The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under the “Culture Moves Europe” programme.
The programme offers individual mobility grants (contribution to travel and subsistence costs, etc.) to support the selected individuals in collaborating with their international partners and thus internationalizing their careers.
The call is open to artists and cultural professionals who are at least 18 years old, legally reside in one of the 40 countries of the Creative Europe Programme and work in one of the following fields: performing arts, visual arts, music, cultural heritage, architecture, design/fashion design as well as literature.
Increased financial support is offered to those who travel in an environmentally friendly way, are parents of young children or require a visa.
The project should pursue two of the following goals:
to explore: to conduct creative and artistic research, to investigate, inspire and work on a specific theme or a new concept
to create: to engage in a creative process seeking to produce a new piece of artistic/cultural work
to learn: to enhance the participants’ competences and skills through non-formal learning or collaboration with a specialist
to connect: to develop a professional network, to strengthen the participants’ professional development, to engage with new audiences.
The partner can be, for example, a fellow artist, an organisationor a venue in the country of destination. Applicants must provide proof of collaboration in the application process.
It is possible to apply either as an individual or as a group of up to five people.
The projects can last:
from 7 to 60 days for individuals
from 7 to 21 days for groups
The project duration corresponds to the number of days spent in the destination country to implement the project. The travel time is not taken into account for the grant calculation.
For further information:
• Additional information on the second call and link to the application:
Second call for individual mobility of artists and cultural professionals | https://culture.ec.europa.eu/calls/second-call-for-individual-mobility-of-artists-and-cultural-professionals
• Background information on the Culture Moves Europe programme: Culture Moves Europe | Culture and Creativity (europa.eu).
Applications are open until 31 May 2024.