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Creative Europe

What is it about?

Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support:

The programme consists of two sub-programmes; the Culture sub-programme to promote the culture sector, and the MEDIA sub-programme to support the audiovisual sector.

What does it intend to achieve?

Creative Europe's stated aims are to:

  • Help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation;
  • Enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion;
  • Give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.

This will, specifically, involve providing funding for:

  • 2,500 artists and cultural professionals,
  • 2,000 cinemas
  • 800 films
  • 4,500 book translations

A financial guarantee facility of up to €750 million for small businesses active in the sector will also be established in 2016.

Who can take part?

The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as non-EU Member States. Besides Norway and Iceland, the following countries are also eligible, having concluded agreements with the European Commission:

More information on eligibility can be found in the note on eligibility of non-EU countries, as well as in the specific opportunity pages.

How can I apply?

Individuals and organisations interested in applying for opportunities can find out more in the individual pages for:

More detailed information on the application process is available on the website of the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Results of previous calls can, likewise, be found on the website of the EACEA.