Consultancy

Euclid offers a range of consultancy and research services -focusing in particular on helping people understand and access EU partners and funding opportunities – more info on these opportunities can be found by selecting the EU Opportunities tab above.

knowing eU

knowing eU provides a range of services to help you understand and access EU opportunities for the arts, culture, heritage and creative industries – these opportunities are summarised further down this page.

knowing eU services can help you on your journey to EU funding – and, unlike the individual (and very useful) official contact points and information desks which focus on individual programmes, several knowing eU services provide an oversight across the range of relevant EU opportunities.

knowing eU will be offering an increasing number of events across the EU – via its webinars or in person – the most recent presentation outside the UK was in Lisbon in January 2015.

Current services are as follows, and more details can be found further down this page.  Other services in development include partner eU (helping you find European partners).

  • fundingEU – webinars, seminars and conferences providing information on the broad range of EU funding and related opportunities
  • matching EU – a detailed report which matches your organisation to relevant EU opportunities
  • guiding EU – helping you with your application to a specific EU funding programme
  • advising EU – helping you with the management and financial reporting of your successful EU project

You can read testimonials on these services here.

Please note that Connexus members (join at www.culture.info) receive substantial discounts on the cost of all Euclid services and are able to access CulturEuro webinars for FREE.

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events providing information on EU funding opportunities

  • CulturEuro – following on from popular half-day seminars, Euclid now offers a range of webinars.  These include a 90 min overview of a broad range of EU opportunities relevant to the arts, culture, heritage and creative industries, and 60 min webinars focused on individual programmes listed below. The current range of webinars is listed on the left side of this website.
  • Culture sub-programme – Euclid provides occasional workshops or webinars to help applicants for the projects strand of the Creative Europe: Culture sub-programme to complete the application forms
  • Europe for Citizens – in the absence of a UK contact point, Euclid offers regular webinars to explain this programme in detail and help potential applicants understand the criteria and other requirements
  • Erasmus+ – this complex programme, which supports projects linked to education, training and youth, offers a number of opportunities for arts, culture, heritage and the creative industries – both support for projects and small grants for individual or group mobility. Euclid is launching occasional seminars to explain these opportunities and help potential applicants understand the criteria and other requirements.  This programme is also the subject of regular webinars.
  • Occasional conferences / InfoDays – from time to time, Euclid presents conferences or InfoDays focusing on particular opportunities or funds. Recent events include Low Hanging Fruit … High Flying Ideas which focused on the 3 key trans-national funds (Creative Europe, Erasmus+ and Europe for Citizens) (14 July 2015) and one focusing on EU Oportunities in the Rural Context (28 January 2015).

Please note that all webinars are currently FREE to Connexus members (£25 per annum – join at www.culture.info)

More information: current events / past events.

Please contact Euclid directly (info@euclid.info) if you have specific questions or would like more information.

matching eU

a detailed analysis matching your organisation to EU opportunities

Your organisation can get your own individualised matching eU report – on the basis of an assessment of your organisation’s objectives, activities, history, capacity and ideas, this report will provide an analysis of those EU funding opportunities which are most relevant to your needs and interests, and where you have the greatest chances of success.

The cost of this report is £250 for a single organisation – with a £50 discount for Connexus members. This service can be provided for a group of 5 or more organisations for a discount of 20% per organisation (so it would be £1,000 for 5 organisations, or £750 if they are Connexus members).

Organisations for which Euclid has prepared such a report include the Hellenic Centre (London), Bradford College and Blackpool Council.

Please contact Euclid directly (info@euclid.info) if you have specific questions or would like more information.

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help with your EU application

Euclid can help you with your EU application – especially (but not exclusively) with your application to the Culture programme. We can review your application forms, including the budget, and provide feedback and analysis to ensure that your application has the strongest chance of success.  Euclid can advise you to make sure you use the language, wording and content that will resonate the strongest with the jury members and maximise your chances of success.

This service can be tailor-made to your needs on the basis of £60 per hour / £400 per day. It may be that you only need a review of your application form which will take just a few hours, or you may need more detailed input, including work on the detail of the budget, which may require 2 days or more.

Please contact Euclid directly (info@euclid.info) if you have specific questions or would like more information.

