Life of artists can often be not that easy. But – did you know? – in the EU there arenearly 2 million artists, about 4 each thousand inhabitants. Are you or do you think or would you like to be one of them? Or, are you a cultural professional or are you involved in cultural initiative?
Good, this article could make you know about some opportunities the EU gives you and that could be helpful to build your artistic career.
So, let’s start from the first point, the one that almost for sure you already know. As an artist, travelling can become necessary, since you often need to change your audience, find new inspiration or maybe to search for a place where your art could be better understood and appreciated. Free movement in the European Union is for sure a big advantage, since you don’t need to consider costs and time for visas.
But, we know, if you don’t have enough money to travel, the lack of boarders is a quite useless thing. So, how could the EU help you to broaden your talent?
If you are a visual artist, a musician, a dancer, an actor or a film director, you will probably find Creative Europe 2014-2020 a very interesting programme. It is the European Commission’s framework program for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors, aimed at:
With its €1.46 billion, Creative Europe provides funds to artists and cultural professionals, cinemas, films, book translations and offers a financial guarantee facility for small businesses active in the sector.
It is divided in 3 sub-programmes:
So, are you an artist? Are you a cultural professional? Do you work or want to work in the cultural industry?
What are you waiting for?
Well, all what you have to do is to visit Creative Europe’s website, to discover all the open opportunities. Good luck and write us back, if your story will have a happy ending.