Creative Europe - Perform EU

Deadline :
November 8, 2022 5:00 AM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 3,000,000
Partners required:
Either a single applicant organisation or a consortium of partner organisations

Funding programme

Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Call overview

This call aims to support cross-border touring and digital distribution of performing arts works, in a sustainable, inclusive, fair and innovative way.

Expected impact

This call for proposals will select one single project which will support a minimum of 35 projects over max. 36 months from all performing arts sectors, sub-sectors and disciplines (excluding live music performances). At least 70% of the grant amount should be spent in implementing the support to the projects selected through the open call(s).

Objectives

Applications have to address the following objective:

  • to support cross-border touring and digital distribution of performing arts works, in a sustainable, inclusive, fair and innovative way.

To achieve this, applications need to demonstrate that they are building on the pilot project implemented between December 2020 and June 2021, by providing touring opportunities for artists and companies as well as festivals and venues in diversifying and internationalising their programmes.

Applications will also need to address the challenges and the needs in the performing arts sectors (excluding live music performances) and strive to reduce inequalities and imbalances in cross-border touring and digital distribution of performing arts works.

Themes and priorities

Applications must address the following two cross-cutting issues (please refer to section 1 of the Call document):

     
  1. Inclusion, diversity, and gender equality.
  2. Environment and the fight against climate change.

Additionally, applications must show how the activities (work-packages) take into account the following dimensions:

  • contributing to the creation of conditions that help the sector to ‘grow’ in a social, human, artistic, economic and environmental sense, with a long-term perspective.
  • incorporating activities that proactively reach out to people, both performing arts professionals and audiences, from different geographical and socio-economic backgrounds, in order to ensure their equal access to distribution opportunities and a diverse artistic offer.
  • incorporating specific support to Ukrainian artists, cultural professionals and organisations working in the performing arts sector. (See section 1 of the Call document - Background – Policy Framework).
  • working towards a solid framework with an equal representation of various players in the performing arts ecosystem: the sub-sectors, the artistic disciplines, the size and type of the organisations, the balance between emerging and established artists, gender balance, and geographic location, the balance between urban and rural touring destinations.

Activities that can be funded

Applications must present a programme of activities that will develop, implement and maintain sustainable models for cross-border touring and digital distribution in the performing arts sector.

In line with the Call document Section 6 Eligibility, Consortium composition (below), the application must be submitted by a single applicant organisation or a consortium of partner organisations. This applicant (single organisation or consortium) may work with other organisations to implement the work programme, and these arrangements must be described in detail in the relevant sections of the application form (i.e. outside resources, subcontracting, associated partners and / or affiliated entities).

This call for proposals is open to a wide variety of activities, but applications must include the 5 following types of activities:

     

1. The design, implementation and management of open call(s) to select and grant (cascading grants) at least 35 projects to support cross-border touring and digital distribution of performing arts works. These cascading grant projects will be managed under the provisions of “financial support to third parties” (see Call document section 6 - Eligible activities) and implemented in the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme (see Call document section 6 – Eligible applicants). At least 70% of the total EU grant awarded to the successful applicant must be devoted to these cascading grants.

2. The development of a programme of support and assistance to the grant recipients including training, mentorship and capacity building

3. The maintenance and the development of the Perform Europe digital platform in order to:  

  • collect data, explore, map and analyse how performing arts works are presented across borders
  • foster networking and matchmaking and bring visibility to performing and distribution opportunities

4. The development and the implementation of a communication, dissemination and branding strategy.

5. The management and the coordination of the overall project.

Eligibility & consortium composition

Proposals must be submitted either by a single applicant organisation or by a consortium of partner organisations which complies with the following conditions:

  • must be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • established and officially registered in a country participating in the Creative Europe Programme ( EU Member States - including overseas countries and territories (OCTs) - and non-EU countries : EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature cf. list of participating countries ).
  • must have had a legal existence for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications.
  • must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Available budget

The available call budget is EUR 3 000 000. The grant will be a budget-based (actual costs, with unit cost and flat-rate elements). The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (max. 90% of eligible costs).

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Deadline :
November 8, 2022 5:00 AM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 3,000,000
Partners required:
Either a single applicant organisation or a consortium of partner organisations