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 designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
This second Call includes the possibility to apply as a group up to 5 people. One person is in charge of writing the application, and this person will include the name / nationality / date of birth / country of the other members in the Application Form. The requested c.v. should reflect the group, idem for the artistic portfolio. We request only 1 c.v. per group and 1 artistic portfolio.
We define “a group” as a fixed amount of people (up to 5) having the same coherent mobility project. People from the group can have a departure and return from / to different destinations, but they need to arrive and leave on the same day at the country of destination for the mobility project. In case your group has intentions to have different durations of the mobility, then the group is not eligible, and in that case it’s better to apply individually. The mobility must focus on one single group project.
Furthermore the group can’t be a “company”, since i-Portunus is designed for individual artists. Sub-contractor agreements will be made with each individual artist, and not with a company, since companies are not eligible.
Each person in the group will receive the same amount of mobility support depending on the length of the mobility. We’ll make a separate contract with each applicant and we ask each applicant to submit proof of the mobility:
- Electronic boarding pass / train ticket
- Pictures of the beneficiary during the mobility
- Activity on social media
The first Call for Applications (17 April – 15 May 2019) was for individual artists and culture professionals. Group applications were not eligible. We evaluated the first Call for Applications, the communication that went around it, the response, the selection procedure and the results and measured the need for a group mobility. That’s why the second Call includes the option for a group up to 5 people.
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.
Since this is a pilot the second Call for Applications will be limited to performing arts (except music) 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.
It should be a cross-border mobility, it can’t a mobility within the country of residence of the applicant.
The total number of days must be minimum 15 days (not less), and the maximum is 85 days (not more).
- The mobility must be between 15 and 85 days in length, and must take place between 25 July and 31 December 2019.
- The mobility must focus on one project
- It can be continuous, or segmented:
- A continuous mobility means that you have one round-trip travel, to one or several destinations.
- A segmented mobility means that you will travel several times, to one or several destinations for the same project (not for different projects). Each trip must last a minimum of 5 days, and the total number of days still has to be between 15 and 85.
In this second Call for Applications applicants can apply for a segmented mobility. This means that you will travel several times, to one or several destinations for the same project (not for different projects). Each trip must last a minimum of 5 days, and the total number of days still has to be between 15 and 85. The mobility must focus on one project.
In the first Call for Applications (17 April – 15 May 2019) it was not possible to divide the travel period in two or more parts. These guidelines have changed in the second Call for Applications after the analysis of first Call.
This specific pilot programme only runs in 2019. The departure date of the second Call must be on or after 25 July 2019; the return date on or before 31 December 2019. The total length of the mobility must be between 15 and 85 days (including travel days).
Creative Europe has funded the i-Portunus project to test viable schemes in 2019 only. The year 2020 will continue the experimentation with other 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.
The mobility must focus on one project. In this second Call for Applications applicants can apply for a segmented mobility focused on one single project. This means that you will travel several times, to one or several destinations for the same project (not for different projects). Each trip must last a minimum of 5 days, and the total number of days still has to be between 15 and 85 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 (cv, artistic portfolio, invitation letters) in another language we can’t guarantee the evaluators will understand and might therefore not be able to evaluate your application fully. For the most optimal result it’s better to have all documents translated in English.
Make sure the complete 10 sections of the left menu in your Application Form are filled in and are marked with a checkmark. As soon as you filled in all the sections the button “Send application file” will appear at the bottom of the left menu (right below the Print button). If you don’t see the button “Send application file” please go through all the different sections and check what you have to complete.
You also need to fill in the “Your Feedback” 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.
The i-Portunus mobility support is a support to individuals only. In case you are selected the money should be transfered to your personal bank account, and not to the account of a partner organization or the company of the host.
All payments will be made to the account mentioned above and in Euros. The cost of any bank fees will be paid by the Sub-Contractor.
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 important to us, and that’s why we ask you to complete activity report.
i-Portunes mobility support intends to help you cover the expenses for your personal mobility (mode of transport, accommodation, etc.) and not for transport of goods / art works / material. In case you receive i-Portunus support, you agree to submit an activity report on your mobility, including proof that it took place. This proof will include electronic boarding passes/train tickets/transport and / or proof of accommodation, pictures or videos of yourself during your project, and social media posts showing your project with the hashtag #iportunus.
Yes, i-Portunus funding can be used as a match funding.
The applicant is personally in charge of spending the mobility support to cover the expenses for his / her personal mobility (mode of transport, accommodation, visa cost etc) and not for the transport of goods / art works / material.
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 85 days: 3.000 euros
i-Portunus provides a fixed lump sum depending on the length of the mobility. It is not proportional.
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.
Please find a step by step explanation to apply here.
Creative Europe has funded the i-Portunus project to test viable schemes in 2019. In 2020 Creative Europe will continue the experimentation with other 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.
Artists and / or culture professionals living with a disability
Additional mobility support can be provided to artists and culture professionals living with a disability. The applicant is invited to discuss the amount of extra support needed with the i-Portunus team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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