Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation finances creative economy projects in Portuguese speaking countries

Non-governmental organisations or non-profit private associations from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste and Portugal may apply for the financing of creative economy projects focused on valuing local products associated with the cultural heritage of their respective countries, Portugal’s Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced.

The tender takes place in two stages, the first one running from 10 April to 18 May reserved for the receipt of applications and the second to assess the applications approved in the first phase, and the maximum amount to be financed cannot exceed 70,000 euros or 90% of the total cost of the project.

The announcement by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation states that the projects supported must have a minimum duration of one year and a maximum of two.

The Foundation added that its support for creative economies is due to the fact that it is internationally recognised that culture and creativity can build livelihoods, mobilise accessible resources, add value to them, generate wealth and thus create flexibility in some societies.

Applications from eligible Portuguese entities must include organisations from the other countries involved, and competing entities must have experience in the field of creative economies and only one application per organisation is allowed.

The results of the first phase will be announced by the end of June 2018. (macauhub)