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Lucky Trimmer rewards artistic projects working as catalysts for social change – Call for applications

Lucky Trimmer rewards artistic projects working as catalysts for social change – Call for applications

Lucky Trimmer

Deadline: 30 June 2018

In 2016 Lucky Trimmer launched the “Lucky Changemaker”. This initiative supports artistic projects that use a creative practice as an innovative conduit for a social cause or as a catalyst for social change.

Annually Lucky Trimmer grants a 500 € award to the recipient of the Lucky Changemaker to contribute to the development, continuation or realisation of his/her project.

Lucky Trimmer will reward projects that:

  • embody the “Lucky” spirit and that are engaged with physicality, movement and performance. All artistic disciplines are eligible (dance, visual arts, theatre, film/video, music, performance-based arts, interdisciplinary arts).
  • increase environmental awareness, promote social equality, showcase art’s social dimension, address cultural responsiveness and social responsibility.
  • engage socially underprivileged community members who would normally not have access to culture as equal partners, that encourage under resourced communities to overcome barriers, to participate in creative process and that create equitable access to culture.
  • will be implemented in 2018/2019 (latest by April 2019).

Who can apply?

  • Any individual artists, collectives or institutions, regardless of their geographic location.
  • Artists addressing critical social issues of our times. There are social situations in the world that are deeply affecting people. Lucky Trimmer’s goal is to use art that is engaged emotionally and intellectually to inspire anyone to be an agent of change.
  • Lucky Trimmer values the process as much as the product. Relationship building is a key goal and projects do not have to automatically result in a physical artwork or a performance. Workshops, training, studio practice are eligible, if they directly relate to achieving outcomes of a community-based project.


The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018.

To apply, please complete the online application form available here

For further information about the call, please click here

And for more information about Lucky Trimmer and their work, please click here

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