Culture and Creativity for the Western Balkans (CC4WBs): Open Calls

The “Culture and creativity for the Western Balkans” project, a new programme funded by the European Union, was presented on the premises of the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade. During this info session, professionals in culture, individuals as well as representatives of institutions, had the opportunity to learn about the financing possibilities within this project.

UNESCO, the British Council, and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) have joined forces in managing Culture and Creativity for the Western Balkans (CC4WBs), a programme with 8 Million EUR budget, aimed at fostering intercultural dialogue and enhancing the socio-economic impact of the cultural and creative sector in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia).

Grant-funding and capacity-building opportunities within the Culture and Creativity for the Western Balkans programme are organised around the following four thematic windows:

  1. improved local cultural spaces through improved public-private partnerships;
  2. artists, media professionals and cultural operators mobilised, connected and enabled to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in and from the Western Balkans;
  3. regional networking, cooperating and promotion for enhanced cultural production and access;
  4. protecting and leveraging cultural heritage for sustainable development.


Calls for proposals are now open, and organisations and individuals are invited to submit their proposals and applications related to the above listed areas according to the terms outlined below. More information related to these open public calls is HERE.

Through a broad participatory approach targeting public authorities, the private sector, civil society organizations in culture, as well as individual professionals in the sector, the CC4WBs programme aims to:

(1) improve the performance of the cultural and creative sector in the Western Balkans

(2) strengthen the cultural cooperation within and with the region, and

(3) enhance inclusive cultural heritage for local development.

Culture and Creativity for the Western Balkans (CC4WBs) funded by European Union with 8 million EUR is implemented from April 2022 till March 2026.