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Vol 11 Issue 6
05 March 2014

International News from the Creative Europe Desk

First Calls for Proposals under Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme are open.


The Culture Sub-Programme of Creative Europe supports cultural and creative organisations with a view to helping them operate transnationally and promoting cross-border circulation of culture and mobility of cultural players.  It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and to share cultural content across national, and European, borders; it enables cultural and creative players to work internationally and to internationalise their careers and activities in the EU and beyond.


Calls for proposals are currently open for the following strands:


European Cooperation Projects – Deadline for submission Wednesday 5 March 2014

Literary Translation Projects – Deadline for submission Wednesday 12 March 2014

European Platforms – Deadline for submission Wednesday 19 March 2014

European Networks – Deadline for submission Wednesday 19 March 2014


Full details including guidelines and information on the application process can be found on the Creative Europe Ireland – Culture office website and on the EACEA website here.


The Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme is administered by the EACEA (Education and Audiovisual Culture Executive Agency) based in Brussels.  The Creative Europe Desk – Culture office (formerly European Cultural Contact Point) based in the Arts Council provides information and advice in Ireland to those interested in applying for funding and who want to find out more about the programme.  Contact Creative Europe Desk Ireland - Culture Office e:  ccp@artscouncil.ie.



New study published by European Commission finds cultural and creative sectors missing out on billions of euros in bank loans.


The study was commissioned to inform the EU's new strategies to support the cultural and creative sectors through initiatives such as the Financial Guarantee Facility under the new Creative Europe programme's cross-sectoral strand.  From 2016, a financial guarantee instrument worth in excess of €120 million will be available to support loans to operators from the cultural and creative sectors.  The initiative is expected to generate more than €750 million in affordable loans for the sector.  In addition to the guarantee the Commission will support initiatives aimed at building knowledge among lenders about the culture and creative sectors and improving business and management skills within the sectors.  Read the EU Commission's press release here.  Click here for the Study on access to finance for cultural and creative sectors.



Weather Stations - an international project involving Tallaght Community Arts that places literature and storytelling at the heart of discussions about climate change.


In 2013 Tallaght Community Arts was one of the successful partners in an application to the EU Commission's Culture Programme  (2007-2013) Cooperation Projects  1.3.5 strand.  During this 18 month project  the Irish partner will collaborate with partners from the UK, Germany, Poland and Australia.  From February 2014 – September 2015, author Oisín McGann will be working as Writer in Residence with Tallaght Community Arts.  During that time, in addition to public events, he will work with young people from South County Dublin.  In a recent press release Tony Fegan, Director of Tallaght Community Arts said:


'The Weather Stations project is a wonderful opportunity for Tallaght Community Arts to work with our international partners to explore ways in which the power of the art of writing can contribute to how we integrate the reality of climate change into our daily lives………We look forward to hosting the other International Writers in Residence, as part of this exciting and timely initiative, and sharing their thoughts and writings with our project participants and audiences here in Ireland over the coming year.'   


The full press release can be downloaded here.  Website:  http://globalweatherstations.com

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