About Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Union programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Following on from the previous Creative Europe programme, Creative Europe will continue to support actions that reinforce cultural diversity and respond to the needs and challenges of the European cultural and creative sectors for the period 2021-2027.

The Programme builds on and continues the structure of the previous programme with three strands – MEDIA, which covers the audiovisual sector; Culture, which covers cultural and creative sectors with the exception of the audiovisual sector; and the cross-sectoral strand, which covers activities across all cultural and creative sectors.

The Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 has a budget of € 2.44 billion divided in 3 strands: MEDIA (58 % of the budget), Culture (33 % of the budget) and the cross-sectoral strand (9 % of the budget).

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Creative Europe in Czechia

In 2014–2020, Czech cultural organizations participated in more than 80 European projects. They received almost EUR 8,000,000 from the Creative Europe Culture program budget. Almost EUR 16,200,000 was allocated from the Creative Europe MEDIA budget. Over 70 production and distribution companies, festivals and other organizations from the audiovisual field received support during this period, either once or repeatedly.

Examples of supported projects

  • Tanec Praha is an organization engaged in Aerowaves, an European platform supporting emerging contemporary dance talent, and the Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings project.
  • The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is the largest documentary film event in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • KineDok provides alternative distribution of creative documentaries to unconventional venues in 7 European countries.
  • MeetFactory manages the European platform SHAPE – Sound, Heterogenous Art and Performance in Europe, which joins 16 organizations in 12 countries in the field of experimental music and related arts.
  • Vi Per Gallery is part of the Future Architecture Platform, a well-balanced ecosystem of European cultural players in architecture who perform specific roles within a complex European architecture program.
  • and others (Czech only)

Creative Europe in Czechia 2014 - 2020

mil EUR for Czech supported projects
supported organizations
partner countries
writers with the EU Prize for Literature
cinemas in the Europa Cinemas network
literary translations from Czech

Award-winning projects

Lucie Faulerová: Deathmaiden
EU Prize for Literature, 2021
The Painted Bird (2019)
European Film Awards 2020
Best Film nomination
Charlatan (2020)
5 Czech Lion Awards, 2020
St. Wenceslas Rotunda in Prague
EU Cultural Heritage Prize/Europa Nostra (Grand Prix), 2018

About Us

Creative Europe Desk Czechia is the national office of the Creative Europe Programme. Based on the resolution of the Ministry of Culture and of the European Commission, the Creative Europe Desk is hosted by the National Film Archive, Arts and Theatre Institute and National Heritage Institute.

The main objective of Creative Europe Desk is to provide and actively disseminate information about the financial support available under the Creative Europe programme support schemes and to assist all potential programme participants from the Czech Republic. We also promote supported projects and other actions of the European Commission in the field of cultural and creative sectors to professionals as well as to wide public.

For questions, assistance related to the programme in other countries, you can contact Creative Europe Desks in every participating country.