EU Arts Supports

This is the big time as far as funding is concerned.I post two presentations on this below as well.

The ‘trick’ is to be aware of what there is out there in case you find yourself in a position to take advantage of it. Equally, if you plan to work towards these funds it can take some planning.

The EU Budget has a 7 year cycle, so the funding follows this. The current funding round is winding down and after 2014 there will be a new programme.  It looks like it will have an emphasis on economic usefulness and job creation – the catchphrase is the ‘Creative Industry’.  That said, there may be a certain amount of politicking  in this as the Commission needs to justify expendature on the arts in the middle of an economic crisis.

Key elements in general:

You will need to be a registered body with a legal entity (micro-organisations are acceptable but must demonstrate capacity to manage projects/funds).

A past track record may be required

After 2014 it is not yet clear whether the not-for-profit status will still be required.

Have a clean bill of financial health

There’s a lot of paperwork involved – a lot. And evaluation too.

It must be a transnational project – not less than 3 particapants; for the really big projects 6 + is the norm.

Current funding can be up 500k pa- but this is for the mega-projects; Approx 50k is more the norm. Exact funding allocations for 2014+ are not yet confirmed.

A possible route in is as a junior partner in someone else’s trans-national project; They will be bearing the brunt of the application procedure and it gets your organisation on the map. [note – this is my own opinion]

To find a partner for a project see  CCP Partner Search http://www.ccp.ie/index.jsp?p=102&n=118 Otherwise  informal and general networking contacts apply. (Also see IETM http://www.ietm.org/ and Labforculture http://www.labforculture.org/).

After 2014

After 2014 it looks likely that all arts funding will be combined,  with three strands – essentially  Film / Culture Cross-sectoral

The Commission preferenece is for the project to have a ‘systemic effect’ – this seems to be either scaleability or Best Practice established.

After 2014 it is not yet clear whether the not-for-profit status will still be required.

Creative Europe Desks to be set up – (more on this when I get it!)

Links & organisations etc

EU Culture Contact Point

http://www.ccp.ie/links

EVE

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/eve/

See below for presentations from an EU Parl advisory Session held in Dublin 6th April 2012.

Presentation 1:  By Mr.  Shane Murphy Policy Advisor to Committee on Culture and Education EuroParl – about  EU Funding 2014 ( also describes how to get your views included in EU proposals) and Presentation 2:  About the Cultural Contact Point in Ireland.

Text of Presentation 1 here:

The Creative Europe Programme

A European Parliament Perspective

The Creative Europe Programme

A European Parliament Perspective

Mr Shane Murphy

Group of the Progressive Alliance of

Socialists & Democrats

in the European Parliament

Policy Adviser

Committee on Culture and Education

Mr Shane Murphy

Group of the Progressive Alliance of

Socialists & Democrats

in the European Parliament

Policy Adviser

Committee on Culture and Education

 

 

 

 

 

Context

Context

 

 

.

What has happened?

.

What is happening?

.

What will happen?

.

Why is it all happening

?

.What has happened?

.What is happening?

.What will happen?

.Why is it all happening?

 

 

Input into the Commission proposal

Input into the Commission proposal

 

 

.

Impact Assessments for Culture, Media and Financing

Instrument for CCS

.

Public consultation in 2010

.

Followed by Green Paper on CCI

EP Report,

Council Conclusions

.

MEDIA Programme

interim evaluation

.

Culture Programme

interim evaluation

.

Structured dialogue with the sector

.

Studies, research, policy initiatives

.Impact Assessments for Culture, Media and Financing

Instrument for CCS

.Public consultation in 2010

.Followed by Green Paper on CCI – EP Report,

Council Conclusions

.MEDIA Programme – interim evaluation

.Culture Programme – interim evaluation

.Structured dialogue with the sector

.Studies, research, policy initiatives

 

 

General observations

General observations

 

 

.

Overall the proposal is very economic in tone

.

Drafted against a backdrop of economic crises

.

Figures on the CCS:

.

4.5% of total EU GDP

.

Accounting for 3.5% of the

workforce

.

