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European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 – launch of partners section of website The European Union has declared 2008 the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID 2008). The partner section of EYID 2008 website has been launched, designed as a networking platform. Imagine Africa, new global campaign for African arts By the force of exceptional artists, minds and manifestations a new African Image is about to evolve. Imagine Africa contributes to this force of new imagination, by supporting contemporary African arts and culture.

Grants for Mobility

Culture Programme: CALL FOR 2008 ANNOUNCED (deadlines 31 Oct & 5 Nov) + Information Day, Brussels, Sept 14th The European Commission has announced its call for 2008 funding proposals under the Culture Programme. An Information Day meeting will be organised in Brussels on September 14th for potential applicants.Nordic cultural cooperation grants: mobility, network funding, artists residencies (various deadlines) Nordic Culture Point announces the current call for applications under the Nordic region schemes for supporting cultural cooperation in and with the region. Culture Programme: call for cultural cooperation projects with China & India (deadline: 1 Oct) Call for cultural cooperation proposals with and in third countries (China & India) announced. Bi-annual projects to take place 2007-2009 can be considered.  Call for proposals for local and regional cultural activities in Syria, with European partners (deadline: 15 Sep) The Delegation of the European Commission to Syria is seeking proposals for Local and Regional cultural activities in Syria with financial assistance from the MEDA Programme. Partners can come from EU, candidate and EEA countries. NPN grants for contemporary dance international co-productions with German partners (deadline: 15 Oct) NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK (NPN) support for co-productions made with partners in Germany. Grants available up to 50% of a production's budget. PAJ Europe (grants for Japan-Europe performing arts projects): deadline: 27 Oct PAJ Europe is the Japan Foundation's Performing Arts programme for Europe, offering grants to organisations based in Europe for Japan-related performing arts projects, either Touring or Collaboration/Co-productions.

Calls for participation

DANÇA SEM SOMBRA, international show of video dance, Lisbon/Portugal, Nov 07 (deadline: 30 Sep) The International show of Video-Dance. Dança sem Sombra ’07 returns to Lisbon and to other places in Portugal in November 2007. Applications invited. Disonancias – call for artists to work with companies/research centres in Basque Country, Spain (deadline: 3 Oct) Call for artists to work on joint research projects in 9 companies and investigation centres. Plateaux festival, Germany, April 2008 (deadline: 1 Sep) Invitation to international artists, performers and companies to send in conceptual proposals for the Plateaux festival in April 2008. INPORT 2007, International Video-performance art festival, Tallinn, Estonia, Dec 200
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Performance artists all around the world are invited to send proposals for INPORT, International Video-Performance Art Festival, in Tallinn / Estonia on December 2007. Aerowaves at The Place, London & Operaestate Festival, Italy (deadline: 24 Sep) Aerowaves is the international strand of Resolution!, The Place’s annual, new year open season for shorter dance works. Ten works from across Europe perform once alongside their British counterparts as part of a triple bill. Applications invited. International Prize for Performance, Trento, Italy, 5-6 Oct (deadline: 22 Aug) The announcement is open to artists, or group of artists, of all nationalities, originating from all formative backgrounds (visual arts, dance, theatre, music, poetry), born from January 1st, 1972. dance screeen The Hague 2007 – call for dance videos & films (EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 Aug) Call for entries dance screen The Hague 2007 – 11th International Festival and Competition for Dance Films & Videos.


Fondation Daniel Langlois – grants for research and experimentation residencies for artists, Montreal (deadline: 30 Sep) Research and Experimentation Residencies in Montreal (OBORO) for Professional Artists from Emerging Countries or Regions.Residencies at MacDowell Colony, USA (deadline: 15 Sep) Next deadline for residencies Feb-May 2008 is September 15th. Open to composers, writers and other artists in many disciplines.


Officina Corpo, professional contemporary dance training, Sicily, 2008 (audition schedule – various cities & dates) MotoMimetico Company and the Cultural Center Majazé – Catania propose Officina Corpo – PROFESSIONAL COURSE IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE. Auditions around Europe. Vocal Dance + Voice Movement Integration training, Nov-Jun, Amsterdam (register by 3 Oct) This Professional Training Program offers an intensive physical training in techniques which develop skills connecting dance, movement, voice, bodywork and physical re-patterning. Iwami Kagura, Japanese traditional dance workshop, Royaumont Foundation, France, 28 Oct – 4 Nov (deadline: 20 Sep) Repertory workshop: Iwami Kagura, Japanese traditional dances with Tadashi Ishikawa from 28 October to 4 November 2007 in residency at the Royaumont Foundation. International training course for teachers of Argentinian Tango, Marseilles, Rome, Buenos Aires Training for teachers of Argentinian Tango, under the direction of Hernan Villegas. Training takes place in Marseilles/Rome + Buenos Aires. 300 hour professional training over 3 years. IUGTE Theatre Methods Today, Latvia, Sep 20-23 (deadline: Sep 10) Stanislavsky. Meyerhold. M.Chekhov. Theatre Methods Today. International Theatre Laboratory of Sergey Ostrenko. EkS-scena workshops, Zagreb, Oct- Jan (register by Oct 30) EkSperimental Free Scene announces the programme of master workshops for autumn and winter 2007. Dance Unlimited Symposium, Arnhem, Netherlands, 15 Nov Dance Unlimited Arhhem & Generale Oost Symposium to be held in the Netherlands. 


