February 19, 2010

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EU News

EU Culture Programme: Results of the 2009 Calls for Proposals under the Multi-annual Projects and Cooperation Measures (strand 1.1 and 1.2.1)The results of the EU Culture Programme 2009 calls for proposals under the multi-annual projects and cooperation measures (strand 1.1 and 1.2.1) are out. The Culture Programme supports cooperation projects under strand 1.1 "multi-annual projects" and 1.2.1 "co-operation measures."Spanish EU Presidency Presents its Priorities on CultureIn January the Spanish Minister of Culture, Ángeles González-Sinde, presented the main lines of cultural policy during the Spanish EU Presidency (Jan-Jun 2010) at the meeting of the Commission on Culture of the European Parliament.

Grants for Mobility

EU-China Civil Society Dialogue (deadline: 7 May)A call for proposal "EU-China Civil Society Dialogue" has been launched by the European Commission Directorate General AIDCO on 5 February 2010 with an amount of 1 million Euros.EFC Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture (NEW deadline: ongoing)The European Cultural Foundation EFC's Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture supports collaborative artistic and cultural projects delivered by organisations within and cooperating with the Western Balkan region.ECF Collaboration Grants (deadline: 1 Mar)European Cultural Foundation EFC Collaboration grants support projects that bring a renewed understanding of Europe to people of all backgrounds.HALMA Mobility Grant for Spanish Writers, Brussels, Belgium and Balatonfüred, Hungary (deadline: 28 Feb)In the context of the EU presidency the *Spanish Ministry of Culture *offers in 2010 for the first time a HALMA grant for Spanish writers.Rave Scholarship 2011 for Candidates from Emerging and Developing Countries (deadline: 30 Sept)Rave Scholarships are awarded to curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries. The Rave Scholarships contribute to further prac
tical training in arranging and realizing exhibitions.MEDIA International – Audiovisual Industry – Call for Proposals 2010 (deadline: 31 Mar)The EU's so called preparatory action of the MEDIA International Programme aims to explore ways of reinforcing cooperation between European and third-country professionals from the audiovisual industry on a basis of mutual benefit. It also aims to encourage a two-way flow of cinematographic/audiovisual works.HALMA Mobility Scholarship for Danish Authors (deadline: 15 Feb)The HALMA scholarship wants to enable and to deepen cooperation between the literary scenes of different European countries. Holders of a HALMA scholarship establish ties with colleagues beyond national borders.Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme: Short-term Network Funding (deadline: 10 Mar)Do you wish to build a network within the field of culture or art in the Nordic or Baltic countries? This year's first application round for short-term network funding is now open. The deadline for applications is 10 March 2010.Young Arab Theatre Fund Touring Programme (deadlines: 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 Sep)Through the touring programma, the Young Arab Theatre Fund YATF offers financial support for young artists living and working in the Arab speaking countries to tour within the region.Roberto Cimetta Fund (deadline: regularly)The 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.Nordic Council of Ministers NGO Funding for International Cooperation Projects (deadline: 23 Mar)NGOs are invited to apply for funding for international cooperation projects by 23 March. Funding is available for voluntary non-profit organisations with a democratic constitution. The projects must improve the capacity of the NGO, particularly in North-West Russia and Belarus.Innovative and Creative Enterprises Wanted! Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme (deadline: 31 Mar)The Nordic-Baltic Mobility and Network Programme for Business and Industry is established for the period 2009-2013 to promote and strengthen economic cooperation, entrepreneurship and innovation development in the NB8 countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. 

