Culture Action Europe call for young changemakers

Artists, student artists, and/or cultural workers aged 18–30 and based in 14 EU countries are invited to respond to Culture Action Europe call for a project that aims to mobilise citizens using art and culture as tools to enhance political participation.

The 2019 European Parliamentary Elections marked a turning point with a remarkable surge in voter turnout – the highest in 25 years. However, to bridge the generational gap in political engagement, “Pop the Vote! Culture on the Ballot”, led by Culture Action Europe and co-funded by the European Parliament, calls upon young artists and student artists to be Changemakers in their communities.

A total of 52 Changemakers across 14 EU countries will be selected to participate in the Changemakers’ Playground Camp, a one-week training programme hosted in Belgium, 10–16 February 2024. The programme will include an immersive training on artivism, campaigning and the use of artistic expression as a political language.

By the end of the Playground Camp, Changemakers will have designed a blueprint to carry out two events in their respective countries in the lead up to the EP elections in June 2024.

Funding and support

Selected Changemakers will receive the following:

  • A 7-day training course hosted in Belgium (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • 1,197 EUR to support the execution of their engagement events

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age (18–30 years old)
  • Young artists, student artists and/or cultural workers
  • Must reside in one of the following participating countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Pop the Vote! Application guidelines 

Deadline: 15 October 2023

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