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Subject: ERSTE Foundation Call For Submissions

December 15, 2007

ERSTE Foundation

 Ricarda Denzer, 10m2 tragbar, 2006;
 photography: heiKE/NZ

 ERSTE Foundation
 PATTERNS_Researching And Understanding Recent
 Cultural History

 Call For Submissions

 PATTERNS is a transnational programme in Central and South Eastern
Europe (CSEE) that aims to research and understand recent cultural
history. PATTERNS initiates, commissions and supports contemporary
culture projects in a variety of formats and media. It aims to
document, analyse and investigate different aspects of and practices
related to the transformation of daily life and culture in CSEE, while
accounting for the pluralities that describe the region. The programme
focuses on the visual arts and culture that deal with cultural
phenomena before 1989 until today, including aspects of popular,
marginal and counter culture. It seeks to promote understanding and
knowledge of a differently lived past, which can facilitate a shared
present and future. In doing so, it takes on the role of a
"contemporary witness".

 Call For Submissions

 The call for submission addresses projects in CSEE that share
PATTERNS' areas of interest. ERSTE Foundation supports research,
publications, as well as artistic and cultural projects and
initiatives. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects
which are just about to start and develop cross-border issues from
local contexts, strengthening local structures and initiatives.

 The call is open to projects in the framework of non-profit
organisations in Central and South Eastern Europe. Since PATTERNS is
an international programme, projects from other countries are also
invited to apply if the topics they tackle are connected to the region
or operate in at least one country of
 the region.

 Funding is offered exclusively to non-profit organisations. Grants
are not made to individuals or political parties. Individual project
work must be embedded in the framework of a non-profit organisation.

 Projects must be submitted online at:

 Questions can be addressed to:

 Deadline for submission of project proposals is Friday, 11 January 2008.

 Projects are selected by the PATTERNS Advisory Panel:
 Cosmin Costinas (author and curator, Bucharest/Romania, Vienna/Austria)
 Veronica Kaup-Hasler (director of steirischer herbst festival, Graz/Austria)
 Piotr Piotrowski (art historian, Poznan/Poland)
 Georg Schöllhammer (editor of Springerin and documenta 12 magazines,
Vienna/Austria) and ERSTE Foundation

 Please check the website for detailed information:

 ERSTE Foundation
 ERSTE Foundation began its activity in 2003. As the main shareholder
of ERSTE Bank Group, ERSTE Foundation is one of the largest
foundations in Europe. It is active in the entire CSEE region,
focusing its work on the three programmes "Social Affairs", "Culture"
and "Europe". The programmes are geared to respond to and deal with
issues regarding social cohesion, cultural development and history as
well as the challenges of the European unification process.

 The focal point of the culture programme is intended to be a practice
of mutual exchange and communication and respect for the different
historical experiences and circumstances. The strengthening of
initiatives locally, the integration of people who bring in their
knowledge, their know-how and their history from a CSEE perspective is
a priority. Particular attention will be paid to the overhauling of
structures of the past and their references to the present and dealing
with art and culture in the former communist states. ERSTE Foundation
will promote knowledge about a past that has been lived in different
ways, which can facilitate a shared present and future.

 ERSTE Stiftung
 Graben 21
 1010 Vienna

 53 Ludlow street
 New York, NY 10002, USA

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