Commission seeking maximum

flexibility

 

 

.Overall the proposal is very economic in tone

.Drafted against a backdrop of economic crises

.Figures on the CCS:

.4.5% of total EU GDP

.Accounting for 3.5% of the workforce

 

 

.Commission seeking maximum flexibility

 

 

Most obvious feature

Most obvious feature

 

 

.

The proposal merges the existing Culture, Media and

Media Mundus Programmes into one Creative Europe

Programme

.

Why? “

A single framework programme will enable synergies and

cross

fertilisation across the different cultural and creative sectors

(explanatory memorandum)

.The proposal merges the existing Culture, Media and

Media Mundus Programmes into one Creative Europe

Programme

 

 

 

 

.Why? “A single framework programme will enable synergies and

cross-fertilisation across the different cultural and creative sectors”

(explanatory memorandum)

 

 

Three Programmes into one

Three Programmes into one

 

 

.

The Commission sets out four common challenges

faced by the cultural and

audiovisual

sectors:

.

Fragmentation

.

Digital shift / globalisation

.

Shortage of data

.

Lack of private investment

.The Commission sets out four common challenges

faced by the cultural and audiovisual sectors:

.Fragmentation

.Digital shift / globalisation

.Shortage of data

.Lack of private investment

 

 

 

 

European Added Value

European Added Value

 

 

.

Article 3

“The Programme shall only support those

actions and activities presenting a potential European

added value and contributing to the achievement of the

objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy…”

.

What is European added value?

.

Europe 2020 Strategy

.Article 3 – “The Programme shall only support those

actions and activities presenting a potential European

added value and contributing to the achievement of the

objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy…”

.What is European added value?

.Europe 2020 Strategy

 

 

General objectives

General objectives

 

 

.

Set out in Article 4 of the proposed regulation

.

To foster the safeguarding and promotion of

European cultural and linguistic diversity

.

To strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural

and creative sectors with a view to promoting smart,

sustainable and inclusive growth

.Set out in Article 4 of the proposed regulation

.To foster the safeguarding and promotion of

European cultural and linguistic diversity

.To strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural

and creative sectors with a view to promoting smart,

sustainable and inclusive growth

 

 

 

 

Specific objectives

Specific objectives

 

.

Set out in Article 5 of the proposed regulation

.

To support the capacity of the European CCS to operate on a

transnational level

.

To promote the transnational circulation of CCS, and reach

new audiences in Europe and beyond

.

To strengthen the financial capacity of the CCS, and in

particular small and medium

sized enterprises

.

To support transnational policy cooperation in order to

foster policy development, innovation, audience building and

new business models

.Set out in Article 5 of the proposed regulation

.To support the capacity of the European CCS to operate on a

transnational level

.To promote the transnational circulation of CCS, and reach

new audiences in Europe and beyond

.To strengthen the financial capacity of the CCS, and in

particular small and medium-sized enterprises

.To support transnational policy cooperation in order to

foster policy development, innovation, audience building and

new business models

 

 

 

 

Three strands

Three strands

 

 

.

Proposal consists of three

strands

.

The Cross

sectoral strand

.

The Culture Strand

.

The Media Strand

.

Strands as opposed to programme?

.Proposal consists of three strands

.The Cross-sectoral strand

.The Culture Strand

.The Media Strand

 

 

.Strands as opposed to programme?

 

 

 

 

 

The Cross

sectoral strand

The Cross-sectoral strand

 

 

.

Two aspects

.

Guarantee facility for the CCS (new)

.

Transnational policy cooperation

.

Exchange of experience and best

practice

.

Collection and analysis of relevant data

.

Testing of new business

models

.

Support to the new Creative Europe desks

.Two aspects

.Guarantee facility for the CCS (new)

.Transnational policy cooperation

.Exchange of experience and best-practice

.Collection and analysis of relevant data

.Testing of new business-models

.Support to the new Creative Europe desks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guarantee Facility for CCS

Guarantee Facility for CCS

 

 

.

Intended to address the lack of private finance available

for SMEs in the CCS

.