Calls for participation

ATELIER- Platform for Art and Choreography, Essen, Germany, 9 & 10 April (deadline: 2 Mar)The ATELIER series is announced internationally and is an experimental development platform open to choreographers, dancers, performers, musicians, graphic and fine artists. Application deadlines5th Edition of eXplore dance festival , Bucharest, End of September (deadline: 1 Mar)5th edition of eXplore dance festival is Bucharest's annual international contemporary dance festival. It will take place in the last week of September.MIRfestival, Athens, Greece, 10-18 September (deadline: 26 Mar)MIRfestival is an international contemporary art festival, on the experiment at the crossroads of performing arts and visual new media. Simply put, MIR is a festival bringing together the scene and the image (where image represents all the research on the contemporary visual expression and respectively scene all the research on the human body and performance in every sense).17th Edition of the International Festival of Videodance "Il Coreografo Elettronico" Naples, Italy, 14-15 May (deadline: 31 Mar)The 17th Edition of the International Festival of Videodance "Il Coreografo Elettronico" will tak eplace on 14-15 May in Naples, Italy.Bridge Between European Cultural Centres (BECC) – Staff Exchange Project (deadline: 1 Mar)The European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) presents the 2010 round of the Bridge between European Cultural Centres (BECC) cultural centre staff exchange programme.S.A.F. Street Art Festival, Porec, Hungary, 5-8 August (deadline: 1 Mar)The festival S.A.F has an international character, and includes all forms of artistic expression, from music and stage performances, visual art projects to various types of street acrobatics and performances.PLOT in situ Performance art Festival, Berlin, Germany, 13-21 March (deadline: 1 Mar)The performance art Festival PLOT in situ is requesting proposals in the field of Video Performance to its first edition to be hold in Berlin, 13-21 March.Stockholm Finge Fest (STOFF) (deadline: 30 May)Stockholm Fringe Fest (STOFF) is now looking for proposals from emerging artists whose work challenges and questions conventional theatrical forms to perform at Stockholm’s first Fringe Fest in 2010.Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, 25-28 November (deadline: 1 Mar)Contemporary Istanbul is one of the most extensive contemporary art events in Turkey. Contemporary Istanbul now accepts applications for its fifth international edition in the year of 2010 European Capital of Culture.The Travellers Box, web-based, ongoing, (deadline: ongoing)Open Call for The Travellers Box project, an ongoing international, collaborative, web-based project. Travellers Box International is an artistic discourse where the 'box' is used as the trajectory / mediating object.3rd Arte-Polis International Conference: Creative Collaboration and the Making of Place, Bandung, Indonesia, 22-24 July (deadline: 22 Feb)Call for papers to the 3rd Arte-Polis International Conference: Creative Collaboration and the Making of Place – Learning from Shared Creative Experiences. Abstracts due on 22 February.CINARS 2010, Montreal, Canada, 15-21 November (deadline: 12 Mar)Artists in multidisciplinary arts, dance, classical music, world music and theatre, submit your showcases applications now to be part of the CINARS 2010 official programming!5th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 14-17 October (deadline: 14 Jun)Call for short films based on one or several poems for the 5th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival to be held on Berlin on 14-17 October.Short Movie Fest – INCA Italia, Benevento, Italy, 5-10 May (deadline: 5 Mar)INCA Italia is selecting Short Movies and Video Artists for the next Festival that will be held in Benevento, Italy, in May 2010.


The Vertical of the Role. Seminar for Actors, Berlin, Germany, 8 –
24 March (deadline: unspecified)
The encounter with a new role is an exciting and intimate moment. A moment one does not know, if it will become a life-long friendship or not. In any case you should keep this moment for yourself not handing it over the hands of a director.The Directors' Forum: The Six Senses of the Director, Aberystwyth, UK, 9 – 18 April (deadline: unspecified)The Directors' Forum: The Six Senses of the Director is taking place in Aberystwyth, UK, on 9 – 18 April.Jardin d´Europe Wild Cards (deadlines: ongoing)The objective of Jardin d´Europe Wild Cards is to encourage transnational circulation of artistic development in the field of choreographic research and further education throughout Europe.P.A.R.T.S. Auditions, January to AprilPerforming Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.), a Belgium school created as a joint initiative of the dance company Rosas and the Belgian National Opera De Munt / La Monnaie, opens auditions for 2010-2011 academic year PARTS is a training in contemporary dance.Performance Art Studies 10-day workshop "Territories", Killeshandra, Ireland, 7-16 May (deadline: 2 May)From 7. – 16. May 2010 PAS – Performance Art Studies will take place in Ireland, in Killeshandra, Cavan county with the topic "territories".


