i-Portunus – open calls to support the international mobility of artists

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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 and 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).

Mobility should focus on international collaboration, professional development and production oriented residencies. In every sector i-Portunus focuses on specific needs.

i-Portunus foresees a total budget of 500.000,00 EUR, spread over the upcoming five calls. Financial support will exist out of a fixed amount per applicant for transportation and a per diem, depending on the destination country.

To apply, you should organize a project with a host institution/partner/fellow in another Creative Europe country. As inspiration you could visit the database of Transartists, 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.


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