June 23, 2010

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OTM sets up new office, welcomes new staff and kicks off OTM2010+ activitiesOn-The-Move (OTM) is investing in the reinforcement of its organisational structure and the improvement of its information services so to better contribute to facilitate access to mobility in the arts and culture in Europe and beyond. 

EU News

Delegation of the European Union to Morocco: Call for proposals on local cultural activities (deadline: 1 Sept)This action aims at furthering cultural activities that strengthen links, understanding and exchanges between people from both shores of the Mediterranean, and in particular, between Moroccans and Europeans, while contributing to the professionalization of the cultural and artistic sector in Morocco. It also aims to foster contacts and opportunities of cooperation between cultural operators from both regions especially addressing an younger audience.New Modernised Social Security Coordination system to support mobility in the EUSince 1st of May 2010, two new regulations on social security have become applicable in the EU. These regulations (N°s 883/2004 and 987/2009), also called the Modernised EU social security coordination, aim to guarantee that rights in the area of sickness, insurance, pensions, unemployment and family benefits are preserved in the event of moving within the European Union.A Digital Agenda for EuropeThe Digital Agenda is Europe's strategy to flourish as a digital economy by 2020. It outlines policies and actions to enlarge access to the benefits of the digital revolution.Culture Programme: new guidelines including a new festival strandSince the beginning of May the new version of the Culture Programme Guide 2007-2013 is available introducing a new strand for festivals specifically. 

Grants for Mobility

Gulliver Connect mobility programme through work placements 2010 (deadline: 10 July)This call for applications is open to those from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, former Yugoslavian countries, Bulgaria, and Romania who wish to apply as a visitor or a host organisation.European Cultural Foundation Collaboration Grants (deadline: 6 September)Collaboration grants fund transnational, cross-sectoral activities by independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with independent organisations from other sectors. 

Calls for participation

Call for Papers: Expanding Scenography 3 – On Curating, 27-29 Sept, Évora, Portugal (deadline: 30 June)The third of the Expanding Scenography Symposia will take place in Évora, Portugal with the theme "On Curating". Call for abstracts open to curators and artists from the performing arts, visual arts and spatial design disciplines.Thanatopolis at I-Park call for applications, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA (deadline: 5 July)The I-Park major inter-disciplinary project for 2010 is Thanatopolis, an alternative memorial park/space in the advanced conceptual stage of development. I-Park is soliciting memorial-themed proposals in several artistic fields.Theatre companies and professionals for the Contemporary Theatre Festival "In Movimento", 18-23 October, Turin, Italy (deadline: 20 July)The "In Movimento", PROGETTO TEATRI DEL MEDITERRANEO, is a meeting place for artistic experiences from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and is designed to compare artistic, professional training and to promote international mobility of artists and cultural operators.Exchange Radical Moments – new European live art festival 2011 (deadline: 30 September)Call for ideas and proposals for Exchange Radical Moments! a brand new Europe-wide Live Art festival that will take place simultaneously in cities across Europe on 11 November 2011 (11.11.11). The various events will consist of encounters, site-specific interventions, experiments in social practice, public interventions, performances and live acts.Football Sound Narratives: Call for Sound Works (deadline: 8 July)Within the context of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Binaural/Nodar announces an open call for a web-based audio edition, through which field recordists, sound artists and/or experimental composers are invited to submit new or previously edited/composed sound works that deal with the role of football (a.k.a. soccer) in the formation of political and socio-cultural identities. Atelier – Platform for Art and Choreography, PACT Zollverein, 3 September, Essen, Germany (deadline: 29 June)The ATELIER series is announced internationally and is an experimental development platform open to choreographers, dancers, performers, musicians, graphic and fine artists. To date PACT Zollverein has held 37 ATELIERS. 


