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    CME-Individual Mobility

    Culture Moves Europe is the new EU mobility scheme that offers 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 aims to foster sustainable and inclusive mobility and give particular attention to emerging artists and cultural professionals. It is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.

    Culture Moves Europe is composed of two action lines:

    • Individual mobility for artists and cultural professionals;
    • Residencies for host organisations.


    The Individual Mobility Action of Culture Moves Europe provides financial support to partially fund the cost of travel (transport, accommodation, etc.) of an artist or a cultural professional residing in a Creative Europe country and going to another Creative Europe country to implement a project with an international partner (organisation or individual). The international partner (organisation or individual) is an associate that agrees to host the individual artist(s), guides him/her/them through their working environment, and implements the project with him/her/them.



    • Artists and culture professionals (individuals or groups of up to 5 people) who are at least 18 years old and reside legally in a Creative Europe country
    • Applicants can come from all cultural and creative sectors covered in the Culture Strand of the Creative Europe programme (architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music, performing arts and visual arts);
    • Applicants legally residing in Ukraine will exceptionally have the option to directly apply for a virtual mobility.


    Mobility Conditions

    The mobility duration includes travel time and project implementation:

    • For single individual: the duration should be between 7 and 60 days,
    • For groups of individuals (2 to 5 people): the duration should be between 7 and 21 days;
    • The mobility must take place within one year, starting from the signature of the grant agreement; It must be uninterrupted and take place in a single destination.
    • Each applicant is allowed to submit only one application as an individual or a group within the first rolling call.
    • Beneficiaries of an i-Portunus mobility grant are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to first-time applicants;
    • Beneficiaries from the Culture Moves Europe Mobility Scheme are not allowed to re-apply;
    • The mobility support cannot be awarded retrospectively for actions and projects already completed.




    The grant is composed of a travel allowance (between 350 EUR and 700 EUR), a daily allowance (75 EUR per person) and individual top-ups. 

    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 5.001km 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.
    • Extra costs and top-ups are available to support the inclusion of people from various backgrounds and profiles (including people from and going to Overseas Countries and Territories and Outermost Regions, visas, disability, with children below the age of 10), as well as to promote more sustainable or slow travel.


    How to apply

    Applicants need to:

    – create an account on the Goethe-Application Portal;

    – applications must be submitted in English, online through the Goethe-Application Portal.



    The first rolling call is until 31 May 2024, 23:59 CEST.

    During the rolling call period, a ‘cut-off’ date will be set on the last day of each month. All applications received during that month will be evaluated.

    The cut-off dates are the following:

    • 31 October 2023, 23:59 CET,
    • 30 November 2023, 23:59 CET,
    • 31 January 2024, 23:59 CET,
    • 29 February 2023, 23:59 CET,
    • 31 March 2024, 23:59 CET,
    • 30 April 2024, 23:59 CEST
    • 31 May2024 , 23:59 CEST.


    Read more here.