Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme 2016

Application Deadline: 21 January 2016 (midnight CET).

The Creative Force programme supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Two types of funding

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants may be Swedish civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.

Three geographic areas

MENA Region:

Eligible Countries

AFRICA: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
MENA: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
SOUTH ASIA: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan

Target Groups:

The primary target group for the Creative Force programme are agents of change and opinion-makers who, through culture or the media, work with creative processes to strengthen democratisation and human rights.

These can be organisations and groups of cultural actors and journalists, other actors within media organisations as well as human rights defenders and political activists, women’s rights groups, youth organisations or other relevant actors who work to increase democratisation and freedom of expression.

The final beneficiaries of Creative Force initiatives are groups and/or individuals who are directly positively influenced by the project outcomes, especially vulnerable groups in the programme countries and regions: women, children and youth as well as minority groups in especially vulnerable positions such as LGBTQ individuals or people with disabilities.

Application procedure: step 1

Fill in and save the documents for the appropriate region and type of funding as specified below. Application documents are in English. Please note that it is always the Swedish organisation that submits the application to the Swedish Institute.

Seed Funding

Collaborative Projects

You must now upload, fill in and save the following appropriate documents in order to complete the application:

Step 2: submitting the online application

Complete the online application form. Instructions can be found on the form. All the necessary completed documents listed above should then be submitted via the online application form.

For more information, please contact one of the following persons, preferably by email:

Judith Black, Programme manager Creative Force Russia and Creative Force Eastern Europe & Turkey. Acting programme manager for current projects in the Western Balkans
Malin Larsson, Programme manager Creative Force Africa and South Asia
Jesper Werner, Programme manager Creative Force MENA and South Asia

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme 2016


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