14 JUN 2021

EUROPE: OVER €2 BILLION TO SUPPORT CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS

Creative Europe will allocate around €300 million to help professionals and artists from all cultural sectors in order to find more opportunities and to reach new audiences.

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The European Commission has launched new actions to support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme. In 2021, Creative Europe will allocate an unprecedented budget of around €300 million to help professionals and artists from all cultural sectors to collaborate across disciplines and borders, in order to find more opportunities and to reach new audiences.

These calls will be open to all organisations active in the relevant cultural and creative sectors. The total programme budget of €2.4 billion over seven years has increased by 63% compared to the previous one.

Creative Europe also aims to increase the competitiveness of cultural sectors, while supporting their efforts to become greener, more digital and more inclusive. Special attention is given to reinforcing the resilience and recovery of the cultural and creative sectors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

THREE NEW CALLS

-Call for European Cooperation projects: With a budget of over €60 million, this call will support projects involving a large diversity of players active in different cultural and creative sectors. The focus is on European artistic cooperation and innovation on topics such as audience engagement, social cohesion, digitisation, contribution to the European Green Deal and sector-specific challenges in the book, music, architecture and culture heritage sectors. Deadline: 7 September 2021

-Call for European networks of cultural and creative organisations: With a budget of €27million for the period 2021-2023, this call will support capacity-building projects implemented by representative, multi-country, membership-based networks of European cultural organisations. Deadline: 26 August 2021

-Call for Pan-European cultural entities: With a budget of €5.4 million for the period 2021-2023, this call will support cultural entities - in the case of this call, orchestras - whose aim is to offer training, professionalization and performance opportunities for young highly-talented artists. Deadline: 26 August 2021