practices within the translation community, enlist the aid of international funders, and ultimately improve the availability of translated literature for readers.
New "Euro" events online diary launched
A new website which gives details of all EU-related events happening in Ireland went online this week.
www.eurodiary.ie provides basic details of all events with an EU-theme taking place in any part of Ireland within a week to two week period. The website, which is being supported by the European Commission Representation in Ireland, is available to all organisations, associations and individuals hosting relevant events.
Please see the EU Commission Office in Ireland's website for more details:
Stay Up To Date With European Funding Programs!
Stay up to date with the latest news and documents published on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website. The role of the EACEA is to manage European funding opportunities and networks in the fields of education and training, citizenship, youth, audiovisual and culture.
Follow the link below if you would like to register to receive regular email updates: