Fee: GBP £85 (40% discount for CONNEXUS members, £50)
Did you know there are over 30 different EU funding programmes or schemes worth €400 million that have provided support for arts and culture projects and activities? This seminar will outline these opportunities and provide practical information, useful tips, and relevant contact details.
Geoffrey Brown has worked within the EU funding systems for 15 years, including 11 as the official EC Cultural Contact Point in the UK – now an independent consultant, he offers his insider knowledge, tips & contacts to help you identify opportunities and start developing your applications.
‘Great – speedy yet in depth presentation, with great tips on current initiatives and (unwritten) priorities – very up-to-date and worth hearing ‘ delegate from Brighton, Autumn 10
There will be a special focus on the EU’s Culture programme (2007-2013) which has a budget of €400 million to encourage mobility and celebrate Europe’s cultural diversity. Statistics from the EC indicate that, from 2008-10, UK applications to the Culture programme had a 65-75% success rate - one of the highest success rates of any of the eligible countries.
You could join the list of more than 100 UK organisations have received EU funding – these include Brouhaha International, Henry Moore Institute, Arts Action York, Site Gallery, Circus Arts Forum, Border Crossings, English Heritage and Birmingham Conservatoire.
What will the seminar cover?
• Background to the EU – brief history and its legal remit re culture
• Detailed information on the EU trans-national funding programmes, including the Culture programme, and programmes for media, education, training and young people, as well as the citizens, environment, and research & development programmes
• Detailed information on the EU Structural Funds, including Interreg IV, and possible new opportunities for rural areas due to changes in Common Agricultural Policy budgets.
• Practical guidance on applying to the EU trans-national programmes, and finding partners
The seminars will also provide brief info on some non-EU opportunities, including European trusts and foundations, as well as other bursaries, grants and awards.
Other comments from previous delegates include:
Great facilitator, very clear and knows his stuff – London Autumn 2010
Excellent pace and humour - Glasgow Autumn 2010