Mobility Fund For Hosting Organisations
i-Portunus, a new mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals, supported by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, has been trialled since 2019 with outstanding results. i-Portunus appeals primarily to younger and emerging artists who send applications for more than 10 times the available funding. In 2019, 337 individuals were supported and so far this year another 304 individuals have been selected to receive a small grant (max €3000) to go abroad to collaborate, co-produce or co-create with their peers or for professional development purposes.
For the first time now, i-Portunus Houses offers the opportunity for hosts or hosting organisations to apply with their selection of artists to bring in to work with them. The funding will go to the individual artists and cultural professionals but via a host or hosting organisation. This new action will allow hosts, who may not have the means to attract international talent, to be part of the mobility scheme. In view of COVID-19 challenges, blended mobility is also on offer.
After these Calls,-i-Portunus will become an integral part of the Creative Europe programme aiming to support, connect, stimulate and fund mobility for artists, creators and cultural professionals.