Culture and Performing Arts

INFODEF supports the creative and cultural industries with a comprehensive approach and through a wide range of actions and initiatives

Analysing the sector and its economic, social and environmental impact

Promoting entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative sector

Supporting creative clusters and sectorial one-stop-shops

Designing training curricula adapted to the sector’s particular business demands

Innovating in teaching methods based on arts and crafts

Supporting theatre and performing companies

Exchanging, learning, networking and better promotion of cultural and creative sectors

Fostering mobility of cultural and creative industry workers and products

Supporting and fostering the adaptation of the sector to the digital age

Nurturing an innovative ecosystem for cultural and creative industries

Cultural and creative industries are crucial for stimulating local development, contributing to employment, inclusion and territorial attractiveness. The creative economy has the potential to play a key role in addressing the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.


Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe will support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors.