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

communities that are engaging to the target group.

 

– Part of an interactive network of other CSOs that could be invited for training and activities during project implementation

 

Deadline: 30th of September 2021 

 

Available Budget

 

The available budget for the website and mobile application  sub-granting is of   :

 

Website Development is 11 300 EUR

 

– Mobile Application ( digital artivism application ) is 10 500 EUR

 

Payment allocations are to be made after contract signing

 

Eligible Applicants

 

The current Call for Proposals seeks to support  applications that can be combined as a consortium of CSO and private ICT company OR a partnership between CSO and a private company, OR CSO  that would provide mobile applications and website application  as separated services from one to another and that are willing to engage as  service providers to our target groups including hosted activities on advocacy, citizenship  action as our main core of the project, working in the following thematic areas:

Applicant’s main tasks, responsibilities, and competencies ( among others)

 

Main tasks:

  • Successful applicants will be in charge of creating the web development and web- maintenance. This entails the timely implementation of all programming, design and connectivity details throughout the grant’s duration.

  • Successful applicants will be in charge of creating the front-end mobile app development and monitoring application throughout the grant’s duration

  • Successful applicants will be in charge of the on-going administration of the web  space, as if , therefore ensuring the appropriate use of the web & mobile application , ensuring the timely distribution of information to its users, and the overall user experience within the space.

 

Competences:

  • Applicants must have proven experience in online interaction and engagement, as well as in the recollection and processing of traffic and user feedback with which to implement a constant improvement of the space’s usability.

  • Likewise, applicants must have proven experience in creating, maintaining and developing user- friendly mobile application.

 

Please note that the deadline is 

 

30th of September 2021 

For more information: We will host an (online) info session on 9th of September 

 

How to apply?

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

For further information regarding this call, the procedure of application, and criteria of selection, please contact
artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org

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Open Call: Online Hub

 “Artivist Stafetë” 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 (i) 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 Artivist Stafete ONLINE HUB?

The project will have both an online component as well as a physical component. Part of the latter, is the ONLINE HUB, a multi-disciplinary space in which participants of the training, CSO employees, and the general public can produce, disseminate and interact with the project’s creative, intellectual, and dissemination outputs and activities. As such, the ONLINE HUB space is essential to the project’s effective execution and successful completion.

The online space is projected as a meeting and mingling space for actors from the civil society sector, activists, artists, and the general public. All participating organizations connect through the online creative hub platform which enables them to share experiences, bond and work, equipping themselves in soft skill competencies through access to our toolkit with filmmaking and podcast features, as well as key editing software (Adobe Premiere for film, Audacity for podcast and Canva for Walls of Connection). Thus, all participating organizations engage in an online user-friendly platform that functions as both archive as well as forums for the project. The realized products (films, podcasts) will be also hosted on the platform, driving traffic to it from diverse dissemination tools. Also, the online hub is open for any individual, activists, artist or CSO in Albania who wishes to partake in it. 

Thematic/ Focus Areas

– Applicants must have experience in hosting interactive trainings on online platform, with experience to make online tools interactive and engaging for users to utilize. 

– Providing online tools on artivism methodologies and interaction for our target group, (some of the tools will be advised by the contracting authority) 

– Ability to attract participants from the target group and potential activities, by creating online communities that are engaging to the target group.

– Part of an interactive network of other CSOs that could be invited for training and activities

The online hub is a website which should function as:

> a virtual place which connects all participants (organisations and individuals); 

> a virtual place which tells our project visually and inspires and connects through stories;

> a digital interactive hosting space for all the produced art works (think of short films, documentary films, podcasts, online photo gallery);

> an online community for all those participating in the project and stakeholders who are interested in the project result;

> online environment where participants can find our training methodologies;

> online environment where storage links to (vimeo / dropbox);

> online environment with links to editing programs and manuals of these programs/

> Providing  a subscription to ICT tools for production of audio and video (Audacity for podcasts, Zoom account, video Editing Tool /Adobe Premiere (Film-editing)), Canva for design

 

> online environment where calls are launched / central information point;

> online environment which connects our offline and online activities; as participants can access different information, live streaming, activities 

> online calendar with project activities   which includes a collective of cultural activities that showcases the project in the city 

Details:

Deadline: 6th of September 2021

Eligibale Application 

The current Call for Proposals seeks to support a consortium of lead applicant of CSO and co-applicant of (private ICT) or (ICT-based organization) OR a 

(partnership between CSO and private or other form of  ICT company) 

OR (CSO that would outsource ICT to a private company as a service provider or any ICT-based organization) including activities on advocacy, citizenship  action as our main core of the project

Budget 

Min. 24 500 EUR

Max 26 550 EUR

How to apply?