The EIB/EIF will guarantee loans provided by

financial intermediaries to the CCS

.

Financial intermediaries will be selected according to

best market practice

.

Portfolio of loans

percentage guaranteed

.

Capacity and expertise building

.Intended to address the lack of private finance available

for SMEs in the CCS

.The EIB/EIF will guarantee loans provided by

financial intermediaries to the CCS

.Financial intermediaries will be selected according to

best market practice

.Portfolio of loans – percentage guaranteed

.Capacity and expertise building

 

 

Culture Strand

Culture Strand

 

.

Only two articles

.

Article 9

.

Priorities for reinforcing capacity

.

Priorities for promoting transnational circulation

.

Article 10

.

Support measures

.Only two articles

.Article 9

.Priorities for reinforcing capacity

.Priorities for promoting transnational circulation

 

 

.Article 10

.Support measures

 

 

 

 

Support Measures

Support Measures

 

.

Bringing together operators from different countries to

undertake cross

sectoral activities

.

Activities by European bodies comprising networks of

operators from different countries

.

Activities by organisations providing a promotional

European platform for the development of emerging

talent and stimulating the circulation of artists and

work, with a systemic and large scale effect

.

Literary translation

.

Special actions

CoC, EHL, Prizes

.Bringing together operators from different countries to

undertake cross-sectoral activities

.Activities by European bodies comprising networks of

operators from different countries

.Activities by organisations providing a promotional

European platform for the development of emerging

talent and stimulating the circulation of artists and

work, with a systemic and large scale effect

.Literary translation

.Special actions – CoC, EHL, Prizes

 

 

Media Strand

Media Strand

 

.

Only two articles

.

Article 11

.

Priorities for reinforcing capacity

.

Priorities for promoting transnational marketing

.

Article 12

.

Support measures

.Only two articles

.Article 11

.Priorities for reinforcing capacity

.Priorities for promoting transnational marketing

 

 

.Article 12

.Support measures

 

 

 

 

Support measures

Support measures

 

.

Ten measures listed, including

.

Supporting the acquisition of skills and knowledge (training)

.

Supporting development of works with enhanced cross

border circulation potential

.

Supporting cross

border co

productions

.

Support systems for distribution on all platforms

.

Facilitating circulation of European films

.

Supporting a network of European Cinema owners

.

Supporting innovative actions testing new business models

.Ten measures listed, including

.Supporting the acquisition of skills and knowledge (training)

.Supporting development of works with enhanced cross-

border circulation potential

.Supporting cross-border co-productions

.Support systems for distribution on all platforms

.Facilitating circulation of European films

.Supporting a network of European Cinema owners

.Supporting innovative actions testing new business models

 

 

 

 

Financial provisions

Financial provisions

 

.

Commission proposes EUR 1.8 billion

.

Commission claim 37% increase. Lower in real terms

taking

inflation into account

.

Division of budget

.

55% for Media strand

.

30% for Culture strand

.

15% for Cross

sectoral

strand

.

Not included in the proposal

.

Minimum allocation v. Flexibility

.Commission proposes EUR 1.8 billion

.Commission claim 37% increase. Lower in real terms – taking

inflation into account

.Division of budget

.55% for Media strand

.30% for Culture strand

.15% for Cross-sectoral strand

 

 

.Not included in the proposal

.Minimum allocation v. Flexibility

 

 

EU Budget

EU Budget

 

 

.

Negotiations on financial package for Creative Europe

indelibly linked to negotiations on EU Budget for 2014

2020 (MFF)

.

Commission proposal for an overall 5% increase in EU

Budget for next seven years

.

Certain Member States reluctant to give EU bigger

budget

.Negotiations on financial package for Creative Europe

indelibly linked to negotiations on EU Budget for 2014-

2020 (MFF)

.Commission proposal for an overall 5% increase in EU

Budget for next seven years

.Certain Member States reluctant to give EU bigger

budget

 

 

Timetable

Timetable

 

 

.

EU Budget negotiations expected to last until early

2013

.

Only then can the EP and the Council of Ministers

agree on the final budget and text for Creative Europe

.

