The deadline to apply is a minimum of 60 days before the departure date.
STEP travel grants are designed for cultural practitioners to travel within and between the EU and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) and countries bordering the EU. The STEP funding scheme emerged from previous mobility grant programmes such as STEP Beyond, Erasmus and APEXchanges.
STEP stands for ‘Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnerships’. The STEP travel grants funding programme has been initiated and managed by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo (CdSP).
Through this grants scheme, we fund emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. We support all kinds of cross-border creativity – including music, visual art, theatre, dance, film, documentary, multimedia, design, photography, fashion and cultural capacity building.
The applicant should have (at least) one committed partner organisation in the destination country.
For more information and application details: ecflabs.org/…/STEP_travel_grants_guidelines_2018.pdf