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Programme name

Culture

Programme objective

Development of cultural cooperation, entrepreneurship in the cultural sector and the management of cultural heritage

Programme Area

  • Cultural heritage management
  • Access to culture and art
  • Promotion of audience development concept
  • Increase of knowledge about Jewish cultural heritage
  • Strengthening of cooperation between institutions / organizations from Poland, as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Programme budget

EUR 88 million, including:

  • EUR 75 million from the EEA Financial Mechanism
  • EUR 13 million – national contribution

Programme Operator

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (MKiDN)

Donor Programme Partners*

*Donor States of the EEA and Norway Grants: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein

Eligible Beneficiaries

  • public cultural institutions
  • state archives
  • art schools and art colleges
  • churches and religious associations
  • non-governmental organizations active in the field of culture
  • local government units
  • entrepreneurs operating in the cultural and creative sectors
  • entities managing facilities individually inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List or recognized by the President of the Republic of Poland as Historical Monuments

Project funding

Grant amount

  • from EUR 0.5 up to 3.5 million – for sub-measures: renovation and revitalization of cultural heritage and innovative use of infrastructure for the presentation of cultural heritage
  • from EUR 0.1 up to 0.5 million as part of improving access to culture and art
  • in addition: EUR 0.6 million from Bilateral Cooperation Fund, which enrich the basic budget of the Programme

Project funding level

up to 85% of eligible costs

Partnership at the project level with institutions from the Donor States

  • calls for proposals under the area of ​​improving cultural heritage management - projects can be implemented in partnership, but this is not required
  • calls for proposals under the area of ​​improving access to culture and art - projects must be implemented in partnership with institutions from Donor States

Method of selecting projects 

I.  Calls for proposals

Subjects of the calls

1.  Renovation and revitalization of cultural heritage

Monuments entered in the register of monuments kept by the Provincial Conservator of Monuments

2.  Innovative use of infrastructure for the presentation of cultural heritage

Infrastructure not included in the register of monuments kept by the Provincial Conservator of Monuments

3.  Improving access to culture and art

The projects will serve the development of cultural cooperation between creators, participants of cultural life and cultural institutions, as well as strengthening bilateral relations between Poland and Donor States, will contribute to strengthening the competence of specialists in the cultural, cultural heritage and creative sectors. Projects can be implemented in all areas of culture and art, such as music and performing arts, visual arts (including film festivals), cultural heritage, creative sectors, literature and art criticism, archives, cultural and artistic education, as well as in others that are part of the Programme’s purposes.

Schedule of calls for proposals under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

Current schedule

Detailed information about calls for proposals under the Programme

Programme Operator's website (MKiDN):

II.  Pre-defined projects

The Programme also finances a pre-defined project in the field of protection and popularizing Jewish heritage.

Project title:  Jewish Cultural Heritage

Project description:  The aim of the project is to protect and popularize Jewish heritage through innovative educational programmes, lowering barriers to access to culture, building national and international partnerships, and expanding and sharing historical resources for educational, research and exhibition purposes.

Project promoter:  POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Donor project partner:

  • Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Minority Research in Oslo
  • Jewish Museum in Oslo
  • Jewish Museum in Trondheim
  • Falstad Center in Ekne
  • Wergeland Centre in Oslo

Polish project partner:  Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

Budget:  EUR 10 million

More information

Contact details of the Programme Operator

Programme’s Website

Events

1.  Signing the agreement on the “Culture” Programme during the conference launching the 3rd edition of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 in Poland (September 12, 2019):

2.  Meeting launching the “Culture” Programme (November 26, 2019):