July 21, 2010

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News from On the Move

OTM news service takes a break in August!The news and announcements section of the On-The-Move.org website as well as our monthly NewsFlash will both take a break this August.Mobility and the future EU Culture programme: OTM survey (deadline: 30 September)On-The-Move.org (OTM) would like to know your priorities regarding mobility support in view of the upcoming new Culture programme negociations. Have a say and help us better inform the EU!Mapping Asia-Europe cultural cooperation: ASEF-OTM study launchedThe report "Mapping Asia-Europe Cultural Cooperation" was commissioned by Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)/Culture360.org from On-the-Move.org and carried out by Judith Staines. It intends to enhance the visibility of existing ASEM governmental policy measures that support Asia-Europe cultural cooperation.  

EU News

Belgian EU Presidency: the potencial of culture and creative industries and the mobility of researchers and youngters highlightedAfter Spain, Belgium took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Among financial markets, the Lisbon Agenda, energy and climate change, external policies and human rights, we find culture in the programme mainly devoted to highlight the potential of cultural and creative industries and the contribution they make to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), growth and employment in Europe.Final report from the Member-States expert working group on mobility of culture professionals releasedThe four Member State expert working groups established in the 2008-2010 Workplan for Culture have published their final reports. Among them, the Expert Working Group on Improving the Conditions for the Mobility of Artists and Professionals in the Cultural Field has issued a set of fundamental recommendations.Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon: Call for proposals cultural activities 2010 (deadline: 31 August)The Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon is seeking proposals for the organisation of cultural activities in Lebanon with financial assistance from the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument. 

Grants for Mobility

Step Beyond travel grants: new guidelines!, European Cultural Foundation (deadline: ongoing)The travel fund STEP Beyond stimulates and supports cross-cultural creative projects in the wider European neighbourhood. It encourages artists and cultural workers to explore unfamiliar territories, network with each other, discover different ways of working and, most importantly, collaborate.Call for applications – Production Awards Programme for Young Creative Arab Artists (deadline: 30 September)This programme aims to encourage and support a new generation of Arab artists and writers by funding their early projects in the various fields of arts and culture. 

Calls for participation

7th International Ordu children and youth theater festival, 30 May – 11 June 2011,Turkey (deadline: 1 March 2011)The 7th International Children and Youth Theater Festival in the city of Ordu will be held on 30 May 30 – 5 June, 2011 with the collaboration of the Ordu Municipality and TOBAV. The organisation welcomes proposals for plays.Call for short choreographical pieces, SzólóDuó International Dance Festival, 6-11 Januay 2011, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 20 September)The 12th Solo Dance International Festival and the 10th Duo Dance International Festival, to be organized by Orkesztika Foundation in Budapest, Hungary between 6-11 of January 2011 calls for short choreographical pieces.amberFestival invites applications for interactive installations and performances around the theme DATACITY, 5-14 November, Istanbul, Turkey (deadline: 20 August)The works selected from among the submissions will be exhibited between 5th and 14th of November in Istanbul in the frame of amber'10 Art and Technology Festival.Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music: sounding/the/net, 4-7 November, Belfast, Northen Ireland (deadline: 13 August)The Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music invites applications for participation in an improvised music collective directed by Evan Parker.Aerowaves call for works 2011 (deadline: 20 September)Aerowaves is a cross-border dance performance network. It offers opportunities to younger artists working in Europe who wish to perform their work in other European countries during 2011. Aerowaves is open to a wide range of artists and work.HOPE, Festival Belluard Bollwerk International 2011, June-July, Fribourg, Switzerland (deadline: 18 October)The Festival Belluard Bollwerk International and the Migros Culture Percentage are looking for projects that could set hope in motion, in the form of experimental set-ups, performance work, challenging practices or wildcard invitations to the city and its inhabitants.Call for animated dance film proposals, Portland Green Cultural Projects and Animate Projects, UK (deadline: 16 August)Portland Green Cultural Projects and Animate Projects are developing a programme of activities for 2011/12 around animated dance film, including a curated touring programme of historical and new works. They are looking for proposals for a new work to be co-commissioned as part of this programme, artists, animators and filmmakers working in animated dance film are encouraged to submit ideas to the Portland Green Cultural Projects commissioning programme.SIMULTAN 2010, Past Continuous. Future Perfect. Call for submissions, 30 Sept-2 Oct, Timisoara, Romania (deadline: 30 July)The Simultan Festival is an annual festival for video, media art, experimental music and a/v projects. This year's edition runs under the theme 'Past Continuous. Future Perfect.' and will take place between 30 September and 2 October 2010, in Timisoara, Romania.14th International Video Festival Videomedeja, 17-19 December, Novi Sad, Serbia (deadline: 20 September)Videomedeja is looking for new video art works and short films, media installations, live audiovisual performances, network based projects. In addition, they are very glad to receive proposals from curators and producers/distributors for the non-competitive special screenings.CIMATICS – International Festival for Digital Art & Culture, 22-30 April 2011, Brussels, Belgium (deadline: 30 November)Cimatics – Brussels International Festival for Digital Art & Culture invites all artists, creatives and producers to send their submissions for the next Cimatics festival. As an audiovisual festival it puts the focus both on art, media, design and music.Open Call "You Fail", artist-run offspace periscope, Salzburg, Austria (deadline: 31 August)Situated in Salzburg, Austria, periscope will curate and host an exhibition in November 2010 dealing with different artistic approaches towards the idea of failure.Netmage 11 International Live-Media Festival, call for participation, January 2011, Bologna, Italy (deadline: 20 September)The call for participation is now open for the International Live-Media Floor of Netmage 11 a festival aimed to explore media innovation within the context of electronic arts that will take place in Bologna on January 2011. 


