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.
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12 Points! is a critically acclaimed annual festival and showcase for emerging European jazz talent.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 is an innovative project encompassing all facets of ceramics and uniting Europe under its wide umbrella.
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.
Circus250: Diverse, Real, Physical brings together a four-country partnership to address the need for high quality ethnically diverse performances that can appeal to popular audiences.
This project aims to provide a new business model for durable collaboration between museums on an exchange basis.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Makers aims to innovate the traditional craft sectors of letterpress and printing through the co-creation of 4 themed ‘kids’ fablabs’ - creative spaces for children inspired by the newest approaches in tinkering, making, and the fablab movement.
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 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 (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 promotes interculutral dialogue, creative expression and exchange to encourage children to become aware of the diversity and cultural wealth in Europe.
EUCIDA is an interactive and innovative community of digital artists and cultural workers.
The network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art.
The School of Spectacle will deliver five international ‘training through production’ schools in outdoor arts for up to 125 international creative practitioners from seven small cities over two years.
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 is a 4 year transnational project to promote heritage tourism in Europe.
FUTURE ARTIST-MAKER LABS is a project which explores the potential for artists and creatives to experiment with digital fabrication in their artistic practice.
A rolling curatorial platform for performance practices in contemporary visual arts.
‘In praise of shadows’ was an exhibition about shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes, based on old and contemporary folk tales and simple narratives.
The project aim is to promote participatory art methods and situation specific art on four European streets.
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 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 is a European platform for literary exchange; a programme of initiatives and a network of partner organisations.
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 promotes the mobility of artists and cultural workers from all disciplines with a view to stimulating new creative processes.
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.
European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO) programme for fostering transnational mobility, strengthening of skills and audience building for pre-professional musicians in Europe.
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 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.
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’ - a large scale performance project with 100 actors giving truthful answers to a simple honest question
A project about the documentation, digitalisation and presentation of local oral tradition and history.
Emerging European Visual Arts - Mobility and Production Residencies
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
PUSH: exploring identity, borders and ‘safety zones’ in theatre and dance for young audiences.
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 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.
This project will include live streaming events to partner festivals, writers in residence and a mini touring book fair.
An exchange of ideas on performing arts for the early years (0-6 years of age) within Europe.
An exchange of ideas on performing arts for the early years (0-6 years of age) within Europe.
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.
A performing arts project based on European myths and legends.
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. Translators: Tina Pisco and Aoileann Lyons.
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, 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).
The VIBE exhibition will invite audiences to experience how visual impairment affects one’s engagement with art.
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.
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.