Culture Action Europe welcomes that the European Commission’s proposal from May 30 keeps Creative Europe as a self-standing programme, with a budgetary increase from 1.4 billion € (2014-2020) to 1.8 billion € (2021-2027). CAE welcomes continuity of the programme as a promising development strongly promoted by CAE and its members.
While awaiting further details that describe the financial allocations, CAE encourage European Institutions to ensure that at least 1% of each of these policy domains is allocated to culture.
Read: Creative Europe: Programme Analysis and Recommendations
Press release: Stand alone programme for Creative Europe secured
Join: 1% for Culture Campaign
Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista welcomed on 22-24 May in Lisbon On the Move’s members for the network’s General Assembly and related meetings. Jana Grünewald (ITI) and Christine Heemsoth (IGBK) chaired the meeting of OTM’s Info Mobility Points working group. The series of events enclosed:
– A joint Board meeting session with On the Move and FACE members
– A workshop with On the Move’s members
– The General Assembly
– The opening of the Alkantara Festival
– A public session on 24 May (video available here thanks to Howlround) – Tips and Advice for Artists and Cultural Professionals to Internationalize Their Careers and Artistic Practices. A public discussion with On the Move’s members.
CAE announced the appointment of Tere Badia to the post of Secretary General of Culture Action Europe. Tere will join CAE as of 1 April 2018, complementing the experience and skills already present in the CAE board and team. She is dedicated to cultural research and production in various formats. and has carried out several studies on cultural policies, networks and R+D+i for visual arts. Until January 2018, Tere Badia was director of Hangar – center for artistic production and research in Barcelona.
Read: Networks of Tomorrow: CAE speaks with Tere Badia
Ten years after the adoption of the Agenda for Culture in 2007, a new European reality calls for its urgent revision. Culture Action Europe calls on the European institutions and Member States to future-proof the Agenda for Culture.
Read the 2018 CAE Reflection on a Future-proofed Agenda for Culture
The U.K.’s departure will leave an approximate €12 billion annual gap in the EU budget that needs to be covered. Proposed is a combination of fresh money and cuts across all EU programmes, with the exception of Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Creative Europe, the main EU programme dedicated to culture, represents 0.14% of the EU total budget (2014-2020), out of which only one third (31%) is earmarked for culture. Given the relevance and efficacy of the programme and the need for increasing its budget, new resources should be provided independently of possible mergers with other programmes. CAE demands to double the budget available for culture in absolute terms and to ensure that at least 1% of the next MFF is allocated to culture across policy fields and funding programmes.
Art in the age of populism: Brussels hosted a four-day reflection on how art can help to overcome the “us against them” discourse, put together the pieces of fragmented societies and shape a truly different future.
A meeting review is published here.