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Call for Applications for BMN Small Grants 2020


BMN invites member museums to apply for the call with project proposals in one or more thematic areas:

  • Audience engagement
  • Collection care
  • Heritage interpretation

To qualify for funding, a project must:

  • Be submitted by a members of the Balkan Museum Network (institution that has paid a membership fee in BMN for the last three years 2018-2020 until application deadline. The list as of 05 June can be accessed here),
  • Be implemented until February 2021;
  • Be designed and implemented in partnership, involving another museum, a non-governmental organisation, activists, a community group, an educational institution, artists, disabled people’s associations, journalist and similar;
  • Connected to museum’s service provision and strategic goals;
  • Show clear evidence of community engagement and involve groups of people / beneficiaries (where appropriate);
  • Be at least part-funded from within the museum’s own resources: staff hours, infrastructure, expertise and similar;
  • The museum must be able to receive the funds in EUR on its bank account;
  • Be an original idea (applicant will need to sign a Declaration of Honour);
  • Be subject to quality financial reporting – providing copies of the bills;
  • Submit a narrative report.

Note that:

  • Each museum is eligible to receive only one grant, but may submit more than one proposal;
  • The museum that submits the application is a lead partner and will sign the contract with Association BMN (Registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina);
  • Funding allocation will be based on the quality of the proposals, as evaluated by the selection committee;
  • The language of application and reporting is English;
  • Maximum total amount requested can be up to 1.100 EUR.
  • A maximum of two projects would receive the grants.
  • BMN keeps the right not to award any grant if the quality of proposals is not satisfactory.

Funding for the “Small Grants 2020” scheme is made available by the Headley Trust UK.


Application Form
Budget Form
Declaration of Honour

Please fill in this online FORM and e-mail your proposal documents to no later than 05 July 2020.

Any proposals received after that date will not be accepted. The same email can be used for questions.

We do not fund:

  • Projects that have already started with implementation;
  • Individual education or research activities;
  • Co-funding to projects that have already started;
  • Salaries for full time paid employees (the museum must allow staff to work on the projects as part of their existing tasks).