ARCUS PROJECT, Ibaraki, Japan, September – December (deadline: 31 Mar)The Japanese artist-in-residence program of ARCUS Project aims to support the artistic activities of emerging artists. The programme is aimed at promoting international exchanges, applicants should possess nationality of a country other than Japan.STANTSIA Summer Residence for Contemporary Dance and Theatre Artists, Kostroma, Russia, 1 July-1 August (deadline: 1 May)The summer residence is held on STANTSIA art venue and gives artists an opportunity to create a performance working 6 hours a day during a 1 month and premiere it at the end of residence.Jardin d'Europe Wild Cards (deadline: ongoing)The objective of Jardin d´Europe Wild Cards is to encourage transnational circulation of artistic development in the field of choreographic research and further education throughout Europe.Residence Opportunities in France – Artistay ServiceArtistay’s service is for artists throughout the world and from different cultural backgrounds, who are engaged in a professional process of research and creation. Artisstay can help you to achieve your aim of finding a residence in France, and one ideally suited to your requirements.Hotel25 – The 1st Artist Residence Programme for Family and Relatives, Berlin, Germany (deadline: ongoing)This project was created by Marcio Carvalho and Joana Silva in a attempt to put together the several members of the family that, with the years passing by, spread around the globe. Each artist will have the pleasure to live, eat, drink and breathe with the directors. Each artist will have the pleasure to visit and experience the city of Berlin in the several contexts that this city can offer, with the company of the directorsKamiyama Artist in Residence, Kamiyama, Japan, 19 August-7 November (deadline: 1 Mar)The Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR) Program is an independent project organized by volunteers who share the desire to develop art and culture in the town of Kamiyama, Japan. The program was established in 1999 to provide selected artists with the opportunity to experience Japanese small-town life while working together with local people on artistic projects.A.I.R. International Artist Residencies 2010, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 6 Mar)The Hungarian Multicultural Center HMC invites interested visual artists, writers, performers to submit application for its residency program in Budapest, Hungary.Light Work – Community Darkrooms, Syracuse, USA (deadline: ongoing)All artists working in photography and related media are eligible to apply to Light Work's Artist-in-Residence program.Edith-Russ-Site for Media Art Work Stipend, Oldenburg, Germany (deadline: 28 Feb)The Edith Russ Site for Media Art is awarding three six-months work stipends for 2010. The 10.000 € stipends are sponsored by Stiftung Niedersachsen.

Work opportunities

Culture Jobs InternationalCulture Jobs International (CJI) is a new European website that keeps cultural operators informed about jobs in Europe, and enables cultural organisations to recruit from across Europe.Deputy Director Arts and Culture Program OSI-Budapest (deadline: 7 Mar)The OSI Arts and Culture Programme is recruting a Deputy Director based in Budapest. Deadline 7 March.Dansen Hus Looking for New Artistic Director, Oslo, Norway (deadline: 1 Mar)Dansens Hus is the national venue for contemporary dance in Norway with a main aim to present Norwegian and international dance to a wide audience. Dansen Hus is looking for an new Artistic Director. .


