(14 August 2019) – Today, i-Portunus is launching its third and final call for applications this year. i-Portunus is a pilot project funded by the European Commission providing financial support for artists to work in another country for a period of 15 to 85 days.
The first and second calls together received more than 2300 applications from individual artists and cultural professionals. A total of 253 people were selected and funded so far.
The third i-Portunus call is the last chance this year for those in the performing and visuals arts to apply. It will be open until 5 September.
Following its investment of €1 million this year, the Commission will invest another €1.5 million in similar trials next year. The aim is to prepare for 2021 when the mobility of artists is proposed to be a permanent action under the new Creative Europe programme.