TRANSCULTURA CONNECTS: Opportunities bulletin for young Caribbean cultural professionals

The UNESCO EU-funded Transcultura programme publishes a newsletter with a list of opportunities available for young cultural professionals in the Caribbean.

Get ready to explore opportunities that could change the course of your creative career! The UNESCO programme Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity, funded by the European Union, brings you a new edition of the TRANSCULTURA CONNECTS bulletin. Here you will find calls available1 in the field of the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Caribbean and Europe that will allow you to connect with innovative minds and foster meaningful collaborations in a global environment. Also, don’t miss out on the possibility of funding for your projects and accessing research grants. Our goal is to open doors, expand horizons and empower you in your creative career!


Sustainable Cultural Tourism

Atingi e-academy of Tourism and hospitality


The tourism and hospitality industry is a vast sector that includes all the economic activities linked to hosting, accommodating and entertaining guests. Caribbean culture professionals with entrepreneurial projects linked to tourism can benefit from these Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) to elevate and enhance their enterprises. The Spanish version of these courses has received the support of the Transcultura programme.

Permanently open


Música Viva International – Electroacoustic Composition Competition


The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one piece of work, which has not been commercially published or has not been awarded a prize in any other national or international competition.

Deadline: 31 March 2024


Kyber Teatro


LMDP Festival aims to promote the interrelation between artistic and technological languages. Eligible projects are 1) theatre and new technologies plays and 2) art and new technologies performances. The winners of the Open Call have the full coverage of the costs for mobility (flight travels, board and accommodation in Cagliari) and an ‘attendance fee’ for the presentation of their performance for two evenings guaranteed.

Deadline: 2 April 2024


Festival Internacional de Cine GIC Gibara


The Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), the Government of Holguín and the Government of Gibara call for participation in the eighteenth Gibara International Film Festival (FICGibara), to be held from 6 to 10 August 2024. The Festival will take place in Gibara, the town of the same name, located in Holguín, in the eastern province of Cuba. The competition is open to films of any nationality, presented in their original language and with Spanish subtitles, with a completion date from 2022 to the present day.

Deadline: 15 April 2024


Paphos International Film Festival


The Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual festival held every year in Paphos in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. PIFF is committed to supporting independent short films and it aims to research, promote and develop the art of independent filmmaking. The festival is open to short films of a maximum of twenty minutes in length (fiction and documentary) and student short film of a maximum fifteen minutes in length.

Deadline: 30 April 2024


Digitalization of the Tourism and Creative Sectors (DOTS) Grant

Trinidad and Tobago

The Digitalization of the Tourism and Creative Sectors grant will provide reimbursement of 50% of expenditure up to a maximum of TT$50,000.00 for the development of a digitalization project that is tourism and/or creative related. The DOTS Committee is responsible for the assessment of this Reimbursement Grant. It falls under the Grants, Sponsorship and Subventions Secretariat which is responsible for the administration and assessment of stakeholder funding under the purview of the Ministry.

Deadline: 1 June 2024


International Fund for Cultural Diversity

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) invests in the Cultural and Creative Industries to empower countries in the Global South and enrich the entire world. Through an open and competitive process, it funds innovative projects with up to US$100,000 implemented over a twelve to twenty-four period. The projects are evaluated based on their relevance, feasibility, financial management capacity, expected results and sustainability.

Deadline: 16 May 2024


Bahamas Cultural Grant


The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, through the Department of Culture, gives annual and one-time grants each year to persons and organizations for cultural ventures. Applicants must be citizens and residents of The Bahamas. Applications are processed within a period of one to three months and can be applied for at any time of the year.

Permanently open

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