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Creative Europe continues to boost UK’s creative sectors, despite political uncertainty

The 2018 figures for Creative Europe have been published, showing that despite ongoing political uncertainty, a total of €15.9 million has been invested through the EU programme, to enable UK-European collaborations.

The Creative Europe in the UK report focuses on 2018 results for the Culture and MEDIA sub-programmes as well as the Cross-Sector strand, looking in detail at how the UK has benefitted from Creative Europe’s funding and opportunities. The €15.9 million includes €3.5 million through the Culture sub-programme and €12.2 million through the MEDIA sub-programme, €5.9 million of which supported distributors of UK films in other European countries.

The 2018 results bring the total to €89.5 million since the inception of Creative Europe in 2014 for UK sectors. The programme has supported over 338 UK cultural and creative organisations and audiovisual companies to date. This includes €30.4 million which supported the distribution of 190 UK films in other European countries.

Director of Creative Europe Desk UK, Agnieszka Moody said: “The 2018 report shows that UK producers, arts organisations, festivals and projects have been able to maintain their commitment to working with Europe during what has been a challenging time for cross-border collaboration. During a year of uncertainty, Creative Europe’s funding of €15.9 million has strengthened continued engagement, supported project delivery and developed ongoing European relations.”

Read the report in full here.