International Theatre & Dance Fair, Huesca, Spain, 1-5 Oct: invitation to programmers (deadline: 6 Sep) The International Theatre and Dance Fair / Feria Internacional de Teatro y Danza will be held in Huesca, Spain and invites programmers to attend. 1st International Forum – Voice, Youth & Arts Management, Caen, France, 2008 (register your interest now) Insert 1st International Forum – Voice, Youth and Arts Management will be organised in early 2008 in Caen, France, aimed at young arts managers in the field of choral music. 'Fair of Ideas', VI Technical Meeting of Street Arts, Barcelona, 21 Sep“The Fair of Ideas” – invitation to artists with concepts for Intercultural Dialogue in Europe. Free registration for artists with ideas! Symposium, off limits festival, 26-27 Aug, Dortmund (register by 15 Aug) The international dance and theatre festival off limits organises a symposium with the theme “refuges of the generations”. EFAH conference, Inside Out – Re-imagining cultural action in Europe, Warsaw, 8-10 Nov 15th EFAH Conference and Annual General Assembly – motivation and mobilisation of cultural actors in Europe today. Festival Policies of Public Authorities in Europe: meeting (Barcelona, 19-20 Oct) + call for papers (deadline 25 Aug) Call for papers on theme of Festival Policies of Public Authorities in Europe to inform a meeting in Barcelona. International Museum Theatre Alliance conference, 20-23 Sep, Belfast Challenging Museum Theatre – The 5th Biennial IMTAL International Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland for anyone using theatre and live performance as interpretive techniques in cultural institutions. IETM Plenary Meeting, Ghent, 4-7 October (register by 7 Sep) 'One on One', an intimate encounter between the artist and the manager, linked together by the bonding power of customised telecommunication. Performing Arts Market & IETM Satellite meeting, Seoul, Korea, 9-14 Oct (Registration now open!) Registration is now open for the Performing Arts Market – PAMS and for the IETM Satellite Meeting in Seoul.


DBM Mediterranean Dance meeting, Beirut, 9-11 Nov DBM Mediterranean dance network announces a Mediterranean Dance meeting to be held in Beirut, Lebanon. Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups Europe-Mediterranean, Alexandria, Egypt, 1-10 Feb 2008 – UPDATED – NEW PROGRAMMES (deadline: 30 Sep) Two new programmes invite participation of playwrights and theatre students.

Other activities

Restart '07, Romanian dance platform, Bucharest, Sep 27-30: invitation to programmers A chance to discover diverse forms and practices, solos and collaborative work, duets and group pieces created and performed by various artists whom live and work in Romania. Civil Society Platform for Intercultural Dialogue: call for contributions to paper (deadline: 22 Aug) Call from the European Cultural Foundation and EFAH for contributions to feed into the 'Rainbow Paper on Intercultural Dialogue'.ARTE launches search for Europe's greatest playwrights (votes close 30 Sep) Europe's heritage : The great playwrights. ARTE is searching for the most important European dramatists. Vote now! 10th Anniversary Edinburgh Showcase, 20-25 Aug – for attention of international promoters The British Council's 10th anniversary Edinburgh Showcase in 2007 will again welcome around 200 leading international promoters to Edinburgh during the Fringe and International festivals. Breath, Inspiration and the Voice, Wales March 2008: call for workshop/talk/performance ideas International Festival of the Voice in Performance – call for ideas for workshops, talks, or performances on this theme. Call for papers: Performance Research, 'On Choreography' (deadline for proposals: 7 Sep) 'On Choreography' invites artists, practitioners and theorists to submit critical articles, documents, or artist's pages which position choreography in relation to the contexts and discourses on contemporary culture.

Work opportuni

Artists wanted for work in Dubai Street Performers , Musicians,  Bands , One man show , Mime, Pantomime, fire shows, stage performance, Ballet, musicals, Theatre, Jugglers, Circus, Magicians, Musical Plays, Puppet, Broadway shows – apply now! Gig mag jobs advertisements Gig online (incorporating International Arts Manager) carries a range of employment opportunities in the music industry. An interesting option for job seekers and recruiters internationally.

Partner search

Cultural Meeting Point – partner search portal Looking for a partner for a Culture Programme cultural cooperation project?  Use the database for partner search set up by the Cultural Contact Points.


European Glossary on Arts and Cultural Education Cultuurnetwork Nederlands launches a first pilot phase of the European Glossary Initiative with a database of terms used by European countries in the field of arts and cultural education. LabforCulture – new region in focus: The Nordic Region presents a mapping of more than 100 cultural and artistic organisations from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden who are involved in cultural cooperation both within the Nordic region and beyond. Irish Playography – catalogue of new Irish plays A comprehensive catalogue of new Irish plays produced professionally since 1904. Research into cultural cooperation and mobility in Europe LabforCulture publishes research by ERICarts into national policies which influence cultural cooperation and mobility in Europe.

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New links and updates

DIZK . Deutsches InformationsZentrum Kulturförderung A searchable database of funders and partners in Germany for cultural funding plus international competitions for artists. Centre for Performance Research Resource Centre An internationally recognised reference library and archive focusing on theatre and performance from around the world. International Federation for Choral Music Communication and exchange between choral musicians throughout the world. Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities A residential facility for creative research on the Italian Riviera. Dance Ireland Get up to date with the Irish dance scene and find essential contacts. Sharq Taronalari Uzbekistan's international music festival "Melodies of Orient". Irish Theatre Institute New premises for the Irish Theatre Institute, formerly known as Theatre Shop.

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