On 10 October, the new permanent mobility scheme Culture Moves Europe was officially launched during an event at “La Bellone” in Brussels. Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut, with a budget of €21 million between 2022 and 2025 it is the main action supporting mobility in culture at the EU level. Following up on the pilot experience of the i-Portunus programme, Culture Moves Europe is now a full-fledged line of action of the Creative Europe Culture strand that aims to support the international mobility of artists, creators, and cultural workers.
The event was officially opened by the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, who highlighted the importance of cultural mobility for the creation of a shared European space. “Cultural mobility has always been an engine for creativity. Without mobility, there is no diversity,” she said.
The scheme is mostly focused on emerging artists from the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme and covers the sub-sectors of architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music, performing arts, and visual arts.
Culture Moves Europe will bring opportunities for around 7000 artists, creators, and cultural professionals to 1) go abroad for professional development or international collaborations, 2) co-produce, 3) co-create, 4) present their works to new audiences.
The Culture Moves Europe proposes two types of grants:
- Individual mobilities action
For individual artists and cultural professionals travelling between 7 and 60 days or groups of individuals (up to 5 persons travelling between 7 and 21 days).
Rolling calls for all sectors at once will be open every year between autumn and spring.
- Residencies action
short term residencies from 1 to 3 months
long term residencies from 3 to 6 months
extended residencies up to 10 months
The first calls are already open, if you need to travel in 2022 or early 2023 make sure to send your application before 31 October 2022. The following open calls will be launched twice a year.