What does this funding support?

New calls: i-Portunus for music and i-Portunus for literary translation calls  opened on Wednesday 9 December 2020 to support artist and professional mobility, with a deadline of 28 February 2021.

UK participants are eligible as this second phase is part of the 2014-20 Creative Europe programme budget.

More than ever i-Portunus mobility is needed to answer to the existing and new needs of the creative sectors by offering a demand-driven mobility scheme that allows direct application through a straightforward and flexible process. i-Portunus’ main focus is to connect artists and to support international collaborations. This will be done via physical mobility but also, if necessary, by virtual or blended mobility variations.

i-Portunus will launch five open calls for applications, targeting artists, creators and cultural professionals in music, literary translation, architecture and cultural heritage in December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021.

Every call for applications will be open for around two months. Every application will be evaluated by two evaluators. Notification of results follows one month after the deadline of the call and mobilities will be possible until December 2021. For more information visit: www.i-portunus.eu


i-Portunus
is a small-scale mobility scheme and Creative Europe supported initiative. It is exploring how to best facilitate cross-border mobility for artists by providing support for 350-500 short-term (15-60 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in 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
  • to develop projects with local communities in the destination country.

The destination of the mobility must be a Creative Europe country.

Results from this scheme will be key to shaping a new action in the next Creative Europe programme, which will run from 2021 to 2027.

Who is this funding for?

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).

i-Portunus will launch five open calls for applications, targeting artists, creators and cultural professionals in music, literary translation, architecture and cultural heritage in December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021. In December 2020 calls for music and literary translation professinals were launched. 

The results of the second call are published here where you can read further details. 4 UK-based artists were successful in the previous round from the first pilot scheme.

This call will financially support the mobility of artists and culture professionals of all ages, nationalities, educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a country participating in the 2014-2020 Creative Europe programme. 

The 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 call is open to group applications (up to 5 people) and segmented mobilities. The UK is currently eligible and a full list of participating countries can be found here.

Your application should clearly illustrate how this mobility will affect your professional development or career path (creation, training, collaborations, career or job perspectives, networking, etc.).

What is covered by the mobility support?

i-Portunus provides a fixed lump sum depending on the length of the mobility. The applicant is personally in charge of spending the mobility support to cover the expenses for his / her mobility (transport, accommodation, visa cost etc).

The level of support depends on the length of your mobility. 

The maximum amount of the whole grant is 3.000,00 EUR/person:

  • A fixed amount of 350,00 EUR for transport.
  • Per diems determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the duration of the mobility, and payable for each overnight stay between date of departure and date of return, with the amount depending on the destination country up to maximum 2650,00 EUR/person. Read more on desination country amounts at www.i-portnus.eu

The total budget earmarked for the mobility support is estimated at EUR 500,000. With this budget i-Portunus expects to fund 250 applications, approximately. I-Portunus reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.  

What is the eligibility?

  • Applications must be submitted in English, using the on-line i-Portunus application form, by the current deadline: 28 February 2021 18:00 CET
  • Applications must include all of the information requested in the application form and documents required.
  • Applicants must be artists or culture professionals active in the fields of the visual or performing arts, at least 18 years old, and legal residents of a Creative Europe country.
  • The destination of the mobility must be a Creative Europe country.
  • The duration of the mobility must be between 7 and 60 days and must take place before 30 November 2021, the earliest departure date is 1 June 2021.

How can you apply?

To apply, visit my.i-portunus.eu to create an account and complete an application form in English. You need to complete the application form before the deadline indicated in ‘Timetable’ in the Call for Applications (28-02-21). After this deadline, you will not be able to modify your application.

The How To Apply section of the website lists the information needed to complete the application, such as project dates and descriptions, and documentation required, which includes a one page CV.

Find more information on how to apply on the i-Portunus website.

When does the mobility need to take place?

The duration of the mobility must be between 7 and 60 days and must take place latest before 30 November 2021.

The travel can be continuous or segmented:

A continuous mobility means that you have one round-trip travel, or one multi-destination trip.

A segmented mobility means that you will travel several times, to one or several destinations. Each trip must last a minimum of 5 days, and the total number of days still has to be between 7 and 60 days.

How often are the deadlines?

i-Portunus will launch five open calls for applications, targeting artists, creators and cultural professionals in music, literary translation, architecture and cultural heritage in December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021.

Every call for applications will be open for two months. Every application will be evaluated by two evaluators. Notification of results follows one month after the deadline of the call and mobilities will be possible until December 2021. For more information visit: www.i-portunus.eu