Pilot project – Makers' Mobility



Call number:



12 Aug 2019, 5:00PM

The call was published on

10 Jul 2019

What does this funding support?

This is a new call under the Culture sub-programme which will award funding to organisations that facilitate mobility and exchange between innovators and creatives working across different cultural hubs and spaces. The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project. with a maximum amount of €350,000 available. 

This call is in addition to the recently launched i-Portunus initiative, which is intended to support short-term mobility for artists and creative professionals in order to improve collaboration opportunities. The 3rd call for i-Portunus will open 14 August 2019.

What are the objectives of this pilot project?

The overall aim of the Maker's Mobility pilot project is to define and test policies and actions that support the mobility and exchange of experience between the cultural and creative industries, creative hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs; formal and non-formal learning, and skills development systems in a cross-sectoral way. The pilot project is intended as a first step towards developing a European Framework aimed at boosting the mobility of makers, as well as exchange of good practices. 

What is the eligibility?

Proposals for this call may be submitted by any of the following applicants: non-profit organisation (private or public); public authorities (national, regional, local); international organisations; universities; educational institutions; research centres; profit making entities.

UK applicants are enouraged to read the Creative Europe Desk UK Brexit Update.

Please see more information on the i-Portunus mobility call if you are an artist or creative professional not applying on behalf of an organisation.

When does the mobility need to take place?

The duration of the project would be 18 months and to start at the beginning of 2020.

How can you apply?

The application process requires that candidates demonstrate how their proposed project would engage with a range of EU countries, in line with the European Commission's intent to promote cross-border collaboration. 

Application forms must be submitted by post/ courier as outlined in section 14 of the guidelines.

Find out more about guidelines and documentation for call EAC/S09/2019 on the Commission website.