Apply for a Living Lab

Call for Proposals: RECHARGE Next

The RECHARGE project is actively seeking six more cultural heritage institutions eager to explore and test participatory cultural business models. Institutions are encouraged to either select from the list of RECHARGE Participatory Cultural Business Models provided or devise their own innovative participatory cultural business model for experimentation. Just like the already existing RECHARGE Living Labs, the goal is to create enduring, sustainable participatory cultural business models that benefit a diverse range of stakeholders in the cultural heritage sector. The valuable insights gained from these endeavours will be documented in publicly shared resources to guide and inspire other cultural heritage institutions on their transformative journeys. 

What is a RECHARGE Living Lab?

The RECHARGE Living Labs are dynamic spaces where ideas and solutions can be co-created, tested, and iterated by collaborating with stakeholders. The Living Lab offers methods for cultural heritage institutions, researchers, industry, communities, and government to co-design concrete solutions in real-life environments. Operating as ‘innovation zones’, Living Labs can bring together community knowledge with professional expertise for action-based projects.

Timelines for the application to become a Living Lab:

  • Application window from 19 January 2024 to 29 February 2024.
  • Reviewed by RECHARGE Jury between 1-22 March.
  • All successful applicants will be contacted by 27 March.
  • Living Lab Pilot starts 1 April 2024. Living Lab cycle and reporting must be completed within 12 months by 30 April 2025.