i-Portunus 2020-21: EU Mobility Scheme for artists and cultural professionals

i-Portunus 2020-21: EU Mobility Scheme for artists and cultural professionals

i-Portunus continues to support the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. A second pilot project was selected and co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. It is implemented by a consortium, headed by Goethe-Institut with Institut français and Izolyatsia. This second phase runs from the end of 2020 until the end of 2021. i-Portunus bases itself on the experiences obtained in the first phase and shifts its focus on other areas of international cultural cooperation, in order to get a thorough look at the various sectors and their different needs for mobility, defined by the Operational Study organized by On the Move.

i-Portunus 2020-21 organizes five open calls to support the international mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals in the sectors of music, literature, architecture and cultural heritage. These open calls will be open for two months and launched on three different dates being 9 December 2020 (for music and literary translation), 15 January 2021 (architecture), 15 February 2021 (music and cultural heritage). To apply, you should organize a project with a host institution/partner/fellow in another Creative Europe country. As inspiration you could visit our database, where host organisations that previously welcomed i-Portunus grantees are highlighted.  In your application you would need to describe the project and its main objective, being international collaboration, production-oriented residency, or professional development. You should explain how mobility will allow you to achieve the stated object and provide documents showing that you have made plans with a partner and that the partner is committed to your project.


Calls for applications for the Music and Literary Translation sectors are now open!

Who can apply?

  • composers, musicians and singers, preferably in classical music, jazz and traditional music genres
  • literary translators

You can apply for short term mobility in the context of:

  • international collaboration
  • a production-oriented residency
  • professional development activities

When: mobility between 1 June and 30 November 2021, conditions permitting. Duration: between 7 and 60 days. The maximum grant per person: 3.000,00 EUR

Deadline for submission of applications: 28 February 2021. To apply: Create an account at my.i-portunus.eu and fill in the online application form.

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