Peer-to-peer scheme round 2: Call for Applications Closed

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The P2P scheme is a mobility exchange programme to support the development and networking of creative hubs leaders across Europe. It is set-up to help creative hubs staff (leaders, founders, managers, projects or platform leads, community managers, etc.) benefit from a work experience in a different creative hub, with the aim of sharing knowledge or setting up collaborative projects.

Previous participants in the P2P scheme have been sharing their experience with us. You can read all about their adventures in our Blog & News section, ‘P2P story’ tag.

“Creative hubs bring together creative people. They may differ in size and focus, but ultimately ‘a hub is a hub’ when it unites, inspires and promotes a community.”



Creative hub leaders interested in benefiting from the scheme are invited to apply by filling in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, by Sunday 23 April 2017, 23:59 CET (GMT+1).

A list (non-exhaustive) of Creative Hubs who have already expressed willingness to host a creative hub leader is available here. Of course applicants are also invited to look further in the network and propose other creative hub hosts in their applications.



What is the Peer-to-peer exchange scheme?

The Peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange scheme sets up to boost collaborative work and knowledge exchange between creative hubs in Europe.  By supporting the mobility of creative hub leaders to other hubs, we enable learning and exchange of best practices, and foster international collaboration and co-creation. P2P is an activity of the European Creative Hubs Network, which is co-funded by the European Commission. This activity is led by the British Council.

P2P supports mobility of creative hub leaders across Europe, from all Creative Europe programme countries towards all Creative Europe programme countries.

What are the Grants?

The European Creative Hubs Network has therefore planned to support 50 beneficiaries in experiencing working in a different Creative Hub and learning from the experience or setting up a collaborative project. The grants have a value of 1000 EUR, and are aimed to help cover partially the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence of beneficiaries who set up for a work experience in a different creative hub. Because this grant is seen as a partial financial aid, peers are encouraged to spend at least 5 full working days in the hosting creative hub, but there is no upper limitation on the amount of time beneficiaries can spend in another creative hub. For the full details of the mobility grant process, please read below.

Who is eligible?

We hope to receive applications from professionals leading creative hubs across Europe, who are:

  • Based in Europe:
    •  All 28 EU Member States;
    • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey;
    • Norway, Iceland.
  • Running established or emerging hubs (and everything in between);
  • Running multidisciplinary or sector specific creative hubs;
  • Full of inspiring ideas and best practices on partnership development, governance, non-traditional funding initiatives, cross-sectoral expansion, collaboration on projects, business models, etc.
  • Showing motivation to learn from, connect with and share experience with other creative hubs managers.

What happens afterwards?

If you receive a grant to take part in this P2P scheme – congratulations, you get to make travel plans! You get to meet your host hub, their staff and community, work with them, learn and teach them. You might even get some new ideas! And after your return, you will have to let us and everyone know about your experience. Basically, you will need to prepare a report – but don’t be scared, this report can take any shape: a video, a series of articles/blog posts, an interactive photo/video montage, or just a formal report (max. 2-4 pages). We enthusiastically encourage you to use your creativity and innovative talent, and surprise us.

How to apply?

Creative hub leaders are invited to apply for the P2P scheme by filling in the online application form before the deadline: Sunday 23 April 2017, 23:59 CET (GMT+1).

Please note that for this second round of P2P, submission of applications is run through an online form, therefore it is NOT required to send your application by e-mail.

We also kindly advise you to read through the whole P2P (updated) Guidelines (new version as at 31/03/2017) to help prepare your application.