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About Creative Europe Desk Ireland

We are a close-knit team of five who work to make the Creative Europe programme more accessible to the Irish creative and cultural sectors. Through our Culture and MEDIA Offices we give advice, support and information on Creative Europe funding calls to the Irish audiovisual and cultural sectors.

The Myth of Erkyna by Siegfried Vynck
The Myth of Erkyna by Siegfried Vynck

Meet with us one-to-one for advice on funding applications or come along to our information events that we host throughout the year.

Our Aims

Information

We provide information on European funding, support and opportunities for the audiovisual and culture sectors. As part of our remit, we also support and promote diversity, inclusiveness, and sustainability.

Develop + Advise

We give you tailored advice on how to access EU funding and help with the development of your funding applications.

Network + Collaborate

We host webinars, workshops and events on Creative Europe funding calls and policies. Collaboration with our stakeholders and national agencies across the film, TV and culture sectors via events, conferences and festivals helps us meet new applicants. An important part of our work is to encourage cross-border cooperation within the cultural and creative sectors.

Promote

The desk promotes Creative Europe funding opportunities and successful Irish projects via our newsletters, website and social media platforms. Presentations and Case Studies from successful Irish projects funded by Creative Europe often feature in our webinar and events.

About the Irish Desks

Creative Europe Desk Ireland has three offices. The Culture office is based in Dublin while MEDIA has two offices, one based in Dublin and one in Galway. In each country, the national Desks have a national co-ordinator which in Ireland is Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland.

The Culture Office encourages participation in the Culture and cross-sectoral strands and aims to reach as many organisations, artists and cultural professionals as possible. The Creative Europe Culture Office is based in the Arts Council of Ireland.

In order to help Irish arts, culture and heritage sectors access Creative Europe funding we:

  • Provide practical information, advice and technical assistance to Irish organisations, cultural professionals and artists who wish to apply for Creative Europe funding.
  • Host information seminars and networking events featuring Case Studies of Irish projects to highlight the benefits of Creative Europe funding, networking and mobility opportunities.
  • Assist Irish cultural organisations to find European partners and engage in collaborative projects and partnerships in Europe.

MEDIA Office Dublin helps with all queries relating to Creative Europe MEDIA funding. We are the main contact point for Creative Europe policy activities as well as for cross sector news media and media literacy funding calls.

In order to help the Irish audiovisual sector access information and funding we:

  • Provide practical information, advice and technical assistance on funding calls to film and TV production companies, games companies, distributors, training organisations, film festivals, markets and cinemas.
  • Host funding clinics, information events & webinars, networking breakfasts as well as industry sessions on EU policies, MEDIA markets and training opportunities at various film festivals and industry days.
  • Collaborate with local and international industry experts for events that highlight MEDIA funding, training, markets and networking opportunities.

MEDIA Office Galway serves as a regional MEDIA office. We provide information and services as Gaeilge to the growing Irish language audiovisual community in the West of Ireland.

As part of our remit we:

  • Provide a service to regional audiovisual and video games sectors to ensure that they are aware of EU funding for their projects and have access to the international marketplace.
  • Target relevant companies to help them access funding via the right funding scheme so that they are set up to have the best chance of success via information sessions and collaborations with local and international experts.
  • Support the internationalisation of the production sector through directing them effectively to appropriate funding, training and market opportunities and by directly building European partnerships.