European funding opportunities for cultural and creative actors
In January 2014 a new multi-annual financial framework started (2014-2020), in which a considerable amount is allocated to European funding programmes in different policy domains. IDEA Consult developed a funding guide that highlights the different funding opportunities for cultural and creative actors (CCS actors). The guide does not only focus on the traditional culture funding programme (called ‘Creative Europe’ in the current programming period), but also highlights other programmes such as Erasmus+, COSME, etc. that can provide opportunities for CCS actors to strengthen their activities and organization. Based on the funding guide, the Flemish government developed an online tool in which the information is made easily accessible for consultation.
Next to the mapping, IDEA Consult also organized a working session with relevant intermediary organisations in Flanders to evaluate their role in communicating European funding opportunities to Flemish CCS actors and come to recommendations for future improvement.