Through the Public Affairs small-grants program, the U.S. Embassy in Prague provides partial support for artistic and cultural performances, educational initiatives and non-governmental organization (NGO) projects whose aim is to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American foreign policy and culture.
- For the complete grant schedule please check our Schedule of Grant Rounds
- Special Grants Rounds can be found here
Call for Grant Applications is now: CLOSED
Funding Instrument Type: Grant/Fixed Amount Award/ Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Number: 19.040 — General Department of State Assistance
Date Opened: June 1, 2018
Deadline for Applications: July 2, 2018 (midnight local time)
Award Ceiling: $ 10,000
Note: This notice is subject to availability of funding
U.S. Embassy Prague invites institutions, organizations and individuals to submit project proposals for funding up to $ 10,000. We are seeking projects with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives listed here:
- Promoting democracy, good governance & rule of law
- Countering disinformation and encouraging media literacy and transparency
- Strengthening of civil society
- Security cooperation
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Human rights & minority integration
- Cultural programing
- Educational initiatives
- Environment, Science and technology
- Gender Equality
- Energy Security
Please note that the process is competitive and all proposals will be evaluated by a U.S. Embassy committee.
Please see below examples of projects that were successful in the last grant rounds.
- Only not-for-profit entities and projects will be considered for funding.
- Individuals are eligible to apply.
- Budget requests must not exceed $10,000.
- Institutions and individuals must have a proven track record of executing superior events, workshops, programs, etc.
- Proposals must be focused on audiences in the Czech Republic.
- Proposals should focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives (mentioned above). Note: We do not provide awards outside of our funding priorities.
- Pre-applications must comply with the submission criteria below.
Please note that Embassy grants CANNOT be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activity; individual trips abroad (i.e. out of the Czech Republic); trade activities; fundraising campaigns; charitable activities; humanitarian aid; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development and operational costs of the organization; or representational expenses (lunch, alcoholic beverages, flowers etc.).
Pre-application and Submission Information
All proposals must be submitted electronically to GrantsPrague@state.gov by the deadline. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
All proposals must be complete (including a detailed budget) and submitted in English. We highly recommend using our most recent pre-application template. Please read our instructions on how to complete the pre-application template. Proposals not adhering to the instructions or that exceed the allowable character numbers will not be considered.
Each applicant will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt within two working days. If applicants do not receive a confirmation email, the proposal was not received. In this event, applicants are invited to contact the Office of Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or +420 257 022 002.
Please follow all instruction below carefully. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.
Content of Application
- The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity
- All documents are in English
- All budgets are in U.S. dollars
- All pages are numbered
- The following Documents are required:
- Pre-application template
- SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations) or SF424-I (Application for Federal Assistance – individuals)
- SF-424A (Budget Information)
- The proposal should contain sufficient information that anyone not familiar with it would understand exactly what the applicant wants to do. Your proposal must include all the items below:
- Proposal Summary: Short narrative that outlines the proposed program, including program objectives and anticipated impact.
- Introduction to the Organization or Individual applying: A description of past and present operations, showing ability to carry out the program, including information on all previous grants from the U.S. Embassy and/or U.S. government agencies.
- Problem Statement: Clear, concise and well-supported statement of the problem to be addressed and why the proposed program is needed
- Program Goals and Objectives: The “goals” describe what the program is intended to achieve. The “objectives” refer to the intermediate accomplishments on the way to the goals. These should be achievable and measurable.
- Program Activities: Describe the program activities and how they will help achieve the objectives.
- Program Methods and Design: A description of how the program is expected to work to solve the stated problem and achieve the goal. Include a logic model as appropriate.
- Proposed Program Schedule and Timeline: The proposed timeline for the program activities. Include the dates, times, and locations of planned activities and events.
- Key Personnel: Names, titles, roles and experience/qualifications of key personnel involved in the program. What proportion of their time will be used in support of this program?
- Program Partners: List the names and type of involvement of key partner organizations and sub-awardees.
- Program Monitoring and Evaluation Plan:This is an important part of successful grants. Throughout the time-frame of the grant, how will the activities be monitored to ensure they are happening in a timely manner, and how will the program be evaluated to make sure it is meeting the goals of the grant?
- Future Funding or SustainabilityApplicant’s plan for continuing the program beyond the grant period, or the availability of other resources, if applicable.
- Guidelines for Budget Justification
- Personnel and Fringe Benefits: Describe the wages, salaries, and benefits of temporary or permanent staff who will be working directly for the applicant on the program, and the percentage of their time that will be spent on the program.
- Travel: Estimate the costs of travel and per diem for this program, for program staff, consultants or speakers, and participants/beneficiaries. If the program involves international travel, include a brief statement of justification for that travel.
- Equipment: Describe any machinery, furniture, or other personal property that is required for the program, which has a useful life of more than one year (or a life longer than the duration of the program), and costs at least $5,000 per unit.
- Supplies: List and describe all the items and materials, including any computer devices, that are needed for the program. If an item costs more than $5,000 per unit, then put it in the budget under Equipment.
- Contractual: Describe goods and services that the applicant plans to acquire through a contract with a vendor. Also describe any sub-awards to non-profit partners that will help carry out the program activities.
