Among the strengths of the cultural and creative sectors in a modern economy are its inventiveness and flexibility. New forms of interaction with business processes and social engagement are continuously being created. The rapid flow of ideas and concepts and their expression in a variety of media reinforce culture's potential to stimulate growth and development in economic and social terms.
Culture-driven interventions may begin from many starting points. Yet, culture’s broad potential should not be an excuse for lack of focus. Successful projects must have clear aims. They should:
achieve the specific objectives of the participating organisations and individuals, but also shared development goals
meet the economic and social objectives of the Operational Programme under which they are funded
demonstrate their achievements to the broader community
‘add value’ – make a real difference for their region
Note: Culture-based interventions must conform to the same rules as all other projects supported by the Structural Funds. If you are not familiar with the budgetary and other rules for Structural Fund project management, remember to seek advice as your project planning develops from the managing authorities or others well acquainted with the procedures.