SPIEL Festival workshop programme, 1-8 August, Andorf, Upper Austria (deadline: unspecified)The international artistic community will gather again at the country side by SPIEL, 1-8 August. The full workshop programme includes the module "Suspend" by Odile Gheysens (F) and Violaine Garros (F).Festival in Transition FESTIVAL LAB – theory and practice for the next generation of European Festival Producers, Jan-Dec 2011 (deadline: 30 September)Festivals in Transition (FIT) announces an open call for participants: FESTIVAL LAB Theory and practice for the next generation of European Festival Directors and Producers. This is a call for the new superheroes for the performing arts world, the next revolutionary generation.fcVERÃO, Forum Dança and cem workshops programme, 2-6 August, Lisbon, Portugal (deadline: unspecified)fcVERÃO is a workshop programme co-organized by Forum Dança and c.e.m – centro em movimento. In the 2010 edition, the workshops will happen in one intensive week and in the last day we conclude with a discussion opened to all interested.muse010 Interdisciplinary workshop for professional and advanced dancers, 26 Jul – 6 Aug, Dresden, Germany (deadline: unspecified)The Palucca Schule Dresden Hochschule für Tanz and Tanzplan Dresden announce the International Summer Workshop of Tanzplan Dresden workshops an creative residencies to take place between July 26th and August 6th, 2010.DANCER's MUSICALITY Conscious use and selection of music workshop, 10-12 Sept., Rieden, Switzerland (deadline: 2 August)This workshop opens an insight to music from a perspective of a dancer. Through theoretical and practical comparison of the parameters and elements of music with measurable characteristics of dance, participants lea
rn to understand what music and dance share and what separates them, learn to physically translate music into dance and to create a dialogue between music and dance. Through observation, structured improvisation, talk and lecture it develops the dancers' musicality.International Interpretation Workshop of Contemporary Lyric Art (opera), 26 Oct – 3 Nov, Gironde, France (deadline: 6 September)An intensive workshop with role preparation courses professional training of vocal and playing techniques, and performing on stage. It will take place in Gironde (in the village of Créon, near the city of Bordeaux-France), between October 26 – November 3, 2010 organised by The Delta Ensemble. 


Creation residencies for 4 circus compannies, TRANS-MISSION, 2010-2012, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain (deadline: 27 September)Between December 2010 and February 2012, 4 companies will be hosted in creation residences by the project partners: L' Espace Catastrophe, La Grainerie, La Central del Circ et Zelig, for periods of max. 5 weeks each.Chemins de Creations residencies, Catalonia, Aragon and Midi-Pyrinees, 2010-2011, Spain and France (deadlines: 20 September 2010 and 12 January 2011)Within the European project Circ que o ! Pyrénées de cirque a call for applications is open for CHEMINS DE CRÉATION, residencies for five contemporary circus pieces creation projects. Residencies will take place from Octobre 2010 to December 2011.Akademie Schloss Solitude international residency programme, 2011, Stuttgart, Germany (deadline: 31 October)For the 13th time in 20 years, the international residency programme Akademie Schloss Solitude, located in Stuttgart, Germany, is granting approx. 65 residency fellowships of six to twelve months in duration.MAP 2010-2011, Residencies opportunities for young artists, 18-35 years old (deadline: 16 August)The MAP programme initiated by the Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes, has been offering a wide range of artistic mobility concepts sustained by several partner structures in Europe and Quebec for 9 years. Year after year, its success is confirmed so the MAP programme is extended over 2010-2011.Association Baltingros – Les Subsistances residencies call 2011, Le Mans, France (deadline: 30 September)Association Baltingros – Les Subsistances host of multidisciplinary residencies and itinerant structures opens a call for 2011 creation circus companies, street art, video and stage designers.INDIGENOUS AND ALIEN Artist in Residence Programme, 5-21 March 2011, Alerces National Park, Patagonia, Argentina (deadline: 2 August)The residence takes place in Los Alerces National Park, Chubut Province, Patagonia, Argentina, 5-21 March 2011 and it is willing to work on a particular topic. Within a public protected area, the topic INDIGENOUS AND ALIEN can be associated to the preservation of flora and fauna, migration, identity or cultural diversity.Künstlerhaus Lukas scholarships for work and study, 2011-2012, Germany (deadline: 30 July)Every two years, Kuenstlerhaus Lukas assigns up to 135 scholarships for work and study at different locations: at Kuenstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop, at other places in Germany and in Baltic littoral states where exchange partners are situated. 

