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Power Station++ | Mobility programme for cultural professionals

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Power Station++ is a non-reimbursable funding programme for internships and travel grants for professionals working in the cultural field, run by the Center for Projects of the Municipality of Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Power Station++ Programme | Mobilities for cultural professionals is part of Power Station, the component of the National Cultural Programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" dedicated to increasing the capacity of the cultural sector, implemented by the Center for Projects of the Municipality of Timișoara.


Call for potential host organisations

Register your interest to host a cultural professional from Timișoara


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Who can apply

The funding programme is addressed to applicants who are at least 18 years old or to authorised natural persons, Romanian or foreign, active in the cultural field.

Professionals from the cultural sector are encouraged to participate: artists, cultural managers, producers, curators, art critics, financial managers, cultural mediators, researchers, cultural communication professionals, cultural policy professionals, other occupations in the area of technical or administrative support for the cultural scene, regardless of employment status, freelancers, etc.


Budget and characteristics

Total budget: 1,000,000 RON

 


Budget allocated for internships: 500,000 RON (~101,500 EURO / ~111,500 USD), of which:

  • Inbound* internships: 200,000 RON
  • Outbound** internships: 300,000 RON

Ceilings (maximum values of the requested non-reimbursable funding)

  • Inbound* internships: max. 15,000 RON
  • Outbound** internships: max. 20,000 RON

Instalments of the non-reimbursable funding

  • Instalment 1: max. 85% (after signing the grant contract)
  • Instalment 2: min. 15% (after submission and verification of the activity report)

* Internships hosted by organisations from Timișoara for national/international professionals
** Internships hosted by national/international organisations outside Timișoara, for professionals from Timișoara

 


Budget allocated for travel grants: 500,000 RON (~101,500 EURO / ~111,500 USD), of which:

  • Inbound* travels: 200,000 RON
  • Outbound** travels: 300,000 RON

Ceilings (maximum values of the requested non-reimbursable funding)

  • Inbound* travels: max. 10,000 RON
  • Outbound** travels: max. 15,000 RON

Instalments of the non-reimbursable funding

  • Instalment 1: max. 85% (after signing the grant contract)
  • Instalment 2: min. 15% (after submission and verification of the activity report

* Travel grants to Timișoara for national/international professionals
** National/international travel grants outside Timișoara, for professionals active in Timișoara

 

The beneficiary will identify and attract complementary sources of funding of at least 1% (percentage of the total budget, i.e. the budget including the requested grant and complementary sources of funding).

The complementary source of funding cannot come from another application/project funded by the Center for Projects of the Municipality of Timisoara.

An applicant may submit only one application to this funding programme.


Calendar
15 September 2023

Launch of the funding programme


2 October 2023

Start registration


> 2 October 2023

Continuous process of registration, evaluation and contracting – until the allocated budgets are exhausted.

The stages that an application will go through for funding are as follows:

Stage 1
Registration in the mobility programme – submission of the funding application, together with the requested documents according to the Applicant's Guide (Chapter 8).

Stage 2
Administrative compliance and eligibility check. Publishing the result of the verification. Submission and resolution of any appeals.

Stage 3
Evaluation of applications. Publication of the evaluation result.

Stage 4
Signing the funding agreement. Payment of the first instalment, based on the payment request or, as the case may be, the invoice issued by the beneficiary.

Please note:

The registration deadline (considering that the allocated budget is not used up by then) is 15 April 2024.

The maximum period from registration until the publication of the evaluation result is 14 calendar days.

Within a maximum of 7 calendar days from the publication of the evaluation result, the funding agreement is signed. The expenses for which funding is requested can only be carried out after the date of signing the agreement, during its execution.
After completing the mobility, within no more than 14 calendar days, the beneficiaries of the grant will submit an activity report, accompanied by supporting documents for the expenses incurred.


20 May 2024

Deadline for submitting the activity report, the supporting documents regarding the expenses incurred and the press file.


Evaluation

The evaluation and selection of applications is carried out by selection committees made up of: representatives of the funding authority with experience and/or responsibilities regarding the local cultural sector and specialists with an experience of at least 3 years or, as the case may be, at least 2 years in the management and/or evaluation of cultural projects, in the fields for which the selection session is organised.

The composition of the evaluation committee will be published after the evaluation of all projects and the closure of the funding programme.


Are you ready to apply?

Before filling in the application form, please make sure you have read the Launch Announcement and the Applicant’s Guide.


Apply now
Do you have any inquiries?

Call us at +40787.287.100 or email Adriana:


Adriana Rovo Horje
Programe și proiecte
adriana.rovo@centruldeproiecte.ro
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