Creative Europe

Part of IN SITU Platform, which is a Creative Europe-supported European Platform involving UZ Arts, Scotland. Photo: Alex Rigg.

Creative Europe is the European Union's Programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014 - 2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development.

Creative Europe Desk UK exists to help people access this funding. It has dedicated teams based in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland

Creative Europe Desk UK in Scotland is based within Creative Scotland offices in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The team promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, organises workshops, seminars and industry events, and provides free advice and support for applicants.

Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme supports film, television, new media and video games, offering funding, training and networking opportunities for producers, video game developers, distributors, sales agents, audiovisual training providers, organisers of festivals, markets and networks, film education specialists and cinema exhibitors.

For MEDIA enquiries, contact Benjamin Taylor on or 0330 333 2000. Also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme supports the cultural and creative sectors and funds mainly collaborative projects and initiatives across all art forms, such as visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, festivals, craft and fashion. There is also support for publishers looking to translate European fiction.

For Culture enquiries, contact Kate Deans on or 0131 523 0072. Also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Read about the projects involving Scottish organisations that recently received funding from Creative Europe.

Further information

You can browse through Creative Europe’s funding opportunities, get inspiration from other organisations’ funded projects, find out about other EU funding, look through recent funding results and learn about the latest news from Creative Europe. You can also subscribe to newsletters for the Culture and MEDIA sub-programmes.


Not only do we organise our own free seminars and workshops about Creative Europe, but we also attend conferences, festivals, markets and events to spread the word about Creative Europe. Please get in touch if you’d like us to present at one of your events or if you’d like to collaborate together.

An introduction to Creative Europe

Case studies 

Scotland strengthens European partnerships with Creative Europe funding success

Seven awards totalling €1.4 million has been announced by Creative Europe towards collaborative European projects involving creative and cultural organisations in Scotland.

Moving Docs focuses on the best of international documentary making

Moving Docs aims to increase the distribution of international documentaries across Europe. It works by organising regular and simultaneous screenings of the best European and international documentary films to audiences across the continent.

IN SITU provides platform for pan-European artists

Twelve years ago, Glasgow-based UZ Arts co-founded IN SITU - a pan-European network for artists and organisations who work in public spaces.

Banner photo: Part of IN SITU Platform, a Creative Europe-supported European Platform involving UZ Arts, Scotland. Photo credit: Alex Rigg.