Do you come from the creative industries and want to launch an innovation on the market? Then submit your application to aws Seedfinancing - Innovative Solutions and receive up to EUR 400,000 to develop your innovation to market maturity and launch it on the market, creating a positive impact for the economy and society!
Creative professionals are often caught between the conflicting priorities of business, innovation and creativity. In addition to funding specifically tailored to the creative industries or individual sectors, it is therefore worthwhile to also consider economic, innovation or cultural and arts funding for financing a project. Funding can come from the federal, provincial, municipal and EU levels.
...from the European Union
Current calls and funding
Do you come from the creative industries and are working on the proof of concept for your innovation project? Then submit to aws Preseed - Innovative Solutions and receive a grant of up to EUR 100,000 for the development of a proof of concept with demonstrably high innovation content in the pre-start-up phase for your scalable project with demonstrable, positive impact on the economy and society!
The Creative Innovation Lab shall incentivize players from different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual, to design and test innovative solutions for key challenges, with a potential positive long-term impact on multiple cultural and creative sectors. The project does not necessarily have to be directly tailored to the audiovisual sector, but can also serve as a model if it can be easily transferred to the audiovisual industry. Apply until 23 April!
Women have long played an important, but often unacknowledged role in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While women are overall well represented in many cultural professions, certain cultural and creative sectors which demand more digital and technological skills, such as the gaming and filming industry, still see a strong underrepresentation of women in these fields, as well as persisting gender stereotypes in the content that is produced. In order to improve girls' participation and interest in these fields from an early age, a STEAM approach, featuring creative thinking, and a scientific evidence-based approach, applied arts, and the teaching of science in political, environmental, socio-cultural contexts, can prove particularly useful. Apply for this Horizon Europe Call until 14 March!
This call is asking for pilot communities of expert facilitators for increasing knowledge exchange and co-creation between industry, academia and public sector and help matching the supply and demand for innovation. This action will link professionals in industry-academia-public sector collaboration, build communities of expert facilitators for industry-academia co-creation and disseminate best practices and know-how for demand-driven industry-academia collaboration across Europe. This will include training a wider community of expert facilitators in higher education institutions across Europe. Apply until 29 March!
Delivering on the green transition can deliver almost 1 million jobs in the EU. To design the transition successful and fair, existing and new workers need to be equipped with the right skills. In order to do that, they should have access to lifelong learning and dedicated up-skilling and reskilling programs. In a similar way, advanced digital skills require more than mastering coding or having a basis of computing sciences. With emerging technologies around quantum, AI, big data and other key technologies, the need for ICT specialist is increasing. Any idea in mind? Apply until 29 March!
Do you want to work with counterparts in Europe to develop ideas for innovative upskilling and reskilling, like training courses or tools?
Partnerships for Cooperation can help. The European Union program Erasmus+ funds education, training and youth Partnership projects in organizations across Europe. The call is open at least once a year Next submission date 22 March.
Creative Europe call for cooperation projects is open This call will support projects to carry out a broad spectrum of activities and initiatives involving artists and stakeholders active in different cultural and creative sectors. With a budget of €60 million, the action will foster cooperation between organizations active in the culture and creative field, to increase the European dimension of creation and circulation of European artistic content as well as to encourage the development, experimentation, dissemination or application of new and innovative practices. The program will support 130 projects of small, medium and large scale. The call is open for legal entities (public or private bodies) from 'Creative Europe' countries, including Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine.The deadline for applications is 23 February 2023.
The DRural will inject new chances for the development of European rural areas and communities. The project aims to co-develop and roll up a digital marketplace of services for people living in those areas, while creating jobs and opportunities for economic growth and quality of life improvement. DRural is now looking for creative service providers in the field of health and social care, tourism, local food systems, business development, mobility and e-governnment. If you want to get from €5.000 up to €50.000 funding and enlarge your market, deadline is 15 January 2023.
StairwAI, a European Union-funded project which aims to facilitate the engagement of low-tech companies in the AI4EU platform and the implementation of AI, launched its second Open Call or funding opportunity for low-tech small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that do not have immediate access or knowledge on AI techniques to improve their products, services, or value chains with the support of AI Experts and High Computing Cloud Providers.
