Cultural and Creative Spillovers - Partners

Arts Council England (ACE)  champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. The organisation supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, ACE plans to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. It works in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policymakers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Creative England  cultivates the TV, film, games and digital industries so they continue to flourish. The organisation funds, connects, mentors, advocates and collaborates at all levels of the industry – from small independents to large internationals – creating the right conditions for more success.

Creative Scotland  is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF)   is an independent foundation based in the Netherlands, which has been operating across Europe since 1954. Over the past six decades, ECF has been striving towards an open, democratic and inclusive Europe in which culture is valued as a key contributor. They bridge people and democratic institutions by connecting local cultural change-makers and communities across wider Europe. 

The European Creative Business Network (ECBN)  is a network of cultural and creative industries development agencies. They represent 19 board members and over 220 creative centres. As a non-profit foundation, based in the Netherlands, their aim is to help creative entrepreneurs to do business and collaborate internationally and firmly believe that Europe and its neighbourhood can be powered by culture. ECF supports creative collaborations that contribute to fostering democratic societies, doing this through grants, awards, programmes and advocacy. ECBN supports the project in-kind through financial administration and contracting