European Networks



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What does this funding support?

This funding opportunity is now closed for applications. 

This funding strand offered support for European creative and cultural networks. These networks aim to support their members’ capacity to better operate trans-nationally, to build their capacity to work across Europe and adapt to change. Networks encourage linguistic and cultural diversity, strengthen competitiveness, and promote skill-sharing and good practice.

Networks must involve a minimum of 15 members from 10 countries (including 5 EU Member states). 

There were 2 funding deadlines between 2014 and 2020; the first was in 2013, the second was in 2016. In 2016, networks could apply for a 4-year framework partnership agreement. 

This overview is intended for guidance only. The 2016 guidelines can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which administers Creative Europe. 

Who is this funding for?

Creative, cultural and heritage organisations working across any art form, such as visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, festivals, craft and fashion can apply.

Read this guide to all 23 Creative Europe-supported networks

To apply, the network must be active in the cultural and creative sectors and be legally established in one of the countries participating in the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe. 

Individuals may not apply for a grant. 

How much can you apply for?

This funding opportunity is now closed for applications. 

A network could apply for a grant of up to €250,000 per year.

You can apply for up to 80% of the total budget. Match funding is required. 

How can you apply?

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  • Creative Europe Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support for Creative Europe applicants from the UK. You can attend one of our free events to find out more about what makes a good project;
  • If you are thinking of applying, we also offer one-to-one sessions in person, over the phone or via Skype;
  • 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. 

What European Networks currently exist?

Take a look at the results and the selected projects.

You can also read this list of European creative and cultural networks, some of which have received funding from Creative Europe or the previous EU Culture programme.