Tandem Ukraine

Applications Due 17.4 2019. Programme supports social change through cultural action by providing a platform for project initiators to develop new skills, innovate practices and connect to international networks. It offers a space to build sustainable partnerships that can grow through shared values.

The goal is (1) to support newcomers in entering the international cultural stage; (2) to enable more experienced actors to reinvent their roles; and (3) to explore and develop cross-border collaborations between Ukraine and its neighbouring regions.

Open to candidates from newly-developed or more-established cultural initiatives, public institution, civil society organisations, and socially engaged companies based in Ukraine or neighbouring regions (e.g. Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Baltics or Balkans).

Each Tandem will consist of between two and four partners which represent different levels of experience. One or two of the partners will be based in Ukraine and the others in a country from the neighbouring regions.

After the Partner Forum, Tandems go on a working placement, to explore and gain an insight into the local context of the partner(s) in Ukraine. With this inside knowledge, the collaboration partners will develop a joint pilot project, which will serve as a space for learning, innovation and engagement.

Tandems get the opportunity to receive funding to implement the pilot project in the framework of the programme. Throughout the year, participants meet for networking, workshops and peer-to-peer exchange. At the end of the programme, there is a final presentation, time for reflection and the opportunity to connect with the growing Tandem network.