The Commission has launched a €3m call for new preparatory action called 'Writing European' which seeks proposals to strengthen the capacity of the European audiovisual industry to create cutting edge fiction series that can attract audiences across borders and nurture a community of European talents able to work across national and linguistic borders.
The purpose of this preparatory action is to help Europe reach a high level of excellence in creating and writing high-quality fiction series able to reach audiences across borders. It aims to increase the competences of creative talents working on fiction series and foster the emergence of strong and diverse teams of creative excellence e.g. involving talented scriptwriters, authors, showrunners and/or executive producers from diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
The action will support projects that facilitate creative hubs e.g. writing rooms or other collaborative settings. Funded Hubs should act as incubators of talents by proposing innovative methods to select and guide talented writers from conceptualisation to writing of fiction series projects and potential matchmaking with buyers. The projects need to be concrete and to focus on hands-on process of co-creation of a set of fiction series.
- The maximum co-financing rate is 70% of the total eligible costs.
- Expected grant amount per selected project: €700k-1m
- Applications must be submitted by a grouping of applicant organisations such as funds, producers, markets, training providers, professional organisations, or festivals with relevant experience.
- Eligible groupings must consist of max. 3 organisations from minimum 2 EU member states.
The closing date for applications is 20th September, 2021. More information and how to apply here.