European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Creative Europe (CREA)

Programme Description

The Creative Europe Programme supports the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists


This Call 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.

Detailed Call Description

The action aims to support about 15 platforms covering different cultural and creative sectors. But the intention is to support no more than one platform targeting the same type of artist or cultural work.

Activities under this Call shall be implemented in order to:

  • 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;
  • 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 present analysis and a substantiated strategy on how the following themes and priorities:

  • supporting emerging artists and cultural professionals
  • promoting a fair, inclusive and diverse environment for emerging artists
  • contributing to increasing the sectors’ environmental sustainability and awareness

Call Total Budget

€33,000,000. The scheme will support 15 Platforms with 2,1M each (maximum), so in total it is around 33M.

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

80%. The maximum grant amount is €2,100,000.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage

Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • Employees
  • Large Enterprises
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Νenant Μbogntanovitz

Business Planning Coordinator

Organization of European Programs & Cultural Relations

Ifigenias 27, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia

Telephone: +357 7000 1300

(Publish Date: 23/06/2021-for internal use only)