5 Sep 2019, 12:00PM

The call was published on

14 Aug 2019

What does this funding support?

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).

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.

This Call is the third pilot call in the sub-programme to 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 Creative Europe programme. A full list of participating countries can be found here.

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 focus remains on two sectors:

  • the Performing Arts (except music) and
  • the Visual Arts

The call is open to group applications (up to 5 people) and segmented mobilities.

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:

15 to 29 days: 1.500 euros
30 to 59 days: 2.400 euros

What is the eligibility?

  • Applications must be submitted in English, using the on-line i-Portunus application form, by the deadline: 5 September 2pm Brussels time.
  • 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 departure date must be on or after 11 October 2019; the return date on or before 31 December 2019. The total length of the mobility must be between 15 and 60 days (including travel days).
  • The Applicant has not previously received i-Portunus mobility support.

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 (5 September 2019). 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?

Your travel must take place in 2019. The departure date must be on or after 11 October 2019; the return date on or before 31 December 2019. The total length of the mobility must be between 15 and 60 consecutive days (including travel days).

How often are the deadlines?

Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus issued three Calls for Applications. This specific pilot programme only runs in 2019 and will be part of the 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme activity.