July 13, 2007

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On the Move reaches record number of site users In June OTM received a record number of visits to the site: 43,602 – an increase of 70% against the same period last year.

Portugal takes on EU Presidency – cultural programme annouced Portugal took on the Presidency of the EU on 1st July 2007 and announced its programme for culture. Success in UK campaign against higher visa fees for artists & performers The UK National Campaign for the Arts welcomes partial reversal of visa fee increases. Proposed increases in fees have been reduced substantially. European Commission adopts a Communication on Culture – Cultural Forum in Lisbon announced The European Commission has adopted a Communication on a European agenda for culture in a globalising world – to be debated at a Cultural Forum meeting in Lisbon in September. EU Culture Programme 2007-2013 – results for first call The results for the first call for cultural cooperation projects have been published online by the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) at the European Commission.

Grants for Mobility

Nordic Cultural Cooperation grants – capacity development, production, residency centres & more (deadlines: 5 & 24Aug) The Nordic Culture Programme has various modules of funding initiatives to develop cultural cooperation in and with the Nordic region. Cantemir Programme – cultural exchange++ with Romania (deadline: 13 Aug) New grants scheme to promote Romanian culture abroad and to encourage cooperation between Romanian and foreign artists. Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (deadline: Oct 30) The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)announces a call for applications for project grants for collaborative work and other priorities. Applications invited from artists, writers and cultural operators. Iberescena performing arts programme (various deadlines) Iberescena is an Iberoamerican fund to support programmes of exchange, improvement and integration of Iberoamerican activities in the performing acts – four categories for applications.

Calls for participation

Les Eurotopiques Festival, Tourcoing: call for proposals (deadline: 1 Sep) Call for proposals for a festival of theatre projects to be presented to the public in the form of drama readings. New Visions/New Voices, Washington, USA (deadline: Aug 1) Call for theatre projects at any stage of development process. Open to international projects of any nationality in English language. Future starts now!, Vilnius, March 2008 – competition for playwrights & call for childrens theatre (deadlines: Oct 1 & 15 Feb 2008) This festival of plays for children invites submissions of plays & invites participants. dance screeen The Hague 2007 – call for dance videos & films (deadline: 20 Jul) Call for entries for 11th International Festival and Competition for Dance Films & Videos. 'Actors seeking Authors', call for short plays (deadline: 31 Jul) “Actors seeking Authors” changes its formula after 20 successful years. Call for short plays suitable for stage and screen. < a href="http://www.on-the-move.org/EN/index.lasso?page=http%3a%2f%2fwww.on-the-move.org%2fEN%2fnews_detail.lasso%3fshow_me_news%3d1762" title="Francisco Vinas International Operatic Singing Contest, Barcelona, Jan 2008 (deadline: Oct 15)" class="newsitemtitle">Francisco Vinas International Operatic Singing Contest, Barcelona, Jan 2008 (deadline: Oct 15) Preliminary auditions to be held in Hamburg, London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Milan and Madrid. Pointe to Point, 5th Asia-Europe Dance Forum, Beijing & Guizhou, China, 13-24 Nov (deadline: 10 Aug) Call for choreographer/dancers and for composer/improvisers from Asia and Europe. Margarita Arnaoudova Award – VII Competition for contemporary choreorography based on Bulgarian music (deadline: 25 Jul) Choreographers and dancers with professional experience in the sphere of contemporary dance can participate in the competition. PACT Zollverein Atelier (open choreographic platform), Germany, 7 Sept (deadline: 25 Jul) CALL FOR ENTRIES – PACT Zollverein: Atelier in September on 07.09.2007 – the platform for new art and choreography. Solo and Duo Dance International Festival, Budapest, Jan 2008 (deadline: 15 Oct) New, short dance productions are wanted! Euro-Med Young Artists Network (EMYAN) seeks partners, mentors & participants for art 2.0 project art 2.0 – a new Euro-Med Young Artists Network (EMYAN) initiative seeks academic mentors, partners and participants. Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups Europe-Mediterranean, Alexandria, Egypt, 1-10 Feb 2008 – UPDATED – NEW PROGRAMMES (deadline: 30 Sep) Two new programmes announced – call for playwrights and for theatre students.


Residency for writers (inc. playwrights), Can Serrat, Spain, 07/08 (deadline 31 Jul) Residency at Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain for 2007-2008 – full stipend grant available.