Work opportunities

Choreographers/Teachers needed for classical ballet "Giselle" and flamengo fusion projects, 2011, Costa Rica (deadline: 15 September)The JAG Dance Programmes for Youth from Costa Rica is looking for two choreographers, dancers or teachers to lead two dance projects: "Giselle"/classical ballet and flamengo fusion to be presented in 2011.Dansescenen in DANSEhallerne seeking theatre director (executive and artistic), Copenhagen, Denmark (deadline: 1 September)Dansescenen is looking for a visionary and dynamic director who spans both the artistic and the executive areas. A director who, together with Dansescenens staff, will contribute to the continued development and positioning of Dansescenen and DANSEhallerne as a powerhouse for contemporary dance in Denmark. 


The Berlin Conference 2010 – "A Soul for Europe", 20 November, GermanyThe Berlin Conference 2010 is scheduled for the 20th of November in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin under the title "Towards a Citizens Europe".Trans Europe Halles Meeting 70 Art. Culture. Business, 9-12 September, Moritzbastei, Leipzig, GermanyThe next TEH Network Meeting on September 9-12th will be held at Moritzbastei, a cultural centre located in an old bastion in Leipzig, Germany. 

Regional focus: Asia

Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (SASG) Artist Residency Programme, Sept 2010- Aug 2011, Korea (deadline: 27 July)Visual artists working with painting, installation, video, performance, exhibition planning, critique, photograph, and all other visual art fields are invited to appply for a residency period of 4 or 6 months in between September 2010 and August 2011 in Seuol, Korea.The Potential for Cultural Exchanges between the European Union and Third Countries – the Case of ChinaReport published by the European Parliament in 2009 authored by Alain Modot, Héloïse Fontanel, Silvia Angrisani, Pierre Jalladeau, Abel Ségrétin, Bérénice Angremy, Li Hua, Bi Dongna (Media Consulting Group – Paris, Brussels and Beijing). 

Regional Focus: Caucasus & Central Asia

ACOSS multidisciplinary artists-in-residence 2010, Yerevan, Armenia (deadline: ongoing)The ACOSS residency programme is a project workshop for the promotion of multidisciplinary art and cultural international exchange. It calls artists from all artistic disciplines to live, work, and collaborate during their preferred time of staying in Yerevan or in the countryside. 

Regional Focus: Euro-Mediterranean

Call for papers for the Symposium on Exploring Mobility around the Mediterranean, February 2011, Alexandria, Egypt (deadline: 15 September)This symposium will be held in Alexandria, Egypt in the context of the Dialogue Programme-Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups (Europe-Mediterranean) which will be held from the 1st to the 10th of February 2011. It is organised by The Arab Education Forum Safar Fund and the Fonds Roberto Cimetta as part of their joint Istikshaf project exploring mobility around the Mediterranean.Al-Mahatta International Artists Workshop, 15 September-1 October, Birzeit, Palestine (DEADLINE EXTENDED: 25 July)The International Artists Workshop will take place between 15 September 15 and 1st of October, 2010, in the town of Birzeit, about 12 kilometers away from Ramallah City organised by Al-Mahatta Gallery.MELOPEE #7 cultural management workshop for OPERATORS from the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN area, 11-17 October, Fère en Tardenois, Picardie, France (deadline: 17 August)Cultural management workshop for young cultural operators based in the Euro-Mediterranean region, leading or willing to lead their own project on their territory. The MELOPEE #7 workshop is focusing on the development of audiences and of cultural policies in the Mediterranean. 

Partner search

Ekscene call for collaboration to regional and international partners, TransWarp, Go Out and Play 2011-2013 (deadline: 20 August)For the needs of TRANSWARP GO OUT AND PLAY 2011-2013, ekscene is looking for new partners and invites regional and international organisations to collaborate on this project that intends to build up a platform for presenting artworks by croatian and international performing artists. 


The Mobility of Works of Art in EuropeThis report done by Dorota Ilczuk, Magdalena Kulikowska and Aleksandra Litorowicz (Pro Cultura Foundation, Warsaw, Poland) was published by the European Parliament in April 2009. 

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Triangle Arts TrustTriangle Arts Trust encourages exchange of ideas, artists' mobility, experimentation and fresh thinking; with an emphasis on process and professional development. Each space within the Network is independent and set up to respond to local needs.DanceMe: Long-term cross-media participatory project on the internet, May 2010-June 2011DanceMe is a cross-media participatory project about Performing Arts and Web 2.0, which is part of the broader festival Solo in Azione, dedicated to Solo dance performers.Slovenia launches cultural portal: check the OPPORTUNITIES section!Culture.si is designed to help professionals explore possibilities for collaboration with Slovene cultural organisations. Here you can find information on cultural producers, venues, festivals and support services in Slovenia.  

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