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Grant proposal writing course: ACP-EU Grants for arts & culture

The EU-funded Transcultura Programme has launched a call for applications for the “Grant Proposal Writing – ACP-EU Grants for Arts & Culture”, a free online training course for  young artists, creaties cultural professionals and entrepreneurs within the creative and cultural industries.

What’s this training course about ?

The training will support grantees to apply to the upcoming grant round launched by ACP-EU Culture – Creative Caribbean in 2023. The knowledge and skills gained during the course will enable participants to apply to this sub-granting scheme and secure funds that will support their cultural and creative projects.

What is it covering ?

Over a four week period, participants will take part in a ‘bootcamp’ style training course, with three guided learning sessions each week. Expert trainers will help participants to understand the funding requirements and support participants to shape their ideas to the funder’s needs. As well as guided learning sessions, regular Q&As and small group coaching with expert fundraisers will support participants to apply the learning immediately, as well as draft and shape their potential funding applications to the Creative Caribbean grant schemes.

Topics covered will include:

  • Detailed information about the ACP-EU Grants for culture programme, which is administered by Creative Caribbean in the Caribbean region;
  • Eligibility criteria, and overcoming eligibility challenges in order to apply successfully to the grants programme;
  • A detailed overview of the Creative Caribbean schemes and sub-strands that applicants can apply to to fund projects and initiatives;
  • A thorough overview of the application form, looking at model answers, and specific sessions focussing on each application form question;
  • Q&A sessions and small group coaching sessions for each topic area of the course.

Who’s eligible ?

  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of one of the following Caribbean countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Applicants must be young Caribbean professionals aged 18-35 working in culture and the creative industries, including artists, creatives and cultural entrepreneurs. You could be an individual artist, creative, or part of an artistic company, festival, NGO or community group, operating in any of the below fields:
    • Cultural and Natural Heritage (museums, historical places, archeological sites, cultural landscapes, natural heritage);
    • Performance and Celebration (performing arts, live music, dance, festivals, feasts and fairs);
    • Visual Arts and Crafts (fine arts, photography, crafts);
    • Books and Press (books, newspapers, magazines, libraries, book fairs);
    • Audio-visual and Interactive Media (film, TV and radio, streaming, podcasts, video games);
    • Design and Creative Services (architecture, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, advertising).
  • Applicants must meet the three basic eligibility criteria of the Creative Caribbean grant schemes:
    • Legal person (registered sole trader or self employed); established 3 years from the date of application in one of the 15 eligible countries.


    • Person associated with a legal entity or registered organisation (including professional arts organisation, guild, community organisation, cultural association, non-profit organisation, festival, secondary/tertiary institution, government ministry, departments and agencies, national or regional examining bodies, professional association, local authority, quasi government organisation).
    • Have directly implemented, during the last three years, at least one project in the cultural and creative sector.
    • Be responsible for the preparation and management of the activities being funded.

How to apply ?

Find out the terms of participation HERE!


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