Open Call for New Partner Organisations

With the Open Call for New Partner Organisations, we seek to invite Open House organisers from across Europe to join the project! This is an exceptional opportunity to engage in a continent-wide collaboration and knowledge exchange. In addition, selected organisations will gain international visibility, have the opportunity to participate in the Annual Summit, and receive a grant of 10,000 euros.


Two new Partner Organisations will be selected in 2024 for the 2025 Open House Europe programme. Each new Partner Organisation will receive a grant of 10,000 euros to implement the Open House Europe programme in 2025. The grants will be awarded to the applicants that will best align with the goals of Open House Europe and contribute to the overall outcomes of the project.

The organisations receiving the grant must be able to secure a minimum of 40% of financial support from other sources on top of the grant they will receive, for the execution of the whole festival. 


Organisations selected to join the Open House Europe project will receive a grant and become partners in the project. Following are the obligations that you, as a New Partner Organisation, would have to fulfil:


To qualify as an Open House Europe New Partner Organisation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be established as companies, associations or organisations that are organising local Open House events (at least once);
  • be established in countries eligible for Creative Europe funding (the current list can be found here:;
  • be members of the Open House Worldwide network;
  • possess sufficient financial and human resources to fully implement Open House Europe activities. 


All eligible organisations can apply by completing the form below. The deadline for submissions is August 16, 2024.

Evaluation and selection process

Evaluation will be based on: the proposed integration of Open House Europe activities, their relevance, and quality; the added value brought to the Open House Europe project by the applicant (reach, diversity, specific expertise); motivation and commitment. 

For the Open House Europe project, geographical dispersion is an important criterion for achieving the desired goals. Applicants from countries not yet included in the project will be prioritized to some extent, with the quality of the application and integration of Open House Europe activities remaining the primary decisive factor.

The representatives of current partner organizations will select the New Partner Organizations to join the project in 2025. Applicants will be informed about the decision by September 30, 2024, at the latest. 

Application form

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1. Organisation details

2. Festival details

3. Integration of Open House Europe activities

The partner festivals respond to Annual Themes to enhance the European dimension and integration of different Open House events across Europe. This year, the festivals have a particular focus on accessibility and inclusion. Events in 2025 will revolve around the theme "Future Heritage," highlighting projects focusing on repurposing heritage, urban regeneration, and exemplary contemporary architecture examples. Besides core programmes, each festival organises supplementary programmes with discussions, exhibitions, installations, artistic performances, and events for kids and youth. These programmes reflect the Annual Theme.

Think of a few buildings, additional activities, or special guided tours that could be implemented into your Open House festival's programme and would reflect the 2025 Annual Theme 'Future Heritage'. Briefly describe these programme elements.

To engage the audience and foster a deeper understanding of Open House Europe's Annual Themes, each year we launch an Open Call for Visual Stories. During the Open House festivals, visitors are encouraged to visually interpret and express the Annual Theme through photos, drawings, films, etc. We curate an exhibition from the best stories that respond to the Annual Theme, which is presented during the Annual Summit and later showcased at various local Open House events. The exhibition catalogue and the Annual Summit feature the top three entries from each festival. Additionally, we invite three selected creators from across Europe to the exhibition opening at the Annual Summit.

How would you attract your festival's audience to participate in the Open Call for Visual Stories? Briefly describe your ideas.

Every year, Open House Europe partner festivals participate in the Volunteer Exchange programme. It provides an opportunity for direct knowledge exchange through collaboration. Selected volunteers from each city have the opportunity to travel and volunteer in chosen Open House events. This programme is designed to help implement international programmes of local Open House events and foster collaboration among partner organisations.

Picture five volunteers from different European countries arriving at your festival to offer their help. What tasks could they have during your festival?

All partners of Open House Europe commit to making their festivals more accessible and inclusive. The project strives to foster inclusive experiences by making festivals more accessible for people with various disabilities and mobility issues. Additionally, one of the project's goals is to enhance the lingual accessibility of the festivals, their programmes, and the content they create by offering multilingual guided tours and translated materials.

Do you currently offer guided tours in languages other than your national language, such as English, in your festival's programme, and how do you plan to enhance them further? If not, how and to what extent would you plan to make your festival more lingually accessible?

Do you currently offer guided tours or other parts of your programme for people with disabilities and mobility issues? If so, describe the accessible and inclusive features of your programme and tell us how you intend to further develop them. If not, how and to what extent would you plan to make your festival more accessible for people with various disabilities and mobility issues?

4. Motivation *

Tell us what is your primary motivation for joining Open House Europe in 200-300 words.

5. Contact details