MOV-S, Madrid, Spain, 10-13 June (deadline: unspecified)mov-s is a space for international exchange in the world of dance and movement arts, and celebrated its first edition in April 2007, in Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona). This year mov-s will be held in Madrid and will be organised in collaboration with el Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.European Conference “Shortcut Europe 2010 – Cultural Policies and Social Exclusion”, Dortmund, Germany, 3-5 JuneFor the second time the Fonds Soziokultur e.V. is organizing an international event in the series of European conferences named Shortcut Europe. One of the main objectives of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion is social inclusion. Culture is of course part of it, and social marginalization often indicates cultural exclusion. On the other hand the demand for equal participation in culture is one of the central items in up-to-date discussions in the field of cultural policies.Save the date – Culture Action Europe's AGM and Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 7-9 OctoberSave the date – Culture Action Europe's AGM and Conference to take place in the fall!"EU projects in favour of the Roma Community-Education, Culture, Youth best practices", Brussels, Belgium, 10-11 March (deadline: unspecified)The Directorate-General for Education and Culture is organising this conference to discuss the involvement and impact of EU programmes with the Roma minority. It is based on a selection of best examples of projects related to the Roma people all funded through various European Commission programmes. This initiative is part of efforts to better disseminate and buil
d upon the results of programmes and as such it marks a substantial contribution to the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.Anchoring Carnival & Street Arts in Educational Institutions, Luton, UK, 19 March (deadline: unspecified)This is a national and international 3 day event bringing together carnival artists andgroups to exhibit their products, network, share information and secure commissions.European Forum on Cultural Industries, Barcelona, Spain, 29 -30 March (deadline: 8 Mar)The European Forum on Cultural Industries is a meeting place at which to discuss cultural industries within the framework of the Spanish presidency of the European Union.Interchat – A Dialogue on Arts and Communities with Local and International Perspective, Birmingham, UK, 7-8 April (deadline: unspecified)"Interchat – A dialogue on arts and communities with local and international perspective" will take place in Brimingham on 7-8 April.CulturMap Workshop "Mapping and evaluating existing platforms (websites) within the cultural sector aimed at stimulating debate and cross-border exchange of matters concerning European culture", Brussels, Belgium, 19 March (deadline: unspecified)The CultureMap workshop "Mapping and evaluating existing platforms (websites) within the cultural sector aimed at stimulating debate and cross-border exchange of matters concerning European culture" will take place on 19 March, 2pm-4.30 pm in Brussels."River Banks as a Space for Citizens Integration", Gdansk, Poland, 22-23 March (deadline: unspecified)The River//Cities Platform, in collaboration with the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (BSCC) and LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, would like to invite you to "River Banks as a Space for Citizens Integration", a two-day conference in Gdansk, Poland, 22-23 March 2010.


Come&See 2010 – Catalan Performing Arts Market, Barcelona, Spain, 19-21 JulyThe Catalan Performing Arts Market, Come&See 2010, will take place in Barcelona on 19-21 July.


The New Europe Festival -International Choreography Competition 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-29 November (deadline: 30 Apr)The New Europe Festival will present contemporary dance and dance theatre performances over the course of five festive evenings.Council of Europe Cultural Events Label (deadline: 30 Jun)The Council of Europe "Cultural Event" (CECEL) label recognises exceptional and innovative cultural and artistic projects, which convey strong messages related to the Council of Europe’s mission and values and address key challenges of the European societies of today.International Zdenka Fibich Competition in the Interpretation of Melodrama, Prague, Czech Republic, 29-31 October 2010 (deadline: 30 Jun)The 6th International Zdenka Fibich Competition in the Interpretation of Melodrama will take place in Prague on 29 – 31 October 2010. The competition is open to competing couples (reciter and pianist) of all nationalities aged 15 to 35.Folie/Culture one-minute video competition (deadline: 28 Feb)Folie/Culture is offering the possibility to whomever – recognized artists or not, members, family and friends or workers in the social sphere – to involve themselves in an experiment that will call for original reflection in the production of a one-minute video.Fax for Peace, Fax for Tolerance (deadline: 28 Feb)International competition of faxes, e-mails and net videos about solidarity among people sent by students and artists. Deadline 28 February.

