Overseas Countries
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CulturEU, the European Commission interactive guide for EU funding in the cultural and creative sectors

Would you like to know more about the EU funding available for the cultural and creative sectors? Check out the European Commission’s new interactive guide: “CulturEU”.

CulturEU gathers a total of 75 funding opportunities from 21 different EU programmes, such as  Creative EuropeHorizon Europe or Erasmus+. Users of the interactive guide will be asked to answer a series of questions based on the sector and the type of organisation they are working in, and on the support they are looking for.  Based on their results, the tool will identify the relevant funding sources and calls available that best suit the user’s needs.

With this guide, the EU is adding another tool to the various measures it has taken so far to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the creative and cultural sectors, severely hit by the health crisis. At the OCTs level, this tool will provide the cultural stakeholders of the OCTs with an overview of the many existing funding opportunities to which they are eligible at European level, in addition to the Archipel.eu cultural project that is entirely dedicated to the OCTs and Outermost regions.

Promoting the cultural diversity of the OCTs and enhancing cooperation in the cultural and creative sectors of the islands is a priority for OCTA, aligned with its new strategy for 2021-2027, notably through its third strategic pillar “Cooperation in Strategic Areas” and its sub-pillar “Youth, Education and Culture”. In this perspective, OCTA reaffirms its engagement to provide information and support to its members on all existing opportunities that aim to enhance the creative capacities of the OCTs, to stimulate cultural exchanges between the EU and the OCTs,  and to promote their cultural identities at the OCTs and EU level.


More information on CulturEU and the measures taken by the EU to mitigate the impact of the health crisis on the cultural sector is available on the European Commission website: CulturEU: Commission steps up support to the cultural sector (europa.eu)

For more information, you can also contact Hélène Morales, OCTA Culture Advisor, at helene@overseas-association.eu