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GUIDELINES FOR THE “ARTIVIST CLOSING MANIFESTO’’ GRANT APPLICATIONS

Reference IPA/2020/421-822
“ARTIVIST STAFETË PROJECT”
Financed by the European Union.
Deadline for submission of full application:
3RD OF FEBRUARY 2023 – @17:00 Tirana Local Time

 

MasterPeace, Stichting art.1, Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) & ACT for SOCIETY conjointly announce the open call for “ARTIVIST CLOSING MANIFESTO” funded by the European Delegation in Albania IPA/2020/421-822.

 

Closing Manifesto is the closing action of the Artivist Stafete project. It is to be implemented over a three-month duration with a final 3-days of events (June 7-9, 2023) during which the project results will be showcased, the project’s outcomes will be disseminated and key stakeholders relevant to the project’s execution will be engaged.

 

Applicants will act as coordinators between all involved parties (project team, artists/activists (artivists), venues and stakeholders), as well as being responsible for the delivery of the final result and respective communication and dissemination actions.

 

The action must be implemented between 1st MARCH – 15TH JUNE
Final reporting: 30th JUNE

 

Applicants may apply for a maximum of €34,000 (including all costs)

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Open Call – Pogradec Project Cycle

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the hosting of the Pogradec cycle, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

The call will remain open until  JULY  29TH 2022. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields. 

MasterPeace aims to award one project, the following amount:

 

The maximum amount of financial support EUR 15,000

 

Applications must be submitted in English.

All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:

1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.

2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.

3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which includes:

– Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism and Walls of Connection)

– Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.

– Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcast, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).

– Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.

Who can apply?

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives that operates in Pogradec Region or has previously implemented similar projects in the region are welcome to apply.

Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct

 About us

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. Its work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises.

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 How and when to apply?

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org and at Act for Society official address : 

 Rr: “Bulevardi Bajram Curri”; Nd.280; H.5; Ap.4,Tiranë

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Open Call – Korca Project Cycle

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the hosting of the Durres cycle, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

The call will remain open until  JULY  29TH 2022. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields.

MasterPeace aims to award one project, the following amount:

 

The maximum amount of financial support EUR 15,000

 

Applications must be submitted in English.

All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:

1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.

2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.

3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which includes:

– Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism and Walls of Connection)

– Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.

– Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcast, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).

– Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.

Who can apply?

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives that operates in Dibra Region or has previously implemented similar projects in the region are welcome to apply.

Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct

 

About us

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. Its work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises.

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 How and when to apply?

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org and at Act for Society official address : 

 

 Rr: “Bulevardi Bajram Curri”; Nd.280; H.5; Ap.4,Tiranë

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Open Call – DIBRA Project Cycle

 

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the hosting of the Dibra cycle, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

 

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

 

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

 

The call will remain open until JULY 29TH 2022. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields.

 

MasterPeace aims to award one project, the following amount:

 

The maximum amount of financial support EUR 15,000

 

Applications must be submitted in English.

All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:

1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.

2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.

3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which includes:

– Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism and Walls of Connection)

– Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.

– Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcast, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).

– Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.

 

This Call for Application will be submitted later on also in other Regions: Berat Korce and Pogradec in the upcoming period.

 

Who can apply?

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives that operates in Dibra Region or has previously implemented similar projects in the region are welcome to apply.

 

Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct

 

About us

 

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

 

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. Its work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

 

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises.

 

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 

How and when to apply?

 

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org and at Act for Society official address : 

 

Rr: “Bulevardi Bajram Curri”; Nd.280; H.5; Ap.4,Tiranë

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Open Call BERAT Project Cycle

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the hosting of the Berat cycle, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

 

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity, and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

 

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available at the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

 

The call will remain open until APR 15TH 2022. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields.

 

MasterPeace aims to award one project, the following amount:

 

The maximum amount of financial support EUR 15,000

 

Applications must be submitted in English.

All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:

1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.

2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.

3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which include:

– Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism, and Walls of Connection)

– Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.

– Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcasts, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).

– Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.

 

This Call for Application will be submitted later on also in other Regions: Korce and Pogradec in the upcoming period.

 

Who can apply?

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives that operates in Berat Region or has previously implemented similar projects in the region are welcome to apply.

 

Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct

 

About us

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

 

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. Its work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

 

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises.

 

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 

How and when to apply?

 

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here, and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org and at Act for Society's official address

 

Rr: “Bulevardi Bajram Curri”; Nd.280; H.5; Ap.4,Tiranë

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OPEN CALL FOR MINI-GRANTS/ ElBASAN

ACT for SOCIETY, MasterPeace, Stichting art.1, and OMSA conjointly announce the open call for mini-grants for young people, individuals, and activists in Elbasan, as part of the Artivist Stafetë project, funded by the European Delegation in Albania (IPA/2020/421-822). Through the inclusion of the ‘mini grants’ scheme, we will enable young activists and artists to work on their art advocacy projects and voice their ideas and stories in a creative way.

What is the call open for?

