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Project support

Indianoceanic mobility fund

Call for applications open
From 31 January 2024 to 15 November 2024
French professionals / Foreign professionals
The Indianoceanic Mobility Fund́ is a programme of the Ministry of Culture (General Secretariat, Cultural Affairs Departments of La Réunion and Mayotte), operated by the Institut français.

This programme supports the mobilitý of artists and cultural professionals in the Indian Ocean, within the Indian Ocean zone and from or to South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and India.
Call for applications open until 15/11/2024
Terms and conditions

Applications must be submitted between 28 September and 15 November 2023 and between 1 February and 15 November 2024 (no applications between 15 November and 1 February - budgetary closure). Applications must be sent at least 6 weeks before the start of the mobility period.

The Institut français provides financial support in the form of :

- a travel allowance (transport costs, insurance and visa, if necessary) for artists and cultural professionals up to a limit of €2,200 per application and per year (corresponding to a mobility project),

- project support for cultural organisations or companies, up to a maximum of €8,000 per application per year (one application corresponding to one or more mobility projects for artists, up to a maximum of €2,200).

Please note: Plane tickets are paid for directly by the project promoters.


The Institut français and its two supervisory ministries (Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture) are working to promote equality between men and women, parity and diversity. The Institut français is also in the process of obtaining the Equality label and the Diversity label from AFNOR. Particular attention will therefore be paid by the selection committeé to gender parity in the selection of artists, creators, authors and professionals who will be selected to benefit from the Indian Ocean Mobility Fund.

In line with the National Low-Carbon Strategy (SNBC), the Institut français has set itself ten operational objectives to be achieved by 2025, brought together in a roadmap for the ecological transition. In agreement with its partners, the implementation of the Indianoceanic Mobility Fund is part of this eco-responsible dynamic. Applicants are encouraged to develop an eco-responsible approach to their project (choosing the least carbon-intensive transport whenever possible; pooling travel, food, etc.). ). Applicants are encouraged to report on this approach when submitting their application.

Mobility projects must have a link with Réunion or Mayotte.

This programme is aimed at artists and cultural professionals, as well as cultural organisations and companies based in :

  • one of the member countries of the Indian Ocean Commission: the Union of the Comoros; France in respect of Réunion; Madagascar; Mauritius; the Seychelles,
  • one of the French overseas departments in the Indian Ocean: Réunion; Mayotte,
  • South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and India.

It includes the following disciplines

  • Architecture, landscape and urban planning
  • Street arts
  • Visual arts
  • Comic strips
  • Circus
  • Storytelling
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Documentary
  • Arts courses
  • Training for cultural professions
  • Video games
  • Books
  • Puppets
  • Art professions
  • Fashion
  • Museum & Heritage
  • Classical and contemporary music
  • Contemporary music and jazz
  • Digital
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Photography
  • Multidisciplinary projects
  • Sport and Culture
  • Theatre

Priority will be given to mobility for

  • participation in leading events
  • trainings, markets development
  • professionals' participations in transnational networks
  • research works and artistic collaborations
  • invitations to debates, conferences or seminars
  • creative residencies.


This programme is not intended to support the dissemination of projects or shows.