|CULTURAL POLICY PROGRAM||KÓDSZÁM:
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CULTURAL POLICY SUB-COMPONENT OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE
DEADLINE : Applications should be submitted by 27 July 2001.
The aim of this program is to promote long-term structural changes in the field of cultural policy - the development and implementation of different models of cultural actions with specific emphasis on projects that "cross borders".
Priority support will be given to long-term projects (for the first part of their realization in the year 2001) aimed at developing:
legislation and fiscal policy in the field of culture (related to various issues such as copyright law and other legal activities in culture, heritage protection, nonprofit associations and organizations, privatization in culture and the arts, regionalization of cultural policy etc.);
transformation of existing infrastructures into more flexible and self-sustainable one;
new entrepreneurial and fundraising models of cultural institutions and events ;
education and training of cultural administrators (policy-makers), arts managers and entrepreneurs (including training of trainers);
establishment and development of new artistic venues and resource centers, linked with cultural policy issues;
cross-cultural communication and intercultural issues.
The following types of projects will receive support:
innovative models of cultural actions at international, national or regional level;
action research projects aimed at practical results and implementation;
seminars, conferences, workshops, training, and other forms of education, organized at a regional level;
public debates and round tables (using media networks), lobbying activities and programs ;
documentation, collection and dissemination of information (sharing of good policy solutions and case-studies- holding "fairs" for the exchange of best practices) .
Cultural journals are also encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to:
regional cooperation and exchange between cultural journals- exchange, co-editions, joint promotion, cross-border distribution and activities;
cooperation between several journals on concrete debate topics of importance for the program's goals;
cultural journals and the Internet - on-line editions or supplements to the editions; portals, discussion places.
GENERAL CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
All applications under the Cultural Policy program component will be reviewed by national and international experts and finally - by the Arts and Culture Sub-Board.
The main criteria are:
strong links of the project with cultural policy issues and its contribution towards long-term structural changes in the cultural field;
the importance and actuality of the project for the cultural practice and the development of an open society;
the project's potential for implementing of innovative cultural practices in the region;
evidences for cooperation with local, national or international partners;
realistic budget , confirming also matching funds;
clear results of the project and possibilities for its long-term continuation;
credibility and professionalism of the institution/the team, involved in the realization of the project.
The maximum grant requested by the Arts and Culture Network Program should not exceed 20 000 $ (which could be part of a long-term project). Matching funds from other sources are encouraged.
The results will be announced by 15 November 2001.
Applications should be submitted in seven full copies (to Soros Alapítvány, 1023 Budapest, Bolyai u. 14.) and in electronic format (to firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications that are not submitted in both electronic and paper formats and by the deadline will not be considered. The application form can be found at www.soros.hu.