EU Funding for Culture

A stream of multicoloured lines - like something disappearing down a wormhole. 'EU funding for Culture 2021-2027'.

Culture is considered an important pillar of the EU as it significantly contributes to social cohesion, building a common sense of belonging and promoting shared values and cultural diversity. For that reason, the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU defines culture as a cross-cutting area that builds bridges and synergies to other policy areas. As a result, a wide range of European funding instruments is open for cultural and creative projects and complements the support that is provided by Creative Europe, the EU’s main programme addressing the cultural, creative and audiovisual sector across Europe. 

Against this backdrop, this publication intends to provide a first glance on the new generation of EU funding programmes 2021-2027 that are accessible for the cultural and creative sector. Apart from Creative Europe, insights into 13 programmes are presented. 

The publication is a result of the ‘Infodesk Corona’, a project implemented by the German Creative Europe Desk KULTUR and supported by the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media in the light of the German EU Council Presidency. The ‘Infodesk Corona’ aims at providing insights into current and future EU support measures for the cultural and creative sector.