Call for proposals 2021 – Creative Europe - Pan-European cultural entities CREA-CULT-2021-PECE Closed!


This action will support projects proposed by cultural entities - in the case of this Call - orchestras with artists from at least 20 countries - whose aim is to offer training, professionalization and performance opportunities for young high potential artists.
The goals of this action are to:

  • enhance the visibility of European cultural diversity and cultural heritage,  
  • foster the emergence of artistic excellence and the achievement of the highest possible standard of orchestral performance,
  • support the activities of organisations and artists who act as promoters and ambassadors of EU cultural values,
  • foster participation and access to high-level artistic creation for young and new audiences,
  • foster the sector’s capacity to be resilient and prepared to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies for both professional development of artists and performances’ accessibility.


Over the lifetime of a project, applicants may typically foresee a broad range of activities/deliverables. As a common thread, these activities should involve young and highly-talented European musicians in the field of orchestras.
In this regard, targeted projects should adopt a rigorous, transparent and inclusive approach in the recruitment and training of young highly talented artists who should be nationals of/residents in at least 20 countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. The broad geographical coverage allowed by the recruitment activities should reflect Europe’s musical and cultural diversity.  
Projects should offer to the targeted artists adequate possibilities to perform in particular for new or young audiences by using appropriate means including live performances or digital tools.
Activities shall be carried out in complementarity and as much as possible in synergy with the European Commission’s pilot project on mobility (iPortunus), the ‘European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists’ action and the European Commission’s initiative ‘Music Moves Europe’

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 5,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 August 2021 - 2 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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