We are looking for creative projects that move the city and the cultural region in the best sense of the word on the way to the European Capital of Culture 2025: from shop window galleries to film projects, from information boards to ceramics workshops, from choir projects to city tours.
Associations, initiatives and committed individuals can submit their concrete projects.
Mikroprojekte can be supported with a sum of up to €2,500 each. Projects with a European dimension can receive up to €3,000. Self-financing is not required.
It is important to highlight a clearly visible European dimension or a clearly visible positive impact on the city and/or region!
Whether it’s a theatre project, a music event, a creative workshop or a theme podium – the broad urban society is called upon to create new forms of communication and social interaction. What exactly do we mean by this?
On the basis of the strategic goals and programme lines for our Capital of Culture year, which we have laid down in our Bidbook II, we have worked out five criteria, the 5 C’s. The Mikroprojekte must meet at least one of these criteria.
What criteria do we use to develop and select projects?
As a communication tool, we have summarised the priorities in programme development in five criteria based on the strategic goals and project indicators from the Bidbook II. We explain exactly what we mean by this in our Chemnitz 2025 handbook.
Your micro-project must address at least one of the criteria of the 5 C’s.
Until the European Capital of Culture year 2025, there will be two project rounds per year.
These will take place in spring and autumn.
The approved projects must then be implemented in the six months following the funding approval.
For this round of projects, the implementation period is planned for the first half of 2023 (starting in February 2023).
What exactly do we mean by an European dimension?
In concrete terms, this means that you work together with partners from Europe for your microproject and/or actively deal with our EU themes from the Bid Book II.
These EU themes are:
European makers and their passion for creative work
Cultivating European democratic values
Engaging the “silent centre
Eastern European community in a Western European country
Digitalisation and transparency
Accepting the dynamics of diversity
Climate change and biodiversity
Inclusion and migration
New ways to access cultural heritage
Demography, loneliness and addiction
These themes can also be found on page 146, to the right of the map, in the Bid Book II.
An independent jury made up of various actors from the city and the cultural region then selects the strongest projects that can be implemented directly.
The Programme of Mikroprojekte is excellent!
The idea and our implementation of the Mikroprojekte were certified by stadtimpulse, the nationwide project pool for city centres, trade and urban life. This makes us a Best Practice 2022 and shows how active involvement of citizens in urban design can succeed and set new impulses to sustainably enrich the city culturally. Click here for more information.