There are 13 EU programmes for culture and the creative sector with funding opportunities to help with covid-recovery.

Culture is considered an important pillar of the EU as it significantly contributes to social cohesion, building a common sense of belonging and promoting shared values and cultural diversity. The Treaty of the Functioning of the EU defines culture as a cross-cutting area that builds bridges and synergies to other policy areas. As a result, a wide range of European funding opportunities are open for cultural and creative projects and this complements the support that is provided by Creative Europe, the EU’s main programme addressing the cultural, creative and audiovisual sector across Europe.

Against this backdrop, a new publication [] intends to provide a first glance on the new generation of EU funding programmes 2021-2027 that are accessible for the cultural and creative sector. Apart from Creative Europe, insights into 13 programmes are presented.

The publication is a result of the ‘Infodesk Corona’, a project implemented by the German Creative Europe Desk KULTUR and supported by the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media in the light of the German EU Council Presidency. The ‘Infodesk Corona’ aims to provide insights into current and future EU support measures for the cultural and creative sector. You can find out more about it here:

If you have a project in mind and apply for funding in support of it, we wish you the best of luck.

To cite this article: News Team (2021) ‘EU Funding for Culture 2021-2027’. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 1-2021, 34.

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