Ponta Delgada – Azores 2027 launches the 2nd edition of the microfinancing program "Hand in Hand"

The Ponta Delgada – Azores 2027 candidacy for European Capital of Culture has launched the second edition of the project "Hand in Hand". This initiative, promoted in partnership with CRESAÇOR (Regional Solidarity Economy Cooperative), intends to support, with 1.500 euros, nine projects to be developed in the archipelago.
Applications are open until 18:00 (Azorean time) of the 15th of september to individuals born or resident in the Azores, companies, cooperatives or cultural associations. The projects should be developed until the 31st of december 2022.
"Hand in Hand '' arose from the Cultural Strategy Ponta Delgada 2030 with the aim of challenging people, informal groups and associations of different activity sectors to submit small cultural, social and educational proposals that will take place on the 9 Azorean islands.
The proposals should promote one or more of the following strategic lines: cooperation and collaboration between islands and municipalities; rapprochement of generations; practices of inclusion, active participation and/or empowerment of different communities; relationship between culture and well-being, nature and sustainability; new ways of telling Azorean narratives to the country, to Europe and to the World.
All imaginable formats are suitable, as long as they target the fields of social activation and education. They can relate to all fields of art and other activities that create culture in a broad sense, namely workshops, meetings, events, experiences, conversations, exhibitions, shows, poetic events, editions, city games, etc.
In that sense, this call is open to people from different islands, fields and ages, as long as they are legally habilitated to submit an invoice. We encourage the participation of youngsters over 16 years old.
The candidacy team is available to answer any questions about this project until 18:00 (Azorean time) of the 14th of september, through the email
Selected proposals will be announced on october 1st, on the Ponta Delgada – Azores 2027 and CRESAÇOR oficial pages.
The regulation and the application form can be found here.