Regional focus: Asia

Philippines: 2010 ASEAN Cultural CapitalThe Philippines has been recognized as the cultural capital of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2010 and 2011.Four Mekong Nations Reaffirm Cultural ConnectionCambodia , Laos , Myanmar and Vietnam have resolved to strengthen cultural connectivity between their countries, building on historic friendships and shared heritages to exchange knowledge and boost development.ArtLinkArt – Online Information on Chinese Contemporary ArtArtLinkArt is an online database project for Chinese contemporary art;

Regional Focus: Caucasus & Central Asia

Study "Cultural Processes and Transcultural Influences in Contemporary Central Asia"Th Open Society Institute commissioned a report that provides an overview of the state of cultural affairs in Central Asian societies after the states in the region achieved independence. It describes current tendencies defining long-term, local cultural processes and transcultural influences .

Regional Focus: Euro-Mediterranean

Artistic Interactions and Intercultural Competences in the Mediterranean"Artistic Interactions and Intercultural Competences in the Mediterranean" by Jerneja Rebernak and Islam Muhammad of the Euro-Med Young Artists Network explores a series of topical questions. Based on the work of civil society, the Euro-Med Young Artists Network has developed some good practices on how young artists have been able to contribute to achieving intercultural dialogue. 

Mobility project space

CHANGING ROOM Toolkit – The Knowledge BaseThe Changing Room Knowledge Base is a wiki style resource writteb by and for cultural operators and students. 


Culturemonde Survey on Cultural PortalsCulturemond published a survey of
cultural portals. The Place of Cultural Portals in the context of converging digital culture' conducted and analysed by Aleksandra Uzelac from Culturelink (Croatia). The survey was carried out over the summer of 2009 and key finds have been incorporated into the report above. This survey looks at the working realities of portals around the globe: Their funding, their structure and their development and potential directions for future growth.Culturemondo 2009 Report 'Five Years On'The Culturemondo 2009 report 'Five Years On', with many of the insights shared at the 4th International Roundtable in Taipei in 2008, as well as the history and further development of the network itself is available online.Handbook "La Circulation internationale du spectacle" by Cendryne Roé in FrenchLa Circulation internationale du spectacle – Guide pratique de la diffusion du spectacle vivant et de la mobilité des artistesManual "How to Develop a European Cultural Project"The recent publication of the Relais Culture Europe provides an excellent guide for those cultural organisations intending to participate in European cultural projects."Solutions for the mobility of visual artists in Europe" by Judith StainesShort article written by Judith Staines, former General Editor of www.on-the-move.org, on the Expert Round Table in Linz on mobility in visual arts organised by the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK). A full report will be published by IGBK later this spring."East/West : Distorting mirrors" – Team Network's 2010 YearbookThe second Yearbook released by Team Network is entitled "East/West : Distorting mirrors". It provides insight into the political and artistic aspects between East and West with five portfolios and a series of texts in their original language (Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish) along with an English translation.

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New links and updates

IAMIC first Virtual Composers In Residence ProgrammeIAMIC first Virtual Composers In Residence Programme aims to share, network and publish information about composers and their work and process more widely, by enabling the composers community and audience to connect through virtual and interactive environment.Culture|Futures – an ecological age by 2050Culture|Futures is an expanding positive spiral of engagement of cultural actors around the world who are moved to engage their work and creativity to sustain human and all life.Doha, Qatar, 2010 Arab Capital of CultureThe city of Doha in Qatar is the 2010 Arab Capital of Culture. The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative undertaken by UNESCO, under the Cultural Capitals Program to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region.temp'óratemp'óra aims to encourage a better understanding between the cultures in the world by developing and organizing events dedicated to the music of today.InterArtiveInterartive is an open platform for dialogue that seeks to link various fields of investigation related to contemporary art and thought.the Apro – News on Korean Performing ArtsWondering what's going on in the Korean performing arts scene? Looking for the best that Korea can offer for your next season? Searching an opportunity to work with a Korean partner? 

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