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Grants for Mobility

FILI Grants for Finnish Translators (deadline: 1 Apr)Translators of Finnish literature may apply for a travel grant to cover the costs of study or work trip.Art Moves Africa AMA Grants (deadline: 1 May, 1 Sept)Art Moves Africa AMA is an international non-for-profit organisation aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent.DAGNY Scholarships, Krakow, Poland (deadline: 31 Mar)The Villa Decius Association and the Solvberget KF Stavanger Cultural Centre invite writers from Poland, Norway, Ukraine and German-speaking countries to submit applications for a residential scholarship in Villa Decius in Krakow, in the framework of DAGNY- residential scholarships and literary events programme.Villa Decius Association Scholarship for German Writers and Translators, Krakow, Poland (deadline: 31 Mar)The Villa Decius Association and the Polish-German Cooperation Foundation invite German writers and translators of German literature into Polish, and Polish literature into German to submit applications for a residential scholarship at Villa Decius in Krakow.EU Support to Partnership Actions between Cultural Organisations in the EU, Western Balkans and Turkey (deadline: 1 Jun)The objectives of this Call for Proposals are to encourage the development of sustainable partnerships and networks among cultural organisations in order to contribute towards an increased involvement and ownership among civil sosiety organisations (CSOs) as well as citizens in the cultural field.EU Call for Proposals -Turkey Culture and Arts Projects (deadline: 1 Jun)A call for proposals has been published by the EU for promoting dialogue and understanding among the civil societies of Turkey, other Candidate Countries and EU counterparts on Culture and Arts with financial assistance of the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).ComPeung AiR Artists Grants, Doi Saket, Thailand, October (deadline: 30 Mar)The ComPeung Village of Creativity in Nothern Thailand is due to generous private donation in the position to provide 2 one month ComPeung AiR artists grants for 2010.Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture, Eur
opean Cultural Foundation (deadline: ongoing)
The Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture supports collaborative artistic and cultural projects delivered by organisations within and cooperating with the Western Balkan region.Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, (deadline: 15 Apr)Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit research and production proposals to become a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie. 

Calls for participation

Audition for Dancers, Paris, France, 8-9 April (deadline: 4 Apr)An audition for dancers for the 2011 creation from choreographer Tânia Carvalho is taking place in Paris on 8 and 9 April.23rd Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France, Autumn 2010 (deadline: 21 Jun)The 23rd Instants Vidéo, to take place in Marseille, France, in Autumn 2010, is a yearly event dedicated to the electronic and media arts, presenting international programmes of video art and experimental documentaries, video installations, artists' CD-ROMs and performances.BERLINER LISTE 2010, Berlin, Germany, 7-10 October (deadline: unspecified)The 7th edition of BERLINER LISTE will take place from October 7 to 10, 2010. Over 60 international galleries and artists will show their most innovative and sophisticated works.Festival ´European Street´, Valmiera, Latvia, 23-24 July (deadline: 16 Apr)In the time when we are pursued by economical problems, when long-term viability of European Union is doubted, the ´European Street´ festival would like to remind, thatall Europeans have a powerful ground, common values that we can use to build our common future.DA Internationla Digital Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 13-17 September (deadline: 30 May)DA festival launches a call for experimental films for its screening programme. The second festival edition of the DA festival will take place from 13-17 September 2010, and will present a fascinating programme of events showing various trends and practices in the field of digital and electronic arts.Anymous Performance Festival 2010 , Pilsen, Czech Republic, 17-21 May (deadline: 30 Apr)Anymous Performance is a festival of action art taking place between 17 and 21 May in Pilsen, Czech Republic.Production Application 2011 to Zodiak – Center for New Dance. Helsinki, Finnland (deadline: 31 Mar)Zodiak -Center for New Dance is calling for productions for 2011. Zodiak is a Finnish and international production, performance and event venue of contemporary dance and the regional dance center in Helsinki. It provides a joint platform and production forum for dance artists and groups.NEU/NOW Festival – Students Only , Nantes, France, 19-22 November (deadline: 1 Jun)The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the second edition of the NEU/NOW festival that will present the most exciting and creative NEU artistic talent NOW emerging across Europe and beyond.FAFF2010 Fundada Artists' Film Festival, Halifax, UK, 14-22 August (deadline: 31 May)FAFF2010 Fundada Artists' Film Festival is a contemporary film and video event run by artists intending to showcase the best in contemporary screen-based art from across the globe.G.A.S – Station Interdisciplinary Exhibition – Project, Berlin, Germany (deadline: 21 Apr)The focus of the G.A.S-station project Das DING – THING is the juxtaposition of different medial and formal approaches.Arts 4 Human Rights Festival, London, UK, Summer 2010 (deadline: unspecified)Arts 4 Human Rights opens their call for visual and performance artists who want to exhibit on their Summer 2010 Festival. 


