The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme
(CAPP) is a Creative Europe supported project, also supported by the Arts
Council. CAPP received a grant of just over €1.4million in 2015 which
represents the single largest EU culture grant awarded to an Irish-led project.
The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists
who are working collaboratively across Europe enhancing mobility and exchange
whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative
“The Arts Council supports and values
international practice and collaboration so the value of Creative Europe to
Irish arts, culture and heritage organisations is huge. The objectives of
Creative Europe align with many of the objectives within the Arts Council’s 10
year strategy Making Great Art Work including supporting artists to develop
their international practice and relationships, supporting public engagement
measures and initiatives and developing capacity within the sector,” said
Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council.
Creative Europe is the European Union’s funding
programme to support and strengthen the audio-visual, cultural and creative
sectors across Europe. It will provide €1.46 billion in funding over seven
years. This funding can enable multiple collaborations, networking and exchange
opportunities for Irish artists and cultural operators across all art forms,
practices and contexts.
Creative Europe’s funding is intended to: