i-Portunus is a project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for 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 350-500 short-term (15-85 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country (see list opposite). 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.

With projects like i-Portunus, the Commission will be conducting trials on how to best facilitate cross-border mobility for artists. This type of mobility will become a permanent Action under the Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027.

Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus will issue three Calls for Applications, providing support for 350-500 short-term (15-85 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country.

To apply, you should organise a project with a host institution or partner in another Creative Europe country (or in several other countries). In your application, you will need to:

  • describe the project and its main objective,
  • explain how the mobility will allow you to achieve the stated objective,
  • provide documents showing that you have made plans with a partner or host institution, and that the partner/host institution is committed to your project. Your application will be judged more favourably if you can show that your project is part of a plan (a personal strategy!) that will lead to the development of new audiences, collaborations, career perspectives, opportunities or other longer-term impacts.

More information: https://www.i-portunus.eu/about-the-programme/general-information/