In February 2022 the ULYSSES: European Odyssey consortium received the news that their application to Creative Europe had been successful. With a grant of €1.76 million the project was able to proceed after its three years of initial development.
In awarding its grant to the 18 City Partners, Creative Europe wrote:
‘The need to rediscover Joyce’s “Ulysses” as a European masterpiece with a powerful contemporary message is especially well outlined. The project excellently addresses the cross-cutting issues of social inclusion, diversity and gender equality through the series of the actions primarily dedicated to these topics. The detailed concept of the project can be assessed as likely to trigger change and innovation given the large transnational actions covered by the consistent dramaturgy related to the European cultural heritage and masterpieces of European literary works.’