European Union Australia Cultural Cooperation Partners 2013
The European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture has selected Australia as one of two Cultural Cooperation partners for 2013, (the other country is Canada). This means that European and Australian cultural organisations can submit joint proposals to take part in projects designed to promote cross-border cultural understanding.
Cooperation Projects aim to help cultural operators from participating European Countries such as theatres, museums, professional associations, research centres, universities, cultural institutes and public authorities to cooperate, so that different sectors can work together and extend their cultural and artistic reach across borders. Previous examples of such projects have ranged from promoting cultural dialogue through fashion, puppetry, and music, to photography festivals, literary projects, theatre and dance projects.
The European Union will co-finance up to half of the project costs to a maximum of €200,000 per project. Projects must involve three cultural operators from at least three different participating European countries, together with at least one organisation in Australia.
The deadline for applications is 8 May 2013 and successful applicants will be published on the results section on the website of the Executive Agency (www.ec.europa.eu/culture) on 31 August 2013. The starting date for successful projects is between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014, and the project duration is not more than 24 months.
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