Culture Moves Europe: mobility, also for heritage professionals!

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On the 10th of October, the European Commission launched Culture Moves Europe, its new permanent mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals during a high-level event in Brussels.

Benefiting from a total budget of €21 million under the Creative Europe program for a three-year period (2022-2025), Culture Moves Europe becomes the largest European mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals. It targets all Creative Europe countries and sectors covered by the Culture Strand of the program.

Culture Moves Europe connects artists, creators, and cultural professionals like the professionals in cultural heritage.

Culture Moves Europe will allow around 7 000 people to go abroad for professional development or international collaborations, to co-produce, to co-create, and to present their works to new audiences.

Supporting international mobility

The scheme builds on the outcomes of the I-Portunus pilot phase, that preceded Culture Moves Europe from 2018 to 2022. You can find detailed information and testimonials from beneficiaries of I-Portunus.

 Types of grant

1. 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.

2. Residencies action

  • short term residencies from 1 to 3 months
  • long term residencies from 3 to 6 months
  • extended residencies up to 10 months

 Calls for each sector will be open twice during the duration of the scheme.

Who can apply

The scheme is open for

  • artists, creators, and cultural professionals working in any cultural sector except the audio-visual sector
  • organisations working in any cultural sector except the audio-visual, regularly organising residencies or other types of place-bound cultural projects and are interested in hosting artists and cultural professionals.

Learn more about Culture Moves Europe and the application process

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