CONNECTED ACTION FOR THE COMMONS

We work with Culture 2 Commons, Les Têtes de l’Art, Oberliht,  Platoniq, Krytyka Polityczna and Subtopia to support participatory processes which contribute to more open and democratic societies in our Connected Action for the Commons network. 

IDEA CAMP

Annually we launch have an open call for cultural change-makers to attend an Idea Camp where they address innovative ideas on European issues. Attendees are eligible for R&D grants to further their ideas.

TANDEM

Our Tandem cultural managers exchange programme is a result of the European Neighbourhood programme and supports cultural change-makers across wider Europe.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information about our work, to partner with us or to support us, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team and connect with us through our social media channels. 

GRANTS

Our grants support artistic and cultural expression across wider Europe. Our Step Beyond Travel Grant scheme is currently accepting applications. 

AWARDS

The ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture is an annual award given to cultural change-makers whose work highlights the importance of culture for an inclusive Europe. From 2004 to 2013, we also supported the Cultural Policy Research Award, which enabled a young generation of researchers to take a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research that can inform policy-making and benefit practitioners active in the field.

PARTNERSHIPS

We greatly value our partnerships and build connections with other foundations, organisations, businesses and the media, as well as connecting with interested individuals.

ADVOCACY

We connect civil society with policy, allowing them to influence policy debate at all levels, from local to European and neighbouring countries.

EVENTS

Together with our partners, we co-host events in the Netherlands, Brussels and across wider Europe, such as events around the Dutch Presidency of the EU in 2016. Every year, we organise the prestigious ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture and the Idea Camp.

DOC NEXT NETWORK

Doc Next Network is a partnership with four cultural organisations working with young media-makers across Europe. A project of the network is Remapping Europe – a Remix Project highlighting the migrant’s perspective.  

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R&D

Research & Development at ECF engages a variety of stakeholders and research partners in reflection, action research and pilot projects reinforcing our theme Connecting Culture, Communities and Democracy.

LIBRARY

Meet the people we work with and browse through our online Library to access a rich selection of content including books, project archives, reports, essays, comics, audio recordings and videos.  

ONLINE COMMUNITY

Join ECF labs, our online community focusing on arts and culture, where you can share views, projects, news and create your own labs focusing on topics you care about.