European Association for Jewish Culture 




Questions and Answers 

Who can apply for a grant?

Individuals or small groups of artists.

You can apply if 

You are an artist or cultural presenter with specialized training in the relevant field; have at least 2 years' practice and a record of achievement in the relevant field. 

You are a citizen or long-term resident (minimum 5 years' residence) in one of the European countries listed below: 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia.

Regarding the other criteria and conditions please refer to the guidelines contained in the Application Forms and Eligibility Requirements.

Why are applicants from the countries of the Former Soviet Union not included in the grants programmes?

The current resources of the Association are not sufficient to include the countries of the Former Soviet Union.

What kinds of projects can be applied for in 2012?

The types of projects are listed on the Schedule of Current Grants Programmes and outlined in the Application forms

Grants for other art forms and activities listed under Grant Programmes will be scheduled in the coming years. They will be announced on this website.

What kinds of projects are excluded from the grant programmes?

i. Capital projects (relating to buildings or infrastructures).
ii. Establishment and running costs of new and existing organizations, institutions and cultural venues are outside the scope of the Association's grants. 

How are successful applications selected?

The applications are processed in four stages:

1. Applications are screened by the Secretariat for eligibility and compliance with application guidelines, including taking-up of references.

2. Shortlisted applications are submitted to expert advisers in the relevant fields for their opinion.

3. Recommendations by expert advisers are reviewed by a Selection Committee.

4. The Selection Committee recommendations are validated by the Board of the Association.

How long does it take before the grants are announced?

Three months from the application closing date.

What is the value of individual grants?

The range of grants for each grant programme is specified in the application forms

Who is funding the grants of the European Foundation for Jewish Culture?

The grants are funded by a private charitable endowment fund. In the first year of its existence, the Association also benefitted from a grant of the European Commission Culture 2000 programme. It is hoped that additional new funders will contribute to the grant programmes in the future.

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