September 30, 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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UK immigration proposals could restrict employment of dancers from outside EUAn article from The Independent newspaper considers how proposed changes to UK immigration policy could change the face of dance performances, limiting the ability of dance companies and productions to employ dancers from outside the EU. 

Grants for Mobility

European Voluntary Service: mobility opportunities in Art & Culture for 18-30 year oldsEVS – European Voluntary Service – is part of the EU-programme Youth in Action. EVS gives all young persons aged 18-30 the possibility to work abroad for 2-12 months.Roberto Cimetta Fund for individual travel grantsThe Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area.STEP beyond mobility schemeCross-border travel is the life-blood of cultural cooperation. Young artists and practitioners of the cultural sector need to meet their international peers, exchange views, influence and learn from each other.

Calls for participation

Call for Women Artists, Women's Arts International Festival, UK May 2009We are looking for women from all over the world who work in any artform, or across artforms, whether as artists or in a non-artistic role within the arts; or have an interest or involvement in Women's StudiesARCADE Seminar on Culture and Urban Development in the North/South Perspective, 13-14 Nov 2008 (deadline 10 Oct)Call for papers and case studies. We are welcoming proposals for presentations and working groups. The Seminar will bring together actors of culture and social development from various backgrounds (including representatives of local authorities, NGOs, foundations, research centers, universities, international organisations as well as artists and cultural practitioners). The objective is to exchange the latest ideas and practices on culture as it relates to community development in both developed and developing environments.Diversia Festival of contemporary dance duets, Russia 26-30 Apr 2009 (deadline 31 Dec 2008)Festival performing some interesting independent contemporary dance duets as separate creative units which have special potential to impress their ideas through movement. 10th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management 28 June – 1 July 2009 – call for papers (deadline 15 Oct 2008)The 10th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2009) will be co-hosted by the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, USA, on 28 June-1 July 2009. Organisers invite the submission of papers on any aspect of arts and cultural management to be considered for inclusion in the conference.International theatre conference and solo performance festival, Kerala, India 18-22 Jan 2009 (deadline 30 Nov 2008)With the themes Body kinesis in Intercultural performance and Matriarchy – Performance of Motherhood.INTERNATIONAL CALL for Guitar Scores dedicated to the memory of Dimitris Fampas (deadline 15 Dec 2008)INTERNATIONAL CALL for Guitar Scores dedicated to the memory of Dimitris Fampas The Guitar Friends Association "Dimitris Fampas" invites composers from around the world to write musical works for the guitar dedicated to the memory of the great guitarist, composer and professor Dim. Fampas. Dancing on the Edge 2009, NL – call for theatre & dance from Middle Eastern artists & groups (deadline Jan 2009)Call for Dance and Theatre Pieces from Middle Eastern Choreographers, Dance Groups, Theatre Groups and Artists for 2009 festival SoundLAB VI – call for sonic art projects (deadline: 30 Nov)SoundLAB – sonic art project environments is happy to launch the call for its next edition, entitled: SoundLAB VI – soundPOOL – sound compositions – a challenge for imaginationCalling all artists – Geneva 2010 World Circus Capital (deadline: Oct 30)Call for circus artists, contemporary dance, street theatre, puppet theatre, opera, music, animal and insect trainers! Also a specific call for a Butoh Dance group.


Montreal International Musical Competition Violin Edition (Deadline: January 8, 2010)From May 24 to June 3, 2010, Montreal will host the Montreal International Musical Competition Violin Edition.Montreal International Musical Competition Voice Edition (Deadline: January 9, 2009)From May 18 to 28, 2009, Montreal will host the Montreal International Musical Competition Voice Edition.


A.I.R./International Artist Residencies, Budapest-2008- 2009 (deadlines 15 Oct – 30 June)The HMC invites interested visual artists, writers and musicians to submit application for its residency program in Hungary.UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists 2009The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.TAOHoliday – The Art Of Holiday (Ozu Culture Centre, Italy)An opportunity for artists, art lovers, travelers, workaholics, dreamers, wanderers etc to spend a relaxing holiday at Ozu culture center in the Sabina Mountains in Italy (50 km north-east of Rome).TAOH residency (The Art Of Hospitality) in ItalyAn opportunity for art practitioners to spend up to 4 weeks in the Sabini Mountains, Italy, at Ozu, a centre that promotes art and culture. Berliner Künstlerprogramm – international guest programme, Berlin, (deadline: Jan 1 2009)A jury annually selects approximately 20 international guests for the Berliner Künstlerprogramm 12 month residencies. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply.


