Four UK organisations supported in European Year of Cultural Heritage Cooperation Projects

Four UK organisations are being supported by Creative Europe as part of successful project applications to the European Year of Cultural Heritage Cooperation Projects opportunity. 

SICC Productions, the sister company of previously-supported Curated Place, is leading two-year project North Atlantic Tales: Untold Routes, connecting England and Scotland to the Nordic nations. 

Working with partners Einkofi Productions (Eyrarbakki, Iceland); SAMSKAB (Aarhus, Denmark); and Elefant (Stavanger, Norway), the aim of the project is to uncover and celebrate the stories that lie between the archives held in each country. It receives a total of €200,000.

In addition, the UK-based organisations that are partners in successful project applications are: 

  • EUBO Development Trust
  • Beyond The Border Storytelling Festival 
  • University of Southampton

29 projects have been selected for funding overall following a dedicated call for proposals launched on the occasion of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. A total budget of €5 million is being allocated.

Andy Brydon – Director, SICC Productions, said: 

“We are thrilled to be able to lead an international project celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage at a time when the UK is at a critical point in its relationship with the EU. The project will enable us to shine a light on the central role European stories, shared identities, and connections – both personal and professional - have played in  the shaping of British culture, and the crucial role those links have in determining our future. Our aim is to ensure British artists are able to continue working internationally to critically engage with our shared history and this funding from the EU will enable us to instigate, nurture and strengthen our ties with our broader creative communities in the Nordic nations and further afield.”

See the European Year of Cultural Heritage Cooperation Projects selection results in full