This open call for Mini-Grants is announced under the Artivist Stafetë project that focuses on art and the self-expression of youth through film, podcast, and storytelling events related to young females and LGBTQ+ youth. Young people, individuals, and/or organizations working in the civil society sector from ELBASAN are invited to apply. 

We are looking for young filmmakers, artists, activists, and those who want to express themselves through artivism.

You can apply for the following grants:

  • Short Film (mini-grant up until € 1500)

  • Storytelling / Femme Salon Performance (mini-grant up until € 750)

  • Podcast (up until € 500)

Higher encouragement to apply in the Storytelling and Podcast categories 

Applicants do not have to have prior experience in working with the LGBTI+ young people (18-30) women in difficult economic situations, however, they must demonstrate a very strong willingness to start working on LGBTI+, young people (18-30), and women in difficult economic situations related issues. 

Official Public Launch of the Call – 8th of February 2022.

The deadline for submission of project proposals is the 25th of February 2022.     

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Open Call – Vlora Project Cycle

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the hosting of the Vlora cycle, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

Open Call 12th January 2022

Deadline 11th February 2022

The call will remain open until 11th February 2022 @17:00. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields.

 

MasterPeace aims to award one project, which must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

Minimum:  18 000 EUR

Maximum: 20,000 EUR

Applications must be submitted in English.

All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:

 

1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.

 

2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.

 

3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which includes:

– Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism and Walls of Connection)

– Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.

– Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcast, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).

– Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.

 

This Call for Application will be submitted later on also in other Regions: Diber, Korce, Pogradec and Berat in the upcoming period.

 

Who can apply?

 

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives that operates in Vlora Region or has previously implemented similar projects in the region are welcome to apply.

 

Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct

 

About us

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

 

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. Its work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

 

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises.

 

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 

How and when to apply?

 

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org and at Act for Society official address : 

 

Rruga “Naim Frashëri”,Vila 77, Albania, Tiranë 

Open Call for Small Grants – Durres Cycle

 

OPEN CALL FOR MINI – GRANTS
DURRES CYCLE – ARTIVIST STAFETË PROJECT 

 

Open call announcement      

 

MasterPeace, Stichting art.1, ACT for SOCIETY and OMSA conjointly announce the open call for mini grants for young people, individual and activists in Durrës, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Delegation in Albania (IPA/2020/421-822). Through inclusion of ‘mini grants’ scheme we will enable young activists and artists to work on their art advocacy projects and to voice their ideas and stories in a creative way.

The foreseen impacts are to offer more opportunities for youth to express themselves through arts and equip them with artistic tools. The mini grant program increases stand-alone opportunities and networking opportunities of participants and will hence lead to more outputs to be presented at Tirana is burning film festivals, and exciting hackathons where civil society and youth meet in energizing events, for inclusion and improvement of the lives of LGBTI community in Albania, for awareness raising among different youth and professionals, for LGBTI short films, podcast, exhibition, storytelling performances, and to support young individuals and activists who are eager to improve the Albanian social context.      

 

What is the open call?

 

This open call for Mini-Grants is announced under the Artivist Stafete project that focuses on art and the self expression of youth through film, podcast and storytelling events related to young females and LGBTi youth. Young people, individuals and/or organisations working in the civil society sector are invited  to apply. We are looking for young filmmakers, artists, activists and those who want to express themselves through artivism. You can apply for the following grants.

  1. Short Film (mini-grant up until € 1500,-)

  2. Storytelling / Femme Salon Performance (mini-grant up until € 750,-)

  3. Podcast (up until € 500,-)

 

The amount of funding made available to implement a project under this Open Call for awareness raising on gender equality and/or LGBTI rights mini-grants vary between € 500 – € 1500 depending on the art form. 

 

Criteria  

Your film, presentation, podcast should be about: human rights of LGBTI People, gender equality and Human Rights in general.

  • Short Film (mini-grant up until € 1500,-)

  • The film should be between 10-20 min.

  • The film should have English subtitled;

  • The winner of the grant needs to hand in a letter of consent of people featured in the film;

  • The winner of the grant grants project leaders the right to screen the film in Albania and abroad both online and offline;

  • The winner of the grant agrees that their short film will be distributed on the online hub of the project for wider dissemination;

  • The winner of the grant is responsible for taking care of music rights;

  • The winner of the grant will comply with the Code of Conduct of the project;

  • The winner of the grant and Project leaders are shared rightholder of the final product;

  • The winner of the grant will include logos of project and project partners on the credit list;

  • The film will be completed within 3 months after the signing of the contract;

     

  • Storytelling / Femme Salon Performance (mini-grant up until € 750,-)

  • The storytelling performance should be between 15-30 min.

