Impacts of Creative Europe in the UK revealed in two reports

Two new reports have been released revealing the significant monetary and non-monetary impacts the European Union support programme Creative Europe has had in the UK.

A publication unveiling the full 2017 UK results found that €16.6 million benefitted the UK’s audiovisual, creative and cultural industries in 2017 through non-repayable grants and the distribution of British films in other countries, bringing UK support from 2014 to date to €74 million.

Separately, an in-depth evaluation report The Impact of Creative Europe in the UK has highlighted that Creative Europe’s benefits far exceed the monetary grant funding, and reveals new details about the programme’s powerful effect on building international networks, growing audiences, generating jobs and skills, and much more.

The report includes individual impact case studies from Creative Europe beneficiaries including MUBI, Candoco Dance Company, Fiction Factory, FACT Liverpool, LIFT and the Nerve Centre.

Headline statistics from the impacts report:

  • Creative Europe grants leverage additional funding. UK organisations in Culture projects have more than doubled their Creative Europe grants, generating over €20 million in match-funding, while MEDIA beneficiaries in the UK leveraged match-funding worth nearly €120m.
  • Creative Europe helps the UK’s creative industries reach audiences at home and internationally. Culture projects funded with UK partners so far are set to reach 61 million audience members – with 7 million of those based in the UK.
  • The value of the UK to other countries in Creative Europe is underlined by how widely the UK businesses and organisations are embraced as partners. UK organisations in Culture projects have worked with 743 partners across 34 countries.
  • Creative Europe helps the wider circulation of UK films. In MEDIA, distributors and sales agents outside of the UK have spent 19% of the grants awarded to their sector on acquiring and releasing UK films in their territories. The revenue generated by these films is just under €400 million.

Direct links to the reports and resources:

Read the press release for more information on both reports

Photos: clockwise from top right: 

  • Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats per Minute) centres on the HIV/AIDS activist group ACT UP in 1990s Paris. Curzon Film World received €64,400 towards releasing the film in the UK
  • Led by Candoco Dance Company, Moving Beyond Inclusion brings together six inclusive dance companies and presenters from across Europe. Image © Pedro Machado
  • Led by Crying Out Loud, Circus250: Diverse, Real, Physical brings together a four-country partnership to address the need for high-quality, ethnically diverse performances that appeal to popular audiences. Union Black photo by Camilla Greenwell