Through Creative Europe's cross-sector strand, six organisations in the UK have benefitted from grants totaling €1.7 million, through three different cross-sector funding opportunities.
In 2016 there was a special cross-sector call for Creative Europe projects supporting the integration of refugees.
- 12 projects were selected in total
- Three projects are led by UK organisations
- €596,303 was awarded to UK-led projects
- 25.3% of the €2.4 million budget went to UK-led projects.
With 274 applications, the Refugee Integration Projects call attracted over three times as many as expected and the initial budget of €1.6 million was increased due to this exceptional response.
See the Refugee Integration Project results.
The European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) was a two-year project awarded €951,264 through this call.
The British Council lead the work, in partnership with seven European creative hubs – Bios in Greece, Roco in the UK, betahaus in Germany, Kulturni Kod/Nova Iskra in Serbia, Creative Edinburgh in UK , Creative Dundee in UK, and Factoria Cultural in Spain – and the European Business and Innovation Network.
€201,818 was awarded to Birmingham City University for this cross-sector call, Modules for Masters degrees in Arts and Science, which supports higher education institutions in the design and implementation of pioneering modules to be included in existing Masters degrees.
The aim was to support an interdisciplinary approach in Masters and university courses by nurturing cross-sectorial curricula that combines technology with art.
The other successful lead institutions were:
- Maynooth University
- University of Nova Gorica (School of Arts)
- Politecnico Milano