Escena Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 19 July-13 August (deadline: 15 May)Escena Sur, a collaboration between the Siemens Stiftung and THE- Association for Latin American Theatre.Theatre Laboratory Plavo Pozoriste, Belgrade, Serbia, 19-30 July (deadline: unspecified)Two Open Weeks of Plavo pozoriste is an opportunity to meet Theatre Laboratory Plavo pozoriste through series of events: workshops, meetings, performances, video presentations.a.pass (Advanced Performance & Scenography Studies), Antwerp, Belgium, starting September (deadline: 1 May)a.pass is an artistic research environment on post-graduate level, containing two study [Advanced Performance Training] and a.s [Advanced Scenography]Troubleyn/Jan Fabre Scholarships 2010-11 (deadline: unspecified)Troubleyn/Jan Fabre is offering a place in the company to 2 students with an official scholarship/grant during the next creation Prometheus-Landscape II. Music in Health Settings, Paris, France, 26-30 April (deadline: unspecified)Musique & Santé (Paris) in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) organises a workshop on music in health settings to tale place in Paris,Fance, 26-30 April.Theatre Lab International Theatre Workshop, 29 May-12 June, Obzor, Bulgaria (deadline: 29 May)This special event combines professional theatre training with the exceptional experience of meeting fellow artists from around the world and the potential of forging professional ties across nations.Developing the Art of Sustainability in Cultural Centres – CHANGING ROOM Workshop, 17-19 June, Paris, France (deadline: 31 March)In the news we hear more and more about sustainable development, but what exactly is it? In fact, it's a potential strategy for running our cultural organizations.Auditions for Forum Dança Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme, Lisboa, Portugal, Oct 2010-July 2012 (deadline: 5/14 May)PEPCC Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme is an intensive and advanced course in contemporary dance. The PEPCC is destined at youngsters from 19 to 28 years of age. It takes place from October 2010 to July 2012.Beintheworkfest-International Theatre Workshop Festival, Berlin, Germany, 22-30 May (deadline: unspecified)This second edition of Beintheworkfest features unique and small group workshops with internationally renowned theatre professionals, right in the heart of Berlin.La MaMa International Symposium and Playwright Retreat, Spoleto, Italy, 5 Ju
ly-7 August (deadline: 15 May)
The La MaMa International Symposium and Playwright Retreat takes place July 5 – August 7, 2010 in Spoleto, Italy. Renowned teaching artists from different countries present interactive workshops. 


Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft – smax: Curatorial Grants – Practice and Networking, 1 July 2010-30 June 2011 (deadline: 15 Apr)The State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Fonds BVKB (NL) are offering a programme-based grant for three curators as a new model for promoting postgraduate curatorial work.Raumars, Rauma, Finland, 2010 (deadline: 15 Apr)Raumars welcomes artists to apply for a residence from the fields of visual arts, applied arts, performing arts, design, architecture and music.ComPeung Artist-in-Residence Programme, Doi Saket, Thailand (deadline: ongoing)The ComPeung Artist-in-Residence Programme is designed for local and international artists to live and work together with the team and the local community. 

Work opportunities

Volunteer Translator for Res Artis NewsletterRes Artis is in need of a volunteer English to French and Spanish translator for the bi-monthly e-newsletterProject Executive and Project Officer, Asia-Europe Foundation ASEF (deadline: 1 Apr)The Cultural Exchange Department of the Asia-Europe Foundation ASEF has two new openings for the position of Project Executive and Project Officer. 


International Seminar Culture and Development, Girona, Spain, 4-5 May (deadline: unspecified)The "International Seminar Culture and Development", organised by the Spanish EU presidency, will take place on 4-5 May 2010 in Girona.Theatre in Public Space, Festival of Workshops, Warsaw, Poland, 23-29 May (deadline: 14 Apr)The festival of workshops Theatre in Public Space is focused on the relation between theatre and public space.IUGTE International Conference "Performing Arts Training Today", Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria, 28 April-1 May (deadline: unspecified)"Performing Arts Training Today" is a professional conference open to performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training.Contact International Forum, Manchester, UK, 18-26 July (deadline: 5 Apr, 12 am)Contact International Forum is a unique opportunity for artists or practitioners working with young people across the world, to share ideas and ways of thinking in creating theatre by young people. 


International Composition Prize Luxembourg 2010 (deadline: 10 Sep)The Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music is organising its 9th International Composition Prize for the year 2010.Discover Each Other Through Water (deadline: 30 May)For the 1st time, the artists of 8 towns of 8 different countries are invited to express their vision of the other through the topic of water, synonymous with life.

Other activities

Tambo International Art Camp, Pemba, Mozambique,12-19 July (deadline: unspecified)7 days of unique possibilities to experience the multicultural art scene and traditions of Pemba in Mozambique

Regional focus: Asia

2009 Culturelink Asia-Pacific Cultural Policy Conference ReportFeaturing presentations and papers as well as a summary report, the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre of the Culturelink Network (APRCCN) has published the report from its 2009 Culturelink Asia-Pacific Cultural Policy Conference, held on 4-5 November 2009 in Seoul, Korea. 

Mobility project space

Recommendations on Culture Mobility from the 4 Arts Mobility Pilot ProjectsRecommendations on Culture Mobility from the 4 Arts Mobility Pilot Projects Changing Room, e.Mobility, Practics and Space have been published and handed over to the Expert Group on artists' mobility set up under the EU's Open Method of Coordination (OMC). 


CutureMAP Study on the Mapping and Evaluating of Existing Platforms (Websites) within the Cultural SectorThe CultureMap study aimed at mapping and analysing existing websites in Europe which are used as a means for exchange of information and debate on culture is available online. is one of the cases analysed. 

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New links and updates

1mile²1mile² is a new programme, launched in 2009, that addresses the interrelation between culture and the environment within diverse societies, and provides creative learning opportunities through a process shaped by artistic practice."Open The Door", EFA Project for the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social ExclusionAt the occasion of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion the European Festivals Association (EFA) launches its 2010 flagship project "Open The Door".www.artafrica.infoThe website is the first public outcome of the many-faceted, innovative ArtAfrica Project, which began in 2001. It was launched by the Fine Arts Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation within the framework of the Foundation's policy of development aid. 

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