i-Portunus II received a total of 1.882 applications, representing 3.642 individuals.
Of these applications:
- 753 group applications vs 1.129 individual applications
- The sector with more applications was Cultural Heritage, (487), followed by Music 1, (485); Music 2 (475); Architecture (258) and Literary Translation (177 applications).
After the selection, the Consortium offered an i-Portunus grant to 320 individual grantees involved in 191 projects.
- As a final overview of the selected projects, i-Portunus officially supported 68 projects from Music 1, 50 from Cultural Heritage, 28 from Music 2, 25 from Architecture and 20 from Literary Translation. They represent respectively 112, 80, 51, 53 and 24 individuals.
- Of these grantees, and as a direct result of Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 35 people dropped out and were replaced by 47 new grantees chosen from the reserve list.
Statistics per sector:
Cultural Heritage: Statistics i-Portunus II Cultural Heritage (2020-2021) – i-Portunus
Literary Translation: Statistics i-Portunus II Literary Translation (2020-2021) – i-Portunus
Selected grantees – Profile
Gender balance – almost 54% women, and 46% men, being less than 1% identified as “other”.
Age – the majority of selected applicants were between 30-49 years old (68%), followed by 18-29 (18%). The analysis by On the Move explains that lower numbers in older age could perhaps be explained by the demographics of the arts field in general and by social obstacles to travelling (higher existing commitments, less free time, greater personal resources and lower need for funding, care duties, etc.). The smaller number of applicants in their early twenties is harder to explain, but may represent an informational advantage among older applicants when it comes to finding opportunities (e.g. knowing about i-Portunus in the first place) as well as the benefits of having an existing network to build upon, and the experience and background to put together a strong proposal.
Mobility flow – When it comes to the country of residence of the selected applicants, Italy leads with 37 accepted projects (11,5%), followed by Germany with 31 (9,7%), Ukraine with 25 (7,8%) Spain with 21 (6,5%) and Poland with 19 projects (5,9%).
Regarding the geographical area, 73% of the selected applicants came from a city with more of 100.000 inhabitants while 12% came from towns with less than 2.000 inhabitants.
With regards to overseas territories, the Consortium did not receive any applicants from A&CP coming from these regions, but rather as country of destination (Canary Island, French Polynesia, Aruba and Azores). 3 were successfully selected to implement their project in Canary Islands and Azores.
The countries with least projects selected were Norway, Albania and Kosovo with 0, and Tunisia, Malta, Luxembourg, Latvia, Iceland, Georgia and Armenia with 1 project per country.
In spite of the small representation of these countries as country of residence of the applicants, they somehow make presence on i-Portunus as country of destination of some of the selected projects: 4 projects chose Norway, 3 to Albania, and 2 to Kosovo. The most popular destinations were the Western countries: Italy and Germany with 28 projects each, France with 27 and Spain with 24. While Eastern Europe was the starting point for 24,2% of journeys, the region was significantly less popular as a destination (7,9%). The following graph presents the trends and flow of travels between regions.
Current employment status – 48% had an annual income of less than 10.000,00 € and 30% had an annual income between 10.000,00 € and 20.000,00 €. 8% of the selected applicants were unemployed. Likewise, 53% of the selected grantees were established artists and 47% were emerging artists. From the data analysis, the latter ones are more likely to be unemployed than the former ones.
Emerging vs established artists – Architecture is the sector where the majority of selected artists were considered emerging artists, it is also the youngest pool of A&CPs, in opposition to Literary Translation, more established and older.
Artists with disability – 3 selected applicants were identified as artists with disability, however only one requested for the additional grantee. Only 3% of the total applications came from people with disabilities.
Objective of mobility – When it comes to the mobility of our selected grantees, 53% chose international collaboration, 37% a production oriented residency and 9% a project professional development.
While 73% chose a single destination, 26% chose the multiple destination option.
82% preferred not to interrupt the mobility and to go on a continuous mobility, while 18% decided to split the days of their mobility.
Duration and format of mobility – 38% opted for a mobility up to 15 days; 30% from 16 to 30 days and 31% from 31 to 60 days.
Means of transportation – following the results of the first pilot action, the majority of the selected A&CPs travelled by airplane (77%), followed by train (18%) and car (16%). The rest chose other transportation modes such as bus or ferry.
The topic of modes of transportation and particularly the question about sustainable ways of travelling, were part of the concerns for the Consortium. Out of the selected A&CPs, 77% travelled by plane. This number can be nuanced considering the proximity to the destination. When the initial planned trip (place of residence to first mobility destination) was under 500 km, only 4,3% indicated that the plane was their main transport type. For distances over 500 km, 68,3% travelled by plane and 75% for more than 1.000 km. However, while looking more closely to the particular cases of the 36 grantees travelling below 1.000 km, 14 of them could have done it using another mean of transportation (train, bus or car).
While the vast majority of grantees travelled by plane, many A&CPs have mentioned having integrating other sustainable practices such as consuming local food or using public transports/bike in the destination country.