Last week, on December 7th, the 9th session of #makethemost took place, previously postponed due to COVID-19 prevention measures, at Teatro da Trindade. It was the first session since the beginning of the pandemic, resuming the exchange of experiences around European funding opportunities for cultural projects.
The world of European funding is unknown for many artists in Portugal and presents itself somewhat complex, in terms of language and procedures. Names like Portugal 2020, Creative Europe, Erasmus +, Horizonte 2020 or Operational Programs can be part of our day-to-day activities, but we don’t know if we can be beneficiaries and how we should proceed.
For this reason, the GDA Foundation has supported artists and other members of the sector who are interested in learning about and developing projects with European partnerships and funding. After the actions developed in previous years for this purpose, since 2018, the #makethemost project represents an important development towards achieving these goals.
In turn, this meeting features a presentation of the European Creative Europe funding program in the Media aspect by Susana Costa Pereira and the presentation of three success stories within the scope of the programme, with IndieLisboa being one of them, represented by Carlos Ramos, co -director of the festival, in addition to the television series Auga Seca, represented by José Amaral, Managing Director of the SPi production company and the Curtas Vila do Conde film festival, represented by Miguel Dias, director of the festival. At the end of the presentations, there was also space for a debate with the session participants.
The objective of these meetings is to invite dialogue and the sharing of experiences, with the aim of making known projects financed by European programs, clarifying the functioning of the financial instruments that supported these same projects and motivating those who are going to apply for the first time.
Admission is free and does not require prior registration.
The next date is yet to be announced. Anyone interested, just follow the news on the GDA Foundation website or directly on this link.