Call for Cultural and Creative Business Proposals


Relevent Country: Morocco

Do you have a start-up or small business active in the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia? Are you looking to expand your business, launch new products or services, or introduce innovation into your operations? Apply now for the CREACT4MED call for cultural and creative business proposals and benefit from funding and support to help CCI entrepreneurs, particularly women and young people, build competitive businesses and relevant connections.


  • Boost CCI businesses and entrepreneurship in the Southern Mediterranean, increasing the capacity of CCI to attract investment, create jobs and foster inclusive economic growth.
  • Empower current and potential entrepreneurs, in particular young people and women, to start or grow CCI businesses through tailored training and financing opportunities.
  • Establish a regional CCI hub to bring together actors from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, strengthening networking, exchanges and cooperation in the sector across the Mediterranean.


The specific objectives of this call are:

  • To facilitate the development, launch and promotion of innovative business ideas in the CCI and improve access to local and international markets through the provision of funding and technical assistance services.
  • To foster social inclusion and create job opportunities, particularly for women and young people, in the provision or preservation of cultural and creative goods, products or services.
  • To create a hub to support young people and women involved in CCI entrepreneurship within the target countries, bringing together incubation, support, education, finance and other actors.


  • Innovation/digitalisation: businesses aiming to develop, certify or test new cultural and creative products/technologies, strengthen their IPR, improve their skills or acquire ICT solutions to stimulate the growth of their business and improve their competitiveness and market access.
  • Social inclusion & job creation: businesses and social enterprises aiming to develop sustainable products/services with a high impact in terms of social inclusion and job creation for young people, women and minorities, aiming to maximise social wellbeing with activities based on cultural values or other artistic individual or collective creative expressions.
  • Internationalisation: businesses active in the CCI aiming to deploy their products/services in foreign markets, increase their export capacity and/or create international business connections/partnerships.

Funding Information

  • A maximum of €15,000 each will be awarded to up to 4 start-ups or MSMEs in each of the target countries, in the form of output-based unit costs.
  • In addition to the funding, sub-grant beneficiaries will also benefit from the acceleration and incubation services implemented by CREACT4MED incubators.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding under this call applicants must:

  • Be a legal entity registered in the commercial registry of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia after 2012.
  • Be a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise according to the definition in the country of registration
  • Be active in the cultural and creative industries
  • Be registered to the CREACT4MED Community Platform
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action, not acting as an intermediary