August 20, 2008 is a website dedicated to information about international mobility in the areas of theatre, dance, music and other performing arts disciplines. We issue a regular bulletin with opportunities for the mobility of artists and other performing arts professionals plus news, policy and resource items that specifically concern international mobility.

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News from On the Move

Mobility … Mobility … Mobility … a round up of current initiatives (UPDATE: en español & auf deutsch)OTM is delighted to see that mobility is currently the focus of many initiatives – research studies, working groups, reflection platforms and other developments, within the EU and other institutions.  Read all about it in English, Spanish and German.

Grants for Mobility

International Visegrad Fund – small grants (deadlines: 1 Sep & 1 Dec)The International Visegrad Fund supports projects in the fields of cultural cooperation, scientific exchange and research, education, exchanges between young people, cross-border cooperation and promotion of tourism. It is open to projects thematically related to Visegrad cooperation (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia).EU-ACP Support programme to cultural industries in ACP countries – call for proposals (deadline: Nov 28)EU-ACP Support programme to cultural industries in ACP countries programme launched with a call for cultural cooperation projects between operators in Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries.European Cultural Foundation – grants for artistic projects (deadline: 1 Sep)The new ECF Grants scheme – The support we provide is taking on a radically new shape. From now on, there will be two separate funding lines, and individuals as well as organisations can apply for certain grants. The application process is much simpler – no more form-filling! 

Calls for participation

Wanderlust – Fund for International Theatre Partnerships wit
h theatres in in Germany (deadline: 15 Oct)
Wanderlust is the urge to travel and broaden one’s horizons. The German Federal Cultural Foundation is committed to fulfilling this dream for municipal and state theatres in Germany which would like to establish a partnership with a foreign theatre.Maraton de Clown 2008, 21, 25 & 26 Sept, Madrid, Spain (Deadline: 10 Sep)XVIII International Festival of clown in Madrid – Call for participation in a clown showcase event.Sound Walk,Musica Viva Festival, Lisbon, Sept 08 (deadline: 25 Aug)Miso Music Portugal and the Música Viva Festival 2008 invites composers to send electroacoustic miniatures to be diffused at the "Sound Walk" installation during the Música Viva Festival 2008 from the 19th to the 27th of September at Belem Arts Centre in Lisbon.  


2nd Sond’Ar-te Composition Competition 2009 (deadline: Apr 30)In order to encourage the composition of chamber music with electronics, Miso Music Portugal and the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble are organising, the “2nd Sond’Ar-te Composition Competition 2009 – Chamber Music with Electronics”5th edition of prize Lázaro Carreter of Drama Literature, Zaragoza, Spain, 2008. (Deadline: 1 Dec)If you are interested to participate and you have a drama written in Spanish, original and unpublished you can send us your original until 1st december 2008. The subject is free.Arches Award for Stage Directors 2009, Scotland (deadline: 17 Sept)ARCHES – SCOTLAND’S COOLEST ARTS VENUE – announces awards for Stage Directors 2009 ARCHES AWARD.


Visegrad Artist Residency Programme (deadline: 10 Sep)The Visegrad Artist Residency Program is a program created in 2006 for the purpose of facilitating artistic exchanges for applicants who are citizens of the Visegrad countries (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia)Lab for Electroacoustic Creation – LEC, Lisbon, Portugal (deadline: 31 Dec)Continuing its policy of promoting and encouraging musical creation, Miso Music Portugal has created in 2005 a program of artistic residencies in the recently created LEC (Lab for Electroacoustic Creation). 


International Theatre Workshop, Biennale de Venezia, Venice, 27 Oct – 27 Nov (deadline: 29 Sep)For the first time the Venice Biennale’s Theatre section, directed by Maurizio Scaparro, plans its activity over a period of two years and around a single theme, the Mediterranean. Two different activities which are closely correlated, in new ways.Melopee Cultural Management Workshop – for operators from Euro-Mediterranean, France, 7-13 Nov (deadline: 8 Sep)CALL FOR PROPOSAL to participate in a CULTURAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP for OPERATORS from the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN area 


Opera Europa annual conference, Oslo, 26-28 SepNorway’s new opera house in Oslo makes the perfect setting for Opera Europa’s autumn conference on the theme of 'Why do we perform opera today?' International Theatre and Dance Fair, Huesca, Spain, 29 Sep – 3 Oct (UPDATE – stand reservation & International conference programme – deadline: 6 Sept)The Huesca Theatre and Dance Fair is a forum for professionals who work in the production, exhibition and distribution of contemporary performing arts in Spain, other EU countries and Latin America. 

Caucasus & Central Asia

Open Society Institute Arts and Culture Network Program (open deadline to 2010)The Open Society Institute's Arts and Culture Network Program (ACNP) makes grants to individuals and organizations to support projects that draw on the power of culture, in particular artistic and expressive culture, to help build and maintain open societies. The ANCP supports Roma as well as Caucasian, Central Asian, Afghan and Turkish projects. 

Other activities

Check out the European Sound Delta project for ambient summer sound performancesDuring the summer, two “studio-boats” will simultaneously navigate upstream on the Rhine and 
Call for contributions: Fresh Circus (ideas for European seminar on contemporary circus) – deadline: 1 SeptContribute to a reflection on contemporary circus organised by Circostrada Network and HorsLesMurs. 


Funding programmes for cultural cooperation in Africa-Caribbean-Pacific ACP countriesA useful resource on the ACP Cultures website provides a round-up of funding programmes for cultural cooperation in Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries.South-South, Sur-Sur – new resource for dance exchange in Latin America & other points southA great new resource for artists and companies wanting to exchange, network and communicate between contemporary dance professionals in the southern hemisphere. 

Don't forget …

The News and Announcements section is constantly being updated. This Newsflash offers a selection of current items. If you are looking for opportunities for professional mobility, check the site regularly so you don't miss any deadlines.

New links and updates

ATP – Swiss theatre associationAssociation of Artists, Theatre and Promoters in Switzerland. Information site for members and anyone interested in Swiss theatre scene.arts-planetVisiting Arts and British Council launch a new professional networking site, allowing arts professionals from across the globe to meet and collaborate – an invaluable resource for those seeking to develop projects, identify partners and expand networks internationally.Culture and DevelopmentFollowing the closure of Creative Exchange, this forum has been set up as a space to collaborate & advocate for culture in development & social change.Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008Check out the latest programme of the current European Capital of CultureStavanger European Capital of Culture 2008Check out the latest programme for the current European Capital of Culture

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