Culture Moves Europe | Second call for individual mobility of artists and cultural professionals

Culture Moves Europe provides mobility grants for artists and cultural professionals in all 40 creative Europe countries. It covers the sectors of architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts.

With a budget of €21 million, Culture Moves Europe offers mobility grants to around 7,000 artists, cultural professionals and host organisations from 2022 to 2025. Funded by the creative Europe programme of the European Union, Culture Moves Europe is implemented by the Goethe-Institut.

About the call

The Individual Mobility Action supports artists and cultural professionals to carry out a project with a partner of their choice in another Creative Europe country. The call is open to individuals and groups of up to 5 people, who wish to implement projects lasting between 7 to 60 days for individuals and 7 to 21 days for the groups. The grant contributes to travel and subsistence costs, and offers additional top-ups based on grantees’ individual situation.

What projects are supported?

Artists and cultural professionals can apply with a proposal to carry out a project with a partner of their choice in a Creative Europe country which is not their country of residence.

The project should pursue two of the following goals:
- to explore: to conduct creative and artistic research, to investigate, inspire and work on a specific theme or a new concept
- to create: to engage in a creative process seeking to produce a new piece of artistic/cultural work
- to learn: to enhance the participants’ competences and skills through non-formal learning or collaboration with a specialist
- to connect: to develop a professional network, to strengthen the participants’ professional development, to engage with new audiences

The partner can be, for example, a fellow artist, an organisation or a venue in the country of destination. Applicants must provide proof of collaboration in the application process.

It is possible to apply either as an individual or as a group of up to five people.

The projects can last:
- from 7 to 60 days for individuals
- from 7 to 21 days for groups

The project duration corresponds to the number of days spent in the destination country to implement the project. The travel time is not taken into account for the grant calculation.

Please note that it is only possible to travel to one single destination and that the mobility cannot be interrupted. For group projects, all group members must be at the place of destination for the whole period project implementation.

Important: Culture Moves Europe mobility grant cannot be used to merely present previously created work. Projects that simply propose, for example, an exhibition or performance of a previously created work will not be considered. Culture Moves Europe, and these grants, exist to encourage creation, exchanges, connections, and fruitful learnings across borders.

What does the grant offer?

The grant is composed of a travel allowance, a daily allowance and individual top-ups. The grant calculations are made specifically for each grantee, based on their project and personal situation.

Daily allowance

€75 per person per day. It is a contribution to accommodation, food, renting equipment, local transport, etc.

Timeline and application process

Culture Moves Europe’s individual mobility action is opening three rolling calls between October 2022 and January 2025.

First call: from 10 October 2022 to 31 May 2023

Second call: from 2 October 2023 to 31 May 2024

Third call: from Autumn 2024 to Winter 2024

The Call for individual mobility is a rolling call – which means that applications are evaluated, and grants awarded every month.

Based on previous experience, many people wait until the last deadline to submit their applications, which leads to increased competition. Therefore, it is encouraged to send applications for earlier deadlines.

The mobility project can take place any time in the 12 months after the signature of the grant agreement. However, it is recommended to submit applications at least four months before the start of the mobility.


All detailed information about the program and the application proccess can be found HERE.


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