Creative Europe Desk UK is led jointly by the British Council and the British Film Institute with partners across the UK.
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, through Twitter and Facebook as well as through events, either run by us or in cooperation with other organisations. See more at: www.creativeeuropeuk.eu
The UK is top beneficiary of the Creative Europe programme, with a number of success stories from Northern Ireland, in both the Culture and MEDIA Sub-programmes.
Recent and current recipients from Northern Ireland include The Nerve Centre, lead partner on Co-operation Project Future Artist-Maker, in collaboration with University of Limerick and Ultra-lab, Madrid. Prime Cut Productions are a partner in EU Collective Plays, a project that promotes the creation of plays that are the result of a collaboration of playwrights of different nationalities involving partners from Italy, Spain, Madrid, Malta, Norway, Montenegro and Belgium.
In the MEDIA sub-programme, indie games development company Italic Pig won funding for development of Mona Lisa: a heist and forgery game set in Renaissance Italy, and Belfast-based production company Sixteen South attracted development funding for projects including The Secret Seven, Frankie & Doris and Elle & Everest
Creative Europe Desk UK’s programme of events is listed here. New events are added regularly.