Committee on Culture and Education scheduled to

vote in November

2012

.

Creative Europe adopted, hopefully, March/April 2013

.EU Budget negotiations expected to last until early

2013

.Only then can the EP and the Council of Ministers

agree on the final budget and text for Creative Europe

.Committee on Culture and Education scheduled to

vote in November 2012

.Creative Europe adopted, hopefully, March/April 2013

 

 

How to get involved

How to get involved

 

 

.

The more targeted the message the better

.

Size of the stakeholder constituency

.

Make your representations to your MEP?

.

Attend the public hearing in Committee on 26 April

2012

.

Contact me

.

shane.murphy@europarl.europa.eu

.The more targeted the message the better

.Size of the stakeholder constituency

.Make your representations to your MEP?

.Attend the public hearing in Committee on 26 April

2012 – “Defining the future EU culture and media

programmes”

.Contact me

.shane.murphy@europarl.europa.eu

 

 

 

 

More info

More info

 

 

.

http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative

europe/index_en.htm

.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en

/cult/home.html

 

 

.http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-

europe/index_en.htm

 

 

 

.http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/cult/home.html

Text of  Presentation 2 here

Kilkenny

4 April 2012

Dublin

5 April 2012

 

 

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EU Culture Programme

2007 – 2013

 

Role of the CCPs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•promote the Culture Programme at local, regional

and national level

 

 

 

 

•facilitate participation in the Culture Programme

•Provide information and guidance to potential

applicants

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Activities of the CCP

•Information events, seminars and clinics

•One to one meetings

•Attendance at conferences, symposiums etc

•Info dissemination

.Website

.Twitter

.Arts Council Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

EU Agenda for Culture

 

 

•The promotion of cultural diversity and

intercultural dialogue

•Culture as a catalyst for creativity under the

Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs

•Culture as a vital element in International

relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Objectives of the Programme:

 

 

•Promotion of the trans-national mobility of people

working in the cultural sector

 

 

 

 

•Support for the trans-national mobility of cultural

works/products

 

 

 

 

•Promotion of intercultural dialogue

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Direct actions in the field of Culture

 

 

•European Capitals of Culture (Cork 2005, Derry

2013)

•Prizes

–Popular music

–Contemporary architecture

–Contemporary literature (European prize for Literature)

–Cultural heritage(Europa Nostra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

What is the EU Culture Programme?

 

 

•a European Programme (37 participating countries –

Bosnia and Herzegovina have been recently added)

 

 

 

 

•Supports transnational cultural co-operation and

mobility of cultural products and workers

 

 

 

 

•Managed at European level by an executive agency

 

 

 

 

•Appoints Cultural Contact Points in each participating

country

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

What the Culture Programme is NOT:

 

 

 

•A programme financing projects that only

have a national scope

 

 

 

 

•Managed at national level

 

 

 

 

•A programme that supports the audio-visual

sector

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Who is eligible for support?

 

 

•Public or private organisations with their

main activities in the cultural sector (no

individuals)

 

 

 

 

•Must be acting as non-profit making

 

 

 

 

•Could be: cultural organisations / institutions,

museums, universities, NGO’s

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Which cultural sectors are

supported?

 

 

•Cultural Heritage

•Visual Arts

•Performing Arts

•Literature

•Architecture

•Design, applied arts

•Multimedia and new technologies

•Interdisciplinary projects

 

 

5 April 2012

Funding Strands of the Culture Programme

 

 

 

•Strand 1:

 

 

Cultural projects (support across borders)

 

 

 

•Strand 2:

 

 

Support for organisations active at European level in

 

the field of Culture

 

 

 

•Strand 3:

 

 

Co-operation projects between organisations involved in

 

cultural policy analysis

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

What is a co-operation project?

