artreach night of festivals by Dean Wright

Cooperation Projects applicants: what next?

Congratulations to the UK arts, culture and heritage organisations that submitted applications to the 2020 Cooperation Projects call.

This year’s application deadline was in a challenging context and it has been encouraging to see so much interest from UK organisations and their partnerships in making collaborative projects happen.

We expect the results for this call to be published in June 2020. In the meantime, here are some pointers from the Culture team at Creative Europe Desk UK...


6 top tips for what Cooperation Projects applicants should do next

1. Get in touch and tell us about your project. Even better, share your final application, or parts of it, if you can. It’s helpful for us to know what has been submitted as we don’t get these automatically. It won’t be seen by anyone outside of the Creative Europe Desk UK team unless you give permission, and helps us do a better job.

2. Check the Creative Europe and Brexit page for the latest information given the uncertainties around Brexit. Also read our Cooperation Projects-specific guidance about possible scenarios and future Cooperation Projects calls eligibility. 

3. Current UK beneficiaries and applicants are being encouraged to register their projects here with the DCMS, and any queries about this form or the HMG Guarantee can also be sent to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport at 

4. Keep an eye on your inbox (including your junk inbox), as you may be asked for ‘supplementary documents’ in the coming months for the Participant Portal. Make sure that you have received a confirmation email and reference number. If not, contact the helpdesk.

5. If you have any thoughts, comments and suggestions for improvements to the application process, it would be great to receive them. We can then feed these back to the Executive Agency (EACEA) and the European Commission. Additionally, if there are any suggestions or comments you’d like to make about Creative Europe Desk UK’s support, we’d like to use these to continue to improve our advice. Let us know

6. Keep in touch. We don’t hear about results before they’re made public so we’re keen to hear the good (or not so good) news when you get it. 

Please note: UK organisations are still fully eligible as long as the UK remains a member of the EU. If the UK leaves the EU with a deal on 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period. Please check our Brexit guidance for updates. 


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Images: ArtReach's Night of Festivals London (2016) - photos copyright Dean Wright Photography.