Creative Europe: innovation labs

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine and EU
Deadline: 25 April 2024 at 18:00 Kyiv time
Organiser: Creative Europe

This is an opportunity to implement a project that promotes innovation in creating and distributing cultural content. Experiment with online subscriptions, personal data analysis, AI, NFT, big data, blockchain, metaverses and green solutions.

You can digitise rare folklore works, stage a theatre performance with digital avatars, make an exhibition with augmented reality elements, design a museum with natural air conditioning or offer your format.

You can work on the project for up to two years. It can relate to several directions in the culture and creative industries sector or be interdisciplinary. Nearly 7,5 million euro will be distributed among the best projects. The grant will cover up to 70% of expenses.

The competition is managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency under the Creative Europe Programme. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.

More about the competition

Can I apply?

The organisers are waiting for applications from Ukrainian organisations that:

  • Belong to IT companies, startups, audiovisual, cultural or creative organisations, business incubators and accelerators, etc.
  • Are legal entities including private entrepreneurs.
  • Are officially registered in Ukraine for more than two years.
  • Apply independently or in consortium with organisations from the EU, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Kosovo, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia, Montenegro or Turkey.

Read more about the terms of participation here.

What do I need to apply?

Application form completed in English that includes:

  • Information about the team. 
  • Project description: relevance, concept, sharing the responsibilities in the team, communication strategy and action plan.
  • Budget of the project.
  • Declaration that provides the full ownership structure of all organisations involved in the application.
  • Mandate to act on behalf of the consortium if you apply in partnership.

All the documents must be in PDF format. Check the templates of application forms on the website

How do I apply?
  • If you are applying for the EU programmes for the first time, get your EU login first.
  • Register your organisation and ask all the partners to register so everyone gets a PIC number
  • Find your contest on the Funding and Tenders Opportunity Portal, complete the online form and upload the required documents. 

Submit the application form by 25 April 2024. Find step-by-step instructions on the application process on the website.

Good to know
  • The results of the competition will be announced in October 2024.
  • Check the projects already supported by Creative Europe during previous contests on the website.

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