2018 deadline for co-operation projects | end 2018 TBC 

There is an annual call for proposals for Cooperation Projects (categories 1 and 2). Call for applications expected to be published in the third quarter of 2018 with a deadline before the end of the year. Sign up to our mailing list (form at bottom of page) for further updates and other useful information.  ​

Support for European Cooperation Projects

This strand of funding is to support transnational projects involving collaboration between organisations from different eligible countries.

Category 1 – Smaller scale cooperation projects

Involves a minimum of three partners (a project leader and two other partners) from three eligible countries.

Applicants can apply for up to EUR 200,000 which should represent a maximum of 60% of the eligible costs, 40% match funding must be sourced by the project partners.

Category 2 – Larger scale cooperation projects

Involves a minimum of six partners (a project leader and at least five other partners) from six different eligible countries.

Applicants can apply for up to EUR 2million which should represent a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs, 50% match funding must be sourced by the project partners.

For both categories of projects, the maximum duration (eligibility period) is 48 months.

The programme priorities of the European cooperation projects strand are to support:

  • transnational mobility of artists and professionals as well as transnational circulation and promotion of cultural and creative works;
  • audience development;
  • capacity building (digitisation, new business models, training and education).

CATEGORY 3 - COOPERATION PROJECTS | 2018 EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE 

2108 has been designated as the EU Year of Cultural Heritage. In recognition of this the European Commission has introduced a third category under its Cooperation Projects Strand called Cooperation projects related to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.

This was a once-off call that is now closed. 29 projects received €5 million in total - you can read about the Results here. The Irish theatre company, Smashing Times, was successful as a partner in one of the projects entitled, Legend of Birth. 

how to apply and further information

If you are preparing an application for Support for European Cooperation Projects there are resources and information that you can use to help you prepare.

  • You can download a copy of the guidelines here.
  • You will find all the guidelines and documents reated to the call for cooperation projects here.
  • Contact us at cedculture@artscouncil.ie to discuss your idea and to get further information and advice.
  • Attend our application workshop and other information events which are advertised in our newsletter (sign up to our mailing list here). We are planning on holding the workshop in Dublin on 23 November 2017.
  • See our FAQ section for more information on Cooperation projects.

See here for all upcoming deadlines.