Europe

DutchCulture closely follows European developments. We advise about European funding for the cultural and audiovisual sectors and civil society.

European funding programmes
Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, 1.46 billion euro is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development. Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games and a cross-sectoral strand. Creative Europe Desk NL promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, and provides free advice and support for applicants from the Netherlands.

Europe for Citizens supports projects about European integration and history, initiated by local governments and civil society organizations. The programme supports projects that give European citizens more insight into European policy processes and projects that contribute to greater involvement and voluntary work at European level. The budget for Europe for Citizens is 185 million euro for seven years and is for all participating countries. Europe for Citizens Point NL offers organizations advice and support when preparing their grant application for the programme.

Furthermore, we offer advice and information about other European funding programmes that are specifically relevant for cultural organisations.

Heritage in Europe
DutchCulture can guide you how to find possibilities for European heritage with regard to cooperation, financing and visibility. Dutch organizations wishing to compete for the European Heritage Label - awarded by the European Commission - can come to us for information and guidance with preparing and submitting the application. 

European Cultural Developments
At DutchCulture, you can find news on developments in European cultural policy and opportunities in the Dutch cultural arena. We have been active in cooperation projects, like GALA - Green Art Lab Alliance and are active member of an number of (European) networks, such as EUNIC, On the Move, IETM and IFACCA. DutchCulture hosts the secretariat of the EUNIC Netherlands cluster. EUNIC Netherlands is the cooperative organisation of the Dutch branches of EUNIC members.