Competition – Artists Mobility

LEPL Creative Georgia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The purpose of the Artists mobility competition which was initiated in 2019 by LEPL Creative Georgia is to promote the mobilityand internationalization of artists and cultural professionals;
The competition aims to promote three main areas:
1) Professional Development - Participation in international events for the purpose of professional development: conferences, seminars, accelerators, incubators, residences, etc., except for academic education programs: bachelor, master's, doctoral;
2) Product internationalization - participation of Georgian entrepreneurs in international fairs, exhibitions, competitions and show-cases in the field of creative industries;
3) Participation in international events - Participation in international events by Georgian artists and cultural sector professionals such as festivals, exhibitions and tours and more.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

February 15th2019 - July 1st2019
78 applications have been submitted;
34 artists/cultural professionals were funded;
Amount requested - 191 387 GEL;
Amount Financed - 97 940.50 GEL

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Amount allocated in USD in 2019 - 34 304 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia – Funding agency of the initiative
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Annula evaluation of the mobility call resulted in readjustment of the application process including application form, open call dates and allocated total sum per mobility decreased from 5000 Gel to 4000 Gel. Also total allocated annual sum has increased from 100 000 Gel in 2019, to 150 000 Gel in 2020.