For the first time, the EU is funding international, Erasmus-like, mobility for artists and culture professionals. Please help spread the word.
i-Portunus is a new project funded under the European Commission Creative Europe programme. It will be testing ways in which mobility for artists can be included as a permanent Action of the next Creative Europe programme, 2021-2017.
When: On 17 April, i-Portunus is launching the first Call for Applications. Until September 2019, i-Portunus will issue another two Calls for Applications, funding, in total, the mobility of about 500 artists and culture professional of all ages, nationalities, educational qualifications and levels of experience.
Support: The support will be short-term (15-85 days) and flexible (single or multiple destinations) mobility with a lump sum given to selected individuals to go from one country to another with the aim of establishing or improving collaborations, creating new work, increasing job opportunities, developing audiences, etc.
This call is open to: Artists and culture professionals residing in all countries participating in the Creative Europe programme. In order to achieve a critical mass, this pilot will focus on the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts (except the audio-visual) sectors.
During this trial phase, applications can only be submitted in English.
For more details go to www.i-portunes.eu
i-Portunus is implemented on behalf of the European Commission by Goethe-Institut, in consortium with the Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
The deadline for submissions is 15 May.