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

For further information regarding this call, the procedure of application, and criteria of selection, please contact


artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org

OPEN CALL FOR MINI-GRANTS/ TIRANA

MasterPeace, Stichting art.1, ACT for SOCIETY, and OMSA conjointly announce the open call for mini-grants for young people, individuals,s and activists in Tirana, 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 Stafete 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 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)

     

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

 

 

The deadline for submission of project proposals is 13h of August 2021

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Open Call – Durres 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 establishment of a CREATIVE HUB in Tirana, 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 organizations 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 26th, 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:  18 500 EUR

Maximum: 20,000 EUR

NOTE: Extension of the deadline regarding the submission of project proposals 
NEW DEADLINE: 31st August 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 of 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: Elbasan, 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 in Durres 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 training, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises...

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visualization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing training in non-formal methodologies, the organization 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

On June  30th, 2021, the project partners (Master Peace, Stitching Ar, Act for Society, and OMSA) will organize a 1-day info session for potential grant applicants to inform them about the Call and to provide guidance on developing successful grant proposals.

A prior announcement will be made in the following days for the venue, agenda, etc.

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Open Call- Tirana Project Cycle

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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 establishment of a CREATIVE HUB in Tirana, 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 organizations 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 JUNE 7th 2021 at 17:00 (Albanian time). 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:  14 500 EUR

Maximum: 17 500 EUR


 
The deadline for submission of project proposals is JUNE 7th 2021 at 17:00 (Albanian time)
 
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 of 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: Durres, Elbasan, 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 in Albania 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 organization 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

Deadline for requesting any clarifications from the Sub Granting Authority May 21th 2021.

 Last date on which clarifications are issued by the Sub Granting Authority May 27th 2021.

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                         Open Call Physical Hub

 

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 establishment of a CREATIVE HUB in Tirana, 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 May 4th, 2021

 

 Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance large-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:  57.000 EUR

Maximum: 75.000 EUR

 

 

The deadline for submission of project proposals is May 4th 2021

 

Applications must be submitted in English.

  • About the space

Starting May 2021 and running through to June 2023, the Creative Hub space will be the core of the Artivist Stafetë project, hosting creative production and showcasing activities for a wide array of local and international audiences. Within the space, local facilitators will work with target audiences on their most urgent democratic and human rights concerns, channeling their outputs through a nation-wide network of CSOs and grassroots active citizenship organizations.

Additionally, and throughout its duration, the space will host a series of cultural offerings, specifically linked to human rights & active-citizenship initiatives: exhibitions; film screenings; democratic participation workshops; talks and debates; awareness raising events; artivists hackathons, etc. These activities will be organized by local facilitators in collaboration with the Albanian civil society sector at large.

  • Applicant’s main tasks and responsibilities

Successful applicants will be in charge of finding and leasing a suitable space, as well as implementing the interior layout and design. Throughout the project’s 2-year duration, the Creative Hub grantees will also be in charge of administrating the space during its opening hours in close coordination with OMSA and ACT for SOCIETY Center. The administration tasks include hiring two local part-time coordinator-hosts. This includes special attention to key events and activities which will be held in the space. As this space will work in close coordination with civil society organizations throughout Albania, successful applicants must ensure and facilitate adequate internet connectivity throughout its opening hours. Lastly and in light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the space must adhere to health and safety regulations which ensure the wellbeing of staff and users throughout its existence.

For further details see the Artivist Stafetë Creative Hub guidelines, here

  • Who can apply?

All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene and grassroots initiatives in Albania are welcome to apply. Organizations with experience in activism causes 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 (see here for more details).

 

 

2.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 organization seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

 

3.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

 

 

On the 16th of  Apr 2021 the project partners (Master Peace, Stiching Ar, Act for Society and OMSA) will organize a 1-day info session in Tirana for potential grant applicants to inform them about the Call and to provide guidance on developing successful grant proposals. Prior announcement will be made in the following days for the venue, agenda etc.

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