- Other Direct Costs: Describe other costs directly associated with the program, which do not fit in the other categories. For example, shipping costs for materials and equipment or applicable taxes. All “Other” or “Miscellaneous” expenses must be itemized and explained.
- Indirect Costs: These are costs that cannot be linked directly to the program activities, such as overhead costs needed to help keep the organization operating. If your organization has a Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate (NICRA) and includes NICRA charges in the budget, attach a copy of your latest NICRA. Organizations that have never had a NICRA may request indirect costs of 10% of the modified total direct costs as defined in 2 CFR 200.68.
- “Cost Sharing” refers to contributions from the organization or other entities other than the U.S. Embassy. It also includes in-kind contributions such as volunteers’ time and donated venues
Grant Selection Proces
- A committee comprised of U.S. Embassy Prague staff will evaluate the proposals. When deciding which projects to support, the Embassy will give consideration to the full range and diversity of Czech organizations – cultural, NGO and educational – and will seek to target geographically and demographically diverse audiences in the Czech Republic. Projects incorporating an American speaker, artist, performer, author, etc., may be considered to be stronger.Please understand that this is a competitive process and that the Embassy typically receives between 80 and 170 proposals for each grant round. Submitting a good proposal does not guarantee that the Embassy can fund the project. For tips on how to make your proposal more competitive please review the instructions.Committee results will be announced via email on or before August 3, 2018.If your proposal is selected for funding these criteria must be met in order to receive an award:
Organizations must obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) DUNS number and register in SAM (System for Award Management)* prior to being eligible to receive federal assistance funding. Individuals are not required to have a unique entity identifier or be registered in SAM.gov.
*mandatory for awards above $25,000.
As this can be a somewhat lengthy process we advise that organizations initiate the registration as soon as a project proposal has been approved. Funding will be contingent upon successful completion of registration of the organization with SAM.
To obtain a DUNS number, go to http://www.bisnode.cz/produkt/duns-cislo/ (for local NGOs).
If you are a U.S.-based organization, go to: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/index.jsp
SAM registration is available at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/##1
Important Notes to Applicants:
- Applicants should use the same official information (organization official name, address, phone number, etc.) to obtain a DUNS number and register with SAM.
- Awards to individuals are exempt from the requirement to obtain a DUNS number and register with SAM.
- Obtaining a DUNS number and registering in SAM is free of charge. Any additional services offered during or after the registration process are not required, and the applicant is under no obligation to sign up for them.
Recipients will be required to submit financial reports and program reports within 90 calendar days of the end of the period of performance delineated in the award. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted.
We highly recommend using U.S. Embassy Prague’s FINAL REPORT template as a program report.
Financial records, supporting documents, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the Final Report.
Applicants should be aware of the post award reporting requirements reflected in Award Term and Condition for Recipient Integrity and Performance Matters.
2018 Suported Projects
- Barry Wood – Lecture on the topic of Silicon Valley
- DOX Prague – Publication: LIBENSKÝ / BRYCHTOVÁ / CHIHULY
- Muzeum Malesov – Commemorating U.S.-Czech politician Charles Jonas
- DOC.DREAM Spolek pro podporu dokumentárního filmu – American Czech Dream at International
- Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava
- Nadace Partnerství – Liberty Trees
- Prague Writers´Festival Foundation – 100 events: 1000 ideas – American Authors at Prague Writers’ Festival
- CARE Česká republika – Unknown history of aid provided by the U.S.A. to Czechoslovakia after the Second World War
- Ústav pro česko-americké vztahy – American Spring Festival 2018
- Nerudný fest.cz – American musicians at Mladi Ladi Jazz festival
- MELTINGPOT – Meltingpot 2018 American speakers
- People in Need – American Films and Filmmakers at One World Human Rights Festival
- EUROPEUM – Czech-US security cooperation in NATO: history and future perspectives
- Evropské hodnoty – Life in Democracy – 100 Years of Czech-American Friendship
- Association for International Affairs (AMO) – American Speakers at International Conference U.S.-Czech Relations 100 Years After
- Sonya Darrow – Pathways – photo exhibition
- Czech Baseball Association – lectures and clinics with Cal Ripken & Exhibition about the history of Baseball
- Michaela LeDoux – Making Connections: multigenerational vignettes of life in the Czech Republic and the United States
- Ericka Young – Czech/American Relations
- Maeve Duffy – American Theater
- Meeting Brno – Women’s Day
- Marie Ctverackova – Synth Library Prague – TRIGGER SYSTEM
