About Thomassen Fund
The Thomassen Fund is a mobility fund aimed at enhancing the participation of member cultural management education and training institutions in ENCATC activities, enabling them to cooperate and develop projects by joining in ENCATC networking. The Fund was officially launched in May 1999 following a Board proposal approved by the General Assembly in Uppsala, Sweden in May 1998. It was named in honour of Arild Thomassen, a former Board member who had died in a tragic accident several years earlier.
The objective of the Thomassen Fund is to encourage mobility of cultural management educators in Europe, creating the conditions for better cooperation and partnerships between individuals and/or organizations. The Fund is open to individuals and organizations based in countries with significant structural financial challenges.
The Thomassen Fund targets ENCATC members and to those preparing for membership. It allows colleagues to cooperate, to learn from each other, and to improve their respective skills and competences i.e. through participation in "training the trainers" seminars, development of new educational tools, participation in thematic conferences etc.
The Thomassen Fund provides three types of grants:
- Travel grants to attend the General Assembly (open to member and exceptionally to non-member institutions, particularly those on their way to full membership).
- Travel grants to attend other ENCATC meetings (for support of member institutions only, to facilitate the development of projects and to attend network meetings, workshops and working groups).
- Matching grants towards membership fees (open only to full member institutions), especially those who have early financial difficulty in meeting their obligations as members.
For more details on the Thomassen Fund project, please contact the Fund Coordination Office in Brussels (GiannaLia Cogliandro, Fund Administrator and Coordinator, phone: +18.104.22.168.12; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ) We will be very glad to assist you.
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR 2012 HAVE ALREADY BEEN ALLOCATED.