i-Portunus continues to support the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. A second pilot project was selected and co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. It is implemented by a consortium, headed by Goethe-Institut with Institut français and Izolyatsia. This second phase runs from the end of 2020 until the end of 2021.
This call for applications is open to literary translators, aged 18+, active in the field of literature, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a Creative Europe country, (individuals or groups up to 5 people).
i-Portunus provides financial support to partially fund the cost of travel (transport, accommodation etc.) to another (or several) Creative Europe country(/ies).
The duration of the mobility must be between 7 and 60 days and must take place before 30 November 2021.
The travel can be continuous or segmented:
- a continuous mobility means that you have one round-trip travel or one multi-destination trip.
- a segmented mobility means that you will travel several times to one or several destinations. Each trip must last a minimum of five days, and the total number of days still has to be between 7 and 60 days.
The main objective of your mobility is preferably one of the following:
- international collaboration: for example, with an author in the framework of a literary translation.
- production oriented residencies: for example, the result of your mobility is the immersion in a specific 'source language context', in the framework of a literary translation.
- professional development: for example, you will take part in network meetings, showcases, workshops, master classes and other types of training outside of formal education.
The conditions of funding are the following:
- A fixed amount of 350,00 EUR for transport.
- Per diems determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the duration of the mobility, and payable for each overnight stay between date of departure and date of return, with the amount depending on the destination country up to maximum 2650,00 EUR/person.
Individuals with a disability
Additional mobility support can be provided to artists, creators and cultural professionals living with a disability. In this case, the applicant should self-declare their access needs and financial support will be based on a case-by-case basis. i-Portunus will ask for receipts of these additional costs.
What should the money be spent on?
i-Portunus mobility support is intended to help you cover the expenses for your individual mobility: transport, accommodation, etc.
The financial support is meant to cover your own mobility, and not only the transport of goods, art works or material.
How to apply?
What is expected of you?
To apply, you should organise a project with a host institution/partner or publisher in another Creative Europe country. In your application, you will need to:
- Describe the project and its main objective.
- Explain how the mobility will allow you to achieve the stated objective.
- Provide documents to show that you have made plans with a partner, and that the partner is committed to your project.
Your application will be evaluated more favourably if you can show that your project is part of a plan that will lead to the development of new audiences, collaborations, career perspectives, opportunities or other longer-term impacts.
Admission requirements: information to be provided
To apply you should create an account and complete an application form in English on: my.i-portunus.eu before the deadline indicated in the timetable. After this deadline, you will not be able to modify your application.
You will be asked to provide the following types of information:
- personal details
- work experience
- details of your planned mobility (dates, destination, means of transport)
- information on your project (description, need for mobility, preparation, impact)
as well as the following documents (in PDF format):
- your CV (1 page)
- an artistic cv or portfolio (max 10 pages, max. 10MB)
- relevant documents supporting your mobility plan, such as: contract with a publisher, invitation letters, meeting confirmations, co-production agreements, contracts etc. (max 5 pages, max. 10MB)
- a signed Declaration on Honour, confirming your eligibility and stating that you do not fall within the Exclusion Criteria (See Point 9 below).
For group applications
We define “a group” as a fixed number of people (up to 5) having the same coherent mobility project. People from the group can come from and return to different countries, but the mobility project requires the group to travel to the same country of destination, and to the extent possible and as appropriate, arriving and leaving on the same dates: the mobility must focus on one single group project. If one (or several) person(s) from this group will not undertake a trans-national mobility the person(s) in question will not receive the support: i-Portunus only supports individual artists and cultural professionals who undertake a trans-national mobility (for exceptions see Point 3).
For group applications, one person should submit an application for the entire group, including the name, nationality, date of birth and country of residence of all the other group members in the application form. The representative is requested to submit one CV and one artistic portfolio, both embodying the group as a whole.
N.B.: The ‘Send My Application’ button will only become visible once you have completed all ten sections of your application form: if you don’t see the button, go through your application again and complete the missing parts. You will then receive an e-mail confirming that your application has been successfully submitted