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i-Portunus #2: launch of the first two call for applications


Updated on 14/12/2020

The Institut français and its European partners, the Goethe-Institut (in Belgium) and Izolyatsia (in Ukraine), are launching the 2nd edition of the i-Portunus pilot project to support mobility of artists’ and professionals in the cultural and creative sectors in Europe. i-Portunus is a project co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

For this second edition, the objective is to test mobility within identified sectors, by proposing simple applications, addressed directly at creators and professionals in culture wanting to develop international collaboration projects or who have a professional development project requiring mobility beyond their borders.

Encounters are at the heart of this programme: this is why physical trips will be preferred; however, if the constraints related to the health crisis do not allow it, particular attention will be given to alternative collaboration solutions including virtual mobility.

This project should allow about 200 artists’ and professionals’ mobilities to be supported for periods of 7 to 60 days, in all States eligible for Creative Europe.

Launch of the first call for applications cycle: music and literary translation

This first call for applications cycle concerns the music (1st session with priority given to jazz, classical music and traditional music) and literary translation sectors.





This call for applications is open to composers, musicians and singers, working with classical, jazz and/or traditional music (individuals or groups of a maximum 5 people).

The main objective of the mobitlity must be international collaboration: finalisation of a composition through international collaboration between several music interpreters / composers.

The mobility length is from 7 to 60 days.



This call for applications is open to literary translators, aged 18 and over, working in the literature sector, and all levels of training and experience.

The main mobility objective is for translators to immerse themselves in a specific environment, in the framework of a literary translation, ideally in collaboration with an author.

The mobility length is from 7 to 60 days.



  • Call for applications: 9 December 2020 to 28 February 2021
  • Communication of results: 2 April 2021
  • Mobility periods: between 2 June and 30 November 2021

Two other calls for applications, in the architecture, heritage and music (2nd session) sectors will be launched between January and March 2021.

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