2015 Swedish Institute Creative Force Programme for collaborative initiatives, Sweden

Application Deadline: May 18 2015 – Second Round Funding

The Creative Force programme provides funding for collaborative initiatives involving organisations in Sweden and in the regions specified below. Projects should aim to promote human rights, transparency and democracy with the aid of initiatives that use either culture or the media as a method for achieving change.

Two types of funding

Who can apply?

  • Applicants may be Swedish civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.
  • It is always the Swedish partner in a collaboration who is formally responsible for the application and legally accountable to the Swedish Institute.

Target groups

The primary target group for Creative Force funding are actors for change and opinion-makers who work with either culture or the media. These should work with creative processes which will help to achieve the programme objectives.

The final beneficiaries of Creative Force initiatives are groups/individuals who are directly positively influenced by the project outcomes.

Which countries are included in the region?

Creative Force AfricaL Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Creative Force Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

What types of project does SI support?

  • Creative Force Africa aims to promote freedom of speech and the development of democratic structures, with particular emphasis on women’s rights.
  • These aims shall be achieved via mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between actors in Sweden and the programme countries listed below who use either culture or the media as methods to bring about change.

Types of funding and duration

Creative Force Africa offers two types of funding:

  • Seed funding is available for such purposes as small-scale projects, project start-ups and planning trips. There are two calls for seed funding per year. Projects must be completed and final reports submitted by 28 February 2016.
  • The maximum amount that can be applied for is SEK 100,000.
  • Funding for Collaborative projects is intended for larger-scale initiatives. There is one call for funding per year. Information about the next call will be published here later in the year (2015).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swedish Institute Creative Force Programme




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