- Forum 50% – Women Can Do It! Empowering Local Female Politicians – Role Models for Girls
- Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences – Female Researchers Mentoring Program
- TEREZA, educational centre – Young Reporters Program
- Nadacni fond lepsi senior – Critical thinking for older adults, or how not to be fooled
2017 Supported Projects
- Jessica Litwak – Fear and Love/ Every Soul Deserves a home
- Divadlo Archa — Fear and Love/ Every Soul Deserves a home
- Ara Art – International Roma Day
- Kongres žen – Women’s Congress 2017
- Spiralis – Empowering Women Social Entrepreneurs as Leaders
- Česká ženská lobby – One Billion Rising
- Matt Kwasiborski – Leveraging American Student Expertise to Enhance the Czech Campus
- Transparency International ČR — EXTRAPOLA©TION
- Frank Bold Society – Community monitoring of fair elections
- Arte della Tlampač – Stand=up Comedy performances in Czech Regions
- Slovo 21 – Manushe
- Čtvrtá vlna – Čtvrtá vlna
- Asociace společenské odpovědnosti – Giving Tuesday
- Romea – trainings and individaul sessions for future Roma journalists
- J. William Fulbright Commission – Enhancing Mutual understanding
- Hannah Sachs – Theater for Social Change
- Fenester – American speakers featuring in a lecture series“ History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture
- Univerzita Pardubice, Filozofická fakulta – America in Literature and Cinematography
- Kristyna Basna – Transparency of topu public officials’ salaries
- Norm-a Galerie – Exhibition letter to the Mayor: Prague
- Martin Gilian – Rep Your Country 2018
- Lunchmeat – Lunchmeat festival 2017
- Transitions – Debunking Disinformation: A training program for Czech Journalism Students
- Transitions – Debunking Disinformation at Third Age Universities
- Evropské hodnoty – American Speaker at Homeaffairs Conference
- Slovo 21 – Baruv Fellow Program
- Nadace Forum 2000 — 21st Forum 2000 Conference
- DOC. Dream Services — 21st Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017
- Univerzita Karlova, Filozoficka Fakulta — Contemporary African-American visual art: James Richmond-Edwards
- Galerie Nativ — Contemporary African-American visual art: Vanessa German
- Nadacni fond Festival spisovatelu Praha — 27. International Prague Writer’s Festival
- Městské kulturní středisko v Náměšti nad Oslavou — Folk Holidays Festival 2017
- Evropske hodnoty, z.s. — STRATCOM SUMMIT 2017
- Univerzita Karlova (FSV) —Make Art not War
- Konsent, z.s. — No to sexism
- Nadace Michaela Kocaba — Roma Spirit 2016 in the Czech Republic
- Akademie múzických umění v Praze (FAMU) — Insight into American film industry – FAMUFEST 2017
- Ostravske centrum nove hudby — To support the participation of 22 artists from the U.S. at Ostrava Days 2017
- Association for International Affairs (AMO) — Prague Student Summit
- Mikrobiologický ústav AV ČR — Science for Kids – Yeasts in our Life
- Demagog.cz — Fact-check Kick-Start!
- Nová škola — Through the Eyes of Roma Children 2017
- IQ Roma servis — Enhancing proactive Roma communities
- Prague Security Studies Institute — NATO Summer School
- CEVRO Institut — The Czech Republic: The Shape We’re In the Area of the National Security
- Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze xPORT Business Accelerator — Venture Summit
- Miret — Migration as a part of us
- Oziveni, o.s. — Corruption-less tour
- Divadlo v Reznicke — Czech First Opening Night of drama play EXPATRIATE by Bill C. Davis
- Liam Hallahan — REDPILL: a nice guy’s lament
- Zachran jidlo — Let’s glean!
- ARCHITECTURA — Experimental Architecture Biennial #3
- Ústav pro česko—americké vztahy — American Spring 2017 ( Women in today’s World)
- Nerudný fest.cz — Youth Tunes Jazz
- Institute of Documentary Film — East Doc Platform 2017
- Univerzita Karlova, FSV — Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan: The Transatlantic Alliance and its Past and Current Challenges
- Meltingpot — Meltingpot
- Člověk v tísni — One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2017
- Centrum pro studium diplomacie a politiky — Czech Model of United States Congress
- TEREZA, vzdělávací centrum — GLOBE Games 2017
- Ústav mezinárodních vztahů — The rise of the radical right in Central and Eastern Europe
- Prague Pride — Prague Pride 2017 – let’s be fair
- Prague Fringe s.r.o — 16th Prague Fringe
- EDUNIKA — Eduspace Brno 2017
- JAZZFESTBRNO AHEAD — International Jazz Festival JAZZFESTBRNO 2017
- Asociace Českých filmových klubů — 43. letní filmová škola Uherské Hradiště
- Spolek Česká a Slovenská asociace amerikanistů — Travel grant for one plenary speaker at the 21st International Colloquium of American Studies
- InBaze — Love is common for all of us – Intercultural festival RefuFest
- Mezipatra, z.s. — 18th Queer Film Festival Mezipatra
- Glopolis — World on a Plate
- Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci — International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc
- Západočeské univerzity v Plzni, Fakulta designu a umění ladislava Sutnara — Ladislav Sutnar 120 let
- Pamatník Šoa — Educational program “Heroic Imagination Project”
- Nadace Open Society Fund Praha — Journalism Award 2016
- IOM — Summer School on Migration Studies 2017
- DROM, romské středisko — Discovering USA
- TJ Junior Roma Děčín — dětský fotbalový klub
- FEBIOFEST — Prague International Film Festival
- Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota — 2017 Czech tour of “The Accidental Hero”
