Creative Europe funding still open to UK participants

Creative Europe Desk UK is reminding UK Cultural organisations that they are still fully eligible to apply for Creative Europe funding opportunities whilst the UK is still a member of the European Union. Non-EU countries can sometimes participate, but it yet to be determined whether the UK can and will be one of them when it leaves the EU. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in the European Commission have reassured Creative Europe Desk UK that there is no bias towards UK applicants since the outcome of the EU referendum.

The UK Treasury has provided further reassurance that it will underwrite the payments of multi-annual projects selected for support while the UK is still a member of the EU even if the projects continue beyond the UK’s exit from the EU.

Stephanie Grant, Culture Manager for Creative Europe Desk UK in England, says ‘So far, many museums and heritage organisations have benefited from participating in transnational Creative Europe projects, and we expect their involvement to grow even further. We strongly encourage organisations from all parts of the sector who are interested in partnership working in Europe and beyond to come and talk to us about the funding and opportunities it provides. We offer free support and advice to those wishing to apply. We’re always looking for opportunities to present information about Creative Europe at sector-led events, as well as regularly delivering our own seminars and workshops across the country.’

If you’d like to know more about Creative Europe, you can visit the Creative Europe Desk UK website at www.creativeeuropeuk.eu, follow it on Twitter @CEDUK_Culture or contact creative.europe@britishcouncil.org

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