EU mobility funds for individual artists: pilot project i-Portunes

For the first time ever, the European Commission is planning a mobility scheme that will help individual artists and culture professionals take advantage of short term and flexible cross-border opportunities: to move between European countries, develop audiences and collaborations, find new inspiration, and fully benefit from – and contribute to – Europe’s diverse cultural ecosystems.

How should such a scheme work, in practice? How much support should be given? How should recipients be chosen? How can the scheme be flexible and reactive – yet fair and transparent?

These are some of the questions that i-Portunes aims to answer, by testing a small-scale mobility scheme with 500 persons. The results of this pilot project will be key in shaping a new action in the Creative Europe programme, 2021-2027.

Between April and September 2019, i-Portunes will issue three calls 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.


Which are the Creative Europe countries?

All EU Member States and also Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo *, Norway, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine

For full details on this pilot mobility scheme visit as of 15 April 2019.

i-Portunes is implemented on behalf of the European Commission by Goethe Institut, in consortium with the Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.