- Regents of the University of Minnesota — Project SPICES: Supporting Practices for Increased Inclusion in the Czech Republic Educational System
- In IUSTITIA — Making hate violence visible
- reSITE — reSITE 2017: In/visible City
- Občanské sdružení pro podporu animovaného filmu — International Festival of Animated Films— Anifilm
- Nadace Partnerství — Cultural Differences (and Similarities) in Fundraising for NGOs (Coaching)
- David Drevnak — We are Roma: Celebrations of the International Roma Day
2016 Supported Projects
- Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky (AMO) 2016 — U.S. Presidential Debate Simulations
- Miret — Romano drom 2016
- Akademie múzických umění v Praze (FAMU) — American Independent Films at FAMU(fest)
- Masarykova Univerzita — Using Inclusive Practices to Internationalize Higher Education: a joint initiative of Masaryk University and University of Minnesota
- Konsorcium nevládních organizací pracujících s migranty v ČR — Crafting strong messages for pro-migration discourse
- Meltingpot — Meltingpot Forum 2016
- Společnost Jindřicha Chalupeckého — Social Engagement in Czech and American Art – a public program by Pablo Helguera in context of the Jindrich Chalupecky Award 2016
- Richard Olehla — American Literature Today, social media
- Ostravské centrum nové hudby — NODO 2016 – New Opera Days Ostrava – participation of Petr Kotík, String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris) and Thomas Verchot
- Jaroslav Mašek – Kidblog 2016 – International Blogging Project
- Nadace Forum 2000 — 20th Annual Conference Forum 2000
- Univerzita Palackého, Pedagogická fakulta, Katedra společenských věd — Migration, Immigration, Emigration and Europe – Changes, History, the Present
- Bluegrassová Asociace ČR– Banjo Jamboree 2016
- Univerzita Karlova – Summer Seminar on “Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe” and a Roundtable on “Past, Present and Future of Global Migration”
- Česká filharmonie, Galerie Rudolfinum – Taryn Simon
- Zapomenutí – Neighbours who Disappeared – Lost things from Attic
- Masarykova Univerzita – Summer School on Energy Security
- Nová škola . – Through the Eyes of Roma Children
- Slovo 21 – BY HEART, empowerment of Roma Women
- Mezipatra – 17th Queer Film Festival Mezipatra
- reSITE – Urban – architecture Festival: Cities in Migration 2016
- Fórum 50 % – Empowering Women Leaders across the Ocean
- FEL ČVUT – US-CZ workshop on start-up culture and innovation in academia
- Martin Gilian – Undisputed World Bboy Masters 2017
- Národní divadlo – Beryl Korot, Steve Reich: THREE TALES
- Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci — Academia Film Olomouc
- Ústav pro česko-americké vztahy — American Spring
- TEREZA — Globe Games 2016
- Prague Fringe — 15th Prague Fringe
- Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta — American Poetry on the Radio
- Fenester — Amie Siegel
- Centrum pro studium diplomacie a politiky — Czech Model of the U.S. Congress
- Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky — Prague Student Summit-Model NATO
- MeetFactory, o.p.s. — Still Acts
- Člověk v tísni — One World
- Asociace českých filmových klubů —42nd Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště
- Muzeum romské kultury — Roma Rising
- Galerie Nativ – Matika Wilbur — Native Americans today exhibition
- Občanské sdružení Pro Photo — Exhibition of Photographs Farm Security Administration
- Organizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům — Fostering informed debates on refugees and migration
- In IUSTITIA – Hate Violence in the Czech Republic — Monitoring and Analysis
- Forum 2000 Foundation — NGO Market
- Public Art — Prague-New York Effects
- Institut dokumentárního filmu— East Doc Platform 2016
- Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně— Spreading American Language and Culture in the Zlín Region
- Evropské hodnoty – HOMEAFFAIRS – Internal Security Forum Prague 2016
- Ústav mezinárodních vztahů — 8th International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy”
- Společnost Rožmberk — US-Czech Artisan Blacksmith Exchange
- IOM Mezinárodní organizace pro migraci — Summer School on Migration Studies 2016
- Tripitaka — Ghettofest
- Fotograf 07 – Festival Fotograf #6 – Culture / Nature: Mark Dorf in art residence and exhibition
- Sdružení pro iLiteraturu — History in American Fiction
- MeetFactory — MeetFactory U.S. Call for Artists-in-Residence 2015
- JAZZFESTBRNO — International jazz festival JAZZFESTBRNO 2016
- Oživení — Evaluation of the Czech Counties – Elections 2016
- Romano jasnica — 12th Multicoloured festival
- Sdružení pro integraci a migraci — Integration Through Work
- InBáze — RefuFest, intercultural festival
- Pro bono alliance – Pro Bono Response — Lawyers in Times of Refugee and Other Crises
- Frank Bold Society — Bridging the gap: strengthening communication between citizens and legislators
- Naši Politici — Transparent Finance of Regional Councils
- Jan Syruček- Bo Hai — Film About Vietnamese Community
- Prague Pride — Prague Pride 2016 – love is actually the same for everyone
- Spolek na obnovu Únětické kultury — The 4th Czech Ukulele Festival
2015 Supported Projects
- PSSI — Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises — International Conference, Prague, June 21—22
- Prague Fringe — 14th Fringe Festival, Prague, May 22—30
- Center for Diplomacy & Politics — Czech Model of the United States Congress 2015 — Pilsen, September 5—10
