Creative FLIP (Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting – a Pilot project co-funded by the EU that aims to support healthy and sustainable ecosystems in the cultural and creative industries) has announced the second round of its peer-to-peer exchange and mobility scheme for creative hubs.
The programme is aimed at engaging peers from creative hubs with the idea to:
- Initiate projects of co-creation, or collaborative plans.
- Share knowledge and expertise across Europe and its neighbourhood through public and/or community events.
- Seek new formats of cross-sectorial cooperation between creative hubs and the educational sector.
The open call for the second round is open to all creative hubs from the eligible countries (EU member states, Creative Europe countries, and ENP countries). 40 exchanges will be supported through this call, while the planned period for their realisation is between 16 March and 12 June 2020. The applications are submitted by teams – a hub manager in cooperation with a hub member. A selection of the best five models/prototypes/ideas/formats from both rounds of the P2P scheme will also be presented during the closing conference of the project in the first half of 2021.
A budget of 1000 or 1100 EUR per person is available for the visiting team, depending on the duration of the exchange. This should cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. A budget of 400 or 700 EUR is available for each hosting hub, depending on whether the event they will produce is an internal community event for the hub members only, or a public event open to a general audience.
The applications are submitted by teams – a hub manager in cooperation with a hub member, via an online form. The applying hub will be administratively responsible for the application, and will be inviting a member of their respective community to join the exchange and match with the hosting hub and their community. A team can apply as a visiting hub (the one travelling to another hub), while any hub can also apply as a hosting hub (in this case, Creative FLIP will do its best to match it with an appropriate visiting hub). In general, hubs can pre-match with another hub and suggest an exchange, or can request support from the Creative FLIP project team in finding a match. Hubs who participated in the first P2P round in 2019 are also eligible, as long as they do not propose the same matches.
The traveling beneficiaries will also get involved with the wider creative eco-system in the hosting hubs’ cities, with the support of the hosting hub. Peers are encouraged to spend four to five full working days in the hosting creative hub. The hub leaders will be empowered to jointly set up cooperation projects, or more specifically, to initiate cooperation projects of their respective hub users.
A work plan of the entire exchange is due to be developed by both hubs and presented to Creative FLIP before the start of the exchange. Visiting and hosting hub alike commit to jointly implement one public or community event. This may be a talk, a one-day workshop, a presentation, a lecture or similar activities. Beneficiaries will be asked to inform the Creative FLIP team about any resulting projects.