April 27, 2010

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News from On the Move

OTM selected for funding within the EU Culture programmeOTM is happy to announce that it has been selected as one of the networks receiving an operational grant by the EU Culture programme Strand 2 for 2010.OTM launches 'Excited Atoms' exploration of virtual mobility in performing artsOn-the-Move presents its exploration of virtual mobility in the contemporary performing arts 'Excited Atoms' by Judith Staines. Boletín en español – Newsletter available in Spanish!Gracias a nuestro colaborador en España, El Centro Dramático de Aragón, el boletín será traducido al español cada mez y enviado días después al mailing general. Si estás interesado en recibir esta nueva versión al castellano del boletín, por favor, envianós tu solicitud y dirección de e-mail a: info@on-the-move.org.

EU News

The EU 2020 Strategy: Cultura Action Europe AnalysisThe European Union has adopted a new economic strategy entitled "Europe 2020". A major EU policy framework, it will form the basis of the direction for the European integration project in the 10 years to come.European Commission Cutlure Infoday, Brussels, Belgium, 17 May (deadline: 7 May)The European Commission orgnises a "Culture Infoday" in Brussels on 17 May. 

Grants for Mobility

Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans, 2010 (deadline: 15 Jun)The Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans (SCP) supports regional cooperation projects in the fields of culture and arts in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.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. 

Calls for participation

Dancesreen at Cindedans 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 8-12 December (deadline:30 Jun)The International Music and Media Center IMZ and Cinedans invites you to participate in dancescreen at Cinedans 2010.EDIT2010 VI. International Dance Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 8-10 October tbc (deadline: 15 May)EDIT2010 VI. International Dance Film Festival Budapest is accepting original films and videos on dance and movement, camera re-works and experimental projects on body and gestures with no restriction on length and subject.New Life Cancun, Cancun, Mexico, 29 November-10 December (deadline:1 Jul)Artists working with interventions, activism and other participatory practices are invited to apply for participation in NEW LIFE CANCUN.CityDance Ensemble Choreography Commission, 2010-2011 (dealine: 30 Apr)CityDance Ensemble is looking for seasoned and up-and-coming choreographers to supply choreography for CityDance's 2010-2011 season.Watumi Festival & Fringe, Brasov, Romania, July (deadline: 30 Apr)Watumi Festival & Fringe will take place in Brasov Romania in the first two weeks of July, during 5 days.Performing Popular Culture – a Critical Discourse on Art and Entertainment, Helsinki, Finland, 2-4 December (deadline: 20 May)Performance company Oblivia is rounding up their three year project Entertainment Island by organising an international seminar: Performing Popular Culture – a critical discourse on art and entertainment.INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism, Tour in Germany, 9 September-30 October (deadline: 31 May)Actors, musicians, dancers, acrobats wanted for the international theatre and music project "INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism 2010".Sauti za Busara Music Festival 2011, Zanzibar, 9-13 February (deadline: 31 Jul 2010)The Sauti za Busara music festival in Zanzibar features a rich variety of African music from the region with more than four hundred musicians participating over five days in historic Stone Town supplemented with fringe events around town and across the island including a festival street parade. 


Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, Korea, 9 August-5 September (deadline: 4 May)The Gwangju Biennale hosts second edition of International Curator Course from August 9 to September 5.International Summer School for Photography, Ludza, Lativa, 1 July-8 August (deadline: 10 May)International Summer School for Photography ISSP is designed fo
r professional photographers wanting to broaden their vision, students of photography and art, artists using photography, keen amateurs and other interested parties with knowledge of photographic practice.Fourth International Campus of theatre "CECHOV progect", Udine, Italy, June and July (deadline: unspecified)The company Anà-Thema Nuova Compagnia Teatro d'Arte is organizing the fourth international campus of theatre, after the three previous editions which involved young actors from all Italy, Greece, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Croatia and Slovenia.Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience, Karlsruhe, Germany, 16 August-3 September (deadline: 15 May)The first Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience approaches relevant topics in the field of intercultural management and communication.Physical Fest, Liverpool, UK, 5-12 June (deadline: unspecified)Physical Fest stands for 8 days of physical theatre and movement workshops, classes, events and performances in Liverpool UK.EU Grundtvig/Comenius In Service Trainings, Lanzarote, Spain, October (deadline: 30 Apr)art aspects art society organises two workshops to take place in October in Lanzarote, Spain. Currently art aspects offers In Service Training in the frame of Comenius and Grundtvig Lifelong Learning programmes, Relations Between Nature and Culture – Artistic Point of View and Horizons. Both seminars take place on the island of Lanzarote, a unique region UNESCO has declared a "biosphere reserve for science, education and culture."International Masterclass for Directors and Trainers, Berlin, Germany, 25 May-9 June (deadline: 1 May)The Masterclass "The Art of Rehearsal – the Dialogue between Director and Actor" is organised jointly bs the European Association for Theatre Culture EATC, AKT-ZENT International Theatre Centre and the Research Centre of ITI Theatre Education & Training Committee. Developing the Art of Sustainability in Cultural Centres – CHANGING ROOM Workshop, 17-19 June, Paris, France (NEW deadline: 30 Apr)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. 


