December 16, 2009 is the primary international mobility information service for the cultural sector. The main focus is mobility news and opportunities for artists and cultural managers in theatre, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing arts, to facilitate and encourage cross-border professional mobility. OTM is widely consulted by cultural movers and co-operators in Europe and beyond.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities to the Editor:

You are welcome to use this information for non-profit purposes.

News from On the Move

OTM Virtual Mobility research: survey resultsOTM launched a research into virtual mobility in the performing arts with an online survey of users needs, experience, expectations and recommendations. Read the initial survey results. 

EU News

EU Mobility Pilot Scheme: 9 artists mobility projects selectedThe European Commission has announced the nine artists mobility projects selected under the 2nd part of the pilot project for artist mobility. 

Grants for Mobility

Art Moves Africa (deadlines: 1 Jan / 1 May / 1 Sep)Art Moves Africa (AMA) offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.DUO – Exchange Program for German & French Cultural Institutions (deadline: 31 Jan)New cultural exchange programme from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, to facilitate exchange of cultural events and understanding between German and French cultural institutions.Young Arab Theatre Fund: production & touring programme grants (deadline: 1 Jan)Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) would like to invite you to apply for the Production and Touring programs before the next deadline, on the 1st of January 2010, 17:00. 

Calls for participation

Festival Karavel, France, Oct 2010: call for hip hop dance proposals (deadline: 31 Mar)Call for proposals for European hip hop dance festival Karavel, held in Bron in France, 16-23 Oct 2010.Europe & Cies meeting, Lyon, France, 14-30 May: call for performing arts presentations (deadline: 15 Jan)Since April 2008, Europe & Cies organizes artistic meetings gathering teams from the whole european continent which work in the field of performing arts.Test!0 International Festival of Student Theatre and Multimedia, Zagreb, Mar 22-27 (deadline: 31 Dec)Applications from students, young artists, professional or non-professional are invited to apply for Test!0 with theatre plays, performances and other pieces from performance art or multimedia.FIMA Montreal, July 1-11, Canada (deadline: Feb 5)FIMA (Festival International Montréal en Arts) is inviting multidisciplinary artists in performance and/or installation to submit a project for its performance art chapter, called Contemporary Experiences at THE FIMA…Sarajevo Teatarfest 2010: call for entries (deadline: 31 Dec)TEATARFEST is an international meeting point of theater groups which have a special way to form their theatre expressions. call for participation from international theatre groups.Focus on Art and Science in the Performing Arts: call for proposals (deadline: 31 Jan)Focus on Art and Science in the Performing Arts is a project devoted to the creation and dissemination of contemporary choreographic, theatrical and artistic works.danca em foco, Brazil: call for video dance works (deadline: 31 Jan)dança em foco – International Video & Dance Festival is receiving applications for its International Videodance Section.7a*11d International Performance Art Festival, Toronto: call for videos (deadline: 15 Jan)International call: D2D = Direct to Documentation: a program of performance documentation or performance for camera.Dance & New Technologies call for projects, Enghien-les-Bains, France (deadline: 8 Jan)INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION _ DANCE & NEW TECHNOLOGIES for International Digital Arts Festival of Enghien-les-Bains (France), 11 > 19 JUNE 2010 The FutureEverything Awards & submissions invited for conference & events (new deadline: 15 Jan)FutureEverything Awards, a new international award recognising outstanding achievement for innovation in the arts, music, society and technology. Submissions also invited for conference and events programme.


Berlin Post School for Physical Theater-Dance, 19 Apr – 10 Jul, Berlin (deadline: Jan 31)Three month intensive course for experienced creative performers of all types. Teaching, solo
and group work.EU projects on Lanzarote 2010 Grundtvig/Comenius In Service Trainings (1st deadline: Jan 15)art aspects art society presents courses in 2010 aimed at artists, teachers and cultural workers. Grants from the Grundtvig and Comenius mobility programmes available for eligible participants.SPACE: programmers exchange programme 2010/11 (deadline: 17 Jan)SPACE – Supporting Performing Arts Circulation in Europe: mobile European training programme for professionals who are programming performing arts within festivals and/or venues and who want to deepen their knowledge and analyse and improve their recent and future work.Ponderosa TanzLand Festival, Berlin: workshops programme May-Aug 2010Ponderosa TanzLand Festival 2010 is an annual international improvisation and performance festival, from the 18 June – 25 July outside Berlin, Germany, hosting 5 weeks of intensive workshops, jams, concerts and happenings. European Atelier for Young Festival Managers, 23-30 Oct 2011 (pre-registration open)The European Atelier for Young Festival Managers is a unique, intense, one-week training programme initiated by the European Festivals Association.


Pact Zollverein residencies, Germany, Aug-Dec 2010 (deadline: 15 Jan)From August to December 2010 PACT Zollverein offers a residency programme to develop and realise projects and productions, open to professional artists from both Germany and abroad in dance, performance or media art.improvisational laboratory residency, 19 Feb – 20 Apr, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 8 Jan)Invites applications for a residency 'Research into the Unknown', a program that aims to encourage artists to research on improvisation as an artistic tool, as a means of creation in contemporary dance.DiDStudio/AiEP, Milan, Interdisciplinary Residency Project, Jan/Feb 2010 (deadline: 31 Dec)For performers, dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, designers, computer operators, directors, video-makers, not older than 35 and well trained in their specific field of interest, willing to attend a multidisciplinary productive project.The Arctic Circle residency, Oct 7-24 2010, High Arctic (deadline: 15 Jan)The Arctic Circle program seeks applications from international contemporary artists of all disciplines, architects, scientists and educators alike.UNIDEE in Residence International Program, Italy, Jun-Oct 2010 (deadline: 15 Jan)UNIDEE is an interdisciplinary program, open to all creative professionals, from visual artists to cultural actors, designers to architects… 

Work opportunities

IETM seeks Administrative Assistant, Brussels (deadline: 23 Dec)IETM seeksa person to assist in the administrative tasks of the network Secretariat. The role of the Administrative Assistant is to maintain effective administrative systems as well as to assist the IETM Secretariat in their development. 