Compartiendo nuestras identidades artísticasPractical promotion of performing arts in Europe (Pratiques de la diffusion du spectacle vivant en Europe), 3-19 Dec 08, ParisLa Belle Ouvrage and the ONDA propose a 9-day course in Paris dedicated to the practical promotion of performing arts in Europe. Six countries have been chosen, with very different locations and influences in terms of economic models and public policies regarding arts and culture: Estonia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, Roumania.The Vertical of the Role, Seminar for Actors, Berlin 27 Oct-11 Nov 2008 (deadline 20 Oct)The working method „The Vertical of the Role” proposes in detailed steps how you can meet the new personnage and how you can prepare yourself for the first rehearsal and for the the meeting with the director on equal footing. 


PERFORMANCE STUDIES iNTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE # 15, Zagreb 24-28 June 2009 (deadline 1 Nov 2008)The conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, its theme being MISPERFORMANCE: Misfiring, Misfitting, Misreading.IETM Plenary meeting in Zurich, Switzerland 6-9 Nov 2008 (deadline 6 Oct 2008)IETM (the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) will hold its autumn meeting in Zurich. The meeting will take place as part of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue and will have the theme of “Misunderstanding”.International Village of Culture – an international conference on rural arts touring, 31 Mar – 4 Apr 2009, Co. Durham, UKAn international showcase and conference on rural touring, organised in North East England. OVER 5 DAYS WE WILL…

Caucasus & Central Asia

Introduction to Theatre in Central Asia & Afghanistan: NEW updated versionAn introduction to theatre today in Central Asia and Afghanistan is a downloadable publication written by Simon Tordjman for IETM. New updated edition available now.Applicants from Caucasus now eligible for STEP beyond mobility programmeApplicants from the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Turkey are eligible for the STEP beyond mobility program of the European Cultural Foundation!


The Marc de Montalembert Foundation Grant (deadline 31 Jan 2008)The Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a scholarship to a person under the age of 30 from a Mediterranean country so as to help develop his understanding of the Region’s cultures. Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups (Europe-Mediterranean) – call for performances (deadline: Oct 20)Since its first edition, the Forum has been an artistic, cultural phenomenon which takes place in the ancient city of Alexandria. One of its major axes is the concept of anti-festival, for the Forum is a space for artists – call for performancesMade in the Med – publication on cultural mobility from Roberto Cimetta FundMade in the Med: The Challenges of Artistic Exchange in the Mediterranean, a publication on mobility in the Mediterranean area published in English & French by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, is available to download below.Funding opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean regionThe Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures has developed a database with information on different funding opportunities for projects in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Other activities

Sign up for the arts professional database www.arts-planet.netWorking in the arts? Keen to work internationally? Looking for new contacts? 
Visiting Arts and British Council's online professional database, is a unique tool for arts practitioners who work, or want to work internationally.Renewed Web Site of the Asia-Pacific Regional Center of the CulturelinkUnder the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean 
National Commission for UNESCO has been running the Asia-Pacific RegionalCall for papers: Performance Studies International Conference, Zagreb, June 08 (deadline: Nov 1)The web site of the 2009 Performance Studies international conference # 15 in Zagreb is now up and running. Calls for paper, panel and shift proposals have also been released.

Work opportunities

Job opportunity at the Africa Consortium (deadline 7 Oct 2008)The Africa Consortium is looking for a dynamic person to co-ordinate the activities of this member led organisation and to help take it on to the next phase of its development.ASEF's Job Openings (deadline 15 Oct)The Cultural Exchange Department seeks a project officer and two project executives.Job descriptionsENCATC to circulate internship requests for students in arts & cultural management – send your opportunitiesEuropean Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres invites you to contact them if you offer – or are interested in offering – internships for students in arts and cultural management.

Partner search

Cultural Meeting Point – partner search portalThe Spanish Cultural Contact Point has set up an extensive partner search portal which draws on information from all cultural contact points (which provide information to applicants for European Culture Programmes funded by the European Community) around the EU Member States.


Proceedings of the European and International Research Symposium : Evaluating the Impact of Arts and Cultural EducationThe Proceedings of the European and International Research Symposium: Evaluating the Impact of Arts and Cultural Education (in French and in English) are now availab
le.Nordic Culture Forum discussed theatre and contemporary playsThe Nordic theatre field, represented by 177 participants from all Nordic countries, gathered to discuss future challenges in Tampere in August. All countries shared the need to reach out to new audiences with new stories. 

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