In December 2021, the Swiss Cooperation Office called for project proposals, which would contribute to the development of contemporary arts and have a special focus on gender equality, environment, climate change, inclusiveness or digitalization.
More than 50 proposals were received, out of which five projects were selected for funding. Exhibitions and presentations of the below presented projects took place throughout the year in different regions of Azerbaijan.
A new call for proposal is running until 13 January 2023. Art and cultural projects can be submitted until this date (link to call for proposals).
Disability Fashion Show
- Implementing partner: Kekalove Adaptive
- Duration: five months
People with disabilities experience different challenges, one of which is obtaining adapted clothing for themselves. The project called Disability Fashion Show trained several persons with disabilities to create 40 appropriate clothing based on their own specific needs. These clothes were presented to the public on 13 July 2022 at the Disability Fashion Show, which was received with great interest by the public and media.
The project also had an online promotion component as part of which more than 5’000 people were reached to get awareness about the clothing challenges of people with disability.