The Swiss Cultural Fund is dedicated to the development of the artistic scene in Albania by actively engaging in supporting cultural projects.
Our mission is to promote and advocate the social relevance of arts and culture by supporting cultural actors in their work, strengthening their capacities, and fostering cooperation and exchange.
In achieving this, The Swiss Cultural Fund has a specific focus on capacity building activities and regional collaboration projects.
The main partner of the project is The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, an office-level agency in the federal administration of Switzerland, and a part of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Switzerland supports Albania in the development of a democratic society, a competitive economy, and in the country’s integration into European structures.
The main goals of this Program are to:
The program includes two Training Package:
Training Package 1 including: writing a grant project, project management, use of digital tools, culture & marketing, entrepreneurship and best practices of grant application
Training Package 2 including: art project/event life-cycle, community building and audience engagement.
This instrument especially targets emerging artists with innovative initiatives. LGPs can be developed in any contemporary art field and can take various forms (e.g. exhibitions, performances, street actions or campaigns, festivals, concerts, publications, etc.).