Call for proposals 2021 - European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists CREA-CULT-2021-PLAT Closed!


This action will support projects that aim to increase the visibility and the circulation of European emerging artists and works outside their own borders, in Europe and beyond. It also seeks to increase access to and participation in cultural events and activities, as well as audience engagement and development. Such projects are also designed to contribute to the implementation of EU policy priorities in the culture field. In this regard, the circulation of artists and works can contribute to the activation of new and/or more sustainable cultural public spaces.
Further to the above-mentioned objective, proposals should mainstream the following themes and priorities:

  • supporting emerging artists and cultural professionals and building adequate responses to the needs and challenges to support the internationalisation of their careers, which could include new models of creation, showcasing and exhibition, export strategy and distribution, and mobility and exchange
  • promoting a fair, inclusive and diverse environment for emerging artists, looking particularly at effective ways to tackle the gender gap and fight discrimination. From this perspective, promoting equal opportunities, better working conditions and fair remuneration will be a strategic feature of proposed projects
  • contributing to increasing the sectors’ environmental sustainability and awareness by demonstrating a capacity to propose and develop practices that contribute to the European Green Deal


This call covers the following topics:

  • CREA-CULT-2021-PLAT: European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists (CREA-LS - CREA Lump Sum Grants)

Activities shall be implemented in order to:

  • train and nurture emerging talent;
  • provide cultural organisations of all sizes and types with the opportunity to co-produce, cooperate and learn, by supporting these organisations with financial incentives (re-granting) and offering emerging artists concrete and professional opportunities;
  • help emerging artists to reach a new and diverse audience and develop their careers by giving more visibility to their talent and work outside their borders, across Europe and beyond;
  • promote, celebrate and boost the diversity of the European repertoire by developing a common European programming of non-national artists and ensuring the presence of these artists at major events, festivals, fairs and markets;
  • develop a strong common communication and branding strategy, and establish a European quality label;
  • enforce measures to improve working conditions for emerging talents and cultural professionals;
  • promote and encourage the digital shift to adapt to the substantial changes in how cultural goods are created, managed, disseminated, accessed, consumed and monetised, changing the value propositions which prevailed in the analogue era;
  • enforce peer-learning and networking, notably with other Platforms and other projects, actions and initiatives supported by Creative Europe;
  • develop and strengthen management capabilities with activities such as coordination activities, meetings, evaluation, quality control, reporting, etc.

European community funding

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

  • 33,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 September 2021 - 24 days 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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