i-Portunus mobility grants within Europe

i-Portunus mobility grants within Europe

i-Portunus is a project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. It is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. It supports short-term mobility of artists and culture professionals. Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus will issue three Calls for Applications, providing support for 350-500 short-term (15-85 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country. The destination of the mobility must be a Creative Europe country. These mobilities must have a specific and well-defined objective, such as to develop an international collaboration, to engage in a production-oriented residency or in professional development, to present work in another country or to develop projects with local communities in the destination country.

The third Call for Applications, with deadline September 5 is for artists and culture professionals aged 18+, active in the fields of performing arts and visual arts, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a Creative Europe country. To apply, you should organise a project with a host institution or partner in another Creative Europe country (or in several other countries). In your application, you will need to: 

  • describe the project and its main objective, 
  • explain how the mobility will allow you to achieve the stated objective, 
  • provide documents showing that you have made plans with a partner or host institution, and that the partner/host institution is committed to your project. Your application will be judged more favourably if you can show that your project is part of a plan (a personal strategy!) that will lead to the development of new audiences, collaborations, career perspectives, opportunities or other longer-term impacts.
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