Open Call Stimuleringsfonds: Resilient Communities / Inclusive Cities / Just Societies

Open Call Stimuleringsfonds: Resilient Communities / Inclusive Cities / Just Societies

Call for projects designing more resilient communities, inclusive cities and just societies. Deadline 23 January 2023.
By Noor van Asseldonk Chen

With this open call, the Creative Industries Fund NL is calling on designers, makers, collectives, curators, and cultural organizations based in the Netherlands to submit a collaborative project proposal - with one or more partner(s) in Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Uganda, Senegal, Tunisia and South Africa - that invokes design for more resilient communities, inclusive cities and just societies.

This open call focuses on geographies where rapid population growth and urban development have significant societal implications. Fast-changing urban and rural environments are leading to the blurring of local and global boundaries, new trajectories of mobility and mobilization, changing forms of governance and (infra)structures, new physical, digital and other forms of connectivity, social practices and rituals. These complex dynamics raise questions about social and economic equality, participation and sustainability within and between communities and localities. The increasing pressures of climate change have magnified the importance of these questions and calls for other ideas and narratives about how to live together.

Makers and designers from all design disciplines – such as architecture, urban planning, fashion, graphic design, illustration, product design, digital culture, and games, among others - are invited to explore or propose ways to address current issues and questions in relation to urban spaces, their surroundings and the communities residing within and outside them. This calls for a context-sensitive approach, and interdisciplinary and cross-geographical collaboration between parties on an equal basis.

  • Total available budget: € 300,000
  • Contribution per project proposal: min. € 7,500 – max. € 30,000
  • Deadline: 23 January 2023

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Live Q&A session
There will also be a live Q&A session on Thursday 8 December from 16.00 – 17.15 CET where you can ask questions about this open call and previously supported designers will share their project experiences. To attend this live Q&A session, please sign up.

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