TWB Digest #346


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I’d die first.
Inherit the Wind by Jereome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Call for proposal for Mobility First! ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is now open! Don’t miss the first deadline by end of May.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries.

Introducing the new website
This website is an initiative to tackle sexism and misuse of power in the Belgian arts scene by informing procedures against and in the event of sexism or discrimination. It asks people to “engage” by firstly signing a statement to end violence, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in our schools, studios and institutions.
Please visit the website, consider contributing with your signature and pass on this information to whomever you see fit
Thank you.
Gala and the Engagement team

Helping Foreign Artists Cut Through the Red Tape, Pro Bono

Matthew Covey’s work as an immigration fixer has assumed greater urgency in the Trump era.
Adversity can inspire great art, but it can also be a time suck. For more than twenty years, Matthew Covey has been helping musicians and other artists deal with government paperwork. He’s an immigration fixer; his firm, CoveyLaw, handles some twenty-five hundred visas every year, in affiliation with Tamizdat, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote cultural exchange. The name is a variant of “samizdat” (“self-published”), the Soviet term for clandestinely distributed dissident literature. “ ‘Tam’ means ‘over there,’ ” Covey explained the other day. “The stuff that’s taken across the border.”  Read more

On the Move
Arterial Network 
TEH 85 Conference 
American Dance Abroad
Women in the Media and Arts Coalition

Art Moves Africa, Korea Arts Management Service

Art Moves AfricaKorea Arts Management Service* and On the Move are very pleased to present the Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals – Africa 

The main objective of this cultural mobility funding guide is to provide an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of artists and cultural operators from Africa and travelling to Africa. It also aims to provide input for funders and policy makers on how to fill the existing gaps in funding for international cultural exchange. All in all 87 funding organisations and 133 funding schemes related to Africa are listed together with 38 funding bodies and 48 funding schemes with an international outreach as well as key resources on mobility funding for artists and cultural organisations.

This guide is modelled on the guides to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals in Europe, Asia, the Arab Region and the USA. In the Africa guide you will find funding opportunities relevant to most artistic and cultural disciplines, classified by types of funding organisations. The list includes only regular funding opportunities, whose terms and application procedures are accessible online, and that cover travel costs (partially or completely).

This guide – whose information was mostly compiled between August-December 2015 – is an attempt to gather all the resources in one document. It draws on extensive online research as well as on previously completed studies: namely, AMA’s studies on mobility and touring in East Africa (2011, 2012) and Central Africa (2015), and the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide – Focus on the 13 Arab Countries (by the Arab Education Forum, in collaboration with OTM and thanks to the support of Korea Arts Management Service).

Download the Africa Cultural Mobility Funding Guide  

double-page version and single-page version

Artist Support Organizations: OneWorld Radio

OneWorld Radio offers services and networking for broadcasters and civil society organisations that use radio for human rights and sustainable development. This portal aims to be a tool for broadcasters – a place on the internet where they can find radio programmes for exchange and all the information from the sector of radio for development they need – news, funding and training opportunities and manuals.