Media, education and culture, a programme of the EU

Funding

Further funding sources will be added constantly. The following list concentrates as for now on public/national/regional funding possibilities, privat funding bodies (a.o. VC) will be included in the near future.

European

Culture Programme
E-mail
http://europa.eu.int/comm/culture/eac/index_en.html

The EU's Culture programme (2007-2013) supporting cultural co-operation projects in all artistic and cultural sectors (performing arts, visual and plastic arts, literature, heritage, cultural history, etc).


eContentplus Programme

European Commission
DG Information Society and Media - Directorate E
EUFO 01/181
Luxembourg 2920
Luxembourg
+352 (4301) 30269
E-mail
http://europa.eu.int/information_society/activities/econtentplus/index_en.htm

The 4-year programme (2005-08), proposed by the European Commission, will have a budget of EUR 149 million to tackle organisational barriers and promote take up of leading-edge technical solutions to improve accessibility and usability of digital material in a multilingual environment.

The Programme addresses specific market areas where development has been slow: geographic content (as a key constituent of public sector content), educational content, cultural, scientific and scholarly content. The Programme also supports EU-wide co-ordination of collections in libraries, museums and archives and the preservation of digital collections so as to ensure availability of cultural, scholarly and scientific assets for future use.


ICT/FP7
European Commission
ICT Information Desk
Information Society and Media Directorate General, Unit F7
Office BU31 01/19
Brussels 1049
Belgium
+32 (2) 296 83 88
http://www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/programme/workprogramme_en.html



MEDIA Plus Development
E-mail
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/avpolicy/media/devel_en.html

The MEDIA Programme offers European independent production companies financial support for the development of new production projects in the following genres: fiction, documentaries, animation, multimedia. Financial support can be given to catalogues of projects (through the "slate funding" mechanism) or to one project at a time.
Starting 2007 there is a separate fundung scheme for developing on and off-line interactive works..

Next Proposal Deadlines:
15.11.2007
15.04.2008

Venture Fund for Creative Industries
CIM - Creative Industries Management

Fabianinktu 4 B
Helsinki 00130
Finland
+358 (9) 6812350
+358 (9) 6922631
E-mail
http://www.cimfunds.com/cimfund.html

The fund is focussed on the content creation industry. The CIM Venture Fund for Creative Industries invests in the whole spectrum of the content industries.Topically content can take almost any form: from sports to the arts, from education to television formats. They focus on the value chain, seeking companies involved in production and development. They invest primarily in production companies.


Supranational

NORDIC GAME PROGRAM
Norden

Minc, Anckargripsgatan 3
Malmö 211 49
Sweden
E-mail
http://nordicgameprogram.org/

The mission of the Nordic Game Program
is to assure access to quality material with a distinct Nordic element in computer games for children and young people.
(development support)


Nordisk Innovations Center
Holbergs gate 1
Oslo 0166
Norway
+47 (23) 354 540
+47 (23) 354 545
E-mail
http://www.nordicinnovation.net

Supports projects and activities creating synergy between the actors in the Nordic innovation system.
- industry (with an emphasis on SME), research institutions and universities
- research mangement and research funding bodies
- public and government authorities at national and Nordic level.
At least two/three Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland) have to be involved.


Unidad Tecnica IBERMEDIA (UTI)
C/ Serrano 187
Madrid 28002
Spain
+34 (91) 590 19 80
+34 (91) 590 19 81
E-mail
http://www.programaibermedia.com

Member States of Ibermedia:
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela
Supports development of film relevant multimedia projects.


National/Regional

New creative industries support service for Wales
0845 603 1614
http://www.wda.co.uk/creativeindustries


Australia

Australian Film Commision
Sydney Office
Level 4, 150 William Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Australia
+61 (2) 9321 6444
+61 (2) 9357 3737
E-mail
http://www.afc.gov.au

The commission's funding schemes cover development and production assistance for film, TV and interactive media.


Film Victoria
Digital Media Fund

GPO Box 4361
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Australia
E-mail
http://www.film.vic.gov.au

The Digital Media Fund provides opportunities for cross-platform development between traditional and new media applications and supports industry development in niche markets such as animation and electronic game development


Melbourne Film Office
Film Victoria
GPO Box 4361
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Australia
+61 (3) 9660 3200
+61 (3) 9660 3201
E-mail
http://www.film.vic.gov.au/programs/subdates.shtml

Film Victoria is the Victorian State Government agency that promotes and supports excellence in screen-based content creation in Victoria. The creation of screen content embraces both the development of and investment in both projects and people. The benefits of this are both economic and cultural.
Film Victoria favours investment in projects which demonstrate a commitment to quality, innovation and potential commercial viability, are significantly Australian in content and which are controlled, developed and produced by Victorians in Victoria, or which provide clear economic benefits to Victoria.
Besides Film funding, Film Victoria has a Digital Animation Program, a Game Prototype Development Program, a Program for Innovative Digital Content and a Digital Media Internship.


