With a budget of €1.46 billion over the next seven years – 9% more than current levels – the programme will provide a boost for the cultural and creative sectors, which are a major source of jobs and growth. Creative Europe will aim to provide funding for at least 250,000 artists and cultural professionals, 2,000 cinemas, 800 films and 4,500 book translations. It will also launch a new financial guarantee facility enabling small cultural and creative businesses to access up to €750 million in bank loans.
European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/index_en.htm
MEDIA Desk UK (contact point): http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/about-us/the-future-of-media-creative-europe/
Calls for proposals: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/calls/index_en.htm