FAQ for Houses
FAQ for Houses
No, both hosts and artists/cultural professionals can only apply if they are residing in one of the Creative Europe countries or UK.
Yes, you can have a team member from outside of a Creative Europe country or UK, however, in such case no financial support can be provided for that member of your team.
No, team members must be residents of other countries than the host.
No, that is not necessary.
You need to prove that your organization has non-for-profit goals and activities as well as prove the charitable status of your organisation. Please, check all possibilities to do so here: https://www.i-portunus.eu/wp-fuut/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Chartitable-Status_Checklist.pdf
Yes, however, you need to be a well-established group and apply as an individual host. It means that you should choose one representative who will apply on behalf of the group.
Bear in mind that the amount granted to the host does not depend on the number of people in the host team. It means that no matter how many group members there are, the maximum amount you can be granted as a host is 500 euro for blended mobility and 1500 euro for physical mobility.
Yes, you can.
Yes, only if your project was not selected during prior application attempts.
No, only organisations and initiatives with non-profit goals can apply for i-Portunus Houses.
No. Only non-profit projects will be considered.
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine.
Please check all possibilities to prove you charitable status here: https://www.i-portunus.eu/wp-fuut/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Chartitable-Status_Checklist.pdf
No, if you are an individual host you only need to submit a Declaration of Honour.
Yes, the host is the one who has to sign the Declaration of Honour on behalf of the whole team.
Hosts can apply for one collaboration project with up to 5 artists/cultural professionals or up to 5 collaboration projects engaging a minimum of 1 artist/cultural professional per collaboration project. Hosts have to receive a minimum of 2 artist/cultural professionals in total.
Yes, however, the mobility within the project cannot start before 30 August for the 1st round of i-Portunus Houses) or 1 December for the 2nd round of i-Portunus Houses.
You should apply with already known/ defined artists or cultural professionals. In the application form we are asking for their data, experience and outline of your common project.
Applying for the grant you need to have a team already. But throughout the call we are organising Market Square Events where you will be able to present your idea and find possible partners to collaborate with.
Yes, you can but no financial support can be expected for this person. The re-granting is possible only for cross-border mobilities.
The host applies with the idea which answers at least one of the following objectives:
- Create: (co-)creation of artistic work, production, performance
- Connect: networking, internationalisation
- Learn: increase competences, professional development
- Explore: research, future collaborations/projects
No, the mobility days also include travel days. Please remember that the mobility should take place at least 7 days including travel days.
60 days including travel days.
No, this is the role of the host. However, if needed, the coordination team could provide the confirmation letter stating that you are an i-Portnus support holder.
i-Portunus Houses mobility support is intended to help hosts cover the expenses for the mobility of their team members. (f.e. transport, accommodation, subsistence for physical mobilities | production costs, software, facilitation fees for virtual participation)
You can start using money right after the results were announced.
Hosts will receive a contract, which they will be requested to sign and upload to i-Portunus account within two weeks after the notification of results. Hosts will also be asked to provide bank account information (with BIC and IBAN code). After the coordination team receives the contract and bank information, 90% of mobility support will be transferred to the host’s bank account. Hosts should sub-grant support to all team members. Any bank fees will be charged to the recipient. They can use that money to pay their expenses for mobility. After submitting the activity/narrative report within 2 weeks after the end of mobility the host will receive the remaining 10% of support.
No, the grant will be distributed based on the committee selection not on the type of host.
Every team member will be responsible for paying all taxes due on the mobility support you receive. You need to address your local / national tax authorities since every country has a different legislation. You can ask for assistance at the Creative Europe Desk in your country.
You should calculate the route via Michelin (viamichelin.com) and print it out, include toll-roads if you travel via those, and/or to include the invoice of the ho(s)tel if you stay not at the host place. Please, also take a picture at the host space or attach the photos of you being in the host city.
No, i-Portunus Houses only supports travel/(blended) collaboration costs for artists, cultural professionals and the host (organisations) that work with them.
The host needs to submit the narrative report together with photo/video documentation and mobility proof (e.g. tickets, boarding passes, accommodation bills etc.) the latest two weeks after the mobility project ended. You will get an example of a narrative together with the grant contract.
The host is responsible for reporting on the project. However it is needed to have narrative reports from all the team members and photo/video documentation.
The current situation caused by the corona pandemic forces us to think differently about international mobility. The meaning of mobility has to reinvent itself within the new normal, acknowledging digital work, quickly changing country codes, quarantine rules and the temporary closing of borders, regions or specific areas. The current regulations have a huge impact on cultural life as we know it, and especially on cultural practitioners. Safety must prevail of course. However, the cultural sector has been hit hard in its core business with hundreds of thousands of artists and culture professionals having lost income from one day to another. Even in times of crisis it should be possible for people to perform their job. For some, this job includes travel. For many in the cultural sector, mobility is more necessary than ever, but also more challenging than ever. Therefore, the consortium that manages i-Portunus decided to continue to offer international mobility, where and when possible. We believe that providing financial support to artists, creators and culture professionals, via a mobility scheme where they can apply directly based on their needs, will help them to continue to work.
If, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the artist/creator/cultural professional is unable to travel to the planned destination, he/she can resort to one of the following options, in the following order:
- Postpone the mobility: grantees have the possibility to travel until the end of May 2022.
- Change of destination: the artist/creator/cultural professional can change his/her destination
- Blended mobility: virtual international collaboration with the destination country, or other forms such as remote residency, virtual mobility.
If you find yourself in the situation you have to alter your destination, please get in touch with the i-Portunus Houses team through firstname.lastname@example.org, and discuss with them about the change in travel destination. In circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic the destination can be changed during the selection procedure and can be discussed after being awarded.
If you find yourself in the situation you have to postpone the initial mobility, please get in touch with the i-Portunus Houses team through email@example.com, and explore together possiblity for a change in travel dates. Your mobility can take place with a maximum arrival date of 31 May 2022.
If, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you are unable to travel to the planned destination and if postponing and changing destination does no longer work, you can propose an alternative plan of accomplishing objectives outlined in your project proposal (considering also forms of digital and blended mobility). Digital or blended mobility can for example take the form of virtual international collaboration with the destination country, remote residency, or virtual mobility.
In this case, please get in touch with the i-Portunus Houses team through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific Cases / Examples
Yes, if only the scientific institution applies as a host together with you and at least another travelling professional to do a project.
Yes, please make sure to point this out in your application.
Yes. Please, be sure that you describe it in your application form.
No, you can not. It is the same financial source so it would be double funding. The same projects cannot be funded twice from the same programme.