Creative Europe is the European Union's financial support programme for the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors in Europe.
Creative Europe Desk UK’s main role is to help promote awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, to provide advice and to encourage cultural organisations to apply. We do this by email, over the phone, in one-to-one consultations and through events, either run by us or in cooperation with other organisations.
Creative Europe Desk UK is led jointly by the British Council and the British Film Institute with partners across the UK.
Creative Europe is split into two subprogrammes, Culture and MEDIA. The Culture subprogramme supports the cultural sectors and funds mainly collaborative projects and initiatives across all art forms. The MEDIA sub-programme supports film, television, new media and video games, offering funding, training and networking opportunities.
The UK is one of the top beneficiaries of the Creative Europe programme, with a number of success stories from Northern Ireland, in both Sub-programmes. To find out about more about the impact of the programme and read about Northern Ireland success stories please visit the Creative Europe Desk UK Website.
Creative Europe and Brexit
Following the publication of the Government’s EU negotiation mandate on 27 February 2020, the UK will not be seeking to participate in the next Creative Europe programme, due to start in January 2021.
UK organisations can continue to apply for Creative Europe funding until the current programme ends in December 2020. Creative Europe contracts awarded during or prior to this implementation period will cover the entire duration of the project, including for projects that continue after 1 January 2021. To find out more please read our Brexit guidance here.
The following calls are currently open:
Creative Europe Desk UK’s programme of events is listed here. New events are added regularly.