In April 2019, i-Portunus launched the first call for Applications, for short-term mobilities in the fields of the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts. Over 1,200 valid applications were received. Each of the applications was assessed by two independent evaluators, specialised in the relevant artistic field.
The first i-Portunus Call resulted in a financial mobility support for 122 artists or culture professionals for the amount of 252.300,00 euros.
Support was also given to four artists from Serbia: Aleksandar Crnogorac, Benedikt Heigle, Gordana Zikic and Jasna Jovicevic.
The financial support for this first Call covers 31 % of Visual Arts projects and 69 % of Performing Arts projects of legal residents (36 % men, 63 % women and 1 % other) from Southern Europe (39 %), Northern Europe (33 %), Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (11 %) and Non-EU countries (17 %). The majority of selected applicants was between 25 and 34 years old, closely followed by applicants between 35 and 44 years old, although one selected person is between 18 and 24 years old and 2 selected applicants are between 65 and 74 years old. In this first call all sub-categories in Visual Arts and Performing Arts are represented, except fashion and opera.
The objectives which were most in demand were Production Oriented Residencies (39 %) and International Collaboration (35 %) followed by Professional Development (12 %), Cultural change (8 %) and Presentation (7 %).
The most popular destination countries for the mobility projects were Italy (16 %), Germany (13 %), Belgium (10 %), Serbia (9 %), France (7 %) and Ukraine (6 %). Other destination countries are Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia. Destination countries which are not in demand for this first Call are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Malta, Moldova, North-Macedonia and the United Kingdom.
The statistic report on the final selection of the first i-Portunus Call shows that 54,9 % of the selected applicants applied for the category 15 – 29 days, 24,6 % for the category 30 – 59 days, 10,07 % for the category 60 – 84 days and 9,8 % for 85 days.
Detailed information on these applications is available here.