i-Portunus 2020

This is the second phase of the i-Portunus Programme, a short-term pilot project selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. i-Portunus 2020 bases itself on the experiences obtained in the first phase and shifts its focus on other areas of international cultural cooperation, in order to get a thorough look at the various sectors and their different needs for mobility.

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* The schedule may alter depending on public health restrictions regarding international travel


This second phase of i-Portunus will launch four sector-specific Calls for artists and creators and one rolling, multi-sectoral Call for culture professionals.

The four sector-specific open Calls will respectively be open to creators in literature, architecture, cultural heritage and music. There will only be one Call for each of these sectors with a definite deadline in each case.


The mobility applications will require a specific and well-defined objective, such as international collaboration, professional development and/or creation.


The follow-up of the successful i-Portunus Programme.

The programme provides financial support and mobility for artists and culture professionals, when and where possible, helping them continue their work.

Who is it for?

Artists, creators and cultural professionals from Creative Europe Countries individually or in groups up to 5 people working on a single project.


Creative Europe Countries

Duration of stay

Separate calls will be issued for different sectors between December 2020 and May 2021.

Financing amounts

The budget earmarked for the mobility support is estimated at 500.000 euro. With this budget i-Portunus expects to fund approximately 250 mobility grants.

Financial support will be given to a fixed amount for transport and per diems determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the duration of the mobility, and the destination country.

Source of funding

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Type of activity


Type of sector

Architecture, Music, Literature, Cultural Heritage