Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion isavailable to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach newaudiences and encourage skill sharing and development. 

Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games. 

Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, and provides free advice and support for applicants from the UK. 

Creative Europe Desk UK's team of specialists are based across the UK (in London, Manchester, Edinburgh,Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast) and they organise workshops, seminars and industry events. 

Funding Opportunities

Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme supports film, television, new media and video games, offering funding, training and networking opportunities for producers, video game developers, distributors, sales agents, audiovisual training providers, organisers of festivals, markets and networks, film education specialists and cinema exhibitors.
Take a look at the funding opportunities available through the MEDIA sub-programme.

Creative Europe's Culture sub-programme supports the cultural and creative sectors and funds mainly collaborative projects and initiatives across all art forms, such as visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, festivals, craft and fashion. There is also support for publishers looking to translate European fiction.
Take a look at the funding opportunities available through the Culture sub-programme.

Support Programme

Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support to UK-based applicants of Creative Europe.

The MEDIA sub-programme supports organisations working in film, television and new media, and offers funding, training and networking opportunities for:

  • Producers
  • Video game developers
  • Distributors
  • Sales agents
  • Audiovisual training providers
  • Organisers of festivals, markets and networks
  • Film education specialists
  • Cinema exhibitors

The Culture sub-programme supports the cultural, creative and heritage sectors and funds mainly collaborative projects involving organisations across all art forms, such as (but not limited to):

  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performance
  • Music
  • Heritage
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Circus
  • Festivals
  • Craft
  • Fashion
  • Literature
  • Multi disciplinary projects

Creative Europe Funding

Open Funding Calls - https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding_en

What else does Creative Europe support?

Through Creative Europe, the European Union supports a variety of initiatives, and prizes, which aim to highlight excellence and raise awareness of Europe's creativity and heritage:

Funding opportunities available through the MEDIA sub-programme

Development: Single Project  Application deadline(s):  17 Nov 2016, 20 Apr 2017,  Support for European independent production companies to develop a project with international potential for either cinema, television or digital platforms.  Read more

TV Programming  Application deadline(s):24 Nov 2016,25 May 2017,  Support for European independent production companies to produce television programmes with the potential to circulate within the European Union and beyond.Read more

Film Festivals  Application deadline(s):24 Nov 2016,27 Apr 2017,  Support for film festivals that include at least 70% European films (or 100 feature films) from at least 15 countries. At least 50% of these films must be from a country different from that of the festival.  Read more

Distribution: Selective Scheme  Application deadline(s):1 Dec 2016,14 Jun 2017,  Support for the transnational distribution of European films, aiming to encourage groups of distributors to release non-national films that might be a challenge were they to be supported by market forces alone.  Read more

International Co-Production FundsRead more

Access to MarketsRead more

Audience DevelopmentRead more