Austria

Bundeskanzleramt
Sektion fuer Kunstangelegenheiten

Herbert Timmermann
Abt. II/3 Film und neue Medien
Schottengasse 1
Wien 1014
Austria
+43 (1) 531 150
+43 (1) 531 157 538 DW
E-mail
http://www.bundeskanzleramt.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?alias=kunst&init

Their programm provides federal funding programmes for all segments of contemporary art including the performing and fine arts, music and literature, film, new media, photography, architecture and design.


Bundesministerium fuer Wirtschaft und Arbeit
Sektion Unternehmen und Technologie
Abt. I/16: Forschung und Technologie
Funding : Multi-Platform Content Applications

Stubenring 1
Wien 1010
Austria
E-mail
http://www.econtent.at/platform/de/index.shtml

Multi-Platform Content Applications


Cine Tirol
Filmfoerderung Film Commission & Fund
c/o Tirol Werbung
Maria-Theresien-Str. 55
Innsbruck 6010
Austria
+43 (512) 5320182
+43 (512) 5320140
E-mail
cinetirol@tirolwerbung.at

Film funding and supports for multimedia production


iP ImpulsProgramm CreativWirtschaft
quartier21/MQ
Museumsplatz 1
Wien 1070
Austria

E-mail
http://www.impulsprogramm.at/

Oesterreichs Position als Kreativstandort mit einem klaren und wettbewerbsfaehigen Profil soll weiter ausgebaut werden. Das neue Innovationsprogramm ImpulsProgramm creativwirtschaft besteht aus monetaeren Foerderungen (iP Foerderung) sowie Ausbildungs- und Awarenessmassnahmen zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung der Unternehmen.


Belgium

Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Belgium
E-mail
http://www.vaf.be

The Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) supports audiovisual production in, as well as international co-productions with Flanders. The Fund was set up by the Flemish government in 2002 and is headquartered in Brussels.


Canada

British Columbia Film
2225 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2E4
Canada
+1 (604) 7367997
+1 (604) 7367290
E-mail
http://www.bcfilm.bc.ca

BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM is a private, non-profit society (The F.D.B.C. Film Development Society of British Columbia), that operates at arms-length from government and reports to a Board of Directors. The Society receives a majority of its operating funding from the provincial government through the Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development.

Project Development Fund


Telefilm Canada
Head Office - Quebec
360 St. Jacques Street
Quebec H2Y 4A9
Canada
+1 (514) 2836363
+1 (514) 2838212
E-mail
http://www.telefilm.gc.ca

The Canada New Media Fund provides $9 million per year in support of the pre-development, development, production, marketing and distribution of Canadian new media products, as well as sectoral development.


Denmark

Den Vestdanske Filmpulje
Sekretariatet

c/o Fritids - og Kulturforvaltningen
Vestergade 55
Arhus C 8000
Denmark
+45 (8) 940 48 82
+45 (8) 619 17 22
E-mail
http://www.filmpuljen.dk


Finland

Avek/The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture in Finland
HIetaniemenkatu 2
Helsinki 00100
Finland
+358 (9) 431 523 50
+358 (9) 431 523 77
E-mail
http://www.kopiosto.fi/index.php?cid=avek

AVEK's production section is divided into two categories: short films and documentaries +media art/ multimedia productions. Funding for script writing, production preparation, production, post-production and distribution is possible for both categories. The support is selective, given either as a grant or a loan.


Opetusministerioe
Viestintaekulttuuriyksikkoe
PL 29 (Meritullinkatu 10, Helsinki)
VALTIONEUVOSTO, HELSINKI 00023
Finland
+358 (9) 160 04/+358 (9) 578 14
+358 (9) 135 93 35
E-mail
http://www.minedu.fi/opm/avustukset/index.html


Taiteenkeskustoimikunta
PL 293 (kaeyntiosoite Maneesikatu 7)
Helsinki 00171
Finland
+358 (9) 160 779 21
E-mail
http://www.taiteenkeskustoimikunta.fi


France

Agence Culturelle d'Alsace
BP 25
Selestat 67601
France
+33 (3) 885 887 57
+33 (3) 885 887 59
E-mail
http://www.culture-alsace.org/

