Download our Case Studies publication Across Borders Across the Board featuring profiles of all of the projects funded under the Culture Programme 2007-2013 that involved Irish organisations.  Take a look at some examples of Creative Europe funded projects below and get some ideas for your own activities.  These are mostly projects involving Irish partners.  You can see who their partners were, the types of activities that were funded and follow links to the projects' websites. 

Creative Europe ProjectsThe European Commission hosts a project database that contains all projects funded under the Creative Europe programme. 

European Connections in Digital Arts (EUCIDA)

EUCIDA is an interactive and innovative community of digital artists and cultural workers.

PUSH

PUSH: exploring identity, borders and ‘safety zones’ in theatre and dance for young audiences.

12 Points! Festival

12 Points! is a critically acclaimed annual festival and showcase for emerging European jazz talent.

Aerowaves

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. They identify the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promote it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 33 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences.

Alter Ego

Imagine you were born in another European country. Who would you be? Where would you go? How would you behave? What would interest you? What would you look like? What languages would you speak?

ArchaeoLandscapes Europe

The ArchaeoLandscapes network is engaged in the use of aerial survey and ‘remote sensing’ to promote understanding, conservation and public enjoyment of the archaeological heritage of Europe.

Art Reach Europe - Promoting disabled artists In Europe

A creative exchange project that brought disabled artists from Ireland, Germany and Denmark together to practise, learn and exhibit their work, the project contributed to social as well as creative exchange.

CAPP (Collaborative Arts Partnership Project)

The overall aim of the CAPP project is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe.

Ceramics and its Dimensions

Ceramics and its Dimensions is an innovative project encompassing all facets of ceramics and uniting Europe under its wide umbrella.

Changing Tracks

Changing Tracks will commission contemporary visual/digital artists from the participating countries to create new artworks that explore and respond to the theme of former railway lines, from their original purpose and revolutionary impact on Europe’s natural and economic landscape to their current form, function and association with tourism and recreational activities.

Connecting Early Medieval European Collections

This project aims to provide a new business model for durable collaboration between museums on an exchange basis.

Contemporary Self-Portraits

The Contemporary Self-Portraits (CSP) project focuses on giving individuals, local communities and different European regions ways of expressing their personal, local and European identity through self-portraits. Participants will gain an experience of being important, seen and heard as they are.

Cork Midsummer Festival

Our aim was to offer a diverse, multidisciplinary arts festival of the highest standards in a variety of different artforms, including opera, circus, dance, theatre, world music and visual arts.

Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives

The project CAPTCHA – Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives creates, via a Europe-wide exchange of experiences and the teamwork of media producers and scientists, the basis for a long-lasting collaborative cross-border project. The main focus is interactive work on a living and creative solution to uncomplicatedly present content that can easily be discovered.

Crossroads of European Literature

The project Crossroads of European Literature is aimed at stimulating production of transnational literary works either by presenting foreign literature in translation and live readings or by enabling authors to write in a foreign environment, thus bringing the latter and their own background and experience into creative dialogue.

E-Motional Bodies & Cities

E-Motional Bodies & Cities is a mobility and artistic exchange gathering dance artists and managers from six European countries. Clusters of artists and activities will be fed in during the two-year project, aiming at creating strong cultural links between different dance communities.

Eunetstar - Art on the street

Eunetstar (EUropean NETwork of STreet ARts) was established to promote higher quality street, open-air and site-specific theatre productions, and to increase the popularity of this rich vein of artistic expression.

Eurochild

Eurochild promotes interculutral dialogue, creative expression and exchange to encourage children to become aware of the diversity and cultural wealth in Europe.

European Digital Art and Science Network

The network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art.

Flaneur – New Urban Narratives

Flâneur - New Urban Narratives is a network project based on an international partnership of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries. Its main purpose is to carry out artistic interventions in public spaces through contemporary photography.

Follow the Vikings

Follow the Vikings is a 4 year transnational project to promote heritage tourism in Europe.

If I can’t dance ... Europe

A rolling curatorial platform for performance practices in contemporary visual arts.

In praise of shadows

‘In praise of shadows’ was an exhibition about shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes, based on old and contemporary folk tales and simple narratives.

In Public, In Particular

The project aim is to promote participatory art methods and situation specific art on four European streets.

Intersection

A theatre design project involving the most prominent experts and artists in theatre design in order to bring this important exposition to the next level.

LÉIM – A Toolkit for the Next Generation of Dance Multi-players

LÉIM is a two-year leadership programme, involving 10 participants from five European dance organisations. The focus is on nurturing the next generation of dance curators, programmers and managers.

Literature across frontiers

Literature across Frontiers is a European platform for literary exchange; a programme of initiatives and a network of partner organisations.

LOCIS European Artists in Residence Programme

LOCIS is an artist-in-residence programme involving a rural local authority (Ireland), an arts centre in a large provincial town (Poland) and an arts organisation in a suburb of a capital city (Sweden).