Apply before 15th of December and get 60.000 EUR and a 6-month support program.
If you aim to support SMEs from social economy ecosystem in green transition through activities in cross-innovation, know how transfer and capacity building activities- put deadline for submission is 14 February 2023 in your calendar. To learn more about the call's policy context, technical and financial provisions and explanation of the application process we recommend to join the info session on 12 December 2022.
VOJEXT is about to revolutionize the manufacturing industry through robotics and arts. Are you up for the challenge? Apply for the Artist Residency! Three selected artists will each receive 30,000 Euros of funding, mentoring and access to robotics labs from March until December 2023.
Are you thinking of starting business, or having recently done so? Or perhaps you are already running a successful business in creative sector and would like to expand it to new markets or get fresh ideas and out of the box thinking? Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs could be for you!
The MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe program supports the European film and audiovisual industries to develop, distribute and promote European works, taking into account today's digital environment. Projects will focus on the specific challenges of the audiovisual sector such as discoverability, sequencing of release windows, financing and territoriality. Support will also be given to tools for greening of the industry.
Worth Partnership Project II is Europe's largest incubation program dedicated to designers and creatives in the life-style industries. If you are a creative designer seeking an opportunity to create innovative design solutions that contribute to more sustainable lifestyle industries, this is the project for you! Deadline for Application is 15/02/2023.
The new mobility action of Creative Europe offers travel grants to artists, creators and cultural professionals to pursue an international project of their choice.
EUI has officially launched its first Innovative Actions call with a budget of EUR 50 million in support to New European Bauhaus demonstrators! The call is open until 19th January 2023 Cities, you are invited to submit your innovative ideas and join our path to sustainable urban development!
Support will be given to independent European production companies able to develop a slate of 3 to 5 audiovisual works in fiction, animation, and creative documentary. Applicants may add a short film by emerging talent to their slate. This call is open until 25/01/2023
Do you come from the creative industries and want to implement an innovative idea? Then apply for aws First Inkubator and receive coaching and financing for the further development of your idea up to the first steps on the market! aws First Inkubator - for you and your ideas.
The 3rd DIGITAL tender round is open until January 24, 2023.
Submit now until 13 September 2022 (12 noon)!
Companies developing a product are supported not only in technical development, but also in product design.
Deadline: March 31, 2023 (submission of accounting documents).
Submissions possible until 7 September!
Since July, an interactive mapping tool has summarised and made available EU funding opportunities across all EU funding programmes for self-employed persons and associations from the press, publishing, radio and audiovisual services.
Vorarlberg: fine and applied arts, photography, architecture - art and construction funding, Land Vorarlberg
The funding gives Vorarlberg artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic activities in a suitable working environment.
If a company decides to use new, digital technologies in the future, there is financial support with Salzburg.Digital.
Funding is available for the establishment/acquisition of economically independent small or medium-sized enterprises in the commercial sector.
SMEs are supported in entering international markets and introducing products in a new foreign market.
The funding "Implementation of the Economic Strategy" supports development projects that contribute to the implementation of the Lower Austrian Economic Strategy.
Funding is provided for research and development projects with high market implementation potential.
With "easy2market", the promising results from the "easy2research" project are introduced to the market.
The "easy2research" funding programme supports SMEs in Upper Austria in implementing their product and process developments in cooperation with a research institution.
The aim of the programme is to promote industrial and experimental research and development, as well as to strengthen the innovative power of companies from Burgenland.
With funding in the area of implementing innovative projects, your ideas for developing future-oriented technologies are financially supported.
Beyond individual company innovation projects, cooperations between companies and cooperations between companies and scientific institutions are funded at an increased rate.
The creative_pioneer funding programme supports founders and young entrepreneurs in the creative industries who develop new products, services or processes.
"creative_to market" supports the implementation of new marketing and sales strategies of creative industries companies with an existing product portfolio.
The funding programme "creative_project" supports companies in the creative industries in developing creative products, services or processes.
The new funding campaign "Start!Klar plus", which helps imaginative Styrian founders in the run-up to their first round of financing.
The funding module "Finding Ideas" is tailor-made to accompany the beginnings and planning of the development of new (digital) products and services and to make them more concrete.