East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Culture Bridges: international mobility and cooperation grants from British Council Ukraine


Deadlines for Fifth Call: 9 & 31 January 2019


Culture Bridges supports the development of the cultural sector in Ukraine and enables it to engage more effectively with cultural organisations and operators in the European Union (EU). The programme was launched in November 2017 and will run till October 2020.

The programme is funded by the EU as part of its support for the implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, and is managed by the British Council in partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Ukraine.


Culture Bridges fifth call opened 20 November 2018 offering grants in three programme categories. International Mobility grants of up to 4,000 Euro are available for professional travel/study in EU member countries or Ukraine. National Cooperation Project grants of up to 10,000 Euro are available to Ukrainian institutions located in at least two non-neighbouring regions of Ukraine for the implementation of joint projects . And International Cooperation Projects organised between cultural operators working in Ukraine and EU countries are eligible for grants of up to 50,000 Euro.

Application Submission Deadlines for Culture Bridges Grants: 

  • International Mobility Projects – 9 January 2019
  • National and International Cooperation Projects – 31 January 2019

The programme's four previous programme calls have shown the significant demand within the cultural and creative sectors for international cooperation opportunities, with 1,333 grant applications received, of which 1,130 (84%) were from Ukraine. The largest number of applications was received in the sectors of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, visual arts, festivals, creative spaces and cooperation platforms. In the first year of its operation, Culture Bridges has awarded more than half a million euros in grants to 71 projects, 41 of which have already been implemented 

For additional information please contact [email protected]


To find out more, visit culturebridges.eu