i-Portunus is a short-term pilot project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. It is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus issued three Calls for Applications, providing support for international mobilities of artists and culture professionals active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country. All Calls are now closed.
The pilot scheme i-Portunus is the first initiative by the European Commission in organising mobility for artists and culture professionals. In 2020 there will be a second initiative with other consortia. The results of all projects will be taken into account by the European Commission in developing a permanent action under the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027 dedicated to supporting the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.
The UK participates in i-Portunus as long as it participates in the Creative Europe Programme.