The European Commission has published its report “Artists Abroad: i-Portunus the EU’s First Mobility Scheme for Culture”. This project proved to be a success both in terms of the number of applicants and the feedback from participants.
With a budget of €1 million, i-Portunus, a pilot project under the Creative Europe programme, funded 337 individuals in the performing and visual arts to go abroad and make their career more international, improve their skills and broaden their networks.
Based on testimonials from the participants, i-Portunus resonated most with young and emerging artists. Almost half of the participants were below 35 and 85% had a yearly income below €15 000.
This mobility scheme will be incorporated into the new Creative Europe programme (2021-2027) with increased funding.
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