Call for Applications 2024

Thank you for your interest in joining the Creativity for Social Change community!

The call for 2024 is Now Openand the deadline for submitting your application is 27th May 2024, 11:00 pm CET. 

Before submitting your application, carefully read the GUIDELINES to see what organizations are eligible to apply, and the steps and criteria of the selection process.

At this link you can download the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.


What is the Creativity Pioneers Fund?

  • The Creativity Pioneers Fund catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing cultural and creative organizations that advance bold and unconventional practices for building a more just, inclusive, and equitable world. The program supports non-profit organizations that reinforce the critical role of creativity in driving social impact and are actively involved in creative skills development.
  • The Creativity Pioneers Fund provides unrestricted funding with a 5,000 euro grant to organizations to help sustain their essential functions and programs.
  • The micro-grant represents only a starting point for a more extensive and long-term collaboration system towards a platform model that provides the Creativity Pioneers with access to more financial opportunities, in-kind and know-how support, mentoring and learning opportunities, peer-to-peer exchange and networking.   


Who can apply?

  • Non-profit organizations that are legally registered and operating in the countries in which they operate, with no limits on geographic origin. 
  • Organizations that demonstrate how they center creativity in their mission and programs.
  • Priority is given to organizations focus their work on disadvantaged and/or marginalized communities and that work primarily with youth (16-27 y.o.).


The application process

  • The application process adopts an inclusive approach, featuring a straightforward form where you're invited to delve into your organization holistically, rather than submitting a project proposal. All information gathered is relevant for us to comprehensively assess and analyze the sector. As a learning organization, we deeply aim to understand the global community of Creativity Pioneers to effectively support them and amplify their narratives. 
  • We strongly encourage you to describe your organization in its entirety, sharing what really moves you, and the motivations driving your interest in joining the Creativity Pioneers Fund platform. Step beyond the confines of conventional grant writing language, and share with us the essence of what makes your organization unique.
  • Join us for a Zoom Q&A session if you need more information about the Call: 9 May at 10am CET, in French // 10 May at 10am and 5pm CET, in English // 10 May at 2.30pm CET, in Italian // 16 May at 4:30pm CET, in Spanish >> Here is the link to the recorded Q&A Sessions

Technical information

  • To submit the application, you need to create a free account on the Optimy platform that is operating on this website. The Optimy platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Verify that your browser is supported.
  • The application form is available in multiple languages. Please ensure that you are completing the form in the same language you are using to write the application. This helps us process your application accurately and efficiently.
  • Please make sure to click VALIDATE AND SEND at the end of the form and receive a confirmation email, otherwise your application will not be submitted.
  • If you have trouble submitting your application, look at this guide. If you need urgent technical support, please contact [email protected]


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