October 28, 2008

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News from On the Move

France assumes EU PresidencyFrance assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July and presents its policy for the Cultural and Audiovisual areas. Mobility of productions and performing arts works is the subject of a specialist conference, November 24-25, Paris.Launch of Culture360 – Asia-Europe cultural portalCreated for and fuelled by artists, cultural practitioners and policy makers, Culture360 is your platform to inform, collaborate, interact and exchange ideas with the arts and cultural communities across Asia and Europe.Want to create a link to OTM on your website?In our recent survey, we asked if you would like to promote On-the-Move on your website. Here's how to do it.OTM users are loyal, appreciative, committed and professional users of mobility information – read our survey resultsRead the full results of our first user survey – loads of positive feedback and useful ideas. Thank you to all who contributed!OTM on RSS – sign up now!On-the-Move news and announcements are now available on RSS – this offers a quick and easy way of getting the news updates direct to your web browser, as the site is updated.European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008The European Union has declared 2008 the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID 2008). The website has been launched and the programme announced.Boletín en español – Newsletter available in Spanish!Gracias a nuestro nuevo colaborador en España, El Centro Dramático de Aragón, el boletín será traducido al español cada mez y enviado días después al mailing general. Si estás interesado en recibir esta nueva versión al castellano del boletín, por favor, envianós tu solicitud y dirección de e-mail a: info@on-the-move.org.

Grants for Mobility

Pro Helvetia – mobility support for international promoters of performing artsPro Helvetia announces a specialist mobility programme to support meetings between international promoters and theatre and dance artists and companies in Switzerland.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. 

Calls for participation

20ª Feria Internacional de Títeres de lleida (España)El próximo año la Fira de Titelles celebrará la 20 edición los dia 30 de abril, 1, 2 i 3 de mayo de 2009. Estais todos invitados!Call for entries Montage Video Dance Festival 2009 (deadline 16 Jan 2009)Montage Video Dance Festival wants your latest dance video for the FNB Dance Umbrella in Johannesburg (21st Feb to 14th March) JOMBA! 2009 in Durban (20 April – 3 May) and The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (July 2009), all in South Africa. BARCELONA DANCE AWARDBARCELONA DANCE AWARD- from 9th to 13th April 2009 in Barcelona (SPAIN) and from 18th to 22nd June 2009 in Italya in the end of june in Paris (June) 


IX International Ward of VideoMinute, University of Saragosse, Spain 2009 (Deadline: 3 April 2009)The Cultural Activities Section of Vicerrectorado of Cultural Projection of University of Saragosse, Spain in colaboration with Cinemaremagnum call for participation in the IX International Award of VideominuteV International Award of musical composition 2009, Univer
sity of Saragosse, Spain (Deadline 3 april 2009)
The Cultural Activities Section of Vicerrectorado of Cultural Projection of University of Saragosse, Spain call for participation in the V International Award of Musical Composition, to aim the contemporain creation in the music.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 in participate and you have a drama written in Spanish, original and not published you can send us your original until 1st december 2008. The subject is free.The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, Helsinki, Finland, 1-12 Aug 2009 (deadline: 16 Feb 2009)The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, organised every five years by the Finnish Cultural Foundation since 1984, counts among the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the world. The sixth Mirjam Helin Singing Competition will again be bringing the best young vocal talents to Helsinki on 1-12 August 2009.The II International Uuno Klami Composition Competition, Kotka and Kouvola, Finland, 18-19 Sep 2009 (deadline: 1 Dec 2008)The aim of the II International Uuno Klami Composition Competition is to produce good new repertoire for a small orchestra of sinfonietta type: works the performance of which will not necessitate the costly hiring of many extras or unusual, difficult-to-find instruments. 


