Statistics i-Portunus Houses Round 1
Statistics i-Portunus Houses Round 1
- The top 10 residence countries of applicants are from Southern Europe (59%), Western Europe (38%) and Central and Eastern Europe (33%). In the first 10 countries, Northern Europe is missing.
- The participating countries with the lowest number of applications are Albania, Cyprus, Denmark, Kosovo, Malta, Montenegro, Poland and Romania (1).
- For this first round, there were no applications submitted from Estonia, Ireland, Malta, Moldova, Norway and Tunisia.
As part of the dissemination of the call, we explicitly targeted potential applicants based in peripheral and rural areas. Through this, we aimed to encourage those organisations and individuals that might have less access locally/regionally to similar grants. We believe that working together with hosts and in teams can be of a great support for those newer or with less experience in the international communities and networks.
We managed to collect 47% applications from hosts residing in cities of 250.000 or smaller.
The chart on the side depicts a more detailed scale of areas sizes where applicants reside as well as percentage of applications.
Types of applications
For this particular call, organisations as well as established individuals in the field could apply for hosting a team of artists/cultural professionals. Thus, the total number of applications exposes only the number of teams that have applied. Through 188 applications in total, 577 artists/cultural professionals were part of the submitted proposals.
13% of applicants have shown interest in virtual participation and came up with ideas for the blended mobility formats.
An average of 90% of our applicants previously have never applied for i-Portunus before (94% organisations | 81% individuals).
Types and sizes of organisations
The range of hosting organisations from the field, varied from foundations to institutes, to both, public and private companies. Still, the majority of hosting organisations applying were representatives of associations (46%) or NGOs (32%). Following this are foundations and public companies (7%).
Besides the types of the organisations, we also looked into the approximate size of the entities: the majority of proposals (77%) came from micro sized organisations (<10p), after which (19%) small sized organisations (<50p) and only a few applications (4%) from medium sized organisations (<100p).
General profiles of hosts
Visual arts = photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, digital arts | Performance arts = dance, theatre, puppetry, circus
Music = music + opera | Cultural heritage = tangible + intangible
Literature = literature + creative
Age and gender of hosts and team-members
Means of travel
Still, a large majority of applicants have indicated their plans to use air travel as the main way of travel during their actual mobilities (59%). We do notice that train travel becomes increasingly popular amongst artists and cultural professionals. Many attempts for an alternative way of transportation and the topic of conscious travel and greener mobilities in the field moves further up on the agenda. With virtual participation being possible, an average of 13% chose to include this in their mix of mobility (11% by host organisations | 16% by individual hosts).
Focus of the collaboration
In their proposal, applicants had to choose a specific focus of each collaboration proposal that they applied with. This is essentially what the team would like to aim towards through their projects and collaboration processes. It's interesting that the majority of the proposals were focusing on 'creation' in such strong and global discourse of 'connection'.