- Czechitas — Digital Literacy for Women — IT courses for women
- Prague Pride — Prague Pride 2015
- Nicholas Davis — A Rare and Lovely Flower — Recital of Czech and American art song, Prague, November 8—14th
- Czech Space Office — Professor and Former Astronaut Scott Parazinsky – Lecture Series on Extra Vehicular Activities, Space Medicine and Spaceflight, Prague, June 29—July 1
- TransFusion — The Town Called X — 2-man show
- Czech Slovak 4 America — 20th International Colloquium
- TEREZA — GLOBE Games 2015 Festival
- AMO — Ukraine in U.S. Foreign Policy — Lecture/Roundtable
- CEDU — School for Democracy — School Councils
- Ostrava Center New Music — Ostrava Days 2015 — Six American composers at Ostrava Days Institute, August 10—29, and Ostrava Days Festival, August 21—29
- Jaroslav Fragner Gallery — Experimental Architecture Biennial 2 — Exhibition
- Jindrich Chalupecky Society — Jindrich Chalupecky Award Contest 2015 — Holly Block, Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairman of the Jury of Jindrich Chalupecky Award, Prague, Brno, November 18—22
- BUBEC Artist in Residence — Exhibitions
- University of South Bohemia — Migration Summer School — Discussion/ Lecture
- Namest nad Oslavou — Folk Holiday Festival 2015 — Cajun artists
- DOC DREAM — 19th Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, October 27-31
- EKOFEST — Noir Film Festival 2015
- Forum 2000 — Conference
- Chateau Liten — Diva Jarmila Novotna — Exhibition at the Czech Museum of Music, June 6—November 2
- Juristi — Anti-Corruption Laws 4 student 4 legal workshops
- Art and Theater Institute — Prague Quadrennial — 10-day exhibition
- The Forgotten Ones — Neighbors Who Disappeared — Research, exhibits
- Bohemia JazzFest — 10th Bohemia JazzFest — July 9—19
- Kamera Oko — International Film Festival — Women Behind the Camera — debate with professor Alexis Krasilovsky from Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Ostrava, September 26—27
- FAMU FAMUFEST 2015 Exposed! — Student Work Festival
- Czech Jazz Society — 18th Czech Jazz Workshop 2015 — Classes/ Concerts, August 1—9
- Renewal of Unetice — 3rd Czech Ukulele Festival, July 24—27
- Palacky University — Citizenship Summer School Education Teacher Training
- League of Human Rights I Decide Human Rights Awareness Disabled
- INI Project Vera Jirousova Award Conference — David Joselit, distinguished professor at the City University of New York, November 6
- Art in box Hella Hammid: Feminine Art Photography Exhibition/ Lecture
- Masaryk University — the 10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, February 5–7, at the Faculty of Arts
- Institute of Documentary Film — East Doc Platform
- Association for International Affairs (AMO) — Model NATO
- ROMEA, o.p.s. — Bringing Romani history and culture into Czech primary schools curricula
- Platform for Social Housing — Pilot of Rapid Re-Housing Method in Brno
- MeetFactory — U.S. Call for artists in residence 2015
- Association of Czech Film Clubs — American Film Programme on Summer Film School 2015
- Forum 2000 — NGO Market 2015
- International Dvořák Society — American Spring Festival
- reSITE — reSITE 2015 Conference The Shared City
- Bluegrass Association of the Czech Republic — Bluegrass music festival Banjo Jamboree 2015
- European Values — European Values Summer Academy
- United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) — Prague Quadrennial 2015 Exhibit
- Mladí Ladí Jazz — Nerudný fest.cz
- Department of Political Science, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague — Anti-corruption barometer
- Palacký University Olomouc — Academia Film Olomouc
- Tripitaka — Brundibar from Ghetto Theater Performance
- DOX Praha — ART BRUT LIVE exhibition
- Spiralis — Network of Civic Iniciatives Against Corruption in Czech Republic
- People in Need — One World 2015 Festival
- Sluňákov — Olomouc Ecology Days: The landscape and the human
- Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University — Allen Ginsberg Memorial Freedom Festival
2014 Supported Projects
Signal Festival — Young Talents
Prague Light Festival features the interactive light installation by American artist Jen Lewin, October 16—19, Kampa Park.
The event titled “Different City Experiences in the Czech Republic” aimed to promote sustainable transport and civic participation. These activities included theatre performances, thematic workshops, and gatherings for all age groups during the month of September 2014.
Association for International Affairs (AMO)
AMO organizes public lectures, briefings and a roundtable with American speaker Jeffrey A. Bader on the topic of “China’s Rise and the Implications for the U.S. Foreign Policy”. Mr. Bader will lead public lectures in Prague and Brno, closed roundtable for students and young professionals and a briefing for diplomats and policy makers. The aim is to present key issues of American foreign policy to Czech audience.
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
The 27th season of the International Music Festival of Contemporary and Experimental Music titled Exposition of New Music 2014 hosted numerous national and foreign composers including American composer Phil Niblock and music sound artist Robert Ostertag.
Forum 2000 Foundation
The 18th annual Forum 2000 conference entitled “Democracy and Its Discontents: A Quarter Century after the Iron Curtain and Tiananmen” on October 12—15, 2014 in Prague.
