A good starting point for search into near Europe
animation scene. Pick a country. search for their commercial, educational, and artistic centres. try for capital cities, and also secondary cities. Look for 'boutique' animation studios. Boutique was an expression originated to describe independent studios producing variety projects, they are smaller scale SME (small to medium Enterprises) than the larger studios (Dreamworks, Pixar, Disney Etc). A small enterprise is up to 50 employees, micro enterprise is up to 10. you may wish to investigate micro business funding and support available.