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French cultural operators submitted last year 72 out of a total of 749 applications for funding under the Culture Programme, putting them second on the list of submissions. 29 of these applications were successful, involving 64 organisations across the country. France was the leading country with 11% of all granted projects (equal to a 40% success rate).
In 2008, 64 out of a total of 819 applications were submitted, putting them high on the list of submissions. 22 of these applications were successful. 76 organisations across the country were active as partners in these and other European projects.
Did you know that…
French author, Mrs Emmanuelle Pagano, was one of the recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2009 with Les Adolescents troglodytes (2007) published by Editions P.O.L?
Mrs Pagano received her prize together with the other prize winners on 28 September 2009 during the award ceremony in Brussels, attended by the President for the European Commission Mr Barroso and the Patron of the 2009 prize Henning Mankell.
The Prize consists of an award to an emerging talent from each of the participating countries in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2010 the following countries will participate: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. Read more about EUs Prize for Literature and stay tuned for more information about this year's award ceremony
The following French-led projects were presented at the 2009 Culture in Motion Conference:
Sector: Performing arts, theatre
"Leading theatres pool capacities to participate in the construction of an artistic and cultural Europe"
IN-SITU: European Network for artistic creation in public areas
Sector: performing arts, street art, community arts
"Great art in the streets"
European festival of visual art in hospitals
Sector: Visual arts
"Art as therapy and interaction"
C.O.A.L: Changing mining landscape
Sector: Cultural heritage, visual arts
"Through artistic exchanges, coal mining landscapes in France, Germany and Poland get a regional identity makeover and renewed pride in neglected sceneries"
Sector: Visual arts, photography
"European Women: a photographic study"