UK arts organisations win £3.2m in EU funds
Increased success for UK, despite Brexit fears
UK based arts organisations are still winning bids for EU funds, despite fears ovetr the impact of Brexit.
New figures from Creative Europe UK, which manages the UK end of the Creative Europe funding stream, shows that 35 creative, cultural and heritage organisations have won €3.2 million to work on collaborative projects with European partner organisations.
This means that of 79 Cooperation Projects, 30 involve UK organisations, making the UK one of the most partnered countries in the major strand of Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme. Creative Europe UK says that also represents a 30% increase since 2016.
Christoph Jankowski, Head of Culture of Creative Europe Desk UK, said that the success of Uk organisations shows that they are still highly sought after by European partners. He added, “It also confirms that our post-referendum messages of reassurance about the continued eligibility of the UK in the programme are being heard.”
11 of the selected Large Cooperation Projects involve UK organisations: 10 as partners and one as a lead.
Cambridge-based theatre organisation New International Encounter is leading on a project with with partners from Spain, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Austria. I Will Be Everything, awarded €812,046, is a theatre and participation project that asks children to imagine their future selves and future world.
Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Royal Opera House are three of the partners in Opera Vision, led by Opera Europa and awarded €1,993,000, which offers a free online curated season of European Opera in partnership with 30 theatres from 19 countries.
Smaller projects include the PRS Foundation, awarded €200,000 for Keychange, a talent development initiative to empower networks of female artists and innovators to showcase and collaborate at music industry festivals
The next call for Cooperation Projects is expected in autumn 2017.
Full list of UK organisations in 2017 Cooperation Projects
UK lead organisations
- Crying Out Loud
- Performing Right Society Foundation (PRS Foundation)
- New International Encounter
- Abandon Normal Devices
UK partner organisations
- Royal College of Art
- Creative Skillset
- Performing Arts Network & Development Agency - PANDA
- Liverpool Sound City
- Opera North
- Royal Opera House
- Welsh National Opera
- Writing West Midlands
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- OpenUp Music
- University of Manchester
- Lighthouse Arts & Training
- Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts
- Liverpool City Council
- Not Just a Label
- Teeside University
- Creative Kernow
- Yorkshire Dance Centre Trust
- Kirklees Theatre Trust
- Gravity & Levity
- Writers' Centre Norwich
- University of Wolverhampton
- Independent Arts Council
- University of Sussex
- Festival of Fools
- Leeds Beckett University