Residency at the Anderson Center – Minnesota USAThe Anderson Center offers short-term residencies of two weeks or one month from May-October to artists, writers, scholars, and scientists.Artis in residence, La Casa Encendida & University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain (Deadline: 15 december 2008)This initiative aims to encourage the development of creatio processes in the area of dance and ohter related artistic disciples, as well as to facilitate exchanges and debates amont artists. Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Programme, Stuttgart, Germany 2009-2011 (deadline: 31 Oct)For the twelfth time in 18 years the international residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude – located in Stuttgart, Germany – is granting approx. 65 residency fellowships of three to twelve months in duration. 


THE ART OF REHEARSALS, Berlin, Jan & Feb 2009Seminar in two parts for directors, acting teachers, pedagogues and actors. 
Part I – The Art of Analysis / Part II – The Art of Rehearsal.EPDS workshops and TRANSWARP 2008 (deadline 20 Nov)ekscena is pleased to bring you the notice of our program for autumn-winter season with the realization of EPDS program and guest performances by newly established TRANSWARP foundation.European Atelier for Young Festival Managers, Varna 26 Apr – 3 May 2009 (deadline 1 Dec 2008)Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to Varna (Bulgaria) to take part in this intense one-week course. A group of 45 young festival managers meet for 6 days to work in small topical-based working groups, attend lectures and debates, learn from case studies and implement practical activities.EUROPEAN DIPLOMA IN CULTURAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2009/2010 (deadline 15 Jan 2009)The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a pan-European training 
programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and Master's Degree in Stage Directing from Moscow Art Theatre School and Moscow Meyerhold Center, 2009-2010 (deadline: 10 Nov 2008) (UPDATE: eligibility criteria extended)Moscow Meyerhold Center and Moscow Art Theatre School have opened admissions for their 4th Master's Degree in Stage Directing program. Selection will be made on a competitive basis among interested young directors from the CIS and Baltic countries.Music in Health Settings – European Training Course, Paris, 2-6 Feb 2009 (deadline for Grundtvig scholarship applications: 31 Oct)The next European training session “Music in Health Settings”, set up by Musique & Santé in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music, will take place in Paris from February 2 to 6, 2009.


Creative Clusters 2008, 17-20 Nov, Glasgow (early bird deadline 19 Oct)Creative Clusters 2008 is the world's leading policy forum for creative economy people: five packed days of compelling and inspiring content from leading global players. The conference programme is available now on the Creative Clusters website. Challenges of Intercultural Dialogue in Performing Arts (international seminar), Bucharest, 20-22 NovFrom 20 to 22 November, La Scena Club situated in the old district of Bucharest, will be the place to be for cultural actors interested in exchanging experience and ideas about 'Challenges of Intercultural Dialogue in Performing Arts'. 

Caucasus & Central Asia

ArtsLink Residencies (deadlines: Nov 3 & Nov 9)ArtsLink Residencies places artists and arts managers from Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus – ArtsLink Fellows – at US arts organizations for five-week residencies. Host organizations are selected by CEC staff from an application process open to non-profit organizations from all fifty US states.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. 


Dancing on the Edge: Call for Dance and Theatre Pieces from Middle Eastern Choreographers, Dance Groups, Theatre Groups and Artists, Dec 2009In December 2007 the first edition of the Dancing on the Edge – Confronting Dance from the Middle East Festival took place in the Netherlands. During the festival 10 performances from 7 Middle Eastern countries were presented in three Dutch cities. 

Partner search

Call for puppet theatresFíbín Teo., a puppet company from the west of Ireland-Galway is looking for a partner from Europe to work on a collaboration trough the Culture 2007-2013. We would be interested in meeting any company from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary or any other country that might be interested. We would be happy to travel to meet with any company that we feel suitable. You can contact us at fibin(at)eircom.net or trough or web site www.fibin.com 


A Creative Economy Green Paper for the Nordic RegionWithin the economy, the industries made up of people, creativity, skill and talent are 
known as the Creative Industries. This is a unique growing sector that continues toHandbook: The International Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in Higher Music EducationRecognition of studies and qualifications is an important aspect in the realisation of freedom of movement within the European Union. In order to reach this freedom of movement, the European Union has developed several tools for the recognition of studies and qualifications. 

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