EU Funds £2.5m Literary Projects in UKJuly 17, 2017
The European Union's cultural funding programme Creative Europe has helped to finance around €2.8m (£2.3m) worth of writing or publishing projects in the UK since it was established in 2014, The Bookseller can reveal.
The programme, which was set up in 2014, has helped projects such as translating David Mitchell into Macedonian through a €165,000 (£146,000) grant for translated fiction, along with funding literary festivals and providing financial support to develop book adaptations.
The report, which launched today (12th July) at a Creative Europe Desk UK Forum on International Working at the Rich Mix in East London, showed that Creative Europe had altogether supported 283 UK cultural organisations from 2014 with grants totalling €57m (£50m). Of that €57m, the Creative Europe team told The Bookseller it estimated around €2.8m had been awarded to UK organisations whose projects involve either writing or publishing.
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