Culture of Solidarity Fund

The European Cultural Foundation teamed up with Culture Action Europe to map emergency initiatives and measures carried out across Europe that address the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on culture, arts, creative sectors, with the aim to identify key challenges and possible gaps, or needs, yet unaddressed by the policymakers.

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Grants can be used for financing a wide range of activities ranging from seed money for entirely new initiatives to (co-) funding for scaling up already existing ideas to a European level. Grants can cover production-, rental costs, online co-working and communication tools. They can also be used to cover expert fees, staff- and operational costs.


The Fund support imaginative cultural initiatives – big or small – that reinforce solidarity and deal with the aftermaths of the pandemic for European societies.


To strengthen European countries despite the closing of borders due to the pandemic.

Post Covid artist support.

Who is it for?

Cultural actors impacted by the Covid pandemic or showing solidarity by artistic/cultural actions across European borders: Artists, individuals, collectives, independent cultural organizations, cultural Institutions and professionals.



Duration of stay

Supports online exchange due to Covid measures.

Financing amounts

Supports online exchange due to Covid measures.

Source of funding

The Fund has grants available in three amounts:

Small: up to 12.500€

Medium: from 12.500 to 25.000€

Large: from 25.000 to 40.000€

Type of activity

Community event, Exchange, Fair/Exhibition, Lessons, Mobility, Residency, Seminar, Summer camp, Training, Tour, Workshop, Research Fellowships

Type of sector

Arts, Audio-visual arts, Digital arts, Digital media arts, Media arts, Performing arts, Visual arts, Contemporary art, Virtual media art, Plastic arts, Applied arts