i-Portunus report shows a very positive impact on artists
i-Portunus report shows a very positive impact on artists

With a budget of €1 million, i-Portunus, a pilot project under the Creative Europe program, funded 337 individuals in the performing and visual arts to go abroad and make their career more international, improve their skills and broaden their networks. Now a report has been publish with a very positive outcome from all participants.

The city of Barcelona has been the destination for several of the exchanges and artists such as Roberto Olivan or Mercè Ribot have been able to be part of this program, as well as Eva Máñez and Neus Gil Cortes, both from Valencia, among others.

If you wish to know more about their experience, check their feedback: Roberto Olivan, Eva Máñez, Neus Gil Cortes.

Exchanges in Barcelona: Konstantin Kosovec, Svitlana Reinish, Irene Petra Zani.

With a grant ranging from € 1500 to 3400 each beneficiary was able to spend between 15 to 85 days abroad. The conclusions following their experience are:

  • 97% said they acquired new skills
  • 94% developed new audiences or outlets for their work
  • 94% developed new co-productions or co-creations
  • 49% received a job offer or new contract
  • 76% of artists say they would not change anything in the scheme

Taking into consideration the reality of the restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, a blended mobility experience may be appropriate and the exact modalities will be define before the next call is out.

Nevertheless, i-Portunus mobility scheme will be incorporate into the new Creative Europe program (2021-2027) with increased funding and expanding the scope to cover all cultural sectors (not audio-visual, with its on MEDIA program).

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