Oživení organizes a project that aims to promote transparency in local government and provide guidelines, consultancy in implementing transparency measures for municipal officials, and mobilizing citizens at local level.
Jindřich Chalupecký Society
The Jindřich Chalupecký Award and The International Fine Arts Colloquium & Jury Meeting in Prague hosted American curators who helped to select the recipient of this prestigious award.
Asociace pro Iliteraturu
The project will present in-depth overview focusing on the latest American fiction, its stylistic and narrative features, political orientation and other literary traditions. The articles will be summarized in a final study presenting the literary works in a broad context.
The Noir Film Festival 2014 took place at Krivoklat Castle on August 21–24, 2014. It presented numerous films known as film noir, including American films for a wide audience.
Pardubice by You
The project titled “Increasing of Political Culture in Pardubice” aims to engage young people in politics and encourage them to vote. The project will include interviews with young leaders, public opinion polls, election debates, workshops, student essays and online articles. The key target group will be high school students.
American curator Vallejo Gantner and American artist Zachary Oberzan will participate in the International Art Festival on October 16—18, 2014 in Prague.
The 4th edition of the annual documentary film festival titled The World on a Plate – AlimenTerre on Oct 6-10, 2014 aimed to present the topic of responsible food consumption (food waste, where our food comes from, how it is made) and the developmental, environmental and social implications of consumption patterns.
A 3-day workshop on the principles of investigative and data-based journalism in November 2014 in Prague. The speakers are experienced journalists from the U.S. NGO ProPublica and the workshops aim to engage journalists as well as bloggers and watchdog organizations to improve the level of Czech investigative reporting, which fills a gap in the current structure of curriculum at major schools of journalism.
Česká středoškolská unie
This project aims to implement a series of seminars that will introduce the methodology of establishing student councils based on US models.
The Queer Film Festival entitled “MEZIPATRA” will take place November 6-14, 2014. The purpose of this project is to present American films focusing on minorities, their culture, history and civil rights. Film screenings will be accompanied by series of lectures on LGBT Culture.
The project focuses on the development of innovation entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic’s regional cities and will consist of a capacity building roadshow, acceleration program, accompanying networking events and the design of a massive open online course (MOOC).
Transitions will organize an international conference titled 25 Years After: Challenges of Building the Post-Communist Media and Communication Industries on November 20—22, 2014, which will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the transition of the media in the post-communist countries of Europe and Eurasia since 1989.
The National Moravian/Silesian Theatre
A dance concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of performance of Merce Cunningham Dance Company – John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg took place in Prague and Ostrava in September 2014.
Open Pages (Otevřené stránky)
Open Pages organizes ten cultural events connecting literature, music and space and ten debates with professional journalists, commentators, political scientists and other scholars to address current social problems related to the economy, state of democracy and civic society.
Ms. Krassner, Chief Administrative Officer for Public Health at University of California, organizes a unique educational initiative on “Autism and the Arts” at the South Bohemian University in České Budějovice. The project will include an educational program about the role of the arts in the wellness of persons with Autism and will be combined with a public screening of a documentary titled Through the Heart of Tango, which shows the journey of people with special needs through dance.
The Bear Group
The Bear Group puts on multiple theatrical performances of two American authors: Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and Venus in Fury by David Ives at Divadlo Kolowrat in Prague.
PROUD — Platform for Equality, Recognition and Diversity
This project deals with new methodologies and seminars in Czech high schools focusing on awareness and education regarding LGBT issues. The seminars will address social problems and will include analysis, discussion and will encourage critical thinking.
Jihlava Association of Amateur Filmmakers
The 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, on October 23—28, 2014. The purpose of this project is to promote inspiring American documentary and experimental films and to inform the public about new American film productions.
VISK – Vzdělávací institut Středočeského kraje & KVIC
This project is a series of workshops for elementary and secondary school teachers of English and will be organized in various regions of the Czech Republic with the goal of promoting and enhancing the use of technology and digital resources in the English language classroom, and overall teacher development.
The festival Past Present Future presented street art and hip-hop culture and included exhibitions, workshop, paintings, discussions, film screenings and a commentary on T-Kid’s exhibit (Julius Robert Cavero from New York).
University of West Bohemia
The Prague Police participated in a week long English language course at the Plzen International Summer Language School.
Green Circle will develop a “Green Widget,” a web-based visual communication tool to disseminate information about the voting of Czech parliamentarians on environmental and environment-related issues since 1994. This widget will be part of the widely utilized KohoVolit.cz website.
The cultural and human rights festival entitled “Prague Pride 2014” will take place from August 11–17, 2014 in Prague. The festival will consist of a wide range of activities, from theatre performances and concerts to expert and public debates.
The National Fair Trade Conference will be on October 16, 2014 in Brno. The conference will focus on the topic of municipalities and public offices respecting and endorsing the ethical principles of Fair Trade in order to strengthen good and transparent governance involving various stakeholders.
META will organize a minority integration project titled Volunteers – The Initiators of Integration that will include tutoring and leisure time activities for foreigners and immigrants in the Czech Republic and will be carried out by volunteers.
The “Roma Spirit Award” is given to individuals, organizations and other entities that are contributing to the understanding and coexistence of the Roma minority and majority population.
