Open Call | Creative Europe Artist Mobility Scheme

Deadline for first call: 15 May.

Funded by Creative Europe, the Artist Mobility Scheme will help individual artists and culture professionals to move between European countries, develop audiences and collaborations, find new inspiration, and contribute to Europe’s diverse cultural ecosystems.

The Pilot Artist Mobility Scheme will allow between 350-500 artists or culture professionals to take part in this experimental program which will test how best to facilitate cross-border mobility for artists over the course of six months from April to September, 2019.

The Mobility Scheme is managed by i-Portunes on behalf of the European Commission and involves a consortium led by Goethe-Institut with the Institut Français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. i-Portunes will test a small-scale mobility scheme with 500 people. The results of this pilot project will be key in shaping a new action in the Creative Europe programme, 2021-2027.

i-Portunes will issue three calls between April and September 2019 to fund the mobility of individual artists and culture professionals of all ages, nationalities, educational qualifications and levels of experience from countries participating in the Creative Europe programme. In order to achieve a critical mass, this pilot project will focus on two sectors: the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts.

i-Portunus provides financial support to help fund the cost of travel (transportation, accommodation etc.) to another Creative Europe country (or several of them in one trip). The mobility must be between 15 and 85 days in length and must take place between 15 June and 31 December 2019.

Its main objective must be one of the following:

  •  International collaborations: For example, you are working on a cultural production, such as an exhibition, a performance, a theatre piece, with an international partner.
  •  Production-oriented residencies: For example, the result of your mobility will be a public presentation of a newly created body of work – an exhibition, a performance, a publication, etc.
  •  Professional development: For example, you will take part in auditions, network meetings, showcases, workshops, master classes, and other types of training outside of formal education.
  •  Presentation: For example, you will present an exhibition, a performance, a theatre piece in the
    destination country.
  •  Cultural change: For example, you will work with local communities in the destination country to
    address cultural challenges.

The level of support depends on the length of your mobility:
15 to 29 days: 1,500 euros
30 to 59 days: 2,400 euros
60 to 84 days: 3,000 euros
85-days (maximum length): 3,400 euros

The total budget earmarked for the mobility support is estimated at 616,250 EUR (six hundred and sixteen thousand two hundred and fifty euros). With this budget, i-Portunus expects to fund between 350-500 applications, approximately. i-Portunus reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

The first call opened on 15 April 2019. Full details on the pilot mobility scheme are available on the i-Portunes website.

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