Kontakt Budapest, 9th International Improvisation Festival, 29 June – 4 July, HungaryKontakt Budapest is an annual International Improvisation Festival that has been organized since 2002 and welcomes beginners and professional dancers, performers, actors, musicians, composers, and those working with improvisation for long.Mask Acting As The Fundamental Of Theater Making workshop, 11-17 July, Shiroka luka, Bulgaria (deadline: 2 July)Open call for professionals and students in theatre, dance, mime or anyone curious to enrich his/her body sensitiveness and creativity. The workshop will focus on some basic mask techniques inspired by the French theatre and movement pedagogue Jaques Lecoq.VIII International Theatre Summer Academy,16- 31 July, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy (deadline: 10 July)The VIII International Theatre Summer Academy will be dedicated to the world of Chekhov. Actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, theatre teachers, and students are invited to the summery atmosphere of San Vito al Tagliamento, located near Pordenone in a pleasant river landscape placed between Venice and Udine to open new perspectives on theater.MA in cultural management – University of Arts in Belgrade, 2010-2011, Serbia (deadlines: 1 July and 27 September)The University of Arts in Belgrade together with the Université de Lyon 2, opens a call for its MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans) – UNESCO Chair for the academic year 2010-2011.Moving into Narrative: Improvisation workshop with Chris Johnston 17-18 July, London, UK (deadline: 2 July for reduced fee)The workshop is intended for dance and movement-based improvisers with an established practice who want to extend their vocabulary and explore the territory of theatre improvisation – character, situation, narrative and through-line, using the spoken word.International Theatre Workshop Summer 2010 , 10-24 August, Sofia, Bulgaria (deadline: 10 July for lowest fees)International Theatre Lab, Norway in collaboration with Bulgarian Theatre institutions announces the International Theatre Workshop Summer 2010 to take place 10-24 August in Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by a a venue, the Diplomatic Club Gloria Palace, with natural surroundings and exceptional facilities.Dance Challenges at 5th FRONT@ Festival of Contemporary Dance, 24-28 August, Murska Sobota, Slovenia (deadline: 30 June for lowest fees)Dance challenges at Fronta are a five day long intensive exchange of ideas and knowledge on classes for beginners, advanced and professional dancers.Contemporary circus workshop, Cicundar, FIAR , 28-30 July, Palmela, Portugal (deadline: unspecified)FIAR, Street Arts Centre, Palmela, aware of the need to think in multidisciplinary formats, wishes to contribute with its training proposals to conclusively consolidated this artistic language. New auditions exclusively for MALE candidates: PEPCC Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme, October 2010-July 2012 (deadline: 5 July)Forum Dança opens an extra period for applications to PEPCC exclusively for MALE CANDIDATES. This Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme (PEPCC) is an intensive and advanced course in contemporary dance taking place between October 2010 and July 2012. 


Call For Applications – Etat D'un Lieu, Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes, Sept-Oct 2010, Domaine Saint-Cloud, France (deadline: 30 June)Recently settled in the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes will present état d´un lieu in Autumn. Through artists proposals, the public will discover this place to be dedicated to the young contemporary artists, before they work.Campecho A-i-R programme and grant, 27 September-12 October, Villa Nueva de los Infantes, Spain (deadline: 2 July)Campecho, cultural association, offers an artist in residence grant, from 27th of September to 12th of October 2010 in its installations. The place is in Villanueva de los Infantes, capital of the old and well-known Montiel´s field from where Don Quixote story begins, in south of La Mancha (Spain).Looking for curatorial residencies worlwide? Read TransArtists A-I-R mail on CuratingRead TransArtists A-I-R mail no. 27 on Curating for international curatorial residencies opportunities.E14 creative residences of urban regeneration, 8-18 September, Turin, Italy (deadline: 28 June)Reiss Arti Performative announces an international selection reserved only to budding and independent groups, or single professional artists, who work in the domain of performing arts.BAC Baltic Art Center research Residency, Autumn 2010, Visby, Sweden (deadline: 1 August)BAC, Baltic Art Center in Visby, Sweden; The Factory of Art and Design (FFKD) in Copenhagen, Denmark and Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway jointly invite professionals within the field of visual art to apply to a new Collaborative Research Residency. BAC welcomes applications from research groups based in the Nordic and Baltic countries.2011 Ait Taipei open call for residence & exhibition proposals, Taiwan (deadline: 12 July)2011 AIR Taipei Open Call officially kicks off! In nearly ten years, the bases of AIR Taipei have grown from one to three: Taipei Artist Village locates in the city center where the artists can easily access the public and the art network; Grass Mountain Artist Village situates in the Yangmingshan National Park where full of natural resources; Treasure Hill Artist Village sits in the unique historical settlement of village style where awaits to be explored by the artists to put creativities in.Residence programme 2011, Schloss Bröllin, Germany (deadline: 15 July)Schloss bröllin e.V. is offering project-based support in 2011 for artist groups in the fields of theatre, dance, performance and interdisciplinary arts.I/O Digital Artists Residency @ South Hill Park, Oct 2010-early 2011, Berkshire, UK (deadline: 16 August)Launching in October 2010, the aim of this residency is to provide an opportunity for an exceptional early or mid-career artist to explore some practical potentials of new technologies, network with specialist practitioners, have regular time and space to experiment and develop their own work, benefit from critical discussion with a dedicated advisory group of artists and creative industry professionals.Call for Entries for the PACT Zollverein residencies, Jan-Jun 2011, Essen, Germany (deadline: 30 June)From January to June 2011 PACT Zollverein is offering a residency programme for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which is open to professional artists from Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, media art or music. 

