The European Commission provides funding for the audiovisual, cultural and creative sector through the Creative Europe programme. 

Creative Europe: programme information
Information on Creative Europe's projects, funding opportunities, and more.

Creative Europe: funding information (including calls for proposals)

The EU's regional policy funds cultural projects in Europe's less developed regions.

Funding from structural funds for culture

The EU supports projects promoting conservation and research in the area of Europe's cultural heritage.

Research on cultural heritage