Culture Moves Europe is the new permanent mobility scheme funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.
It will offer grants to artists, cultural professionals and host organisations in all Creative Europe countries who work in the sectors of architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music, performing arts and visual arts.
The scheme will foster sustainable and inclusive mobility and give particular attention to emerging artists and cultural professionals.
The scheme is composed of two action lines:
- Individual mobility for artists and cultural professionals.
- Residencies for host organisations.
The current call targets individual artists and cultural professionals. It runs until the end of May 2023 but has monthly cut-off dates for rolling evaluations. The mobility itself can take place at any time within one year after signature of the grant agreement, and should last between 7 and 60 days.
The mobility grant includes:
- Travel costs from the place of residence to the place of destination.
- Culture Moves Europe aims at encouraging applicants to choose sustainable ways of travelling and to opt for slow travel.
- For people residing or willing to implement a project further than 5001km from their place of residence, the travel grant is adapted to contribute to the cost of this long distance travel.
- Daily allowance (also called ‘per diem’) to contribute to the accommodation and subsistence.
- Various top-ups are available to support: disabled artists and cultural professionals; green travel; participation of Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories; visa fees; and artists and cultural professionals with young children below the age of 10.
Applicants must be legally residing in a Creative Europe country (eligible countries including Overseas Countries and Territories and Outermost Regions of the European Union): Albania, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine.
Applicants legally residing in Ukraine will exceptionally be able to apply for a virtual mobility grant.
Monthly evaluation from October 2022-May 2023.
See also the CME call for residency hosts (deadline: 15 June 2023).