January 25, 2010

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New OTM teamThe Board, members, partners and users would like to thank Judith Staines for her extraordinary work as General Editor/Coordinator of www.on-the-move.org, and wish her all the best for the future.

EU News

Montenegro, new participating country in EU Culture ProgrammeMontenegro is from 2010 on one of the countries participating in the EU Culture programme. You can include partners from Montenegro as coorganiser in your projects.25 year anniversary of the European Capitals of Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 March2010 marks the 25 year anniversary of the European Capitals of Culture, which were launched in 1985. On 23-24 March 2010 the European Commission will be hosting a celebratory event and strategic conference to mark the event, to look back at the achievements of the past 25 years, and to reflect strategically on its legacy and impact. EU Financial Support for Cultural Cooperation Projects with Third Countries (deadline: 3 May, 12 am)The EU's Culture Programme annually supports cultural cooperation projects with a selected number of third countries. Deadline for projects starting between 1 November 2010 and 31 October 2011 is the 3 May 2010 at noon. 

Grants for Mobility

Nordic Culture Point Mobility support (deadline: 10 Feb)This year's first application round for the Nordic Culture Point mobility support is now open. The support is directed to art and culture professionals who live in the Nordic and Baltic countries and wish to visit another country in the region. 

Calls for participation

TanzTag.10, Wien, Austria, 29 April (deadline: 21 Feb)TanzTag.10 is looking for 3 to 5 dancers and 3 to 5 musicians for a dance piece, which is developed to be part of TanzTag.10. Deadline 21 February.Athens Video Art Festival, Greece, 6-8 May (deadline: 15 Feb)Athens Video Art Festival, Greece's biggest festival of digital arts and new media, invites you to participate and present your work on 6-8 May 2010 in Athens.Companhia de Dança de Almada Contemporary Dance Festival, Almada, Portugal,16-18 September (deadline: 1 Mar)Companhia de Dança de Almada (Almada Dance Company) is organizing a large forum for performing, meeting, dancing and interacting, to be held in Almada from 16 to 18 September, 2010.Videoex Internationales Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, 22-30 May (deadline: 30 Jan)Videoex International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich Switzerland invites you to submit your work for the international & Swiss competition. 14th Festival of computer-based art CYNETART, Dresden, Germany, 11-21 November (deadline: 28 Feb)Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau invites artists and art groups to present their computer-based projects to the international competition of CYNETART Festival. The 2010 edition will take place 11-21 November in Dresden, Germany.International Experimental Film Festival Carbunari, Paris, France, June (deadline: 3 March)International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short films to include in the 2010 Edition of the International Experimental Film Festival Carbunari.European Festivals Research Project (EFRP) workshop "Artistic festivals with a social and intellectual agenda", Poznan, Poland, 24-25 April (deadline: 1 Feb)The EFRP will hold a research workshop in Poznan, Poland, 24-25 April, in association with the Institute of Cultural Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University on "Artistic festivals with a social and intellectual agenda".The Junction Arts Festival 2010, Toronto, Canada, 8-12 September (deadline: unspecified)The Junction Arts Festival 2010 is now accepting creative proposals for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival. The Festival runs from September 8 to 12.ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio, Finland, 29 September-3 October (deadline: 19 Feb)ANTI is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space. ANTI is inviting artists to submit textual, written and language-based responses to site specificity.(deadline: 19 February)The 6th International Festival of Making Theater, Athens, Greece, July 11-18 2010 (deadline: 28 Feb)Theater of Changes invites acting, movement and voice teachers to take part in the 6th International Festival of Making Theater (In.F.o.Ma.T.) which will be held 11-18 July 2010, at the Theater of Changes in Athens, Greece.Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland, 11-16 September (deadline: 12 March)Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organisation focusing on new and innovative approaches to the arts. The 2010 ABSOLUT Fringe Festival takes place between 11-26 September. You can submit your project until 12 March.Keðja Umeå dance encounter "The Artistic Process", Umeå, Sweden, 3-6 May (deadline : 7 Feb)Keðja Umeå dance encounter 2010 takes place on 3-6 May in Umeå, Sweden, and adresses in an interactive way the artistic process in dance projects. Participation is free.Bayimba International Festival of Music & Arts, Kampala, Uganda, Sep 17-19 (deadline: May 31)Since its first edition in 2008, some 100 artists have performed at the Bayimba International Festival of Music and Arts.Contemporary Dance Duets Festival, Kostroma, Russia, Sep 25-30 (deadline: Apr 30)The main program of the Diversia Festival includes contemporary dance piece duration 15-45 minutes with two performers on stage.HIGH FEST, Yerevan, Armenia, 2-12 October (deadline: 1 Mar)The HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival in Yerevan, Armenia welcomes performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres of performing arts.grenzART 1 – Performance Art Festival, Kirschnau, Germany, 22-24 May (deadline: 28 Feb)Applications invited from artists and groups of artists for the Performance Art Festival – grenzART 1 in Kirschau, Germany.  


