The European Commission has launched four new calls for the EU’s Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme. Three of these calls have been published under the CULTURE strand and offer some opportunities for the cultural heritage sector. The fourth call is from the Cross-sectoral strand, called Innovation Lab.
The calls are available via the EU’s Funding and Tenders Portal, an European Commission press release started. The Creative Europe programme already launched calls earlier in June, when the MEDIA strand published six calls.
Cultural (heritage) calls
The first group of calls is known as the European Cooperation projects.
This call will support small, medium and large projects involving a large diversity of players active in different cultural and creative sectors. This includes the cultural heritage sector since applicants can use the project to engage with audiences, digitalise heritage and/or perform risk assessments. The deadline to apply is set at 7 September 2021, 17:00 CET.
The second call published focuses on European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations from 2021 until 2023.
This call is for organisations that want to improve the capacities of European cultural and creative sectors to face common challenges, nurture talents, innovate, prosper and generate jobs and growth. Interested parties can apply until 26 August 2021, 17:00 CET.
With a budget of €5.4 million for 2021-2023, the call for Pan-European cultural entities is the last CULTURE strand call for now.
It is targeted explicitly at orchestras with artists from at least 20 countries. Organisations should aim to offer training, professionalisation and performance opportunities for young high potential artists. The deadline to apply is set at 26 August 2021, 17:00 CET.
First Cross-sectoral call
The first published call from the Cross-sectoral strand is called Innovation Lab. It supports the development of innovative tools, models and solutions suitable for the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors. Organisations can apply until 5 October 2021, 17:00 CET.