Funding The Arts: Creating an Erasmus+ Proposal

The Spring 2024 edition of “Funding the Arts” by RESEO and Materahub aims to provide cultural organisations with the expertise, strategies, and insights necessary to craft a compelling Erasmus+ proposal. 

By Creatives Unite Newsroom
May 14, 2024
Birgitte Holt Nielsen, Producer, Figaros (Denmark)

While Erasmus+ is traditionally associated with the formal education sector, the programme offers many opportunities for international mobility and cooperation for artists and arts institutions involved in education, outreach and professional development.  

More information about Erasmus+

The course will offer a practical, hands-on approach to developing an application for Erasmus+ strategic partnership funding. With a budget of €26 billion, Erasmus+ 2021-2027 offers more mobility and cooperation opportunities than ever before. 

The course will focus on Erasmus+ Partnerships for Cooperation, or transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in the fields of education, training, and youth. More about Partnerships for Cooperation.

Who is it for?
Performing arts organisations and non-profit organisations focusing on arts education who would like to know more about Erasmus+ opportunities, with the aim of applying for funding in 2025.
Outcomes for participants
Knowledge of the Erasmus+ programme and related opportunities for performing arts and arts education organisations
Practical knowledge of Erasmus+ application procedures, formalities and budgeting
The opportunity to develop and refine existing project ideas 
The opportunity to receive one-to-one support, feedback and assistance with project applications

Timeline and fees

Core programme
SESSION 1 // 17 May // Discovering the Erasmus+ programme
SESSION 2 // 27 May // Navigating the application form
SESSION 3 // 24 June // Brainstorming project and partnership ideas session


RESEO members: €80
Non-RESEO members: €150
Optional programme
SESSION 4 // One-to-one evaluation of participants’ concept notes
Fee: €50/hour


RESEO is a network for arts education and creative learning with a specific focus on opera, music and dance. RESEO led the Erasmus+ project Mind the Gap: Building Digital Bridges to Community, was a member of the EU Smart Composer consortium and a partner of the Erasmus+ Best Practice Get Close to Opera, among other projects.

Based in the Southern Italian city of Matera, Materahub provides a space for different areas of international expertise to come together and helps local communities turn ideas into reality through knowledge sharing, training opportunities, skills development and international cooperation projects. 

Deadline for registration: 15 May

Register here

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