'Small Size' Performing Arts Fund Open for Applications

Small size seeding fund, the fund aimed to support the creation of new productions for the 0-4 age group, is now open again to new production proposals.

The third Call for Proposals will close on 31 December, 2012, and brings something new in the Seeding fund: the call, in fact, is now open also to extra-European companies and artists.
 
The Small size Seeding Fund is not an award, but a way to support those who intend to produce shows for early years. This is why shows already produced are not going to be awarded; projects are instead selected and supported.
This fund was awarded once during "Small size, the net" project, and led to the creation of eight new Productions for children 0 to 4 – eight productions which had the chance to be presented during at least one Small size festival. A second Call for Proposal - the first for "Small size, big citizens" project - was launched in March 2010, and brought to the selection of 5 production projects, while the third one, launched in September 2011, saw 4 production projects selected and supported.
 
The fund supports projects by:
 
  • granting € 6.000,00 for the productions;
  • guaranteeing the presentation of the production on the occasion of at least one Small size festival;
  • promoting the selected projects through the network;
  • allowing the use of the Small size logo as well as the Culture Programme one for the promotional material relating to the supported project (posters, brochures, etc).
The Irish Small size festival in which any accepted projects will be presented is: “Baborò…" festival, Galway.
 

About Small Size

Small size, the European Network for the diffusion of performing arts aimed at early childhood (0-6), provides a structure through which to meet, share expertise and exchange knowledge; to develop collaborative projects and disseminateinformation and research.
 

The deadline for applications is 31 December, 2012

Through its networking, Small Size aims to promote an awareness of the significance of performing arts for early childhood with objectives that include increasing children's creative potential along with the comparison of different European cultural traditions.
 
You can read some information on previous editions of the Seeding fund here for 2010 and here for 2011, and download the Call for Proposals here.