In May 2018, the European Commission published A New European Agenda for Culture. The agenda proposed more direct action in relation to the mobility of artists and culture professionals. A call for tender to manage a pilot scheme was issued in 2018. In April 2019 a new European pilot cultural mobility fund will be launched, supported by the European Commission through the Creative Europe programme.
A consortium of European partners has been contracted by the European Commission to lead the process and to manage the pilot phase of the cultural mobility fund. The overall objective of this pilot mobility fund is to test a cross-national fund that answers the needs of mobile artists and cultural professionals, particularly in terms of duration, objectives and expected impacts on their careers and professional development.
The consortium, led by Goethe-Institut (DE) with partners Institut français (FR), Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (LT) and Izolyatsia (UA) are physically present in most of the countries which are eligible under the Creative Europe programme including non-EU countries.
The pilot mobility platform will allow 500 artists or culture professionals to take part in this experimental program which will test different durations of mobility for different professional purposes over the course of six months. Between April 2019 and September 2019 candidates can apply for support to work abroad within the countries mentioned under the Creative Europe programme. More information on the project and the deadlines will follow on the mobility platform website in April 2019 (website under construction).
Before the test phase of the mobility fund is launched, the partners invite artists and culture professionals to complete a short survey to contribute to the planning. This will help the partners fine-tune the pilot cultural mobility fund to ensure it meets the needs of the sector.are eager to know more about your needs and how you benefit from mobility in your professional practice.
All answers are anonymised. The questions are written in English but answers can also be provided in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.