Organised every year in September and distributed in more than 50 countries, the European Heritage Days (JEP) are intended to introduce the most diverse audiences to the culture and wealth of the territories. The Ministry of Culture allocates a grant to project promoters helping to develop public knowledge and appetite for the heritage of French territories in all its forms.
Presentation of the device
What are European Heritage Days?
The European Heritage Days are the main annual event to discover Mayotte through its monuments, sites and traditions. Those involved in the preservation and enhancement of heritage are invited to present projects to make it live to the full during these three days, through visits, exhibitions, animations. They are an opportunity to make the widest public aware of the local cultural heritage in all its diversity: museums, ecomuseums, monuments, archaeological sites, intangible cultural heritage...
The approach consists of submitting a cultural heritage project focused on the weekend of the JEP and the Friday preceding it, specifically dedicated to school students as part of the "Raise your eyes!". The Ministry of Culture intends to make these days the great annual event where the actors of the heritage present their approach, open the doors of the monuments and sites to the widest public, and thus allow everyone to rediscover the cultural riches, at local, national and European level.
The whole cultural heritage is concerned: civil and religious buildings, historical sites or memorials, regional languages, traditions, know-how, traditional knowledge, music, singing, dance, live performance, literature, aspects of the matrimoine, etc.
The applicants, based in Mayotte, present their animation and enhancement project. An operating grant of up to EUR may thus be granted. Their actions will be enhanced by the communication tools implemented by DAC Mayotte and the ministry.
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Objectives of the approach
The call for projects aims to support projects that:
- Guarantee the right of access to cultural heritage for all audiences, while respecting their diversity
- Implement means to promote public access
- Develop knowledge and interest in territorial heritage through the meeting between the public and the material and intangible elements of this heritage, through the implementation of appropriate means and tools of mediation and the mobilization of cultural actors (memory carriers, associations, professionals, artists)
- Participate in the development of the public and the development of a sustainable policy of preservation and valorization of the heritage at the local level
- Develop and strengthen the networking of local heritage stakeholders and local cultural institutions (museums, ecomuseums, cultural centres, craft houses, associations, media centres, libraries, etc.)
Am I concerned by this approach?
- Private companies
- Local public enterprises
- EPCI with own taxation
- Research institutions
- Individuals (Artists)
The meeting between the public and the constituent elements of cultural heritage in a very broad sense, mediated by the actors of the preservation and transmission of this heritage must be at the center of the projects.
Great freedom is advocated in the form given to projects: guided tours, talks, singing, discovery or creative workshops, games, exhibitions, readings, shows, meetings, conferences, screenings, use of innovative digital technologies.
The project must also meet the following criteria:
- be open to all audiences free of charge;
- take place in the territory of Mayotte during the JEP;
- value one or more aspects of Mayotte’s tangible, monumental or intangible cultural heritage.
The following are not eligible:
- projects taking place outside Mayotte;
- projects that exclusively enhance the natural heritage;
- applicants who have not submitted the financial and business statements of previous editions;
- projects already funded under a previous Objectives Agreement with DAC Mayotte.
The project leader will have to present a reasonable, sincere and detailed provisional budget of the action, balanced in expenditure and revenue.
The grant allocated to the project by the DAC will be allocated exclusively to the expenditure directly induced by the selected action and will not be able to cover the heavy operating or investment costs of the institution or cultural operator.
The eligible expenditure used in the calculation of the amount of the grant is:
- Remuneration of speakers and artists;
- design and manufacture of heritage mediation tools;
- purchase of equipment for workshops;
- equipment rental;
The subsidy is capped at €5,000.
The amount of the grant paid by the State may not exceed 80 % of the total project budget.
The grant is paid at one time, within two months of notification of the grant order sent by email to the project leader.
Applications submitted within the deadline will be considered by DAC Mayotte, which will determine the amount of the grant allocated according to eligible expenses and budgetary arbitrations, if any.
The instruction of the file will take into account:
- the impact of the action in terms of knowledge of the cultural heritage of Mayotte;
- the project leader’s ability to carry out its operation;
- targeting a broad audience and the means used to achieve that;
- the relationship between the amount requested and the expected results;
- the realism of the provisional budget.
- File opening: May 15, 2023.
- Application deadline: June 20, 2023, at 12:59 a.m. (Mayotte time). No file may be filed or considered after this date.
- File processing: June-July 2023.
- Announcement of results: end of July 2023. Results will be communicated on Simplified Procedures to users. Users whose applications are accepted will receive notification of the grant order by e-mail.
- Click on the "Access form" button at the bottom of the page.
- Log in or create an account, then let yourself be guided.
- Add the words "European Heritage Days 2023" next to the title of your project.
All projects submitted and reported to DAC Mayotte under JEP 2023 will benefit from local and national communication, through the Open Agenda digital, as well as through the dissemination of the programme and communication operations conducted by DAC Mayotte.
Applicants whose projects are funded by the DAC will include on all communication media, and during the organization of events related to the projects:
- Mayotte Prefecture logo (to be retrieved from Mayotte CAD)
- "With the support of the Cultural Affairs Directorate".
Examples of projects previously supported
Grant amount: 5,000 euro.
Project proposed and implemented by the Dembéni-Mamoudzou Agglomeration Community (CADEMA).
The project consisted in organizing heritage and artistic walks for young people aged 15 to 18 from the priority neighbourhoods of the cities of Mamoudzou and Dembéni, some of whom are in school and others not.
The project was organized in three stages:
- At first, the young people discovered their heritage from a new angle: testimonies from actors came to decorate the walks in order to push them to deepen their knowledge and vision of the territory.
Examples of sites selected for heritage and artistic walks: Church of Our Lady of Fatima, former court, Tomb of the Sultan Adriantsouly, M'Gombani huts, Square Papaye, the Rectory, the Prefecture, the mangrove.
- In a second phase, the young people benefited from the support of a professional photographer to guide them in the photographic artistic creation focused on the valorization of the heritage. Each youth was given the opportunity to take photos of their discoveries. One photo per youth was then selected.
- Third, writing workshops were offered to young people to allow them to put words on their feelings, their emotions and describe their imaginations through the photos they had captured during the heritage and artistic walks. The work produced during these workshops served as a cartel to describe the cliché of each young person during the project’s restitution exhibitions. This cartel will then be used as a description of the book that will be published to close the project.
If you have any questions about the European Heritage Days (JEP) in Mayotte, please contact:
Direction des Affaires Culturelles (DAC) de Mayotte
63 966 5629
BP676 97600 Mamoudzou