Creative Europe announces pilot mobility scheme

A pilot mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals is launching in April 2019 by the Goethe-Institut, Institut français, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Izolyatsia.

The consortium partners are physically present in most of the countries concerned by this project, i.e. those eligible under the Creative Europe programme, including non-EU countries.

The scheme is a result of the European Commission's 'A New European Agenda for Culture', published in 2018. The New Agenda proposes more direct action in relation to the mobility of artists and culture professionals, and more specifically to “encourage the mobility of professionals in the cultural and creative sectors and remove obstacles to their mobility.”

A pilot mobility platform will allow 500 artists and/or culture professionals to take part in this experimental programme, which will test different durations of mobility for different professional purposes over the course of six months.

Between April 2019 and September 2019, candidates can apply for support to work abroad (within the countries mentioned under the Creative Europe programme).

More information on the project and the deadlines will follow on the mobility platform website in April 2019.

In the meantime, artists and culture professionals are being asked to complete this survey to ensure that the pilot best suits the needs of the cultural sector across the 41 participating countries. 

Image: YDance was one of four partner organisations involved in Let’s Dance: a community dance project funded by Creative Europe's Cooperation Projects.