European Platforms



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27 Apr 2017, 11:00AM

What does this funding support?

This funding opportunity offers support for European Platforms which promote new and emerging talent though co-development, co-production and programming.  

A platform would consist of members (for example, festivals, venues, libraries, theatres etc) which together make a commitment to presenting European-produced content and to provide visibility and mobility of new talent (a minimum of 30% of emerging talent). 

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

This overview is intended for guidance only. The 2017 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 in any art form can apply for this.

Individuals may not apply for a grant. 

Take a look at the platforms funded in 2015

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for a grant of up to €500,000 per year.

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

How can you apply?

The next deadlines is 6 April 2017 at 11am GMT.

Which UK-based organisations have successfully applied?

In 2015 Aberystwyth University-led Literature Across Frontiers was awarded €455,425. The 16 project partners include Bangor University and Hay Festival of Literature & Arts.

In 2014 the dance network Aerowaves was awarded €420,100 as part of the European Platforms funding strand and is one of just five successful projects chosen from across Europe. Founded in 1996, Aerowaves is a Europe-wide network, which brings dance specialists from 35 countries and young choreographers together, resulting in performances and presentations throughout the continent and in its roaming annual festival Spring Forward.

UZ Arts (Glasgow) and Norwich and Norfolk Festival (Norwich) also benefit from involvement in a platform, IN SITU, which received €500,000 in 2014 to develop trans-disciplinary site-specific activities in public spaces across Europe.

How often are the deadlines?

The deadlines for European Platforms are not annual. The next deadline is extended to 27 April 2017. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates as well as following us on Twitter and Facebook.