Palacký University in Olomouc
The 21th Summer School of Education for Citizenship and Europeanism will be at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc from August 17–21, 2014.
Ostrava Center for New Music
Ostrava Center for New Music organized the New Opera Days Ostrava June 25–28, 2014. Petr Kotik, Kamala Sankaran, S.E.M. Vocal Ensemble and String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris & Conrad Harris) performed for the public in Ostrava.
Guitar Festival Mikulov
American artist Paul O’Dette participated in the Guitar Festival in Mikulov from June 29–July 5, 2014. Paul O’Dette presented lectures on the Renaissance lute, master classes and also performed for the public in Mikulov.
Charles University – Faculty of Arts
Charles University organized the 15th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society – Utopia and Nonviolence on July 2–5, 2014 at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. American speaker Hoda Zaki particiapted in the conference.
Prague Post Endowment Fund
Prague Post Endowment Fund organizes the annual ‘Best Teacher of English Competition,’ which aims to find the best teachers of English in Czech primary and secondary schools and honor them for their outstanding teaching skills.
For_um Initiative organizes the Velvet Carnival celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution to address public issues. The carnival will be accompanied by creative workshops, debates and exhibitions. This event is especially special because it demonstrates American support for the progress made by Czech organizations in civil society over the past 25 years.
Center for the Study of Diplomacy and Politics
The Czech Model of the American Congress will educate Czech high school and college students in national and international politics. The program will take place in Plzen September 9–14, 2014.
International Organization for Migration
IOM organizes the Summer School on Migration Studies from August 18–24, 2014 at the University of Southern Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice. Professor Michael Dinwiddie from New York University will present his visions on integration, multicultural society and ethnic diversity.
The Summer School on Energy Security “Atlantic and Continental Approach to Energy Security” will take place at Masaryk University’s Centre in Telč from August 3–10, 2014.
Ara Art organizes a three-day workshop for members of LGBT community from the Czech Roma ethnic minority in order to set up a more formalized body that will point out special needs and problems of this particular group.
Nova Skola organizes a country-wide writing and art competition called Romano Suno (Romany Dream).
Nataša Slavíková will produce a documentary film about American poet Allen Ginsberg and his visit of Prague in 1965 that significantly influenced Czech culture and society.
Kulturarium organizes a music festival entitled ‘Degeneration NEXT 2014’ on September 23, 2014 in Brno. The festival is organized primarily by university students and it will kick off the beginning of the fall semester.
Art Brut presents an art exhibition titled “Exhibition Mental Contours III. Lines of Force” inspired by American Creative Growth Art Center in California, from September–October 2014.
Art Movement presents the exhibition titled “The Art of Tim Burton” at the Stone Bell House gallery in Old Town Square in Prague. The exhibition introduces American filmmaker Tim Burton as an artist showing drawings, paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, moving-image works and sculptural installations.
Jazz Goes to Town
The international jazz festival titled “Jazz Goes to Town 2014” will be in Hradec Kralove on October 13–18, 2014. American jazz guitarist John Scofield will come to the Czech Republic and perform for a wide public.
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague — Film and TV School
The 31st film festival FAMUFEST 2014 – Right and Left will take place November 26–30, 2014. The festival will include screenings of films created by students, master classes with foreign filmmakers, exhibition of photographs and concerts.
Charles University – Faculty of Arts
Charles University organizes the Summer School 2014: Current Issues in Sign Language Linguistics on August 25 – 27, 2014 at the Faculty of Arts in Prague.
Folk Holidays Festival at Náměšt nad Oslavou
American music group Cloud Cult will perfom at the 29th Folk Holidays Festival at Náměšt nad Oslavou. Their concert will take place during festival evening titled “Desire“ on August 1, 2014.
Society for the Renewal of Únětice Culture
The Second Czech Ukulele Festival will take place between July 25—27, 2014. The Festival will start in the center of Prague on the Vltava steamer on July 25, 2014 and will continue in Únětice brewery near Prague the following two days.
The 13th annual jazz festival entitled ‘Jazz Fest Brno,’ started with special events in March and continued through April 30, 2014. The festival provides a unique opportunity for a wide range of listeners to hear top jazz musicians both from the Czech Republic, the United States, and elsewhere.
Bluegrass Association of the Czech Republic
The 42nd Bluegrass Music Festival ‘Banjo Jamboree’ will take place from June 20—21, 2014 in Čáslav. Numerous Bluegrass bands from different countries, including the U.S., will participate.
Association for International Affairs
Association for International Affairs organizes an educational project that teaches Czech high school and university students about security issues and NATO-related topics.
Charles Flink, the President of Greenways Incorporated, travels to the Czech Republic to lead workshops focusing on urban greenways in Brno and Prague from June 16—22, 2014.
Association of Czech Film Clubs
The Association of Czech Film Clubs will host the 40th Summer Film School from July 25—August 2, 2014 in Uherske Hradiste.
Palacký University Olomouc
Palacký University in Olomouc organized the 49th International Festival of Science Documentary Films entitled Academia Film Olomouc, from April 15—20, 2014.
Ostrovy will host the 11th international music festival entitled United Islands from June 19—21, 2014 in Prague. An American band Hazmat Modine from New York will come to the Czech Republic to perform for the public.