Work opportunities

Pearle vacancy for a part-time (20h/week) European Policy adviser (deadline: 30 June)Pearle*, the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe, offers a vacancy for a part-time (20h/week) European Policy adviser to start immediately.Asef is seeking 2 Project Officers (deadlines: 10 and 15 July)The Asia-Europe Foundation is looking to strengthen their team with 1 project officer working specially on projects (deadline:10 July) and 1 project officer working on Communications (deadline: 15 July) in the cultural exchange department.Administration Coordinator/Chargé(e) d'Administration, Compagnie Ultima Chamada, Paris (deadline: 15 July)Under the supervision of Luc Clementine, artistic director of the company Ultima Chamada, the administration coordinator (full time position) is responsible for the overall management of the company, production and monitoring performances.IETM seeks Administrative Assistant (deadline: 25 June)IETM, the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts is seeking a person to join its team and perform administrative tasks of the network Secretariat. 


QUAM 2010 Cracking the system. Art and Citizenship, open source in public realm, 9-12 July, Barcelona, Spain (deadline for registration: 25 June)Art and Citizenship, open source in public realm will be discussed in Barcelona, 9-12 July in ACVIC Centre d Arts Contemporànies. This seminar is conceived from two perspectives, that of artistic practices and that of sociocultural practices, very often little connected.IETM Balkan Express Satellite Meeting, 16-19 September, Istanbul, TurkeyFollowing the Istanbul Plenary Meeting in 2006, IETM is once more meeting in Istanbul, this time for a Satellite gathering in collaboration with CUMA, Contemporary Utopia Management under the main theme "Imagining new models of collaboration".Rethinking Cultural Policy: Implementing a New Paradigm, CultureWatchEurope 2010 conference, 13-14 September, Brussels, BelgiumThe "Culture and the policies of change" conference will take place from 6 to 7 September 2010 at the European Economic and Social Committee´s (EESC) headquarters in Brussels. It is one of a series of events being organised in the framework of the Council of Europe CultureWatchEurope initiative.Let's Talk! – an informal meeting for theatre festival managers, 18 July, 14h, Szeged, Hungary (deadline for support: 2 July)The organisers of THEALTER festival (Szeged, Hungary) have recognised a need to widen their professional network and to look for new ways to find partners for cooperating on an EU level. Let's Talk! is intended to be an informal meeting to gather representatives of theatre festivals and offer them a place to meet and discuss ideas, on the third day of THEALTER festival.A Soul for Europe – Istanbul Forum: Global Challenges – Cultural Visions, 12-13 October, TurkeyIstanbul Forum, A Soul for Europe, will bring together highly-ranking personalities from the fields of politics, business and non governmental organisations as well as a large group of engaged young Europeans from many different countries including the members of the Strategy Group the new strategic heart of the initiative A Soul for Europe.Circostrada Network meeting, 5-8 August, Hasselt, BelgiumThe European network Circostrada will hold its second meeting of 2010 as part of the street and circus arts festival Theater op de Markt, which will take place 5-8 August in Hasselt (Belgium).II European Conference, "Strategies for the Development of the European Digital Space" 10 June – Bilbao, 16 June – Madrid, 29 September – BrusselsFollowing up the interest raised by the October 2009 I European Conference Creativity, Innovation, Digital Culture, and Citizenship in the Construction of Europe at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Artechmedia with the support of the Spanish EU Presidency is organising the II European Conference under the title Strategies for the Development of a European Digital Space.IETM Autumn Plenary Meeting in Glasgow, 4-7 November, ScotlandFollowing on from Plan C in Berlin, IETMers will come together in Glasgow this Autumn, to explore their many possible futures together under the working theme of VOICES. Shout out your wishes, share your opinions and cast your thoughts like autumn leaves into the void. There's a chance you'll hear the echo of your voices whisper answers in return. 


Transmediale Award & Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 plus transmediale Open Web AwardThe Award competitions seek outstanding entries that exemplify visionary, adventurous and critical forms of digital expression, interaction, and collaborative practice. Entries from countries and regions in which digital art and culture are emergent are encouraged, as are positions that enrich our understanding of, and relationship to, technology and networked society.Live2011.com Grand Prix, Digital Media Art Challenge (deadline: 30 June)Promoted by the European Capital of Culture Turku 2011, with prizes worth over 140,000 EUR, Live2011.com Grand Prix is a media art & new media competition. Competition categories include media art, online games, interactive art, social media projects & digital cityspaces.International Playwriting for Young Audiences Competition Trinity Guildhall (deadline: 1 July)On 31st March 2010, Trinity Guildhall launched a new International Playwriting Competition.The One Minutes Foundation Awards 2011 (deadline: 15 December)Since 2000 The One Minutes organizes an annual competition for the best one minutes videos. The One Minutes (TOM) is a brand name for moving images that last exactly one minute. The limited time frame forces the maker to think critically about what he/she would like to show. The flexibility of the formula and the diversity of dissemination from the street to galleries, tv and festivals make it an attractive and accessible contemporary art form for a broad audience. 

