i-Portunus is a new pilot project funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe programme which supports short-term mobility of artists and culture professionals.

It is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus will issue three Calls for Applications, providing support for international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts (except music) and residing in a Creative Europe country. The destination of the mobility must be a Creative Europe country. These mobilities must have a specific and well-defined objective, such as to develop an international collaboration, to engage in a production-oriented residency or in professional development, to present work in another country or to develop projects with local communities in the destination country.

The main objective of the mobility must be one of the following:

  • International collaborations: For example, you are working on a cultural production, such as an exhibition, a performance, a theatre piece, with an international partner.
  • Production-oriented residenciesFor example, the result of your mobility will be a public presentation of a newly created body of work - an exhibition, a performance, a publication, etc.
  • Professional development: For example, you will take part in auditions, network meetings, showcases, workshops, master classes, and other types of training outside of formal education.
  • Presentation: For example, you will present an exhibition, a performance, a theatre piece in the destination country.


Who can apply
- Artists and culture professionals (individuals or groups of up to 5 people) aged 18+, active in the fields of performing arts and visual arts, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a Creative Europe country
Visual arts: Crafts, Design, Digital arts, Fashion, Fine arts, Graphic arts.
Photography Performing arts: Circus, Dance, Opera, Performance, Puppetry, Street Art, Theatre.
- Applicants and groups of applicants must be individuals, not legal entities. 
- The Applicant has not previously received i-Portunus mobility support.


For what
i-Portunus provides financial support to help fund the cost of travel (transportation, accommodation etc.) to another Creative Europe country (or several of them). 
- The mobility must be between 15 and 85 days in length, and must take place between 25 July and 31 December 2019. 
- The mobility must focus on one project. 
- It can be continuous, or segmented: 
- A continuous mobility means that beneficiaries have one round-trip travel, to one or several destinations. 
- A segmented mobility means that beneficiaries will travel several times, to one or several destinations. Each trip must last a minimum of 5 days, and the total number of days still has to be between 15 and 85.


Financial support and available budget
The level of support depends on the length of the beneficiaries mobility: 
- between 15 to 29 days: 1500 Euros; 
- between 30 to 59 days: 2400 Euros;
- between 60 to 85 days: 3000 Euros.
Additional mobility support can be provided to disabled artists & culture professionals.


How to apply
Applicants need to organise a project with a host institution or partner in another Creative Europe country (or in several other countries). In their application, they will have to: 
- describe the project and its main objective, 
- explain how the mobility project will allow the applicants to achieve the stated objective, 
- provide documents showing that applicant/s have made plans with a partner or host institution, and that the partner/host institution is committed to their project. The application should clearly illustrate how this mobility will affect applicants' professional development or career path (creation, training, collaborations, career or job perspectives, networking, etc.).

Before applying please read the guidelines.


Deadline to apply: 24 June 2019 at 14:00 (Brussels time).


Find out more here.