subsidies for creative people

The objectives of the grant program are to support entrepreneurship and the systematic development of creative industries, to promote Brno’s creative sector at national and international level, to educate the professional and lay public, and to support new activities of creators with benefits for society (e.g. revitalization of public space).

Other welcomed benefits of the program include facilitating the cooperation of individual actors from the creative industries or the involvement of local creators in what we call the innovation ecosystem of the city and the Czech Republic.

We are very sorry, but the official documents and the application are only available in the Czech language. If you want to apply in the subsidy program, contact us.<br>Now, the subsidy program is closed, the final results will be known in April.
Promotion
Business events, trade fairs (presentations throughout the Czech Republic and abroad)
Education
Exhibitions, professional lectures, symposia, workshops, professional articles about the creative sector in Brno, including online events
Public space
Support in retail (redesign of shop windows), design installations, fight against visual smog in public spaces
Specific Targeting
According to the current needs of the city or the needs of the creative sector
AREAS OF SUPPORT
Individual applications for funding fall into the following areas. Grants apply to projects implemented both on the territory of the Statutory City of Brno and the Czech Republic, as well as to activities carried out abroad. Project promoters can apply for financial support for up to 50% of the project budget. The maximum amount that creators can reach is always determined by the particular call, as is the total budget of the grant program.

Supported projects

Education
4. challenge 2023
Conference INTERIORS: ECOLOGIC & ECONOMIC
The Conference Interiors is the biggest educational event in fields of architecture, design and design of interiors in Czechia. The twelfth grade offers connection between Economy and Ecology. Both of this fields are part of modern business in creative industries. How can…
Education
4. challenge 2023
Crafting Independence
The previous two stages brought back to Vesna the joint handicraft activity of women of all ages and nationalities. Over the past months, a strong community of mainly Czech and Ukrainian women has formed in Vesna, learning new techniques from each other, making things for…
Promotion
4. challenge 2023
KERA – Map of Ceramic Firing Centers at the Level of Czechia and Slovakia
The project Map of firing centers connects firing providers already owning kilns, and creatives wanting to produce ceramics but do not have/do not want to invest in expensive technical equipment. It is applicable throughout the CZE and SK. Creatives establish cooperation,…
Public space
4. challenge 2023
WINDOW POP DESIGN AWARDS & TALKS
WINDOW POP is educational festival about public space in the city. Festival consists of several parts for different audience, this application is only for DESIGN AWARD & TALKS. All events connect upcycling product design innovations, architecture, public space and…
Education
4. challenge 2023
Infame Radio Festival
Over the first weekend of March 2024, our community radio platform Infame Radio will host a two-day festival supporting creativity and contemporary musical arts in Brno. Locations for events will be in the city centre to ensure accessibility for all, and invitations will be…
Education
4. challenge 2023
Open House: Inclusion & Accessibility
An exhibition, photographs and video presentation focused on the new theme of Open House Brno 2024. Two themes that resonate with the European architectural environment will also be presented to the general Brno public in the spring of 2024. Presentation of the theme of the…
Education
3. challenge 2023
Timeless design: Jindřich Halabala and UP werke
The exhibition commemorates 120 years since the birth of the Brno architect. The project is focused on J. Halabala’s designs and UP brand products, which we can call timeless. The intention of the organizers is to connect a look into history with the presentation of current…
Promotion
3. challenge 2023
Brno am Main
Presentation of the largest Central European literary festival, the Author’s Reading Month, at the most important book fair in Frankfurt am Main. The goal of the project is the promotion of a key Brno cultural event that goes beyond the borders of the city and the country.…
Education
3. challenge 2023
Boryt Story
Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a plant with natural dying properties, at the same time it is an invasive species that pushes domestic plants out, conservationists need to pull it out. We aim to collect woad in protected areas around Brno to create environmentally conscious dye…
Education
3. challenge 2023
Street exhibition of regional game development
The exhibition in the streets of Brno in the form of portable panels with infographics, supported by online infotainment, will introduce the public to the importance and scope of the gaming industry in the Brno and South Moravian region. It will present key historical…
Education
3. challenge 2023
Plantcon 2023
Plantcon 2023 is a June weekend conference about houseplants and urbanjungling. In two days, there will be lectures and panel discussions, workshops, a market with rare plants and design accessories for plants, design and architectural competitions and meet and greets with…
Education
3. challenge 2023
Creating community through crafts and education
The Textile Hub started its activities in autumn 2022. In addition to the regular programme, the textile workshop has become a safe environment where women come with their own projects and find peace and support over their handicrafts. Thus, in addition to the practical and…
Promotion
3. challenge 2023
Animefest 2023 festival
Animefest festival has a tradition in Brno since 2004. Event is aimed at popculture presentation – anime, comics, movies, series, fantasy, cosplay. It is the only volunteer-run event in CR and with attendace of 20000 in 2022 also the bigest popculture event in CR. Part of…
F&Q
Answers to the most frequent questions about the subsidy program
How “big” does a project have to be?

The size of the project does not matter. What is more important is to meet the criteria of the call; these are listed in the description of the grant program.

Is it necessary for non-business individuals to provide proof of a “Public Register Entry”?

No. Such an applicant need only state in the application: “Not listed in the register”.

How to provide proof of the item “Persons in which the applicant has an interest and the amount thereof”?

Only by listing it on the application.

What does the condition “Type of activity of the applicant” mean?

The type of activity of the applicant is based on the results of the mapping of the cultural and creative industries. There are twelve sectors, which can be found here.

When can I start the project and when will I receive funding?

The project can be implemented, and the funding can be disbursed, once the application is approved and the contract is signed.

Who can be an applicant?

Anyone who is not an evaluator, or any organization that is not established by the City of Brno.

What kind of professional CV does the applicant need to submit?

Professional CV means the CV of the project guarantor, i.e. the person in charge of the project.

Can an applicant submit more than one grant application?

No. Each applicant may submit a maximum of one application.