10 successful Creative Europe projects

If you are planning the project and looking for financing, draw inspiration from these 10 projects funded by Creative Europe. All these projects received grants from EUR 150 000 to nearly EUR 2 million.

1. New challenges for Public Libraries. Nowadays, the libraries are the places of self-education for people regardless their skill and level of education. In some European communities, libraries are still the only information centres. That is why the project is focused on making them more accessible for all social groups and setting up new services that would be useful for readers in a digital age. The project is the result of collaboration between Italy, Denmark, Romania, and Portugal.


2. Un-Label—New grounds of inclusive performing arts. This is an inclusive and interdisciplinary artistic project contributing to the acceptance of otherness. Eight young artists with and without disabilities will form the core team of the project and travel to all partner countries sharing ideas and leading workshops on inclusive performing arts. The organizers of the Un-Label are sure that “there is no identity without otherness”. The project is the result of collaboration between Germany, Greece, UK and Turkey.


3. Cineuropa, the site for European cinema. The online platform available in four languages and covering wide audience and film industry professionals. On Cineuropa, readers can find special reports, company databases, script analysis and much more. In addition, the authors provide texts about culture in Europe. The project is implemented by Belgium.


4. PHONE HOME. This project is the result of collaboration between three theatres from different European countries. What makes their performance innovative is the use of Internet communications. In other words, to reproduce real-life stories, it will be interlinked via video-conferencing. The performance is a reflection on the controversial international agenda of refugees and migration. Each partner theatre will engage immigrants into the creative process. The project is held by Greece, Germany, and the UK.


5. Animateka International Animated Film Festival. It is a platform for auteur animation films from Central and Eastern Europe; the event provides opportunities to countries with low audiovisual production capacity. The program of the festival consists of contemporary animation films and retrospectives from 35 countries. In addition, the project is focused on media literacy, engaging the audience in workshops and seminars. One of the target groups of the festival are families with children—the weekend educational programs for them have become an essential part of the event. The festival takes place in Slovenia


6. ARTCYCLING COOP: Sustainable and inclusive decorative arts. The aim of the project is to reduce the negative impact of art production on the environment. It will be the transnational cooperative for artists with and without disabilities but with a critical view on upcycling. The result of the project will be the online shop for selling works. The objective of the project is to share the awareness of the environmental and social responsibility of the decorative art objects. The lead organization of the project from Spain will collaborate with Denmark, Hungary, and the UK.


7. Creative Lenses. The objective of the project is the education for cultural activists. The organizers believe that new researches, training, and conferences will help to reinforce the sector`s professionalization and develop sustainability of European culture. The project will be implemented by a partnership of 13 cultural centres, universities, and cultural agencies. The lead organization is Finland in partnership with Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Netherlands, and the UK.


8. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. This is an example of providing the video-game development support by Creative Europe. The organizers are planning the second edition of the game with new locations, characters, and challenges. This project is implemented by Poland.


9. The European Opera Digital Project. The organizers are working on the online platform exploring the whole world of European opera. The site will provide live streams of a wide range of performances, subtitled in six languages. The new platform will use the interviews, access to ancient manuscripts and social media to refresh the art form of opera to the audience in the 21st century. The project is the result of collaboration between fifteen opera companies from twelve countries.


10. The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation. The project will facilitate collaboration between audiovisual artists and researchers. One of the main objectives of the project is to bring new audiovisual culture to a larger audience to reflect together on the environment we live in.  The organizers from six European (Spain, France, Serbia, Germany, and Austria) and four non-European (Switzerland, Canada, and Mexico) countries are planning to create 20 research and production residencies, twelve workshops and twenty-four public presentations during the project.


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