Culture Moves Europe: Mobility Grants for Artists & Host Institutions

Open Call
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In October 2022, the European Commission launched the Culture Moves Europe mobility programme. The €21 million programme supports individual mobilities and residencies in all arts and cultural sectors except audiovisual. The programme focuses on architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music and performing and visual arts and covers all of the countries participating in the Creative Europe Culture programme.

Grants are awarded to artists and cultural operators as well as to host institutions.

Deadline for individual mobility grants
31 May 2023

Submission for residencies
15 June 2023 - 23.59 (CET)

Mobility grants for artists and cultural operators

Funding is awarded in the form of fixed flat rates and per diems. The following activities are funded:

  • Individual mobility of individuals or groups
    • Individual physical mobility (7 - 60 days)
    • Groups of up to 5 persons (7 - 21 days)

The call for proposals for individual mobility funding will run until 31 May 2023. There will be further calls for proposals in the next three years from September 2023 to May 2024 and September 2024 to February 2025.

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Grants for host institutions

Culture Moves Europe - Call for Residency - Houses

Applications are invited from cultural organisations that regularly organise artistic and creative activities and/or have the capacity to carry out an international artistic and cultural residency project.

The call for proposals provides financial support to organisations and individual artists registered as a legal entity who wish to host international artists and cultural practitioners for a residency project. This call is addressed to hosts working in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • cultural heritage
  • design and fashion design
  • literary translation
  • music
  • performing arts
  • visual arts

The application procedure is divided into two phases:

the selection of the hosts
the confirmation of the invited artists, cultural practitioners and cultural professionals selected by the hosts

Criteria for participation

To be eligible to apply, you must

  • be a representative of an organisation or a person registered as a legal entity
  • organise activities related to at least one of the above-mentioned fields
  • regularly organise artistic and cultural activities and/or have the capacity (i.e. premises, services, staff and supervision) to carry out an artistic and cultural residency project
  • invite a minimum of one and a maximum of five artists or cultural professionals to participate in the residency project who are legally resident in at least one other Creative Europe country.
  • The project must last a minimum of 22 days and a maximum of 300 days.

The hosted persons should all participate in the residency project at the same time and for the same duration.

The residency project and the residency of the individuals must be uninterrupted.

Each hosted individual must be present in the host's premises and work on their residency project for at least 70% of their time.

Deadline for submission for residencies - houses
ends on 15 June 2023, 23.59 CET (Central European Time).

To complete the online application form, applicants must first create an account on the Goethe application portal. Applicants whose residency project has been selected will be informed by the Goethe-Institut, the organisation responsible for Culture Moves Europe, at the end of July 2023 and invited to proceed with the selection of the artists participating in their projects.

The selected hosts will have one year from the date of signature of the grant agreement to complete their project.

Inclusion and sustainability
Culture Moves Europe will provide special support to people with disabilities and those caring for children. Special support will also be provided to those travelling to and from the Overseas Countries and Territories and the Outermost Regions of the EU. The call for applications for visiting fellowships aims to ensure a gender balance and geographical distribution of fellows. Culture Moves Europe is also committed to working in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way.

This new funding track is part of the Creative Europe programme (2021 - 2027).

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