Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital
20 Jun 2019, 4:00PM
The call was published on
30 Apr 2019
The European Commission has published a new call aimed at cultural and audiovisual institutions in the Cross-sector strand of Creative Europe.
Funding will be provided for projects that include "audiovisual and new digital technology" for museums, live events and / or cultural heritage. Specifically, the call specifies projects that succeed in bridging cultural and audiovisual content through digitisation. Support will be given to projects that:
- feature new forms of creation at the cross roads between different cultural and creative sectors, including the audiovisual sector, and through the use of innovative technologies, including virtual reality,
- foster innovative cross sectoral approaches and tools to facilitate access, distribution, promotion and/or monetisation of culture and creativity, including cultural heritage.
The focus should be on the following aspects:
- a problem solving approach, addressing challenges for the cultural and creative sectors;
- the importance of audiences and the user experience in scoping the problem;
- technology as an enabler in addressing key problems, rather than as an objective on its own;
- innovation in regards to the creation, distribution and promotion of creative content, addressing cross-sectoral collaboration as well as the use of enabling technologies
For more details please also see the document "Workshop main conclusions 20th February 2019" which provides guiding principles for the call.
The following overview is intended for guidance only. Full guidelines and supporting documents can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which manages Creative Europe.
The proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least three legal entities coming from three different countries participating in the Creative Europe programme and presenting a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at €1.75 million. The Agency expects to fund between 6 and 10 projects.
The minimum contribution requested per project will be €150,000, representing maximum 60% of the total eligible cost of the project.
The period of eligibility of costs will start on 1 Jan 2020 and will end on 30 June 2021 (18 months).
Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support for Creative Europe applicants from the UK. Please get in touch if you are thinking of applying.
All applications are submitted electronically so new applicants must first obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC) by registering for an ECAS account and enter company information into the Participant Portal. Please visit our FAQs page for further instructions.
The following documents must be attached to the e-Form:
- Annex 1 - Detailed project description
- Annex 2 - Declaration on applicant's honour
- Annex 3 - Estimated Budget and Financing Plan (using the April 2019 exchange rate)
Together all attachments must not exceed 10MB.
Applications from across Europe are assessed centrally by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) with assistance from industry experts working in a relevant field and according to the following award criteria:
- Relevance and European added value (35 points)
- Quality of the content and activities (25 points)
- Impact and Dissemination of project results (20 points)
- Organisation of the project team and the grouping (20 points)
Pages 10 and 11 of the guidelines offer a full breakdown of how these points are awarded.