Call for Arts and Culture Project Proposals 2023

Local news, 31.05.2023

The Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Cambodia announces a call for proposals for projects in the field of arts. The call intends to issue funding for creative and innovative projects, which contribute to the development and preservation of arts in Cambodia.

The overall objective of the Swiss Cooperation Programme in the Mekong Region 2022-25 is to enable people, in particular young people, women and disadvantaged groups in Laos, Cambodia and the Mekong region to be more prosperous, resilient and better included in development processes. Within the programme’s framework, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) also aims to promote Cambodian art and culture.

Globally, the SDC has been fostering the relationship between culture and development since the 1980s. SDC’s culture and development policy highlights the importance of artistic expression as a driver of change, culture as a resource and a right that contributes to fostering identity and dignity, while generating social capital, self-confidence (individual and collective), cohesiveness and resilience in groups. Furthermore, culture and its diversity are an essential part of several Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 amongst other related to education, environment, economic growth, peaceful and inclusive societies, etc.

Applicants are invited to send electronic copies of the duly completed application forms (see templates in annex) to the following email address until 31 August 2023 COB (Cambodia). The size of the attachments should not exceed 10MB. Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged through an e-mail. Only awarded applicants will be contacted by 30 September 2023.

Please find the details of the call as well as the mandatory forms below.