Culture Moves Europe: EU rolls out new €21 million mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals

Culture Moves Europe: EU rolls out new €21 million mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals

July 22, 2022

On 20 July, the European Commission signed an agreement with the Goethe-Institut to implement a new €21 million mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals: Culture Moves Europe.

The new Culture Moves Europe will become a permanent action under the Creative Europe programme and follows the successful I-Portunus pilot project that took place between 2018 and 2022.

It will offer grants to artists, cultural operators, and host organisations from all the sectors covered by the and from the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme (within its CULTURE strand). Emerging artists will receive special attention.

Among the Eastern Partnership countries, Georgia and Ukraine partially participate in the Creative Europe programme. Armenia is also negotiating a partial accession to the programme.

During the next three years, the programme will allow around 7,000 artists, creators and cultural professionals to go abroad for professional development or international collaborations, co-produce, co-create, and present their works to new audiences.

The first calls are expected in autumn 2022.

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