Integration Foundation announced a call for proposals for supporting foreign Estonian cultural society projects and events which help preserve the Estonian language and culture in the world and help the Estonians living abroad retain their connections with Estonia. Applications can be submitted until 10 February (included).
‘The aim of the grant is to support the activities of the Estonian cultural societies abroad, mediation of Estonian cultural events, and the cohesion of the Estonian communities worldwide with Estonia,’ said Kaire Cocker, Head of Compatriots Service at Integration Foundation. ‘Grants may, for example, be applied for organising cultural events in Estonian communities abroad, for the cultural exchange of Estonian cultural collectives and creative individuals with the Estonian communities abroad, for organising Estonian cultural heritage and heritage culture-related days, and for the participation of the cultural collectives of our compatriots in Estonian cultural events. Any project applications which are focussed on involving young people would also be very welcome,’ added Kaire Cocker.
The budget of the call for proposals is 40,000 euros and up to 4,000 euros can be applied for in one application. Each applicant may only submit one application. The deadline for the submission of applications is 10 February 2022.
Applications may be submitted by legal persons governed by private law who are registered in the Republic of Estonia, self-employed persons who are registered in the commercial register, or legal persons governed by private law who are registered in a foreign country based on the rules applicable in their country of establishment.
Further information about the terms and conditions of the call for proposals and the application form can be found on the website of Integration Foundation.
As a result of the call for proposals organised in 2021, grants were allocated to 22 foreign Estonian societies for organising various cultural events worldwide. The projects were implemented in twelve countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Moldova, Russia, Canada, and the United States. Further information about the projects which were funded in 2021 is available at https://integratsioon.ee/taotlusvoor-valiseesti-kultuuriseltside-toetus.
The call for proposals is funded by the Ministry of Culture.
The call for proposals is based on Regulation no. 4 of the Minister of Culture of 8 February 2019 ‘The Conditions and Procedure for Supporting Foreign Estonian Cultural Societies’ (available in Estonian).