The participating countries are:
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 and United Kingdom.
When you apply you need to be a legal resident of a Creative Europe country: if you are a legal resident of one of these countries, then there is no problem at all to apply for a mobility project. You simply need to make sure the country of departure is different from the country of destination and both countries should appear in the list of the participating Creative Europe countries.
This Call for Applications is for individual artists and culture professionals. It’s a support for individuals, which means we invite one individual per application. Group applications are not eligible. In case a certain project is related to a group every individual can try to apply separately, but there’s no guarantee that all applicants will get selected for the same project. We will evaluate each call for applications, the communication that went around it, the response, the selection procedure and the results. We will modify the funding process based on this on-going evaluation, which means this rule might be adapted in the Second and/or Third Call.
Since this is a pilot the first Call for Applications will be limited to performing arts and visual arts only so as to obtain a critical mass for the analysis of the data. If, however, a musician would apply for a mobility linked to a theatre, dance, circus or visual arts project, then the applicant would be eligible.
Commercial films are not eligible but video art is. Films which are shown in / produced for a museum / art gallery context are eligible. If however the film targets the commercial and art house film industry and audiences, it’s not eligible. In that case please check opportunities under the Creative Europe Media programme.
It should be a cross-border mobility, not a mobility within the country of residence of the applicant.
The minimum duration for your mobility is 15 consecutive days, and the maximum duration is 85 consecutive days.
Dividing the travel period in two or more parts is not possible. It should be a continuous mobility. You can however choose multiple destinations as part of your mobility plan, but it should be a continuous mobility, without interruption. These guidelines might be changed in the Second or Third Call for Applications, so please check each Call for Applications for changes.
In case your mobility plan is coherent, and you would for instance apply for one professional project which takes place in one Creative Europe country and if you would then continue the mobility to another country (or several countries) with another professional project, you’re still eligible to apply.
This specific pilot programme only runs in 2019. The departure date must be on or after 15 June 2019; the return date on or before 31 December 2019. The total length of the mobility must be between 15 and 85 consecutive days (including travel days).
To apply, you should organise a project with a host institution or partner in another Creative Europe country (or in several other countries). You’re free to choose who this partner is as long as it’s a professional person / institution.
The evaluation will be more favorable for applications with a clear and well defined plan. Avoid vague plans and applications in order to be more successful.
In your application, you will need to:
– describe the project and its main objective,
– explain how the mobility will allow you to achieve the stated objective,
– provide documents showing that you have made plans with a partner or host institution, and that the partner/host institution is committed to your project.
Your application will be judged more favourably if you can show that your project is part of a plan (a personal strategy!) that will lead to the development of new audiences, collaborations, career perspectives,
opportunities or other longer-term impacts.
The application form needs to be submitted in English. For this pilot programme we work with an international group of evaluators, so if you include additional documents in another language we can’t guarantee the evaluators will understand.
Make sure all the sections are filled in (and are marked with a checkmark) and click on the “Send application file” button at the bottom. You also need to fill in the “Evaluation” section since we are keen on receiving your feedback on the application process. Since this is a pilot programme we need this feedback to improve the programme in the future.
After clicking on the “Send application file” button, you’ll receive an automated email message confirming your submission.
In case you are selected you will receive a contract, which you will be requested to sign and upload to your i-Portunus account. In case you are selected you will receive 75% of the mobility support upon signing the contract. You can use that money to pay your expenses for the mobility. When your mobility has ended, we expect an activity report within 2 weeks of the end of your mobility, and when you send it you will receive the remaining 25% of the mobility support. If the activity report has not been submitted within 6 weeks of the end of the mobility, the remaining 25% will not be paid. Since this is a pilot programme your feedback is improtant to us, and that’s why we ask for this activity report.
i-Portunes mobility support intends to help you cover the expenses for your mobility (transport, accommodation, etc.).
Yes, i-Portunus funding can be used as a match funding.
i-Portunus provides a fixed lump sum depending on the length of the mobility. It is not proportional.
The applicant is personally in charge of spending the mobility support to cover the expenses for his / her mobility (transport, accommodation, visa cost etc).
i-Portunus provides a fixed lump sum depending on the length of the mobility.
The level of support depends on the length of your mobility:
15 to 29 days: 1.500 euros
30 to 59 days: 2.400 euros
60 to 84 days: 3.000 euros
85-days (maximum length): 3.400 euros
The financial support is explained here on page 2.
Regarding taxes 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.
For this First Call we have not yet foreseen a mechanism providing additional support for disabled artists on top of the basic mobility support. We will modify the funding process based on an on-going evaluation and might implement it in the Second and/or Third Call.
Creative Europe has funded the i-Portunus project to test viable schemes; 2020 will continue the experimentation with another call to fund several consortia to keep new schemes going. With projects like i-Portunus, the Creative Europe programme of the European Union will be conducting trials on how to best facilitate cross-border mobility for artists. This type of mobility will become a permanent Action under the Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027.
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