Key data from the first i-Portunus open call, based on 1.222 valid applications.
- The top 10 countries of residence of applicants are mainly Western European/EU countries (72%): France, Italy, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and Finland. Ukraine is the only non-EU country represented in the top 10.
- According to this project’s operational study, with the exception of Portugal and Ukraine, the top 10 countries listed above are also those with the greatest number of mobility schemes.
- With the exception of Lithuania, countries represented by the consortium partners (France, Germany, Belgium - where the Goethe-Institut project office is located - and Ukraine) are very well represented.
- Beyond the consortium’s countries, countries where the Call was specifically presented – such as Poland and Slovenia - reached an interesting level of applications.
Central and Eastern European countries (for instance Poland, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic) are better represented in the 10-to-20 ranking for number of applications.
- The non-EU Creative Europe countries tend to be under-represented. Among the 11 countries from which 5 or fewer applications were received, we can find Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro, the latter two countries having no applications at all.
- The EU countries with the lowest number of applications are Bulgaria (7), Latvia (5), Luxembourg (5), Malta (3) and Cyprus (1).
- With the exception of Greece and Austria, the list of destinations echoes the list of origins: 64% of destinations are for the following Western European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands.
- Central and Eastern European countries are also better represented in the 10-to-20 ranking of destinations (for instance, Poland, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic).
- All Creative Europe countries are covered in terms of destinations, even if some are mentioned less than 10 times: North Macedonia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Luxembourg and Malta.
- The less covered countries in terms of destinations tend to be non-EU countries: Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Moldova.
- Slovakia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta are the least represented EU countries in terms of destinations.
Types of mobilities
Mobilities for production-oriented residencies are the most demanded (35.3%), followed closely by international collaborations (32.9%). Professional development comes far behind (15.3%), followed by presentations (9.3%) and cultural change projects (7.2%).
Length of the mobilities
52.1% of the requested mobilities are for a length of 15 to 29 days, followed by 30-59 days (24.9%). Longer mobilities are less requested: 23% of applications are for 60 days and above.
Means of transportation
A large majority of mobilities plan to use airplane travel (60.8%), followed by train (21%) and by car (12%). The other means of transport (bus, ferry, trans-national walking or biking) each fall below 4%.
62% of the applicants are female artists or culture professionals. The most frequent age ranges of applicants are 25-34 years old (43%) and 35-44 years old (34%). 53% hold a Master’s Degree as their highest diploma.
- The visual arts sector is covered by 52% of the applications, against 48% for the performing arts sector.
- Fine arts, digital arts and photography are the most represented sub-sectors for the visual arts sector, whereas for the performing arts sector, performance, theatre and dance are the most covered.
Types of professionals
- 59% of the applicants are artists (of which 57% work in the visual arts sector). The next two most often cited professions are Performers (Performing Arts sector) and Designer (mostly in Visual Arts). Together, Artists, Performers and Designers account for 72% of applicants.
- 15% of applicants have an “Other” profession however their details have not yet been analysed. Directors of organisations, Curators and Cultural managers make up the remaining 13% of applicants.
58% of applicants are self-employed and 21% are part-time employed. The proportion of applicants that are full-time employees is close to that of unemployed (11% against 9.5%).