Regional focus: Asia

ASEM Workshop recommendations on enhancing ASEM visibility through cultural activities – reference to the need to remove obstacles to mobilityThe Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in partnership with Vietnam and with the co-sponsorship of Hungary, organised a workshop to investigate the role of culture in enhancing the perception of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process.  

Mobility project space

SOMETHIN' FROM NOTHIN' – Developing International Artist Residency with Limited Financial Resources, CHANGING ROOM Workshop at Culture Factory 6-8 August, Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia (deadline: 16 July)Join the Somethin from Nothin workshop (6-8 August 2010) where Estonian and international artists, teachers and culture professionals share their knowledge and experience about how to run effective international AIR programs with limited financial resources.MADE (Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe), new EU Culture 2007-2013 project launches in June 2010Initiated by lead partner Centre des Arts (CDA), Paris and the RAN network (Réseau Arts Numériques) alongside partners body>data>space, London, Transcultures, Mons, Belgium and bodig, Istanbul, the project aims to develop European cultural cooperation in the field of digital arts by promoting the mobility of artists and professionals in this area.Mobility: Current Situation And Future Opportunities As Seen By The Trans Europe Halles Representatives (Changing Room)Trans Europe Halles Changing Room project report by Timo Cantell Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland December 15, 2009.Artists Moving & Learning final conference, 6-7 October, Brussels, BelgiumThe European project Artists Moving & Learning final conference, 6-7 October, in Brussels, will offer you the opportunity to learn about
the project comparative study analysing the impact of mobility of artists in ten EU Member States: Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the UK.Funding opportunities for International Cultural Cooperation in Spain, Interarts Practics Infopoint resource updated!This document prepared by Interarts – the Spanish Practics Infopoint, provides a set of information resources related to existing funding opportunities in the field of international cultural cooperation in Spain. 

Partner search

Appeal and petition in support ETI – Ente Teatrale ItalianoThe ETI – Ente Teatrale Italiano is on a list of bodies to be abolished by the new Italian budget law. Read their statement and give them your support by joining them on Facebook and/or signing their petition.Visiting artists and Academics Campaign against new UK burocratic visa proceduresThe UK Home Office has introduced new bureaucratic procedures for organisations that wish to invite non-EU artists and academics to the UK.Call for signing the Declaration of Commitment for the Creation of a European and a World Organization of Cultural ManagersIn November 2009, El Ejido, Almería (Andalucia-Spain), within the framework of the International Congress of Cultural Management organized by the Spanish Federation of Associations of Cultural Managers (FEAGC), and inspired by an international process launched by managers and cultural animators of Santiago de Chile, the FEAGC has laid the foundations for a project called: European and World Organization of Cultural Management – (CMG-EU) and (CMG-WO). 


The Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the EU External PoliciesThis report done by Jordi Baltà Portolés (Interarts, Spain) on behalf of the European Parliament analyses the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which came into force in 2007, in the external relations of the EU.Analysis of key competences of young professional circus artistsThe European federation of professional circus schools (FEDEC) just published the Web version of the publication "Miroir project – part 2 / Analysis of key competences of young professional circus artists".Circus and street arts: encouraging European cooperation projects by CIRCOSTRADACircostrada Network just published a document available in French, English and Spanish entitled Circus and street arts: encouraging European cooperation projects. This publication presents operations taking place in 2010 within the EU or in relation to outside countries. The goal is to help these sectors identify current networks and projects, to promote the opportunities available to (future) professional of the circus and street arts and to emphasize different community-related grants.

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MIR Caravan 2010Determined to highlight the changes since the fall of the Iron Curtain, to continue to question the boundaries and ideologies and to emphasize the need for dialogue and intercultural cooperation in Europe in the 21th century, the initiators Caravane MIR 1989 take to the road with an artistic journey that will connect Brno, Frankfurt am Main, Villeneuve lez Avignon, Namur and Moscow during the summer of 2010. Focus on Art and Science in the Performing ArtsThis project focuses on European contemporary performing arts creation, production and dissemination in the choreographic, theatrical and artistic fields. But it is also a discussion platform open to researchers, operators and anyone who wishes to intervene in the debate on the relations between visual arts, entertainment arts and science today.AIR_J – Online Database of Artists-in-Residence Programmes in JapanAIR_J is a website dedicated to disseminating information about Artist-in-Residence programmes across Japan in both Japanese and English.Water Sinking Cities12 young artists from 3 cultural centres: P60 (NL), NOASS (LV) and IDEIAS EMERGENTES (PT) perform in a live show in each venue, using audio-video expressions and collecting material inspired from the 3 exchanges between June and September 2010. 

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