funding

There are several possibilities to seek European funding. The Creative Europe programme is the main reference for most when starting to seek project support for European cooperation.

But there are also other funding possibilities, such as specific mobility funds, Erasmus funds, etc. Live DMA identified the opportunities that can be relevant for live music professionals working in national or regional associations, venues, clubs, and festivals.

EU funding programme: Creative Europe

The Creative Europe programme aims to support the European audiovisual, cultural and creative sectors. It is the first EU programme with budget and funds for the cultural and audiovisual sector. Indeed, Creative Europe contains three sub-programmes: one dedicated to the Media sector, one dedicated to Culture and one cross-sectoral...

Guarantee Facility by the European Investment Fund

The Guarantee Facility is a loan programme developed by the European Investment Fund. It is aimed at SMEs and entrepreneurs from the Cultural and Creative sectors in order for them to facilitate their access to banking loans. The EU vouches for this loan so the bank has more chance...

Mobility programme: i-Portunus

I-Portunus is the mobility scheme for artists and cultural workers. Its name comes from the Roman God of doors, gates and keys: Portunus. For its first session, i-Portunus is run by the Goethe Institute. This first session is developed into three rounds of application. The first session is not...

Cooperation calls (Creative Europe programme)

Support for European cooperation projects (smaller scale & larger scale). A new Cooperation call should be open soon, with a deadline to apply during Fall 2019. Live DMA members and their members are eligible to apply to this call. The main objectives of the support for European cooperation projects...

European programme: Music Moves Europe

Music Moves Europe (MME) is the overarching framework for the European Commission’s initiatives and actions in support of the European music sector. It provides financial support to a number of projects that corresponds to the themes and field of actions of their Preparatory Actions. Find more info about the...