i-Portunus 2020 – opens Dec 2020

Introduction to i-Portunus 2020

i-Portunus is a short-term pilot project selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. This second phase (2020-21) is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français and Izolyatsia.

In this second phase, i-Portunus bases itself on the experiences obtained in the first phase and shifts its focus on other areas of international cultural cooperation, in order to get a thorough look at the various sectors and their different needs for mobility. Therefore, this second phase of i-Portunus will launch four sector-specific Calls for artists and creators and one rolling, multi-sectoral Call for culture professionals.

The Rolling Call for culture professionals will be open to the sub-sectors of visual arts, performing arts, literature, architecture, cultural heritage and music. Applications can be submitted any time until 15 June and there will be a selection every month.

The four sector-specific open Calls will respectively be open to creators in literature, architecture, cultural heritage and music. There will only be one Call for each of these sectors with a definite deadline in each case.

All Calls will be launched between December 2020 and June 2021 and will be open to artists, creators and/or cultural professionals residing in a Creative Europe Country and with a destination in a Creative Europe Country. The mobility applications will require a specific and well-defined objective, such as international collaboration, professional development and/or creation.


The budget earmarked for the mobility support is estimated at 500.000 euro. With this budget i-Portunus expects to fund approximately 250 mobility grants. Financial support will be given to a fixed amount for transport and per diems determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the duration of the mobility, and the destination country.

Timing from launch to deadline

December 2020 – June 2021: rolling open call for culture professionals
December 2020 – February 2021: open call for literature sector
January 2020 – March 2021: open call for architecture sector
February 2021 – April 2021: open call for cultural heritage sector
March 2021 – May 2021: open call for music sector

The above is a provisional schedule and may alter depending on public health restrictions regarding international travel.

More info at the link below.


artist forms link
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