Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support Europe's cultural and creative sectors. 

Creative Europe consists of two sub-programmes: a Culture sub-programme promoting the creative and cultural sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme supporting the development and distribution of audiovisual works.




We help Georgia based cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors to benefit from Creative Europe.

We can offer advice on the phone, via email, in person and we hold free information seminars about all funding opportunities within Creative Europe.   

We also promote Creative Europe in Georgia in a variety of ways...

  • We host and attend events across Georgia
  • We fill our website with lots of useful information for you
  • We send out regular updates via our e-newsletters (subscribe link?)
  • We keep you up-to-date with Creative Europe through our Facebook and Instagram
How Do I get Participant Identification Code (PIC)

New applicants must first obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC):

  1.   Register for an ECASaccount to authenticate your email address (make sure to select 'External' from the options on the page)
    2.   Enter your company information into the Participant Portaland upload the documents as specified in the guidelines and supporting documents for each scheme. 

You only need to complete these two steps once, after that you will be able to use the same PIC Number to download and submit multiple e-Forms.

Who assesses Creative Europe applications?

The Executive Agency (EACEA) has a database of experts who have a high level of expertise in the programmes managed by the Agency. These experts will assess applications from their field of expertise (for example, an experienced translator or publisher would review applications for the Literary Translation funding opportunity).

Experts usually only review applications from outside their country of residence to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.

All applications are assessed by two independent experts.

Are you interested in becoming an expert?

Which countries can participate in Creative Europe?

Organisations from the following countries can apply to Creative Europe’s Culture and MEDIA sub-programme: 

  • 28 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK)
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • North Macedonia
  • Iceland
  • Montenegro
  • Norway 
  • Serbia

Organisations from the following countries can apply to Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme and can partially participate in in the MEDIA sub-programme (in Training, Festivals, Film Education and Access to Markets):

  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
  • Tunisia

Organisations from the following countries can apply to Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme.

  • Armenia
  • Kosovo

Turkey and Switzerland are currently not eligible. 

An up-to-date list of non-EU eligible countries can be found on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency's (EACEA) website. 

Can individuals apply for funding?

Creative Europe is not open to applications from individuals, but it is estimated that around 250,000 individual artists and cultural and audiovisual professionals will receive funding through projects submitted by organisations. 

How are results published?

Results from all Creative Europe schemes are made available on the EACEA’s website. If you are interested in recent awards made to Georgian companies please visit the results page on this website. 

More detailed information about the projects supported through the programme, as well as details on the organisations behind each project can be found on the Creative Europe Dissemination Platform

How do I find if my application was successful on not?

The timescale for the publication of results for each funding opportunity is outlined in the guidelines. The EACEA will notify successful and unsuccessful applicants directly. Once these have all been notified, the results are published on the EACEA’s website

Please note that results are not sent out by Creative Europe Desk Georgia. 

Whether your application is successful or not, please get in touch. We can help to spread the word about successful project applications and we can also provide guidance to applications that weren't successful on that occasion.

Each applicant, successful and unsuccessful, receives evaluation feedback. We are always interested in discussing your evaluation feedback as it helps us to better prepare you for resubmission or future applications.

Who can I contact about technical issues with my application or e-form?

If you are having issues with the e-form submission please contact the HelpDesk at the EACEA in Brussels on:

+32 229 90705

Where can I find Creative Europe logos for my supported project?

Beneficiaries are obliged to display the EU flag and to acknowledge the support received under the relevant EU programmes in all communication and promotional material. For usage gudielines and to download the relevant files visit the EACEA website

How can I get in touch with Creative Europe Desks in other countries?

You can find a list of contact details for each Desk on the European Commission website.

Ketevan Shengelia
Head, Creative Europe Desk Georgia
Dr. Dinara Maglakelidze
MEDIA coordinator, Creative Europe Desk Georgia
Marta Tabukashvili
Culture Manager, Creative Europe Desk Georgia
Funded Projects

Opera (e)Studio takes form after the professionals in charge of programming and selection of casts at partner opera houses observe that the new generations of singers that answer calls for auditions are not fully prepared for the demands of current theatres once they complete their formal musical training. Directors and audiences have become increasingly more demanding, and singing beautifully is no longer enough: singers must also look the part, act dramatically, bring us to tears, make us laugh, move elegantly and be fit to withstand the physical demands of the roles on stage.

Opera (e)Studio is a formative project aimed at young opera singers under the age of 32 who have finished their formal training, but have not made their stage debut and need further comprehensive training to align themselves with the demands of the current labour market of the European opera houses to improve their employability. Participants are selected from international auditions held in partner cities throughout Europe, following a mass call for auditions broadcast through specialized networks and printed and online media to maximize dissemination. A one-month intensive residential training course follows in Tenerife covering all disciplines that encompass opera, offered by internationally renowned professionals. The participants then produce a selected opera title with the professional pace of a theatre, which is premièred in Opera de Tenerife’s Season. The entire artistic team then tours with the production, premièring in the partner theatres in within their regular opera season. The project creates a framework for singers, agents, artistic directors and theatres to meet, allowing singers a better understanding of the sector and its internal links, and acting as a showcase of their work, encouraging exposure and the internationalization of their careers. We aim to attract younger audiences through activities designed specifically to bring them to opera.

European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital – short project description

Duration: October 2016 – September 2018

Europe’s first virtual think tank devoted to researching the theatre of the future.

The digital shift changes how we create, share and monetise content, including theatrical works. European theatre needs to increase civic engagement by bringing theatre to new audiences and sectors – through instruments such as participatory theatre and new technologies that break down barriers, encourage dialogue and help Europe’s rich cultural tradition thrive. In light of these challenges, the ETL brings together 6 of Europe’s leading theatres and scientists in the pursuit to use new technology to bring Europe’s stages into our communities and online.


Stage Your City is a project of the partner theatres Centre Dramatique National Nancy-Lorraine, Théâtre de la Manufacture (F), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (DE) and Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (GE), coproduced by the European Theatre Convention (ETC) as part of the European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital. The European Theatre Lab is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.


“Stage Your City” is merging the trends of digitisation and participatory theatre. It plays with augmented, mixed and virtual reality, 360° video, gaming elements and an app-guided audio walk. The participatory approach encourages the audience to co-create the way out of a dystopian fairy tale: In the future the city will be controlled by an artificial intelligence called Zigmagora. The participants are asked to explore their city interactively, focusing on topics like future health, security, identity – and love.


i-Portunus continues to support the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. A second pilot project was selected and co-funded by the Creative Europe program and a consortium headed by Goethe-Institut with Institut français and Izolyatsia. This second phase runs from the end of 2020 until the end of 2021.

More than ever i-Portunus mobility is needed to answer to the existing and new needs of the creative sectors by offering a demand-driven mobility scheme that allows direct application through a straightforward and flexible process.

i-Portunus’ main focus is to connect artists and to support international collaborations. This will be done via physical mobility but also, if necessary, by virtual or blended mobility variations.

i-Portunus will launch five open calls for applications, targeting artists, creators and cultural professionals in music, literary translation, architecture and cultural heritage in December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021.

i-Portunus dedicates a total budget of 500.000 EUR with a fixed amount per applicant for transportation and per diem, depending on the destination country and the duration of the mobility.

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Steps to Success

We designed a chart that will guide you through the process of getting relevant information to find a funding strand within Creative Europe for your idea and steps you need to take to implement your project successfully 

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