Supports innovative multimedia productions


Centre National de la Cinematographie
12, rue de Lubeck
Paris Cedex 16 75784
France
+33 (1) 44 34 34 07
+33 (1)44 34 34 62
E-mail
http://www.cnc.fr

Supports multimedia development and publishing


Conseil regional Midi-Pyrenees
22 Boulevard du Marechal-Juin
Toulouse Cedex 04 31406
France
+33 (5) 613 350 50
+33 (5) 613 352 66
http://www.cr-mip.fr

Supports development of multimedia development as well as local multimedia producers/co-producers


CRRAV (Centre Regional de Ressources Audiovisuelles)
21 rue Edgar Quinet
Tourcoing
France
+33 (3) 202 826 40
+33 (3) 202 826 41
E-mail
http://www.crrav.com

Supports script writing and development or multimedia projects


IFCIC (Institut pour le financement du cinema et des industries culturelles)
46, Avenue Victor Hugo
Paris 75116
France
(+33) 01.53.64.55.55
(+33) 01.53.64.55.66
http://www.ifcic.fr/mac/accueil.htm

Governmental mediator between investors and investees. Advice and support of funding models including bank guarantees.


RIAM
Secretariat du Reseau RIAM
CNC - Direction du Multimedia

11, rue Galilee
Paris 75116
France
E-mail
http://www.cnc.fr/riam/index.htm

French Government is promoting:
- production and distribution of cinema and television
- interactive programmes, animation and electronical imaging
- audiovisual and multimedia industries


Germany

ATTACTION GmbH
Siggi Koegl
Mauerkicherstrasse 66
Muenchen 81925
Germany
+49(89)383774-11
+49(89)383774-79
E-mail
http://www.attaction.com/index.htm

Attaction was founded in 2001 in Munich/Germany with the focus of acting as an independent executive producer and arranger in the global games industry by forming a bridge between those who provide alternative investments.
Attaction is the first company in Germany having successfully adapted the tax-sheltering film fund model to the global game production industry.


Hamburg Media
Hamburger Strasse 11
Hamburg 22083
Germany
E-mail
http://www.hamburg-media.net/

Funding for Game Prototype Development mostly for Hamburg based SME's.
More infos: http://www.hamburg-media.net/scripts/newsfeed/Temp_files/0001783102.pdf
Application form: http://www.hamburg-media.net/scripts/newsfeed/Temp_files/0001783101.pdf


Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Schleswig-Holstein e.V
Germany
E-mail
http://www.infomedia-sh.de/medien/filmfoerderung_sh.html

Supports development of multimedia projects

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MFG
Digital Content Funding

Katja Walter
Breitscheidstr. 4
Stuttgart 70174
Germany
+49 (711) 907 154 02
E-mail
http://www.mfg.de

Funding available for the distribution of interactive projects with film relevant content, applying company has to be based in Baden-Wuerttemberg, international co-productions elegible.


Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung MDM GmbH
Mario Fischer
Hainstr. 19
Leipzig 04109
Germany
+49 (341) 269 87 22
+49 (341) 269 87 42
E-mail
http://www.mdm-online.de/foerderung/f_home.html

Funding available for development, production and distribution of multimedia projects.



nordmedia
Die Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH

Hannover 30532
Germany
0511 123456-0
E-mail
http://www.nord-media.de



Luxembourg

Fonds national de soutien a la production audiovisuelle
5, rue Large
Luxembourg 1917
Luxembourg
+352 (478) 20 65
+352 (220) 963
E-mail
http://www.filmfund.lu

The Film Fund of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, first established in 1990 and restructured in 1999, exists primarily to promote and foster an environment in which the country's film production industry can develop and flourish.
Supports production of multimedia projects.


Netherlands

Het Rotterdams Fonds voor de Film en audiovisuele media
Rotterdam Film Fund
Rochussenstraat 3c
EA Rotterdam 1315
Netherlands
+31 (10) 436 07 47
+31 (10) 436 05 53
E-mail
http://www.rff.rotterdam.nl

The Rotterdam Film Commission invites filmmakers to the Main Movie Port in Europe, an international city that is booming as a centre for film activities and offers cutting edge architecture and urban entertainment.
Supports development of multimedia projects.


Norway

Fond for lyd og bilde
Grev Wedels plass 1
Oslo 0151
Norway
+47 (22) 478 330
+47 (22) 334 042
http://www.kulturrad.no/


Norsk filmfond
Filmens Hus

Kaja Hench Dyrlie
Dronningensgate 16 , PB 752, Sentrum
Oslo 0106
Norway
+ 47 (22) 47 80 40
http://www.filmfondet.no/iCM.aspx

Development funding for interactive applications


Portugal

ICAM
Rua de S. Pedro de Alcantara, 45, 1e
Lisboa 1269
Portugal
+351 (213) 230 800
+351 (213) 431 19 52
E-mail
http://www.icam.pt

Supports development , production and distribution of multimedia projects a well as transfer to dvd format.


