Between April and September 2019, the pilot project i-Portunus will issue three Calls for Applications, providing support for international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts (except music) and residing in a Creative Europe country. The concerned Neighbourhood countries are: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Tunisia.
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 or to develop projects with local communities in the destination country.
A first Call for Applications ran from 17th April to 15th May 2019 and resulted in over 1,200 valid applications being received. These were analysed and taken into account for the preparation of the second Call.
The focus for the second Call issued on 3 June remains on two sectors: the Performing Arts (except music) and the Visual Arts, but it expands the scope and is open to group applications (up to 5 people), segmented mobilities, and to people living with disabilities. The deadline to apply for this second call is 24 June.
i-Portunus is an initiative funded by the European Union, to help artists and culture professionals take advantage of short-term and flexible cross-border opportunities: to move between European countries, develop international collaborations and audiences, and fully benefit from – and contribute to – Europe’s diverse cultural ecosystems. The results of this pilot project will be key in shaping a new mobility support action in the 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme.