How to apply

Download the full call document as a pdf

Which info you need to provide

  • General information about you and your organisation/festival
  • Information about the proposed artist. Including:
    - Short biography
    - Links (audio/video)
  • General information about the partner festivals
  • Your motivation for engaging the artist, consortium in the residency programme
  • Residence letter of intent with the artist (EFFEA “Discovery” or EFFEA “Springboard”) *
  • Partnership letter of intent with the partner festivals *
  • A detailed budget form *
    * All templates can be downloaded on the "Apply" page.

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Eligible countries

EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.
Creative Europe countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Tunisia, and Georgia.
Other included countries: Armenia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Note: Armenia, Switzerland Turkey, and the UK can apply only as partners and not as a leading festival. The artists from these countries can also be proposed.

Keep in mind

  • Register your festival on FestivalFinder.eu (or update your account if you are already registered)
  • The leading festival, as well as the partner festivals, exist for at least one edition;
  • A leading festival can apply for one project as a leading festival and apply for multiple grants as a partner for other projects, and residencies.
  • The leading festival applies with at least 2 partner festivals and with an artist they would like to take under their wings: a) EFFEA “Discovery” Artists in Residence or b) EFFEA “Springboard” Artists in Residence;
  • The partnership must involve at least 3 eligible countries: the official address of the leading festival and the official address of the partner festivals must be in at least 3 different eligible countries;
  • The leading festival will sign the letter of intent with at least two partner festivals. The letter of intent must be part of the application.
  • The leading festival will sign the letter of intent with the artist/collective/group. The letter of intent must be part of the application.
  • An artist can be supported by a maximum of one EFFEA grant;
  • A festival can apply for one project as a leading partner and apply for multiple grants as a partner festival.

Timeline

  • Start online application: 14 October 2022
  • Application deadline: 21 November 2022
  • Results announcement: January 2023
  • Publication of the 50 selected artists and festivals on the EFFEA platform: January 2023
  • Implementation period: February 2023 – December 2023