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The UK's Participation in Creative Europe

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On 31 January 2020 the UK left the EU and entered the implementation period which will last until 31 December 2020. The UK government has confirmed that UK organisations remain fully eligible for Creative Europe funding both as leads and partners until 31 December 2020, and when selected will receive funding for the entire duration of their projects even if these run beyond 2020. Participation in the new programme (2021-2027) is open to non-EU countries, and will be decided in negotiations on the future relationship with the EU.

Pilot call: Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities selects five projects

Following the European Commission’s €2 million call for proposals to create innovative cultural hubs around cinema theatres, especially in areas where there is limited cinema and cultural infrastructure, five projects have now been selected, with another added to the reserve list.

The objective of this pilot call is to test new ways of rethinking the cinema experience, create innovative cultural venues, develop audiences and build communities through interactive experiences.

ON THE BLOG: The Impact of Creative Europe in the UK

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

ON THE BLOG: Q&A with Gedeon Programmes

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We caught up with Gedeon Programmes in France, one year after they received €175,000 for their immersive exhibition and VR experience about Pompeii at the Grand Palais in Paris. See our Q&A with them below, where we learned about how the project came about, how the partnership was formed, and their tips on how to apply to the Bridging Culture and Audiovisual Content through Digital call.

Creative Europe Desk UK's closing dates over the festive period

The Creative Europe Desk UK team wish you all a recuperative festive season and a wonderful start to 2020!

All of our offices will be closed from Friday 20 December 2019.

We will then re-open on the following dates:


  • England: 8 January
  • Scotland: 6 January
  • Wales: 6 January
  • Northern Ireland: 6 January


  • England: 2 January
  • Scotland: 8 January
  • Wales: 6 January
  • Northern Ireland: 6 January


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