Nieuwe Grond: The Artist as Opinion Leader, Utrecht, NL, 27 – 30 Sept (deadline: 1 Aug) Four days of training, working, debating and inspiration for young international artists who want to make a difference. Image-Making Laboratory, Germany, Aug 18 – Sep 2 An advanced workshop in composition, improvisation, and performance skills. Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training, Paris, 9-15 Dec (deadline: 1 Sep) Open Call for Application for Artist/Managers of Independent Creative Art Spaces. Tanzwerkstatt Europa – Dance Workshops Europe, Munich, Aug 1-11 Workshops programme for dance professionals, part of festival Dance Workshops Europe. Francisco Viñas International Courses of Musical Interpretation, Barcelona, Jan-Feb 2008 Two courses of Iyrical interpre­tation: "Italian Opera and operatic performance and acting" and "German Classical Lied, French Melodies, and Lied piano accom­paniment". Music in Health Settings, 11-15 Feb 2008, Paris First European training for musicians wanting to work in healthcare settings – delivered in English. Nurope nomadic university, Ljubljana, 17-21 Oct The Nurope initiative of nomadic learning moves around Europe and organises 'oases' of mobile philosophical laboratories.


IETM Plenary Meeting, Ghent, 4-7 October (register now) The IETM Secretariat, Arts Centre Vooruit and Flanders Festival proudly present the IETM Autumn Plenary Meeting: “One on One”. 5th Altern
ative Stage Festival meeting, Sep/Oct 07, Athens (deadline: 15 Sep)
An International Meeting of various Performing Arts Groups, Artists, Social Bodies and Institutions, Festivals and Networks.

Caucasus & Central Asia

International Culture Fair "Caucasus 2007", Georgia, 13-20 Oct (registration deadline: 1 Sep) Caucasian art showcase, drama performances, meetings and conferences. Open Society Institute, Partnership for Development grants (deadline: 31 Aug)Arts and Culture Program grants scheme open to initiatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

Other activities

Competition Lázaro Carreter of Dramatic Literature (for plays in Spanish) – deadline: 30 Nov4th edition of competition open to playwrights writing new drama in Spanish.  Call for info on environmentally friendly performing arts festivals KadmusArts have begun to gather information to promote all the "green" festivals around the world. Bulusma Noktasi [Meeting Point] project, Turkey, Aug 6-12 (registration by Jul 21) An international gathering around art and creativity, taking place in a rural setting. Invitation to programmers: eXplore Dance Festival, Bucharest, Oc 22-28 An invitation to programmers, festival organisers to eXplore Dance – International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Bucharest in October. 16th Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition, Spain, Jul-Aug 2008 (deadline: 31 Dec) Registration is open to pianists the world over born in 1979 or later.

Partner search

Partner search for the realisation of a ELM II- European Literary Marathon 2008 project (European Intercultural Dialogue Year Call for proposals- deadline July 31 2007) Suitable partners (co-organisers and associated) could be: Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Cultural organizations, Libraries, Literary Festivals, Theatres and similar.


Tanzplan Deutschland – dance education contacts in Germany & Europe A new database of links to dance education contacts in Germany and Europe. Dancing Cities magazine published – request for collaboration on future editions The publication is dedicated to the production and diffusion of cultural events, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Interested in cultural exchange with China? – useful study from UK There is increasing interest in cultural projects and exchanges with China – a useful study was done by the UK which may be of value to artists and organisers in other countries. Looking for cultural sector contacts in Scotland? Visiting Arts relaunches its Scotland Cultural Profile – a website with key contacts in the Scottish cultural sector, aimed at encouraging and facilitating cultural exchange. Inventory of Heritage Organisations in Europe (including performers) – new web resource launched A new comprehensive web resource has been launched to create a European inventory of heritage organisations, including various performing arts categories. You are invited to submit your details.

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New links and updates

Caucasus Foundation Organises programmes and events in art and culture for professional artists, in order to promote open and democratic societies within the region of the Caucasus. Forum for Music in Ireland . Foram don Cheol in Eirinn Representative body for musicians of all types, individuals and organisations. JSKD . Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities Slovenian institution which organises international, national and regional programes. Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival Showcasing and celebrating cultural achievements from across the Arab world and its diaspora. Small Size European Network for the diffusion of performing arts aimed at early childhood (0-6 years).

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