The Amateo Award 2021 is an opportunity for you to profile your amateur arts group or creative project to an international audience and, in turn, to make connections with participants, policy makers and funders from across Europe. Previous applicants have also found the Amateo Award gave increased recognition and support at a local level.
What we are looking for
Inspiring creative projects that are having a powerful, positive impact on their community!
The culture and creative sector has been severely challenged in recent times. In the year 2020 a lot of projects had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. But the creative sector has innovated rapidly, notably with accelerated digitization. We are even more determined now to put the spotlight on all the projects (both live and online) that have found solutions to give participants the chance to be creative, show off what they do and encourage others to take part.
The Amateo Award is for creative projects that involve people who participate for the love of it and on an amateur basis.
To be eligible to apply for the Amateo Award you have to be able to answer yes to the following questions:
● Our project involves people who participate on an amateur basis.
● Any paid staff involved are neither the main nor the sole decision makers, either creatively or organisationally.
● Our project took place during the year ending 31 December 2020 (or is ongoing and some of it took place in 2020) and was based in an EU member state or a participating country.