Creative Europe Funding Opportunities

What does Creative Europe support?

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s new programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, to reach new audiences and to encourage skill sharing and development. It brings together the previous Culture, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus programmes, which ran from 2007 – 2013.

Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games.

Creative Europe runs until 2020 and deadlines for the Culture sub-programme funding opportunities can be found on the Deadlines page.

Further details for the MEDIA sub-programme can be found on the Creative Europe Desk UK – MEDIA website.

There are various funding opportunities available for the cultural and creative sectors under the Culture sub-programme:

Cooperation Projects

This funding opportunity supports the delivery of transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years. Two categories are available under this funding strand:

Category 1: Small Cooperation Projects

– Minimum partnership of 3 partners from 3 different eligible countries
– A grant of up to €200,000 (maximum of 60% of the total project budget)

Category 2: Large Cooperation Projects

– Minimum partnership of 6 partners from 6 different eligible countries
– A grant of up to €2 million (maximum of 50% of the total project budget)

There is an annual deadline in October

Full details, guidelines and results for previous calls can be found on the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website

 

Literary Translation

This funding strand supports publishers and publishing houses and enables the translation of literary work from one European language to another, to encourage new audiences and promote cultural exchange. Eligible costs include translation, production and promotion.

Category 1: Slate

– Translation of 3 – 10 fiction works
– A grant of up to €100,000 (maximum 50% of the eligible costs)
– Delivered over maximum 2 years

Annual February deadline, next deadline February 2016

Category 2: Framework partnership agreements

– Package of 5 – 10 fiction works per year
- A grant of up to €100,000 per year (maximum 50% of total eligible costs)

There are 3 deadlines between 2014 and 2020

Full details, guidelines and results for previous calls can be found on the EACEA website


Networks

This funding strand offers support for European networks, to reinforce the members’ capacity to operate trans-nationally, building the capacity to work across Europe and adapt to change, fostering linguistic and cultural diversity, strengthening competitiveness, sharing experience and promoting good practice.

– Minimum 15 members from 10 countries (including 5 EU Member states)
– A network grant of up to €250,000 per year (maximum of 80% of the total budget)

There are 2 funding deadlines between 2014 and 2020

Full details, guidelines and results for previous calls can be found on the EACEA website


Platforms

This funding strand offers support for European Platforms which promote new and emerging talent though co-development, co-production and programming.

– Minimum 10 members from 10 countries (including 5 EU Member states)
– A grant of up to €500,000 per year (maximum 80% of the total platform budget)

There are 3 funding deadlines between 2014 and 2020

The next deadline is on Wednesday 25 February at 11am GMT – apply now

Full details, guidelines and results for previous calls can be found on the EACEA website

 

Free advice and support from Creative Europe Desk UK

Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, provides free advice and support to applicants, and encourages organisations from the UK to become involved in successful applications. Creative Europe Desk UK’s team of specialists are based across the UK, in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

Before you consider applying, Creative Europe Desk UK recommends that you…

  • Check the eligibility criteria to make sure that Creative Europe is right for you
  • For Cooperation Projects, Networks and Platforms,  you may need to find partners to work with
  • Read the full Guidelines for the strand to which you want to apply (these are renewed for each deadline, however the changes will be minor)