Call for applications 2010/2011: Cultural Managers from Central and Eastern Europe, Germany (deadline: 14 March)The Robert Bosch Stiftung invites selected German speaking fellows from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe to Germany for a thirteen-month course qualifying them in international cultural management.International auditions for Boston Ballet Summer School (age 10-19), Boston, USA, January and FebruaryThe Boston Ballet School offers a 5-week summer intensive training programme in classical ballet with a comprehensive curriculum designed for the serious ballet student aged 10-19 years. 


Casino Luxembourg International artist-in-residency programme 2010 (deadline: 31 Jan)From May 2010 Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain will host project room @ aquarium, a new artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called "Aquarium", a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion.Tanzplan Dresden Summer Workshop 2010, Germany, 26 July- 6 August (deadline: 14 Feb)Tanzplan Dresden will offer three grants for creative residencies at the Palucca Schule Dresden – Hochschule für Tanz during the Tanzplan Dresden Summer Workshop 2010 (26 July-6 August). Deadline is 14 February.Tanzplan Potsdam – 2010 residencies for choreographers, Germany (deadline: 1 Feb)The programme Tanzplan Potsdam: Artists-in-Residence offers international choreographers the opportunity of several weeks work residencies in the Fabrik Potsdam. Deadline 1 February.Watermill International Summer Programme, 12 July – 15 August, USA (deadline: Mar 8)For the past 17 years, the principal activity of the Watermill Center has been the International Summer Programme led by Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. 


European Festivals Association (EFA) General Assembly and Conference, Merano, Italy, 8-11 AprilThe European Festivals Association (EFA) is holding its 2010 General Assembly and Conference from 8 to 11 April in Merano/Italy, hosted by the Settimane Musicali Meranesi.Tolerance and Hospitality, SICA and TransArtists symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 JanuarySICA, the Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities and TransArtists joint symposium on "Tolerance and Hospitality", Thursday 28 January, 15:30 – 18:30 in Amsterdam. Art and Social Justice conference, Durban, South Africa, Mar 21-24The conference aims to explore the role and relevance of the arts in addressing issues of social justice. 


Prix Ars Electronica, International Competition for Cyberarts (deadline: 5 Mar)The Prix Ars Electronica is calling for Cyberarts submissions in seven categories. Deadline for submission is 5 March 2010.24th International Competition for Choreographers, Hannover, Germany (deadline: 12 Feb)The Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover invites for the 24th International Competition for Choreographers taking place during "OsterTanzTage" of Staatsoper Hannover on 3 & 4 April. 

Mobility project space

Practics project: seminar report on social security and taxation in context of mobility, 10 November 2009The report of the seminar of 10 November 2009, organised by Pearle* in the framework of the Practics pilot project on mobility, is now available.Practics report of international workshop "Encouraging cross-border cultural mobility", Torino, Italy, 18-19 September 2009The annual conference ArtLab, organized by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo in Torino on 18-19 September 2009 hosted PRACTICS´s international workshop "Encouraging cross-border cultural mobility".EU Mobility Pilot Projects meeting to prepare policy recommendationsOn 12 January, a meeting between the four mobility pilot projects commissioned by the European Commission to explore new ways of stimulating mobility was held. 


Cultural Diplomacy – Interarts' resource listIn the framework of preparations for the international seminar 'Cultural Diplomacy: a Perspective from Catalonia', which took place in Barcelona on 2-4 December 2009, a series of documents related to this topic was collected.The place of culture in tomorrow's Europe – ADCEI´s synthesis documentOn 17 December the Association for European and International Cultural Development (ADCEI), together with some of its European partners delivered final recommendations on the role culture should have in the future of Europe to the European Commission. 

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New links and updates

Istanbul, Turkey, European Capital of Culture 2010Istanbul in Turkey is one of the three 2010 European Capitals of Culture alongside Ruhr in Germany and Pécs in Hungary.Ruhr, Germany, European Capital of Culture 2010The Ruhr in Gemrany is one of the thre 2010 European Capitals of Culture alongside Pécs in Hungary and Istanbul in Turkey.Pécs, Hungary, European Capital of Culture 2010Pécs in Hungary is one of the three 2010 European Capitals of Culture alongside the Ruhr area in Germany and Istanbul in Turkey.Spanish EU Presidency website – Education, Youth and Culture AffairsSpain is holding the EU presidency for the first half of 2010. On 12, 13 and 14 April an informal meeting of education and culture ministers will take place in Madrid.UNESCO International Year for the Rapprochement of CulturesThe year 2010 is celebrated as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion – Art Exhibition2010 is the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Amongst many other activities an art exhibition on the theme of "Building together a Society for All" is planned.boday>data>spacebody>data>space is a collective of artists and designers based in East London. They are engaged in creating fascinating connections between performance, architecture, new media and virtual worlds.    

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