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Culture: Reset!

What impact did the crisis have on the cultural sector? How can the Creative Europe program be of help ? How can European cooperation renew cultural projects? And eventually — can we consider a common cultural policy in Europe?

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Creative Europe: A Cultural Network Cut Out for Ambitious Projects?

Myriam Lefkowitz @ We are Europe

The Netherlands, with nearly 200 structures involved in Creative Europe over the past seven years, is active on the map of European cultural cooperation. Here we meet artistic personalities involved in this scheme, whose DNA is to encourage cross-border connections, audience development, diversity and innovation.

In Portugal, Creative Europe Propels Performing Arts to New Heights.

Kalle Nio @ We are Europe

European funds can help accelerate the development of cultural projects that cannot be supported on a national scale. This helping hand is sometimes saving, but it can also lead to bureaucratic complications and a need for structural adaptation. This article illustrates this, using Portuguese live art as a backdrop.

Creative Europe: Creative or Bureaucratic?

Uncommon Places @ We are Europe

For European projects, being supported by Europe Creative can mean growth and success. It can also mean unexpected trouble and bureaucratic reality checks.

Europe: Breathing New Life into Culture?

Elly White @ We are Europe

For the cultural sector, the consequences of the pandemic are felt beyond emergency aid. The impact differs according to artistic disciplines and European countries. In addition to the cross-border projects of Europe Creative, the setting up of a common cultural policy could be a solution to rebuild the Europe of culture.

Creative Europe and the United Kingdom – So Much Past Success, Now Towards a New Future.

Pionirski Dom (Liberty EU) LIKFest @ We are Europe

The UK is no longer part of the EU, but that does not mean there are no lessons to be learned from the UK’s former European cultural cooperation projects. In this article, former beneficiaries of the fund describe the opportunities it brought – whilst keeping the future in mind.

Creative Europe: A Vital Support In Austria

Niko Havranek @ We are Europe

Europe Creative supports Austrian cultural actors by providing funding and mentoring. Their only obligation in return: to privilege the European interest by associating with other countries.


These articles were conceived as a result of a call for contributions focused on the new Creative Europe program. Thanks to the contributions we received, we were able to create this Creative Europe feature series.

We’re open to new proposals for our next call for contributions, available here.

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