IETM Plenary meeting, Berlin, 15-18 AprilAnnouncement of IETM plenary meeting in Berlin: the quest for Plan C is the theme – the search for new forms of creativity and thinking.3rd European-Off Network meeting, May 4-9, IstanbulEON is an International network of independent artists, programmers and cultural organizations, created to support the development of the independent sector.International Dance Studies symposium, New Zealand, Jun 28-30: call for papers (deadline: 15 Jan)Dance Symposium 2010: Dancing Across the Disciplines. 'Cross-Currents of Dance Research and Performance Throughout the Global Compass', University of Otago, New Zealand, 28-30 Jun 2010. Call for papers.Scenography Expanding: symposia, Riga/Belgrade/Evora 2010 – invitation & call for papersIntersection: Scenography Expanding 1-3. Announcement of three symposia on scenographic practice and performance design with calls for papers and registration information. 


:DANISH+ showcase of performing arts for children and young people, 2-5 May 2010, Aarhus, Denmark (registration deadline: Mar 1):DANISH+ invites theatre representatives and presenters from around the world to come to Aarhus/Denmark for this exclusive opportunity to witness and experience the very best of Danish performing arts for children and young 2010 – performance showcase, 9-11 May, Farnham, UK: invitation to programmerscaravan is a three-day showcase of site specific, interactive and incidental performance presented as part of Brighton Festival.


2nd International Competition of Young Dance Performers, Slovenia, 13 Jun (deadline: 31 Mar)Following 16 successful national competitions of young dance performers, last year we expanded the event to the international level. Open to dancers born between 1986 and 2001 (3 age groups)Cross Connection Ballet International Choreography Competition, Copenhagen, Apr 2 (deadline: Feb 20)The goal for the Competition 2010 is to offer a venue for new work to be shown allowing aspiring choreographers an opportunity to exercise their craft and gain exposure for their work.AICC Aarhus International Choreography Competition, Jun 10-12, Denmark (deadline: Feb 24)The Aarhus International Choreography Competition (AICC), hosted by Archauz biannually, is open to emerging professional choreographers in contemporary dance. 

Other activities

Born in 1989? Apply for EU Generation 89 project (deadline: Jan 31)Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the UK, born in 1989, are invited to participate in the project Generation ’89.

Regional focus: Asia

AsiaDanceChannel: online dance magazineLaunched in 2009, AsiaDanceChannel is an online dance magazine, dedicated to the promotion of dance in Asia. Find news and articles on dance in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and beyond. 

Regional Focus: Caucasus & Central Asia

Azerbaijan maintains active cooperation with Europe's arts and cultural circlesToday Azerbaijan heads the committee of culture ministers of the Islamic countries. Azerbaijan's Minister of Culture and Tourism highlights active cooperation with the European art and cultural circles in the past years.Steppe Magazine: guide to arts and culture of Central Asiasteppe is an eclectic and inspirational guide to the arts, history, culture and landscape of Central Asia.The New Silk Road projectThe British Council's multi-dimensional arts campaign, the New Silk Road, works through arts traditions of Central and South Asia  to help people of the East and West find a common language. 


Launch of Mobility Hub AfricaMOBILITY HUB AFRICA is a project by Art Moves Africa (AMA), the Mobility Fund of artists and cultural operators within Africa.The Lisbon Treaty: what's new for the Arts and Culture in Europe?Culture Action Europe presents a useful briefing for arts and cultural organisations in Europe: 'The Lisbon Treaty, does it matter to arts and culture in Europe?'Special issue of Stradda in English: circus and street arts in EuropeA special issue in English of the French magazine Stradda has just been released, following foreign operators' request.Meridians network 'The Manual for Co-productions'New free manual for coproductions from Meridians European network for the performing arts in non-conventional venues. It describes the experience of trans-national co-production of performing arts in non-conventional venues.Books on the move – dance and movement online bookshopOnline bookshop for books about dance and movement. Not an OTM project but we like the title anyway!Dancers Keep Moving – reportResearch report on the international careers and transition measures available for professsional dancers.Development of Mobile Street Arts: European perspectives – reportReport published on the international workshop on 'Development of Mobile Street Arts – European Perspectives' held in Hamburg in 2009. 

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

artcitizens.netThree new interconnected web portals with lots of useful info for artists, cultural managers and educators in Europe and beyond looking to work internationally.DAN.C.CE Dance Cultural CentreSpace in Athens for dance workshops and networking with contemporary dance scene in Greece.L1 danceLabExperimental creation space in Budapest, Hungary, L1 danceLab is a place to create work, for open workshops, research program, theoretical events and performances.PanoDrama PlaysEuropean project dedicated to the mobility of new drama between countries.Contact Improvisations: new social networkHelping connect the contact improvisation community.  

NewsFlash archive

OTM NewsFlash ArchiveIf you missed a newsletter or are looking for an item we featured some weeks or months ago, you can find previous copies of the NewsFlash here. These are presented for reference.

Subscribe / Unsubscribe

If you wish to subscribe to the On The Move mailing list we will send you our regular bulletin. Just send an e-mail to . To cancel your subscription, just send an e-mail to Feel free to forward this e-mail to colleagues and friends.

On-the-Move was set up by IETM in 2002. It is now an independent international association, aisbl. 

An ASEM initiative
facilitated by ASEF
German MinistryFederal Government Commissioner for Culture
and the Media – Germany
Finnish MinistryMinistry of Education – Finland