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The European Centre for Creative Economy (ECCE) and the organisation «Network for Innovation in Culture and Creativity in Europe» (N.I.C.E.) has announced a contest for innovative projects — the «N.I.C.E. Award», taking place at the Forum d‘Avignon Ruhr in Germany this June.

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The overall topic of this year’s «N.I.C.E. Award» is Innovations in Spillover — the tender awaits creative projects, research and innovative studies, political measures, events and strategic development plans, which are characterised by innovative approach and concepts, and have a positive impact on society or economy, beyond the usual reach of artistic or cultural activities («spillover» impact).

Applications are open to artists, entrepreneurs, members of the creative industry or interdisciplinary teams with cultural and creative projects, scientists and scholars with research projects, as well as politicians, urban and regional administrators with corresponding political measures and strategies both from EU member and candidate states. The deadline for submitting projects is April 15. The deadline has been extended until April 25.

All projects will be assessed by a jury of five experts, who will select the 10 best projects and invite their authors to present the proposals at the N.I.C.E. exhibition, a day before the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr in June. The winners will receive prizes worth a total of 5000 Euro, as well as participation and presentation at the Forum d‘Ruhr 2014 in Essen. More information on the tender and the application criteria is available at the ECCE webpage.