AIR Krems, Austria (deadline: 31 May)In order to promote international cultural exchange, the federal state of Lower Austria has initiated an artist-in-residence program, for which it has set up five studio apartments and a large common room on the top floor of the former carpet factory within the Art Mile in Krems (Kunstmeile Krems).15th LindArt International Young Artists' Fine Arts Colony, Lendava, Slovenia, 7-17 July (deadline: 30 Apr)Gallery-Museum Lendava is inviting artists and art students who are willing to take risk, experiment and move away from their habitual studio practice to enter their submissions for the 15th LindArt International Young Artists' Fine Arts Colony, Lendava 2010; "co-operate" vol. IVHotel MariaKapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands, 2011 (deadline: 1 Jun)Hotel MariaKapel invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals for the 2011 programme.ARTErra- Artistic Rural Residence, Tondela, Portugal (deadline: unspecified)ARTErra is a artistic residence in a quiet and green small village in Portugal. ARTErra, is a private structure of incentive to the creation. In a laboratory logic, the artist finds in the Arterra a house with a series of comforts and a yard of creation, whe
re several spaces for the creation and development of an artistic work. This structure is placed in a village in Protugal, Tondela, district of Viseu.K3 – Zentrum für Choreograhpie | Tanzplan Hamburg: Residency Programme April-December 2011 (deadline: 31 May 2010)For the fifth time K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg is offering three residencies to choreographers at the beginning of their professional career.New Media Art, Turku, Finland, 2011 (deadlines: 30 Apr and 30 Sep)Arte Association's Artists' Residency SUMU offers one to three month residencies in 2011 to new media artists, working in the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art.2011 Kulturkontak Austria KKA's Residencie Programme for Young Artists from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Vienna, Austria, 2011 (deadline: 9 Jul 2010)KKA's Artists in Residence programme provides for a stay of three months in Vienna. It includes the studio, accommodation, insurance, a monthly grant of  1.000 Euro as well as an exhibition of the artist's work at the end of the three-months period. 

Work opportunities

Trans Europe Halles Communications and Office Assistant 50%, Lund, Sweden, from 1 June (deadline: 10 May)Trans Europe Halles TEH Coordination Office in Lund, Sweden, is recruting an Communications and Office Assistant. Start: 1st of June 2010Secretary General of the Association Internationale Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée BJCEM (deadline: 28 May)Call for the selection of the Secretary General of the Association Internationale Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (BJCEM)Director of the Nida Art Colony, Neringa and Vilnius, Lithuania, 2011-2015 (deadline: 3 May 2010)The Vilnius Academy of Arts opens a position of the Director of the Nida Art Colony (NAC). 


FABBRICA EUROPA 2010: Europa < – > Mediterraneo < – > Oriente, Florence, Italy, 6-25 MayWith this 2010 edition Fabbrica Europa completes the three-year cycle on artistic and cultural relations between Europe and the other continents.Seminars on Cultural Innovation, Göteburg, Sweden, 12 and 27 May (deadline: unspecified)ENCATC, Göteburg University,Nätverkstan, Region Västra Götaland are inviting to a series of international, laboratory and explorative seminars where the following question is addressed: How can cultural institutions facilitate everyday cultural innovation that strengthens a given society or community's social capital?encontros:alcultur, Zaragoza, Spain, 19-22 May (deadline: 14 May)Encontros Alcultur, taking place annually since 2004, are an open space for meeting and discussing cultural affairs.e.m.m.a. 2010 SOUNDTRACK, Thasos, Greece, 2-7 July (deadline: unspecified)e.
m.m.a. Ensemble Meeting of Music Academies 2010 will focus on film music. Students, composers, performers, film directors, sound designers and music producers together with the participants and the audience create an interactive forum and exchange ideas on film music. 


Henkel Art.Award. 2010: Art Prize for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (10 Jun)In 2010, Vienna-based Henkel Central Eastern Europe (Henkel CEE) announces its call for entries for the Henkel Art.Award. the only comprehensive art promotion prize for the Central and Eastern European and Central Asian region. 

Other activities

Consultation on the Cultural Dimension of the European UnionThe Euromedinculture 2010 Citizenship project, supported by the European Commission wants to promote an active involvement of citizens in a debate on the cultural dimension in the European Union. 

Regional focus: Asia

IETM Asia Satellite Meeting, Jakarta, Solo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 14-21 June (deadline: 7 Jun)IETM is announcing a Satellite Meeting, from 14 to 21 June 2010 in Jakarta in collaboration with the 10th edition of Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) and with the support of the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF). 

Regional Focus: Euro-Mediterranean

The Creative Forum 2011- Call for Participation, Alexandria, Egypt, 1-10 February 2011 (31 Jul)The Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups (Europe- Mediterranean) is a platform for contemporary theatre. 

Mobility project space

PRACTICS : Share Your Mobility Experience!PRACTICS is looking for mobile experiences and stories of mobility. Your mobility stories are interesting for other artists and cultural professionals wanting to be mobile in the EU.


Converging Pathways to New Knowledge: publication out now!Converging Pathways to New Knowledge is a LabforCulture initiative considering the future of knowledge building and knowledge sharing within a new digital paradigm. Study "International mobility of artists and other profession
als active in the field of culture" (in Portugues)
The study "International mobility of artists and other professionals active in the field of culture" is now available online.

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