Pilot Project for i-Portunus
A pilot project called i-Portunus (http://www.i-portunes.eu/) has been awarded to a consortium headed by the Goethe Institut. It will test the modalities under which funding mobility periods (15-85 days) for individuals working in the cultural and creative sectors can be permanently implemented in the future Creative Europe 2021-2027.
The objectives of i-Portunus (http://www.i-portunes.eu/) are to find the most effective means of facilitating cross-border mobility for artists and cultural professionals. It will provide short-term, flexible mobility from one country to another with the aim of establishing or improving collaborations, creating new work, increasing job opportunities, developing audiences, etc.
Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus (http://www.i-portunes.eu/) will issue three Calls for Applications, funding the mobility of about 500 individual artists and culture professional of all ages, nationalities, educational qualifications and levels of experience. Individuals residing in all countries participating in the Creative Europe programme are eligible to apply. In order to achieve a critical mass, this pilot will focus on two sectors: the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts (except the audio-visual sector). The first Call for Applications will be launched on 15 April. For more details go to www.i-portunes.eu (http://www.i-portunes.eu/)
i-Portunes is implemented on behalf of the European Commission by Goethe-Institut, in consortium with the Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.