Open call “Culture Helps / Культура допомагає”

Insha Osvita (UA) and zusa (DE) offer collaboration grants for integration through culture. Deadline for applications is August 3, 2023.

Open Calls · June 20, 2023

Insha Osvita (UA) and zusa (DE) within the project “Culture Helps / Культура допомагає” co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme offer collaboration grants to non-profit organisations that are public or private bodies, based in Ukraine and other Creative Europe country.

The Collaboration grants programme offers support for cultural organisations that emphasises work with people, who have been forced to move to safer regions of Ukraine or Creative Europe countries because of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The project idea must be focused on displaced people or refugees, facilitate their integration into new contexts through culture to promote dialogue and mutual understanding, and offer activities that respond to processing war trauma and support of their mental health. Additional efforts should be put into involving families and children in the project activities. The proposed activities can have the form of workshops, co-creation processes, educational projects, art therapy or similar.

It is possible to team up for 2 or 3 partner organisations to prepare the collaboration. In the case of 3 organisations, 2 organisations can be registered in Ukraine and 1 in another CE country, or 1 in Ukraine and 2 in different other CE countries.

Deadline for applications is August 3, 2023, 23:59 Kyiv time.
Further information, see FTOP.

Organisations without existing partners who are interested in applying for grants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of online moderated community calls that will serve as a helpdesk, providing assistance with grant applications and facilitating matchmaking between organisations. For Further info, contact culturehelps[at]

  • “Culture helps” includes 3 calls for Collaboration grants, which will be announced in 2023-2024.
  • The next call will be launched in August 2023. Each call will support around 10 project grants.
  • 50% of the total grants are expected to be disbursed in Ukraine, 50% in other Creative Europe countries.
  • Maximum amount of the grant is €25.000 for collaboration between two organisations, maximum €40.000 for collaboration between three organisations.
  • “Culture Helps / Культура допомагає” — a project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme under a dedicated call for proposals to support Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and Creative Sectors. This project is implemented by Insha Osvita (UA) and zusa (DE).

[Photo source: FB @zusaculture.]