CrossCulture Internships programme (CCP) - Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.) -

CrossCulture Internships programme (CCP) - Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.)

CrossCulture Internships programme (CCP) - Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.)
Applicants from EaP countries

The announcement of the CrossCulture Internships programme (CCP) – Eastern Partnership is carried out by ifa with the assistance of the German diplomatic missions in the six countries involved: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Applications have to be sent via e-mail to ifa.


The CrossCulture Internships programme for the a.m. countries targets young professionals or voluntarily engaged individuals permanently involved in an organisation or institution in one of the following fields of activity:
- human rights, migration & refugees
- political education & youth participation
- intercultural dialogue, mediation & reconciliation
- media
- renewable energy
Applicants need to have a good command of English and/or German and should be aged between 23 and 45 years. Furthermore, the applicants must be in good health: Their physical as well as mental working capacity must be sufficient for the requirements of a longer stay abroad and the essential work requirements of the internship.
Currently enrolled university students will not be considered for selection.


The interns' travel and subsistence expenses are covered by programme funds. This includes a monthly grant of 550 Euro, travel costs to Germany and urban public transport, as well as visa fees, health insurance and accommodation. The latter is either a private room in a shared flat (according to gender), a private room in a host family or a small furnished apartment. Accommodation includes cost for electricity, water and heating; whereas telephone and internet facilities are not included.


Selection Procedure

The filled in and signed application forms along with a passport picture are submitted via email to ifa in Stuttgart, Germany:

Application deadline is 21 June 2015 (date of receipt at ifa). Only complete e-mail
applications will be processed!
Please pay attention to the technical requirements of e-mail applications (refer to the application guideline 2015).

The CCP team at ifa in Stuttgart, Germany will screen all applications according to a set of
criteria. Candidates might be invited for an interview either at the German Embassy or via
phone/skype. The final selection of CrossCulture Internships participants is done in
cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office.

The nomination of the participants will be announced in early July. Letters of refusal will be
sent without further explanations end of July. No one has a legal right to be selected for the
CrossCulture Internships programme..
Call for Applications: Tandem Shaml cultural managers exchange program
Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change makers from the Arab Region and Europe.

For the upcoming round, Tandem Shaml offers 18 cultural organisations, 9 from Europe and 9 from the Arab Region, the unique opportunity to establish cross-border cooperation links.

This exchange and knowledge development programme allows cultural professionals from many different disciplines to acquire skills required for engaging in long-term partnerships. The Tandem process provides hands-on possibilities for getting real insights into European and Arab cultural scenes. Participants will gain practical experiences in collaborating with rapidly changing fields in both regions.

Tandem Shaml is based on the organisers’ belief that working together on tangible cross-border initiatives creates fruitful cultural dialogue among different groups and engages and exposes distant communities to each other.


Who is Tandem Shaml for?

Tandem Shaml is designed to strengthen participants’ skills in the field of cross-cultural collaboration and organisational management. The programme addresses both young and experienced cultural managers and project coordinators with good command of English that represent independent cultural organisations that are well connected and active in their local communities.


What does the programme look like?

Tandem Shaml starts with a Partnership Forum from 15-20 September 2015. During the forum up to 12 shortlisted European cultural managers and their 12 Arab counterparts will identify their ideal collaboration partner and work on a co-creative project plan. The 9 most promising partnerships will be invited to the Kick-Off Meeting, taking place from 26-31 January 2016. Between February and November, participants join their Tandem partners during 10 to 14-day mutual professional Placements. During the placements, participants will work on their joint pilot project and gain insights in each other’s practices, communities and networks. At the Interim Meeting in June 2016, participants will exchange their placement experiences before presenting the results of their one year collaboration at the Final Meeting in November 2016.


What does Tandem Shaml offer?

Ongoing expert advice for the development of the cross-border collaborations and the artistic and cultural co-productions
Travel and subsistence reimbursement for all meetings, as well as start-up funding (max. EUR 5.000) for each collaboration project
Becoming a part of the TANDEM network including more than 150 cultural managers coming from around 90 cities in wider Europe and the Arab region.
How to Apply?

Application deadline is end-of-day 22 June, 2015 (midnight CET).

For necessary information on conditions of participation, please check these FAQs in Arabic andEnglish.

For Arab applicants: please fill in the Arabic online application form.
Contact: Silvana George ( for further inquiries.

For European applicants: please fill in the English online application form.
Contact: Hatem Salama ( for further inquiries.

Selection of applicants and invitations for the Partner Forum will be announced by mid-July, 2015.

Tandem Shaml – Cultural Managers Exchange Europe – Arab Region – is an initiative which was developed by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and MitOst (Berlin) in collaboration with Culture Resource (Arab Region). The programme is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart), Stichting DOEN (Amsterdam), British Council (MENA Region) and Mimeta (Norway).

Pina Bausch Fellowship 2016 for Dance and Choreography
To discover a language for life – the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation follow up on Pina Bausch’s credo with a co-developed grant programme and award the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography for the first time in 2016.


The Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography offers:
• grants for a temporary residence at renowned institutions for dance and choreography abroad
• a non-paid participation in an ensemble or a placement with a choreographer at home or abroad
• the studies of dance techniques with renowned personalities at home or abroad

The scholarship holders get to discover new forms of expression and to extend their repertoire of movements in order to spur their artistic development. Each fellowship can take a minimum of three months and no longer than six months. It includes a monthly allowance of 2.500 Euros and one-time travel expenses. Up to four fellowships are granted each year.

The Fellowship is promoted internationally and aims at single artists from the fields of dance and choreography (dancers and choreographers). They can apply if they meet the following requirements:

Personal requirements for dancers
• university / academic degree in dance and / or two years professional experience with a renowned ensemble

Personal requirements for choreographers
• independent creation of at least one production with a public performance in the last three years

Isa Köhler
T +49 202 261588-18
Kathrin Peters
T +49 202 261588-17


Application is possible between June 1st and October 1st, 2015 and online only on

The application procedure requires:
• letter of motivation
• CV in tabular form
• information on the planned date and duration of the stay
• letter of intent from the cooperating partner (e.g. an ensemble, a renowned person or institution from the field of dance or choreography)
• press cuttings (optional)
• video material

For choreographers
a selection of public performances (no more than three videos)

For dancers
a selection of performances in artistic productions (no more than two videos) and a recording of an artistic performance based on a task that they set for themselves (one video, no longer than five minutes)

The grant holders are selected by an international panel and will be announced in mid-December 2015. The panel’s decision is final and incontestable.

The selected participants take part in an introductory week in Wuppertal from January 27th to 31st, 2016. Following the end of the fellowship, they introduce their results with a lecture in Wuppertal.


East European Performing Arts Platform
The Centre for Culture in Lublin
20−007 Lublin, Poland
Peowiaków 12 Street

+48 81 466 61 18 » » 

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