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The performance “HUMAN IN BALANCE” by DON GNU was developed as a part of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 in collaboration with the Cypriot Dance House Lemesos and Bora Bora - Dance and Visual Theatre. The performance also participated in our regional festival REDISCOVER in 2019. Photo: Christoffer Brekne/Aarhus 2017.

Collaborations across borders help create development in the cultural industry. Meeting other cultures, working methods and experiences can result in new knowledge, inspiration and innovation. But our experiences show that for many cultural actors it is a challenge to gather the necessary resources to establish a European collaboration and/or to create EU applications. That is why the European Region of Culture has decided to offer micro funds that will help cultural actors in Central Denmark Region in the early stages of a European collaboration project.

The funds are both for cultural actors that wish to apply for European financing and cultural actors that simply seek new partners or inspiration.

Purpose of the micro funds:

To support the preliminary stages of European culture projects involving cultural actors in Central Denmark Region.

What can you apply for?

  • Expenses in relation to project development/project maturation of European culture projects
  • Expenses in relation to participation in partner meetings
  • Expenses in relation to application writing

You cannot apply for:

  • Fully developed or previously supported projects
  • Expenses of foreign partners

Requirements for the application:

  • Motivation and content of the culture project
  • Description of the European relevance of the project
  • Description of partners and organization
  • Contact information of the local culture consultant
  • Budget

The maximum amount of support is DKK 30.000 and there is no requirement for co-financing.

The applicant commits to participating in a dialogue with European Region of Culture and the consultants in the Shortcut to Europe-programme.

Eligibility criteria:

Our assessment of the applications is based on:

  • The professional content and realism of the project
  • The European relevance of the project
  • The organization and budget of the project

Who kan apply?

Cultural institutions, associations or public organizations working with art, creativity, culture and development can apply for the micro funds. Artists and other individuals can take part in applications through partnerships. Be aware that you need a CVR number to receive support from the micro funds.

Application deadlines:

The deadlines occur approximately once every quarter. Future application deadlines are:

  • March 1, 2022 at 12.00 PM
  • June 1, 2022 at 12.00 PM
  • September 1, 2022 at 12.00 PM

Application process:

The Secretariat of European Region of Culture is responsible for the administration of the Micro Funds. The direct dialogue and guidance take place between applicants and the consultants in the internationalization project Shortcut to Europe.

In the further process, the Secretariat of European Region of Culture and Shortcut to Europe will make the assessments of the incoming applications.


After the completion of the project, the applicant is obliged to hand in an economic overview and a minor evaluation to Shortcut to Europe.

Read more about Shortcut to Europe, and find contact information here

Application form:

Download the application form here

Send your application to Development Consultant Mie Pedersen at


For further information or questions about the micro funds, you are always welcome to contact us:

Mie Pedersen
Development Consultant, Central Denmark Region
Phone: +45 21 54 87 60

Louise Godt
EU Cultural Advisor, Central Denmark EU Office
Phone: +45 25 25 03 33