Individual Mobility for Artists and Cultural Professionals

Individual Mobility for Artists and Cultural Professionals

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 4.00pm

The European Commission is inviting applications for the Individual Mobility for Artists and Cultural Professionals funding. Through this call, the European Commission aims to facilitate cross-cultural exchange and collaboration, providing artists and cultural professionals with opportunities to expand their horizons and nurture their artistic growth.

The individual mobility action encompasses various sectors, including architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music, performing arts, and visual arts. It aims to support both established artists and those venturing into the cultural sphere, nurturing their ideas, creativity, and connections.

Artists and cultural professionals can apply with proposals for projects in collaboration with partners in Creative Europe countries other than their own.

The individual mobility action invites projects that align with four main goals: exploration, creation, learning, and connection. Applicants are encouraged to select one of these objectives to guide their proposals. Exploration entails delving into Europe’s cultural heritage to inform, direct, or inspire creativity. Creation involves collaborating with artists or cultural professionals from different countries to co-create or co-develop art. Learning focuses on participating in non-formal learning opportunities, while connection emphasises the development or deepening of international professional relationships. These goals provide a framework for artists and cultural professionals to shape their projects and apply for the individual mobility action.

Applicants have the option to apply individually or as a group of up to five individuals. Individual applicants can travel for a duration of 7 to 60 days, while groups can travel for 7 to 21 days. It is important to note that applicants or groups can only travel to a single destination, and their mobility cannot be interrupted.

It is worth highlighting that Culture Moves Europe’s individual mobility action does not exclusively support presenting work in professional settings, such as exhibitions, concerts, or performances.

The European Commission’s individual mobility action offers mobility grants comprising a travel allowance, a daily allowance, and individual top-ups. These grants are calculated on an individual basis, considering each grantee’s project and personal circumstances. The travel allowance varies depending on the distance traveled and the means of transportation used. The online application process automatically calculates the distance between the applicant’s place of residence and the destination.

The deadline for submitting applications to the European Commission’s individual mobility action is 31 May 2023.

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Published by The Journal of Music on 22 May 2023

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