Statistics i-Portunus Houses Round 2
Statistics i-Portunus Houses Round 2
- The top 10 residence countries of applicants are from Southern Europe (40%), Central and Eastern Europe (30%). and Western Europe (30%) Similar to the first Round, 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.
For Round 2, we again 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.
For this second round, we managed to collect 40% applications from hosts residing in cities of 250.000 or smaller, which is 7% less than in Round 1.
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
Similar to Round 1, organisations as well as established individuals in the field could apply for hosting a team of artists/cultural professionals. The total number of applications exposes only the number of teams that have applied. Through 280 applications in total, 955 artists/cultural professionals were part of the submitted proposals.
In total, 12% of applicants have shown interest in virtual participation and came up with ideas for the blended mobility formats, which is 1% less than in Round 1. This can probably be related to the reducing Covid-19 restrictions.
Types and sizes of organisations
The range of hosting organisations from the field, varied from public and private companies to
foundations and institutes. Still, the majority of hosting organisations applying were representatives of associations (46%) or NGOs (24%).
Besides the types of the organisations, we also looked into the approximate size of the entities: the majority of proposals (78%) came from micro sized organisations (<10p), after which (20%) small sized organisations (<50p) and only a few applications (2%) from medium sized organisations (<100p) or (1%) large sized organisations (100>).
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
Compared to Round 1, the percentage of profiles on Cultural Heritage has increased most, from 5% to 14%.
Age and gender of hosts and team-members
Interestingly enough for this second round, the amount of females applying for a grant has increased with 17%.
Means of travel
Also in Round 2, a large majority of applicants still indicate to use
air travel as the main way of travel during their actual mobilities (59%). Fortunately train travel increased with another 4%, compared to Round 1.
With virtual participation being possible, an average of 12% chose to include this in their mix of mobility (13% by host organisations | 10% 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. Compared to Round 1, there is a lot more interest to (8%) Explore.