Donostia-San Sebastian. Euskalkultura.com is ready to serve as a bridge between Basque artists and the euskal etxeak, and provide a virtual forum in which to propose performances or seek entertainment for cultural activities during 2012. Every year we hear from people who have missed the deadline, or didn’t know how to reach Basque artists or Basque clubs to apply for the annual Basque Government grants for cultural tours. This year’s grant call will open on March 14th, and now is the perfect time to establish contacts and explore possibilities of organizing a tour.
The groups or artists themselves should apply for the grant, but it is essential that one or more Basque clubs be on board to host the activity. That is why we are offering this opportunity for groups to submit their proposals, on the one hand, and for clubs to provide information on what kinds of activities and dates they are interested in on the other.
Tours should take place during 2012 and grants are used to pay for travel expenses. This year’s budget totals 60,000 Euros (last year’s was 90,000 Euros). Some of last year’s grant recipients were the group Gose, singer Anari, dance group Aukeran, and the rowing associations of Ur-kirolak and Itsasoko Ama, as well as the Xarnege musicians and the Kulunka Theater group.
If you would like to share your proposal, include it in the 'Add comment' section, at the end of this article, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (we will try to get in touch with the Basque club or artist or group in question). We invite Basque clubs to do the same and to report on the activities that they would like to host. This is a new experience, let’s see how it works.