The new Culture Moves Europe action will offer grants to individual artists, cultural institutions and host organizations from all cultural and creative sectors covered by the Culture strand of the Creative Europe programme.
The Commission has signed an agreement with the Goethe Institute for the implementation, over the next three years, of a budget of 21 million euros, which is intended for the mobility of artists and professionals in the cultural sector. Based on the experiences and recommendations of the i-Portunus pilot program implemented between 2018 and 2022, the new Culture Moves Europe action will offer grants to individual artists, cultural institutions and host organizations from all cultural and creative areas covered by the Culture strand of the Creative Europe programme. These areas include the music, architecture, performing arts, design, literature and cultural heritage of the participating countries.
Maria Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “Mobility has always been and continues to be a key element of the work and life of artists and cultural professionals. European creativity is one of our greatest strengths and the EU can help support artists. The Culture Moves Europe action will give them the opportunity to go abroad to create and collaborate with their counterparts, advance their careers and professional development. In this way, they will benefit from Europe’s cultural diversity and contribute to its development.”
With a particular focus on emerging artists, the Culture Moves Europe program will offer artists and cultural institutions the opportunity to initiate projects through which they will explore, create, learn or meet with their counterparts in order to the development or deepening of international professional relationships. The program aims to award 7,000 grants over a 3-year period. This is the largest EU-funded action for individual artists to date. The first calls for proposals are expected in the autumn. More information is available here.
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