Civic Association for Organizing Public Activities
The project titled Dissemination of Community Schools’ Development Approach aims to familiarize the Czech public and professionals about the benefits of Community Schools. An American speaker, Jane Quinn, member of the Board of the National Coalition of Community Schools USA, will come to the Czech Republic to participate in this project and to share best practices.
The reSITE Conference will take place at Forum Karlin in Prague from June 19—20, 2014. It aims to increase cross-cultural dialogue between American, Czech and other European cities focusing on ecological infrastructure, riverfront, public spaces, and sustainable urban projects that improve the quality of life. American expert speakers will come to the Czech Republic to participate in the festival, giving presentations, participating in workshops and panel discussions.
American curator Tina Kukielsk will come to the Czech Republic to share her knowledge of the art scene in the United States and lead discussions with Czech local artists.
Czech Helsinki Committee
The Czech Helsinki Committee will present the Report on Human Rights Conditions in the Czech Republic in 2013 and a comprehensive summary of the Human Rights Assessment Report – Development in the Past Twenty Years in the Czech Republic. The aim of the project is to provide the Czech public, civil society and government, with an impartial analysis of the situation for the year 2013 and the overall analysis of the development in the past 20 years.
Alliance for New Music-Theatre
The Vaclav Havel Project was performed by a group of American artists that came to the Czech Republic to perform during the Prague Fringe Festival held May 27—31, 2014 at Divadlo na Pradle in Prague. American artists also met with Czech local artists and students.
The Blues Alive music festival will take place in five different Czech cities including Šumperk, Zlín, Mikulov, Mírov and Prague in November 2014. It will present American blues music.
Association for International Affairs
The Association for International Affairs hosted an international conference entitled Prague Transatlantic Talks 2014: Facing the Atlantic Cyber Challenge from May 28—29, 2014 in Prague. The conference addressed issues of cyber security and enhanced the public debate about security and defense. Speakers from various countries attended this conference, including an American speaker Kevin Rothrock.
University of Pardubice
The University of Pardubice will host The Second Annual Conference — The Comenius Academic Club from June 13—15, 2014. The conference will focus on Czech–American cultural, social and academic relations in specific areas such as the humanities and natural sciences.
Czech Evaluation Society
The 2014 Conference on Quality of Evaluations will take place on June 10, 2014 at the Charles University in Prague. The following topics will be addressed at the Conference: contribution analysis, evaluations with a small number of studied cases, outcome mapping, counterfactual impact evaluation, evaluation questions, indicators for evaluation, and evaluation culture.
People in Need — The One World Festival
International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival takes place from March 3—12, 2014 in Prague & March 17— April 13, 2014 in other towns and cities in the Czech Republic.
The Rudolfinum Gallery hosts a photography exhibition of more than 100 photographs called ‘Only the Good Ones: The snapshot Aesthetic Revisited’. The concept for this exhibit was developed while the curator was in New York. Snapshots have been an enormous influence on modern American photography as art. The curator seeks to show how informal snapshots have influenced film, art and advertising in the United States and overseas.
The 13th annual Fringe Festival is held in Prague, May 23—31, 2014. This year, the festival presents numerous culturally diverse performances, including American acts in seven theatres across Prague.
“The Liberation of Western Bohemia by the U.S. Army in 1945” is a collection of stories from veterans, victims of the holocaust, and other important figures and witnesses featured at Post Bellum.
Forum 2000 Foundation — NGO Market
The 15th annual NGO Market held on April 25, 2014, at the National Technical Library in Prague offers a unique opportunity for NGOs to present their activities to the public, liaise with colleagues from Czech and foreign NGOs, share ideas and experiences, establish new partnerships, and recruit volunteers.
Association for Creativity in Education
Association for Creativity in Education is the final program of a project entitled “It matters to us!” aiming to promote civic engagement and encourage young people to participate in discussions with local representatives and the public regarding local issues through art. The program will include creative workshops on hip-hop subculture in the United States, open discussion on active participation of citizens, graffiti workshop,and performance by local artists.
Sladovna Pisek hosts “The Forest 2014” art exhibition, created by two American artists accompanied by educational activities.
International Dvořák Society
The American Spring Festival is celebrated in a number of regions throughout the Czech Republic, from April—July, 2014. Renowned artists, mainly from the United States and the Czech Republic, will perform in Prague and in otherCzech cities.
The Czech Town Hall Press Watch project is an interactive website hlasnatrouba.cz that enables citizens to monitor the contents of town hall newspapers in the Czech Republic.
“Mum, dad, I want to go to school” is series of workshops for Roma children and their parents. The workshops will be accompanied by an educational brochure, a video, and research on the decision-making process for Roma parents when enrolling their children into mainstream/practical schools.
CRM for Nonprofits
CRM for Nonprofits hosts an informational campaign highlighting the CRM system (Customer Relationship Management) for implementation in the non-profit sector. The system was developed in the United States and is now available for organizations in the Czech Republic.
A multi-genre street festival in Brno aims to mitigate the tendencies to stereotyping the Roma community and contribute to mutual understanding between the Roma minority and the Czech majority. The event will consist of cultural performances, street markets, and workshops, among other things, all jointly organized by Czech and Roma communities.