Singapore

National Arts Council Singapore
140 Hill Street #03-01 MITA Building
Singapore
(65) 6746 4622
(65) 6837 3017
http://www.nac.gov.sg

The New Media Arts Fund supports the development and creatin of artistic work that explores or experiments with new forms of expressions. A key objektive of the Fund ist to support work that is interdisciplinary, with a focus on new work and professional development in new media arts practice. The funding is only for Singaporeans and permanent residents.


Spain

Conselleria de Cultura, Comunicacion Social e Turismo, Xunta de Galicia
Spain
http://www.xunta.es/conselle/cultura/creadifucul.htm

Supports script and project development as well as production of multimedia projects


Sweden

Konstnarsnamnden
Fredsgatan 12
Stockholm 111 86
Sweden
+46 (8) 457 02 45
E-mail
http://www.konstnarsnamnden.se


Switzerland

Funding of Media Art Projects
lic. phil. Maria Stergiou
Bundesamt fuer Kultur
Sektion Kunst und Design
Hallwylstrasse 15
Bern 3003
Switzerland
+41 31 323 89 43
+41 31 322 57 71
E-mail
http://www.bak.admin.ch/bak/themen/kulturfoerderung/00476/00617/00620/index.html?lang=de


United Kingdom

EM Media
United Kingdom
E-mail
http://www.em-media.org.uk/

Supports development of multimedia projects
Their mission ist to place media at the heart of cultural economy of the East-Midlands through innovation, inspiration, and investment. EM Media will lead and promote a culturally diverse, nationally significant and sustainable media sector.
EM Media is also planning a support for games.


fund4games
120 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1AR
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7763 2200
+44 (0) 20 7763 2399
E-mail
http://www.fund4games.com/

Using a funding model that is unique in the computer games industry, Fund4Games finances individual games projects, rather than companies. Fund4Games uses a set of contractual relationships to control project management, help developers meet milestones, and make progress payments against future license fees. The financing is recouped when the project is complete.


GameRepublic
Michael Crampton
Studio 22
Leeds Design Innovation Centre
46 The Calls
Leeds LS2 7EY
United Kingdom
01132368239
01132944989
E-mail
www.gamerepublic.org

GR and our partners are helping our members develop their businesses by providing support for trade missions, conferences, networking events, business development, R&D and playable demo’s of games and new technology.
Since the launch in 2003 GameRepublic has assisted its members in obtaining business and creative development support in excess of about 2 million EUR.


NESTA

Fishmongers' Chambers
110 Upper Thames Street
London EC4R 3TW
United Kingdom
+44 (20) 7645 9500
E-mail
http://www.nesta.org.uk

NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, is working to transform the UK's capacity for innovation - and invests in all stages of the innovation process, backing new ideas and funding new ventures that stimulate entrepreneurship.


North West Vision
233 The Tea Factory

82 Wood Street
Liverpool L14DQ
United Kingdom
+44 151 708 2967
+44 151 7082974
E-mail
http://www.northwestvision.co.uk/


Scottish Screen
Second Floor
249 West George Street
Glasgow, Scotland G2 4QE
United Kingdom
+44 (141) 302 17 42
+44 (141) 302 17 14
E-mail
http://www.scottishscreen.com

Supports company development of multimedia companies


The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
MacNeice House
77 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 6AQ
United Kingdom
+44 (28) 903 852 00
+44 (28) 906 617 15
E-mail
http://www.artscouncil-ni.org

Supports development and production of multimedia projects

a list of the newest fundings are shown at the following link:
http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/subpages/funding.htm


Information Resources

European Audiovisual Observatory
76, allee de la Robertsau
STRASBOURG 67000
France
+33 (3) 881 444 00
+33 (3) 881 444 19
E-mail
http://www.obs.coe.int


GUIDE
E-mail
http://www.grant-guide.com/en/Default.aspx

GUIDE is a unique pan-European grants database and website aimed at giving organisations a convenient single source for updated and comprehensive information on grant funding across Europe.


Korda
E-mail
http://korda.obs.coe.int/web/en

Database on public funding for the film and audiovisual sector in Europe


Overview of Funding Possibilities provided by the EU
http://europa.eu.int/grants/index_en.htm


International
European
Supranational
National/Regional
Information Resources