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EXTENDED: Contemporary Arts – Open Call for Proposals of Projects (until 15. 4. 2020)

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 21-1-2021
  • Information update
  • Information update (Seminar for Applicants)
  • Information update
  • Information update (A Guide for entering and registration in the IS CEDR)
  • Annex added (Grant Application Form - EN)
  • Open Call extended (untill 2.4.2020)
  • Open Call extended (untill 15.4.2020)
  • State Aid rules

The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Arts Council Norway and the Icelandic Centre for Research announces on 26. 11. 2019 Open Call for proposals of projects focusing on contemporary art.

The call is open to all who are planning unique professional cultural and creative acts taking place in the Czech Republic from autumn 2020. We are looking for innovative projects daring to address current social challenges / arising from local needs / opening intercultural dialogue / open to interdisciplinary cooperation / aiming at original creation and its presentation / developing audience / not afraid of coproduction / strengthening management of cultural operators and artists.

Allocation: 77 100 000 Kč / EUR 3 000 000

Deadline for submission of applications: 15. 4. 2020 (12:00 p.m.). The deadline was extended due to adverse development of the epidemiological situation in Europe.

Applications can be submitted only electronically in the information system CEDR.

All important information about the open call, eligibility of applicants, partners and activities and evaluation of applications are included in the text of the open call.

For preparation of applications, the applicants shall use the Guideline for Applicants with its annexes including a Checklist for pre-check of project intention eligibility and readiness for submission of the application.

The text of the open call and the Guideline for Applicants are available for download bellow. The text of the Guideline for Applicants was updated in order to elaborate the most questioned parts and specify the process of filing information in the IS CEDR. Changes are visible in the uploaded documents in the end of this webpage.

Frequently asked questions and answers are available for download.

State Aid Rules Clarification

As indicated in the open call (chapter 12 „Process of Application Appraisal and Project Selection“), the Programme Operator issues clarification of state aid rules under which the aid is granted, i.e. within General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) or De Minimis Regulation. The aid regime shall be determined by the Programme Operator with regards to the compatibility of the project/beneficiary with the conditions of state aid regimes. The Programme Operator shall verify the compliance of the projects recommended for grant support with respective regime conditions before the aid is granted. Specification of conditions is available for download in the end of this webpage.

Seminar for Applicants

The seminar for applicants in the support area Contemporary Art, Art and Cultural Criticism, Capacity Building of Umbrella Associations, Networks and Platforms was held in Prague (Ministry of Culture, Maltézské nám. 1 - Konírna) on 16. 1. 2020 in Czech language. The seminar introduced the open call and conditions for submission of applications. A recording from the seminar is available via the link above.


Applications shall be submitted only electronically in information system CEDR.

Entering the IS CEDR is possible via banner CEDR at the homepage or at

A Guide for entering and registration in the IS CEDR is available for download (available in Czech). It is also possible to look at a video-guide that shall help with filling the information in the application in the IS CEDR.


Questions regarding the content of the application and queries for project intent consultations can be directed by e-mail at managed by the Ministry of Culture as the expert partner of the programme.

Technical questions (e.g. eligibility of expenditures, co-financing, indicators, etc.) can be directed by email at managed by the Ministry of Finance – the programme operator.