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Creative Europe Programme - Organisation and implementation of a biennial European Union Prize for contemporary architecture

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – EAC/S15/2013 - DEADLINE: 4 April 2014

The European Union Prize for contemporary architecture is one of the special actions foreseen under the Culture Sub-programme of "Creative Europe" .

The aim of the EU Prize for contemporary architecture is to highlight recent, excellent examples of architectural creativity of works which are less than two years old and to underline that modern architecture is socially and culturally rooted in European cities and is important to people's everyday lives.

Accordingly, the prize is to be seen in the broader context of Creative Europe, which will provide further funding opportunities for architecture and other cultural and creative sectors, with a view to helping architects, other artists and culture professionals to develop international careers and work across borders.

The aim of this call for proposals is to select an organisation/consortium that will organise the prize as of 2014 and will in particular:

  • Develop a solid and credible mechanism to select European architectural works (buildings, public spaces, etc.) and architects that illustrate the aim of the prize;
  • Organise a biennial high quality and visible awards ceremony as of the 2015 edition. This ceremony should showcase the talent and creativity that exists in the field of architecture in Europe;
  • Create a momentum ensuring high visibility for the prize, the winners and the value that the prize promotes in between the award ceremonies and engage different target groups for the prize;
  • Develop networking and partnership activities with a view to ensuring the sustainable impact of the prize.

For more information on eligibility criteria : text of this call for proposals and application form are available in English, French and German at this URL.