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 strandCulture 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 Callshttp://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe_en