European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

European Platforms for the Promotion of Emerging Artists

Last update: Nov 14, 2022 Last update: 14 Nov, 2022


Location: EU 27 EU 27
Contracting Authority Type: Development Institution
Status: Awarded
Budget: Euro 33,000,000
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector: Culture
Eligible applicants: Government Bodies, Private Sector
Eligible nationalities: Europe Non EU 27, Anguilla, Arub ... See more Europe Non EU 27, Anguilla, Aruba, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Helena, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sweden, Turks and Caicos, Wallis and Futuna
Date posted: 22 Jun, 2021

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Call updates

Aug 10, 2021 10:03:31 AM

The maximum page limit for Part B has been increased from 70 to 125 pages.

Jun 22, 2021 10:12:19 AM

The submission session is now available for: CREA-CULT-2021-PLAT(CREA-LS)

European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists


Programme: Creative Europe Programme (CREA)
Work programme part: CREA-2021
Call: European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists (CREA-CULT-2021-PLAT)
Work programme year: CREA-2021
Type of action: CREA-LS CREA Lump Sum Grants
Type of MGA: CREA Lump Sum Grant [CREA-AG-LS]
Deadline model: single-stage
Opening date: 22 June 2021
Deadline date: 29 September 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time

Topic description

This action will support projects that aim to increase the visibility and the circulation of European emerging artists and works outside their own borders, in Europe and beyond. It also seeks to increase access to and participation in cultural events and activities, as well as audience engagement and development. Such projects are also designed to contribute to the implementation of EU policy priorities in the culture field. In this regard, the circulation of artists and works can contribute to the activation of new and/or more sustainable cultural public spaces.

For the purpose of this action, projects shall establish Platforms that can be defined as showcase/springboard platforms composed of a coordinating entity and member organisations with a common artistic editorial and branding strategy.

Themes and priorities (scope)

Further to the above-mentioned objective, proposals should mainstream the following themes and priorities:

• supporting emerging artists and cultural professionals and building adequate responses to the needs and challenges to support the internationalisation of their careers, which could include new models of creation, showcasing and exhibition, export strategy and distribution, and mobility and exchange

• promoting a fair, inclusive and diverse environment for emerging artists, looking particularly at effective ways to tackle the gender gap and fight discrimination. From this perspective, promoting equal opportunities, better working conditions and fair remuneration will be a strategic feature of proposed projects

• contributing to increasing the sectors’ environmental sustainability and awareness by demonstrating a capacity to propose and develop practices that contribute to the European Green Deal

All proposals should present a needs analysis and a substantiated strategy on how the above themes and priorities will be tackled.

Activities that can be funded (scope)

Activities shall be implemented in order to: (this is not an exhaustive list)

• train and nurture emerging talent;

• provide cultural organisations of all sizes and types with the opportunity to co-produce, cooperate and learn, by supporting these organisations with financial incentives (re-granting) and offering emerging artists concrete and professional opportunities;

• help emerging artists to reach a new and diverse audience and develop their careers by giving more visibility to their talent and work outside their borders, across Europe and beyond;

• promote, celebrate and boost the diversity of the European repertoire by developing a common European programming of non-national artists and ensuring the presence of these artists at major events, festivals, fairs and markets;

• develop a strong common communication and branding strategy, and establish a European quality label;

enforce measures to improve working conditions for emerging talents and cultural professionals;
• promote and encourage the digital shift to adapt to the substantial changes in how cultural goods are created, managed, disseminated, accessed, consumed and monetised, changing the value propositions which prevailed in the analogue era;

• enforce peer-learning and networking, notably with other Platforms and other projects, actions and initiatives supported by Creative Europe;

• develop and strengthen management capabilities with activities such as coordination activities, meetings, evaluation, quality control, reporting, etc.

Proposals should include suitable activities to meet the objective of the call and address the themes, priorities and cross-cutting issues in an effective way.

These activities should be formulated within a solid strategic framework and be structured in work packages. A work package is a major sub-division of the project. Each work package is accompanied by an objective (expected outcome) and should list the activities, milestones and deliverables that belong to it (See section 10 – Milestones and Deliverables).

Activities might be carried out both to complement and, as much as possible, be in synergy with: the European Commission’s pilot project on mobility (i-Portunus); the Creative Europe Prizes and initiatives; when relevant; the New European Bauhaus initiative.

Under this call for proposals, financial support to third parties is allowed. For more details see section 6 (Eligibility of activities).

The quality of the proposed activities, work packages, milestones and deliverables will be assessed under the award criterion ‘Quality of content and activities’. For more details, please check section 9 of this document.

Expected impact

The action aims to support about 15 platforms covering different cultural and creative sectors. As the support is intended to have a structuring effect, only a limited number of Platforms will be supported, with a view to achieving a balanced coverage across the different sectors. The intention is to support no more than one platform targeting the same type of artist or cultural work. This consideration will be taken into account by evaluators in the evaluation process.

Also, the action aims to have a critical impact on emerging artists and their careers, and as such the projects will have to:

• establish a platform composed of a coordinating organisation and member organisations (third parties);

• have a coordinated artistic editorial strategy to identify and showcase European emerging artists and their works outside their own borders;

• provide financial support (re-granting) to help member organisations to boost the diversity and visibility of their programming and increase the number of supported emerging artists;

• specify in the proposal the definition of “emerging artist”, in agreement with the member organisations, according to the project and the cultural sector in which the Platform operates;

• commit to spend at least 70% of the amount granted per year to concrete and direct support of emerging artists: artists fees, per diem, travel and subsistence, renting of space for exhibitions, showcases and rehearsals, insurance, mentoring, etc. (excluding administration costs);

• support at least 50 emerging artists per year (emerging artists taking part in any activity put in place by the Platform in the frame of the project and having received concrete and direct support);

• build a strategy to increase the number of members.

All of these measures are mandatory and must be clearly detailed in the proposal

Call updates

Aug 10, 2021 10:03:31 AM

The maximum page limit for Part B has been increased from 70 to 125 pages.

Jun 22, 2021 10:12:19 AM

The submission session is now available for: CREA-CULT-2021-PLAT(CREA-LS)

European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists


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