  • The storytelling performance can be made in Albanian or English language;

  • The winner of the grant grants agrees to perform the performance during Femme Salons and hackathons events;

  • The winner of the grant agrees that their storytelling performance will be recorded and distributed on the online hub of the project for wider dissemination;

  • The winner of the grant is responsible for taking care of music rights;

  • The winner of the grant will comply with the Code of Conduct of the project;

  • The winner of the grant and Project leaders are shared rightsholder of the final product;

  • The storytelling performance will be completed within 3 months after the signing of the contract;

     

  • Podcast (up until € 500,-)

  • The podcast should be between minimum 15 min. or a series of minimum 3 x 5 podcast stories;

  • The film can be made in Albanian or English language;

  • The winner of the grant grants project leaders the right to include the final product on the online hub and other podcast channels;

  • The winner of the grant is responsible for taking care of music rights;

  • The winner of the grant will comply with the Code of Conduct of the project;

  • The winner of the grant and Project leaders are shared rightholder of the final product;

  • The film will be completed within 3 months after the signing of the contract;

 

Overall aims of the open call for mini grants are to:

  • Raise awareness among different groups of young people, of individuals, of professionals and service providers on active citizenship for LGBTI+ ,young people and women in difficult situation and gender-sensitive approaches;

  • Strengthen and empower young LGBT activists from different regions of Albania;

  • Raise awareness on LGBTI issues among the general population through art (eg: through cultural activities/events/campaigns/publications etc.);

  • Strengthen the cooperation between young potential activists and civil society organizations outside of Durres;

 

Who can apply: 

  • Young People. 

  • Individuals. 

  • Registered organizations and with a focus on human rights of LGBTI+and/or media

  • Individuals in cooperation with a registered civil society organization (funds will have to be channeled through the organization). 

  • Priority will be given to young people and individuals, but also to individuals and/or organizations which work outside of Durres, and for projects that focus on the human rights of the LGBTI+People, marginalized young people (18-30 years old) and women in difficult economic situation.

 

How and when to apply?

 

You apply by sending in a video and application form.

  • In the introductory video (max. 3 min) you explain what is your motivation for you to apply for a mini-grant, what is the topic of your project and what is the art form of your project (film, podcast or storytelling) and what artivism means to them. 

  • To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org 

  • If you apply with an organization, additional list of supportive documents to share along with the application:

 

For Organizations:


The abovementioned rules apply for organizations too, but they also need to include the following documents with their application:

  • Court decision.

  • Statute of the organization.     

 

Who are we?

Artivists Stafete is run by 2 NGO’s from Albania and 2 from The Netherlands. Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 focusing on community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status. 

The mission of ACT for SOCIETY Center is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of the Albanian society. Its work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as spearheading decision-making processes. 

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises.. 

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation. 

 

Applicants do not have to have prior experience in working with the LGBTI+,,+,young people (18-30) women in difficult economic situations  community, however, they must demonstrate a very strong willingness to start working on LGBTI+,young people (18-30) and women in difficult economic situations related issues. 

 

The deadline for submission of project proposals is 15th of  Nov 2021

 

Applications must be submitted in English. 

 

For more information on this call, procedure of application and criteria of selection, please do not hesitate to email at artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org 

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Open Call – Elbasan Project Cycle

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the hosting of the Elbasan cycle, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

 

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

 

The call will remain open until November 19th , 2021. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields.

 

MasterPeace  aims to award one  project, which must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

 

Minimum:  18 000 EUR

 

Maximum: 20,000 EUR

 

Deadline November 19th 2021 

 

Applications must be submitted in English.

 

All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:

 

1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.

 

2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.

 

3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which includes:

 

– Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism and Walls of Connection)

 

– Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.

 

– Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcast, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).

 

– Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.

 

This Call for Application will be submitted later on also in other Regions: Diber, Vlora, Korce, Pogradec and Berat in the upcoming period.

 

Who can apply?

 

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives that operates in Elbasan Region or has previously implemented similar projects in the region are welcome to apply.

 

Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct

 

About us

 

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

 

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. It’s work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

 

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises..

 

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 

How and when to apply?

 

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org and at Act for Society official address : 

 

Rruga Rruga “Naim Frashëri”,Vila 77, Albania Tiranë 

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Open Call: Website & Mobile app

 

 “Artivist Stafëte” is a project funded under the grant for Support to Active Citizenship by the European Commission and is funded by the European Union. The project is implemented locally by Dutch organizations MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, in partnership with Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center. This project aims to improve the environment for active citizenship and civic participation by providing civil society sector organizations (CSOs) with tools to grant-marginalized groups and side-lined voices in Albania with instruments to infiltrate the mainstream narrative and democratic dialogue at a local, Albanian and European level.

What is Website & User-friendly Mobile App

The duration of the artivism productions are related to the project implementation involving all rotating cycles and these productions are implemented by other CSOs supported .

– Applicants must have experience creating state-of-art website & maintenance of the page

– Ability to coordinate with sub granted partners and answer their requirements during project implementation   

 

-Applicants must have experience in hosting interactive web pages & mobile applications, with experience to make online tools interactive and engaging for users to utilize.

 

– Constant updates of the website and mobile application with content about the project and different news, updates, and materials related to the project

 

– Ability to attract participants from the target group and potential activities, by creating online