Culture Moves Europe: grants for professional travels for artists and culture professionals

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Grant
Location: Europe
Deadline: 31 May 2023 at 23:59 Kyiv time
Organiser: Creative Europe

This is your ticket to a dream professional event in one of 40 European countries. Visit an international theater festival, represent Ukraine at a book fair, complete an internship at a famous gallery or come up with something else — you plan the route yourself.

The trip should last from 7 to 60 days. If you are not able to travel outside Ukraine, virtual mobility is also an option. 

The programme is implemented by the Goethe-Institut and funded by the "Creative Europe" EU programme. This is one of thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.

More about the programme

What do I get?
  • The opportunity to attend a professional event in the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Palestine or Tunisia
  • Up to EUR 4,500 for accommodation, per diems, food and other related expenses. You will also get EUR 350 for transport and EUR 80 to cover visa costs 
  • For virtual mobility — EUR 35 daily allowance to cover participation in online events, subsistence, connectivity, etc
  • Additional support for participants with a disability
Can I apply?

This opportunity is for artists and cultural professionals who:

  • Legally residing in Ukraine
  • Are above 18 years old
  • Apply independently or together with four colleagues
  • Work in the sectors of architecture, cultural heritage, fashion and design, literary translation, music, performing and visual arts

More about the participation requirements on the website.

What do I need to apply?
  • Application form completed in English: education, professional experience, plan and project of a trip
  • A detailed description of your mobility project: where you will go, why it is important for you and how it will influence your professional development
  • CV. If you apply as a team — individual CV for each group member
  • Portfolio. In case of group application — one per group 
  • Confirmation of collaboration signed by the international partner  
  • Proof of legal residence

All the documents should be in PDF format. Find answers to general questions on the website.

How do I apply?

Submit the application via Goethe Institut online-portal

You can submit applications every month and will know the results at the end of the next month. The deadline for the first wave of grants is 31 May, 2023.

If you want to travel in 2022 or early 2023, apply by 31 October.

Good to know
  • Unfortunately, audiovisual professionals cannot apply. The audiovisual sector includes professionals who create programmess for radio and television, cinema, and content for media platforms.
  • You can submit only one application.
  • Mobilities within Ukraine can also be supported, however, you will be responsible for your safety.
  • For individual artists the duration should be between 7 and 60 days, while for the teams — between 7 and 21 days.
  • If you apply as a group you should have one mobility plan for all.
  • If you have a disability or other special needs, you can get additional funding. Add a relevant certificate to your application.
  • You can travel with your family. The organisers will provide EUR 100 euros for childcare.
  • If you apply as a team, the organisers will transfer the money to the leader’s bank account.
  • If your project is implemented in cooperation with the EU or Goethe-Institut, you are not eligible to apply. 
  • Staff members of the European Commission and Goethe-Institut are not eligible to apply. 
  • You can get a mobility grant if you have previously traveled within the i-Portunus programme.

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