Regional CulturEuro Seminars: Funding for the Arts and Cultural Sector

EUCLID is running a series of regional CulturEuro seminars to help UK cultural organisations access some of the millions of euros available from the European Union.

The EU culture programme, 2007-2013 has a budget of €400 million to encourage mobilty and to celebrate Europe’s cultural diversity, and there are many other EU programmes which offer grants for arts and cultural projects or exchanges and visits. Statistics from the European Commission indicate that, in 2009, UK applications to the Culture programme had a 75% success rate – one of the highest success rates of applications to any funding programme or scheme, in the UK or in Europe. These seminars, specifically designed for cultural organisations, are designed to give you the tools to make a successful bid for European funding.

The programme will cover the following:

Background to the EU – knowing how it works and what’s in it for you.

– Detailed information on the full range of EU funding programmes, including the Culture programme, the latest programmes for education, training and young people, the citizens, environment, and research & development programmes, plus the latest Structural Funds, and possible new opportunities for rural areas resulting from changes to the Common Agricultural Policy budgets.

– A brief reminder of non-EU opportunities, including European trusts and foundations, as well as bursaries, grants and awards.

– Ways in which cultural organisations can develop European partnerships.

– How cultural organisations can deal with the latest EU rules and regulations .

– Important guidance for applying to the EU programmes and tips for developing an application.

The seminars cost £78 per person and will take place in the following locations:

– Cardiff, Local Government Data Unit, 18 May
– Norwich 3rd June, The Garage Leeds 8th June
– Liverpool 10th June Newcastle 22nd June, Civic Centre
– Nottingham 24th June, Holiday Inn Express
– Coventry – date TBC

All seminars start at 1.30pm, and end at 4.30pm, with registration and tea & coffee from 1.00pm.

Places are limited so it is advised to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information and to book a place please visit the CulturEuro website.