Photo by Share on Bazaar

Photo by Share on Bazaar

Earlier this summer we announced the 2017 R&D grantees – the 25 Idea Makers, participants of the Idea Camp in Madrid, who received a grant to develop their idea into a project. Some of them will be traveling to complete residencies at Subtopia, one of the Connected Action for the Commons hubs, and Medialab Prado, 2016 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture laureate.

In the upcoming months, ECF introduces you to the projects and grantees who are participating in this programme.

We are starting the series with Volunteer Palestine and Share on Bazaar who will be working at Subtopia. Read more.



news & events

ECF is partnering with the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum which takes place from 13-17 September 2017.

Join leading policy makers, cultural thinkers and business leaders to define and tackle the critical questions about the world at this moment. We are at a remarkable crossroads in history, where recent events are challenging the arc of progress and prosperity and upending fundamental beliefs about globalization and the enduring nature of democracy.

Find out more in our Events section.


open calls

ECF, MitOst and Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018) present Tandem Fryslân – a cultural collaboration programme that aims to strengthen regional communities in Fryslân (NL) and elsewhere in Europe. In 2018, Leeuwarden-Fryslân will be the European Capital of Culture. Through LF2018, ideas from the communities of the Frisian region will travel across Europe and new European ideas will come to Fryslân.

Are you working in the field of arts and culture and longing to tackle community challenges in your region? Do you and want to engage internationally to grow your work? Would you like to collaborate with peers facing similar issues in their home regions and learn from their experiences? Then Tandem Fryslân is for you!

Application is now open! Find out more on the Tandem website.