Euclid has provided advice and guidance to the following organisations in respect of their applications for EU funding:

  • Bradford College – an application to the EU Culture programme (2013) for a project involving partners from UK, Latvia, Lithuania and Australia, to develop a new textile archive resource.  The applicant decided to postpone the application to a later deadline.
  • Grand Union Theatre an application to the EU Culture funding programme (2012) for a project which brought together partners in France, Portugal and the UK, to enable musicians and communities to work with one another to reflect and respond to a unique range of the traditional and contemporary musics of Europe.  This application was successful.
  • Northamptonshire County Council – an application to the EU Culture funding programme (2012) for Changing Tracks, which commissioned contemporary visual and / or digital artists from the partner countries of Ireland, Spain (Catalonia region) and the UK to explore and respond to the shared economic and cultural themes of disused railway lines, and their evolving use today as new walk and cycle pathway initiatives aimed at connecting communities, supporting local domestic tourism and encouraging active, healthy lifestyles of European citizens.  This application was successful.
  • Belarus Free Theatre / Wonderbird – development of an application from the Belarus Free Theatre to one of the special EU funding programmes aimed at countries neighbouring the EU – in this case, Belarus.  Euclid worked on this application through Wonderbird, a consultancy specialising in fundraising for the arts & culture sector.
  • Seachange Arts – development of their application to the EU funding programme for the October 2011 deadline.   This application was successful.
  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council – initial advice on a possible application to the EU funding programme for the October 2011 deadline.   They subsequently decided to postpone any such application until a later date.
  • Kultindex (Hungary) –  development of their application to the EU funding programme for the October 2011 deadline.   This application was successful.
  • Council of Europe – advice & information services in Autumn 2010 to help the Council of Europe with its bid to access EU Funding for projects in countries neighbouring the EU to the East – Ukraine, Belarus, etc.
  • Lodz Arts Centre – advice & information services in Autumn 2010 to help Lodz with its bid to be European Capital of Culture 2016.

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help with your successful EU project

If you have been successful, Euclid can help in two ways.  Firstly, at the start of your project, Euclid can provide advice and guidance to help ensure that your project is well organised and managed – in areas such as planning, partner communications and meetings, EU reporting and financial management and reporting – as well as providing help and assistance should anything untoward occur during your project.

Secondly, at the end of your project, Euclid can help you prepare your final report – we can review the report and financial statements, and provide feedback and analysis to ensure that you have covered all the EU requirements and help ensure that your final report and financial statements is such so as to minimise any requests for further information from the Agency or other EC officials, and will help ensure you receive the maximum final payment as quickly as possible.

Fees for this service will be determined on the basis of the amount of work required.  Euclid has managed its own EU funded projects (as Culture Contact Point and for projects funded by grants from, for example, the Grundtvig programme).

Please contact Euclid directly (info@euclid.info) if you have specific questions or would like more information.

General Experience and Expertise

Apart from the specific examples provided above, Euclid’s EU funding experience includes:

  • Visiting Arts – UK Cultural Contact Point: Euclid provided a range of advisory services from Jan 2010 to December 2011 to VA in its role as the new UK Cultural Contact Point.
  • European Commission / EACEA – UK Cultural Contact Point: Euclid was the UK Cultural Contact Point from 1999-2009 inclusive, providing a range of information and advice to UK arts and cultural organisations to help them understand, and make successful applications to, the EU Culture programme.
  • REPORT: Culture Delivers…   The EU Structural Funds exist to support economic development in the less advantaged areas of Europe. This report documents over 1200 cultural projects supported by the Structural Funds across the UK in the 2000-2006 period, with an investment of over £400m. This report provides further and extensive evidence of the role of culture in economic and social development and regeneration.

The majority of the knowing eU services will be provided by Geoffrey Brown, Director of Euclid.  Geoffrey is the UK’s leading expert on EU funding opportunities – he ran the UK CCP (Cultural Contact Point) for 11 years, has run around 200 CulturEuro seminars across the UK, in continental Europe and beyond, has advised a number of arts organisations on their development of their applications to EU programmes, has managed projects funded by the EU Kaleidoscope and Grundtvig programmes, and has prepared regular advice & guidance notes and undertaken several research reports on EU funding.  More detailed information about Geoffrey, and Euclid Associates, can be found here.

You can contact Euclid directly – an email to Geoffrey Brown is best initially (Geoffrey@euclid.info) and Geoffrey will then be able to discuss your needs with you, by email, phone or in person.