The Programme

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 Europe's cultural and creative sectors.

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.

Creative Europe is divided into two sub-programmes, Culture and MEDIA, and is supported by a cross-sectoral strand. Culture sector promotes cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation. Audiovisual sector promotes the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works. A cross-sectoral strand promotes transnational policy cooperation, Guarantee Facility and actions, initiatives, and prizes, including European Capitals of Culture and the European Heritage Label.

Creative Europe Calls: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe_en