Idea Camp 2017, photo by César Lucas Abreu.

Idea Camp 2017, photo by César Lucas Abreu.


In 2014, 2015 and 2017, we launched an open call to submit innovative ideas that address Europe-wide issues. A selection of 50 applicants from different sectors and countries were invited to attend an Idea Camp - a three-day incubator workshop with opportunities to network, find new partners for collaboration, develop ideas and take part in training.

Each edition, twenty-five of these projects received Research & Development (R&D) grants of up to €10.000 to take their ideas to the next level.



Since 2016, we also run artist-in-residency programmes, connecting our R&D grantees to our wider European network.

Grantees are invited to develop their projects further at our Connected Action for the Commons hub Subtopia, and ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture laureate Medialab-Prado