On 26 May, the European Commission launched new actions to support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme.
In 2021, Creative Europe will allocate an unprecedented budget of around €300 million to help professionals and artists from all cultural sectors to collaborate across disciplines and borders, in order to find more opportunities and to reach new audiences. The total programme budget of €2.4 billion over seven years has increased by 63% compared to the previous one.
Creative Europe sets out common goals for the cultural and creative sectors. It puts a stronger emphasis on transnational creation, global circulation and promotion of European works, innovation across sectors, and ease of funding access through higher EU co-financing rates. All funded actions and projects should respect gender equality and the EU’s environmental commitments in the design and implementation of their activities. Special attention is given to reinforcing the resilience and recovery of the cultural and creative sectors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Actions covered by Creative Europe include:
The adoption of the new Creative Europe programme lays the foundations for the first calls for proposals which will be open to all organisations active in the relevant cultural and creative sectors.
The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as non-EU countries.
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