Commission increases budget for cultural and creative sectors by almost 100 million in 2022

[Translate to Englisch:] Creative Europe

With a budget of around EUR 385 million — almost EUR 100 million more than in 2021 — the Creative Europe programme is stepping up its support for the creative and cultural sectors, taking into account the challenges posed by the pandemic and increasing global competition. On january 13, 2022 the European Commission has also adopted the Creative Europe Work Programme 2022 and calls for proposals will follow.

The Culture strand of the Programme includes new calls and initiatives in the fields of music, cultural heritage, performing arts and literature. In addition, a mobility scheme will be launched to provide artists, creatives or cultural professionals with the opportunity to go abroad for their professional development or for international cooperation, to open up a new audience, to participate in co-productions and co-productions or to present their works.

In the MEDIA strand, which focuses on audiovisual media, several innovations will be introduced in the 2022 Work Programme. The development of innovative video games and virtual reality experiences is supported financially. A new action called “Media 360°” will be aimed at leading industry forums working with companies throughout the audiovisual value chain. To further promote innovation, the MEDIA Market Portal will be set up for promising start-ups. Cooperation between film festivals is strengthened through networks.

Finally, the cross-sectoral strand will increase the funding for the “Creative Innovation Lab” for joint innovation projects involving several creative sectors, which will also contribute to the New European Bauhaus. In addition, the support for news media will be extended through additional measures in favour of media freedom.

The Creative Europe programme will also address key issues affecting the cultural and creative sectors. For example, MEDIA-funded projects will have to implement greening and diversity strategies, including gender equality. Creative Europe thus makes a significant contribution to the Commission’s policy priorities for sustainability and inclusion.

Further information can be found here.

Source: European Commission

Dr. Philip Pfaller

Dr. Philip Pfaller
Scientific Officer Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities | Security
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