MAP XXL Creative mobility

MAP XXL promotes the mobility of artists and cultural workers from all disciplines with a view to stimulating new creative processes.

Modul-dance

The modul-dance project’s main aim is to support development, mobility and exchange for dance artists. The project takes advantage of its dance-house partners’ specificities and management models to maintain a network of cooperation and collaboration that crosses borders and boasts a European vocation. The selection of artists creates a map reflecting artistic excellence and aesthetic diversity.

Networking European Festivals for Mental Life Enhancement

The NEFELE project brings together four European arts organisations working in the field of arts and mental health. This ambitious and innovative project covers a wide range of objectives including the establishment of the first European pilot art festival for Mental Health in Athens in 2016.

New Music: New Audiences

New Music: New Audiences is 17 nations, 16 national music organisations and 31 ensembles and orchestras cooperating intensively across borders for the purpose of researching and developing new concert forms and new ways of disseminating contemporary music.

NXTSTP Next Step – The Second Generation

Eight European festivals have joined forces to stimulate the coproduction and transnational circulation of new works by the great European artists of tomorrow and in so doing to encourage the artistic renewal of the contemporary performing arts in Europe. The artists we want to support through this collaboration have already demonstrated their potential in their first artistic works. Now they are ready to take an important next step in their careers, taking on projects on a larger scale that will circulate in Europe and reach a wider audience.

ONE

‘ONE’ - a large scale performance project with 100 actors giving truthful answers to a simple honest question

Orality and local society

A project about the documentation, digitalisation and presentation of local oral tradition and history.

Paths Crossing

Emerging European Visual Arts - Mobility and Production Residencies

Poetry International Web (2006-2007)

Poetry International Web, is a worldwide forum for poetry on the internet. PIW collates news, essays, interviews, discussions, and hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation

Read Me Live – Promotion of Reading Culture through Live Literature

The project Read Me Live is aimed at promoting reading through live literature. Literary evenings, interviews with authors and gala literary events will be organised with established European writers to attract a large audience. A direct exchange between authors of the respective co-organisers and other countries will be ensured. A series of other events will establish a direct exchange between the author and the reader.

SAMKURA

SAMKURA is the Georgian name for a small earth covering plant which has a leaf composed of a stem and three interconnected leaflets. The name in its Georgian form suggests the image of ‘three ears connected together’. SAMKURA visualises the cooperation of a constellation of cultures (Ireland, Greece and Portugal) represented by the three leaves or ‘ears’, whose stem is represented by Georgia and Armenia. SAMKURA was a trans-European art and culture exchange linking European limits.

Sharing the Wor(l)d

This project will include live streaming events to partner festivals, writers in residence and a mini touring book fair.

Small size big citizens

An exchange of ideas on performing arts for the early years (0-6 years of age) within Europe.

Small size big citizens

An exchange of ideas on performing arts for the early years (0-6 years of age) within Europe.

Small Size, Performing Arts Festival for Children

Small size, the European Network for the diffusion of performing arts aimed at early childhood (0-6), provides a structure through which to meet, share expertise and exchange knowledge; to develop collaborative projects and disseminate information and research.

SYMBOLS - Culture of Death and Cultural Life: New Audiences and Creations Around European Cemetaries

The two main goals of the SYMBOLS project are the exchange of cultural and creative works, and the facilitation of greater access to culture.

The great dragon’s parade – European myths and legends

A performing arts project based on European myths and legends.

The Pan Pan international theatre symposium

A six-day programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations and performances for Irish and European theatre practitioners.

Translation of Adolescencia dos: poemas hormonados by Manuel Arana from Spanish into English

Translation of Adolescencia dos: poemas hormonados by Manuel Arana from Spanish into English. Translators: Tina Pisco and Aoileann Lyons.

Transnational Co-production in Action / MERIDIANS

MERIDIANS is a European network for the performing arts in non-conventional venues which was established in 2006. The network exists to promote the creation and co-production of works based on exchanges between artists and partners from various European Union countries in the field of the performing arts. These should inhabit and use the city as a stage to link its citizens to non-conventional theatre languages.

Úr

Úr, Sanskrit root (an Indo-European word, suffix, prefix, noun, verb or adverb, appearing in modern European and many Indo-European languages. In Gaelic Úr can mean new or fresh, whereas in German it means old or original. In this context Úr refers to the ancient Persian city as well the modern Gaelic meaning).

Weather Stations

Weather Stations harnesses the transformative power and vision of literature to explore in the context of climate change how, as European and global citizens, we might live our lives differently. Weather Stations in Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia will host a writer-in-residence programme, from which a range of activities for artists, activists, philosophers, scientists and young people will flow. The programme will include debates, skills development, online activity and creative projects in schools and communities, festivals and literature hubs.

Youth Entrepreneurship Curriculum

An innovative curriculum that enables young people to pursue their education and to enter into the workforce with a working knowledge of business and enterprise.