 

 

 

•Involves co-operation between organisations

from 3 or more participating countries

•Demonstrates common objectives beyond

borders

•Partnerships are at the core of a European

cooperation project

 

 

5 April 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

grant request200k – 500kper yearmin 6 partners3 – 5 years1.1grant request50k – 200kper projectmin 3 partners12 – 24 months1.2.12012 South Africa2013 Canada & Australiagrant request50k – 200kper projectmin 3 partners+ 1 from 3rd Country12 – 24 months1.3.5Co-operation Projects

Eligible Costs

 

•Staff costs (20% ceiling in most cases)

•Travel and subsistence costs

•Artist fees

•Dissemination of information

•Translation

•Photocopying etc

•Financial services (ie audit costs )

•Third Country costs (15% ceiling)

•Rental or purchase of equipment

•operating / admin overhead costs (7% )

 

 

5 April 2012

Ineligible Costs

 

•Preparation costs (ie costs incurred before the

eligible start date)

•Debts and debt service charges

•Provisions for losses

•Interest owed

•Exchange rate losses

•VAT (unless it cannot be recovered)

•CONTRIBUTIONS IN KIND!!

•Excessive or reckless expenditure

•Costs covered by another grant from the EU

 

 

5 April 2012

Match funding?

•Local, regional or national funds

 

 

 

 

•Sponsorship

 

 

 

 

•Project income

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Finding partners

 

 

 

•Develop existing relationships

•Contact CCP directly

 

 

 

 

•Partner search databases:

 

 

 

 

CCP Slovenia

 

CCP Croatia

 

CCP Spain

 

CCP UK

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Strand 1.3.6 Objectives

 

 

 

1.To encourage exchanges of experience

through the mobility of European

professionals.

2.To promote the circulation of cultural works by

giving access to non-national European

cultural works to the largest possible audience

3.To promote intercultural dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

Eligible Festivals

 

 

•Must have had at least 5 editions on the date

application is submitted

•The Programme of the previous festival and the

proposed programming of the festival applied

with must include works from at least 7

countries taking part in the Programme

•Film festivals are NOT eligible

 

 

5 April 2012

Eligible budget

Support offered to a maximum of €100,000 or

60% of the eligible budget

 

ONLY costs relating to the European dimension

of the festival are eligible:

 

1.Costs related to the presentation of non-

national European works

2.Travel and accommodation costs (covers

artistic, technical and management teams)

3.Artist fees

 

 

5 April 2012

Strand 1 – Award criteria

1)European Added Value 20%

2)Specific objectives of the Culture Programme

20%

3)Level of excellence 20%

4)Quality of the partnerships 10%

5)Outputs 10%

6)Communication and promotion 10%

7)Sustainability 10%

 

 

See pages 45 – 47 of Programme Guide

 

5 April 2012

Statistics

 

•€400 million over the 7 years – works out to

approximately €43 – €58 million per year – extra €50

million added 2010

•2009:

 

 

749 applications, 256 projects selected

 

Ireland: 10 applications, 4 projects selected

 

•2010:

 

 

1530 applications, 359 projects selected

 

Ireland: 28 applications, 8 projects selected

 

•2011:

 

 

1196 applications, 331 projects selected

 

Ireland: 22 applications, 10 projects selected

 

5 April 2012

 

Irish partners from 2010 funded

projects:

 

 

•12 Points! (Improvised Music Festival)

 

 

http://www.12points.ie/

 

•E-Motional Bodies & Cities (Dublin Dance Festival, Dance

Ireland, University of Limerick)

 

 

http://www.e-motional.eu/

 

•Cork Midsummer Festival

 

 

http://www.corkmidsummer.com/

 

•West Cork Chamber Music Festival

 

 

http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming events:

 

 

Children’s Books Ireland annual conference

 

.19th and 20th May

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar during Dublin Dance Festival

 

.24th May

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre Forum Annual Conference

 

.14th and 15th June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

What next??

•Register for Arts Council newsletter to

 

 

receive regular updates from the CCP

 

http://www.artscouncil.ie/en/newsletter.aspx

 

•Follow CCP Ireland on Twitter @CCPIreland

•Check CCP website: http://www.ccp.ie

•Contact CCP Ireland Katie Lowry directly with

questions or project ideas:

 

 

ccp@artscouncil.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 April 2012

 

END

 

 

 

 

 

Questions???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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