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  • Welcome to Creative Europe Desk Cyprus!
  • This is the official page for Creative Europe Desk Cyprus, the EU's programme for the cultural and creative sectors (2014-2020). CED Cyprus is being run under the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation, the Coordinating Body of the Creative Europe Programme for the Republic of Cyprus.
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Creative Europe. What’s in it for me?

The EU is investing €1.46 billion in the audiovisual and cultural sectors through Creative Europe (2014-2020), which replaces the previous Culture and MEDIA programmes. If you’re a cultural or audiovisual organisation, then this page can tell you what’s in it for you.

You’ll find essential information about funding opportunities available under Creative Europe and learn about new support to help audiovisual and cultural organisations access loans.

There’s also a feature on Creative Europe prizes for literature, contemporary architecture, cultural heritage, music and cinema and on special actions which include the European Capitals of Culture and European Heritage Label.


What are the overall objectives of the programme?

  • To support the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally

    To promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and operators to reach new audiences in Europe and beyond

    To strengthen the financial capacity of the cultural and creative sectors, and in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and organisations

    To support transnational policy cooperation in order to foster policy development, innovation, audience building and new business models



Who is eligible to apply for Creative Europe funding?

Organisations with legal status for two years (from the date of deadline for submission of applications) based in one of the eligible countries listed below, whose work lies in the field of culture, can apply for Culture Sub-programme funding.  Activities dedicated exclusively to the audio-visual sectors are not eligible under the Culture Sub-programme.  Audio-visual activities are supported through the Media sub-programme. However, audio-visual activities may be eligible for the Culture Sub-programme as long as they are ancillary to activities dedicated to non-audiovisual cultural and creative sectors.


We hope this marks the beginning of an exciting new venture into Creative Europe!

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