September 22, 2010 is the primary international mobility information service for the cultural sector. The main focus is mobility news and opportunities for artists and cultural managers in theatre, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing arts, to facilitate and encourage cross-border professional mobility. OTM is widely consulted by cultural movers and co-operators in Europe and beyond.

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OTM announces new members and 1st General Assembly: 3 November, Glasgow (deadline for members to register: 20 October)On-The-Move is happy to announce our next members´ meeting and first General Assembly to take place on the 3rd of November in the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow, Scotland.OTM contribution to the EU consultation on the Green Paper "Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries"Together with our members OTM has produced last July a contribution to the EU public consultation on the Green paper "Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries".Mobility and the future EU Culture programme: OTM survey (deadline: 30 September)TELL US JUST BEFORE THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER your priorities regarding mobility support in view of the upcoming new Culture programme negociations. Help us better inform the EU!   

EU News

YOUTH ON THE MOVE just releasedYouth on the Move is part of Europe 2020, the EU's plan for how Europe will emerge from the social and economic crisis. With this new pack, the EU intends to strengthen its support to Europe´s young people and extend opportunities for learning mobility.
Reaffirmed free movement rights for workers and Eurobarometer survey on labour mobilityThe European Commission has adopted in July a report setting out in a consolidated way the rights of Europeans to live and work in another EU country. In the meanwhile, a new Eurobarometer survey was released sheding light on Europeans' attitudes to workers mobility: it seems more and more Europeans see mobility as a good thing, except… for families. 
Give your views on the future EU Culture Programme (deadline: 15 December)The European Commission seeks your view on future culture programme. The public consultation has been launched this September and it remains open until the 15 December.  

Grants for Mobility

2011 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists (deadline: unspecified)The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.Anna Lindh Foundation call for proposals 2010 (deadline: 1 November)The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures (ALF) is providing grants to civil society organisations through an open Call for Proposals. Priority field of action for 2010: Cities, Migrants and Diversity. 

Calls for participation

Sogni looks for young choreographers for Rêverie,contemporary dancefestival, 20-22 May 2011, Ghent, Belgium (deadline: 27 November)Sogni is looking for young, professional choreographers who want to present their work during the 3rd edition of Rêverie to take place 20-22 May 2011 in Ghent.15th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival 2011, Stuttgart, Germany (deadline: 11 November)The application procedure for the 15th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart is open until November 11th 2010 for young dancers and contemporary choreographers to apply with their latest productions.Call for plays: Anthology of Plays related to war and conflict zones, In Place of War project, University of Manchester, UK (deadline: 1 December)In Place of War invites submissions for an anthology of plays related to war and conflict zones from across the globe. Works should focus on responses to conflict, historical memory, displacement, experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, conflict resolution, peace, transitional justice and reconciliation.  


Workshop creation of a "useful" event "A City Festival – as the social initiative", 12-17 January 2011, Moscow, Russia (deadline: 18 October)The international training programme will be held in 2011, January, 12-16th in Moscow as part of a «Cardboardia» project at Cardboard Town at the Design Center «Artplay» on the Yauza river.Emanat workshops with CITY OF WOMEN Festival, 12-14 October, Ljubljana, SloveniaEmanat is organising two workshops during the City of Women Festival in Ljubljana: the Physical Voice by Nicole Beutler (NL/D), 12 October and a two days workshop on Street Theatre/Public Performance Art by Guerilla Girls on Tour (USA), 13-14 October. 


Caravansarai Live-Work-See programme, Istanbul, Turkey (deadline: ongoing)Caravansarai is an independent art production space and meeting point for creators in Istanbul, Turkey. This artist-run business adventure is opening this September in a brand new building and ready to receive new guests.Dance company residence at Point Éphémère, October 2010 to May 2011, Paris, France (EXTENDED deadline: 30 September)Applications are now open for a dance company residence at Point Éphémère, Paris for periods between October 2010 and May 2011.  

Work opportunities

Curator for the Munich Dance Biennial DANCE, Germany (deadline: 30 September)For the preparation and realization of the festival from 2012 on, they are now looking for a curator who will develop and implement a meaningful festival programme and who will cooperate with a network of international curators and institutions. 


ENCC European Project Fair Conference for international exchange and networking, 28.-29. October, Vienna, AustriaThe European Network for Cultural Centres (ENCC) is organising the 4th European Project Fair taking place in Vienna, 28-29 October to discuss Value and Benefit of Networking. Or Is Net-working Not-working?. Mobility is also in the agenda.Artlab 2010 Dialogue about Cultural Management, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, 1-2 October, Torino, Italy (deadline for registration: 28 September)Artlab10 organised by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo is a milestone and a unique occasion to frankly discuss and to share experiences and ideas about the role of culture in society and the way to its sustainable future in Italy with Italian counterparts, notably artists, cultural managers and decision makers.Culturemondo 6th International Roundtable "Bringing Practice into Digital Cultural Policy", 25 September, Amsterdam, NetherlandsThe Culturemondo Roundtable will address the question – How can we ensure that culture and heritage policies are linked to digital policies and strategies? Join this open international network of cultural portals at the Trouwgebouw in Amsterdam on the 25th October.Seminar on incoming and outgoing mobility in the live performance sector: Visa and work permits, Pearle, 5 October, Brussels, BelgiumPearle, the European trade federation representing the live performance sector, organizes a seminar on the application of regulations concerning incoming and outgoing artists and cultural professionals on the 5th of October in Brussels.  

Regional focus: Asia

PAMS, Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2010, 11-15 October, KoreaThe 2010 edition of PAMS is entitled 'PAMS, Worth Discovering: People, Ideas and Korean performing arts'. This 6th Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) will be held from October 11 to 15 and will be a great moment to get to know the performing arts scene in this region. 

Regional Focus: Caucasus & Central Asia

Baku International Theatre Conference (BITC), 9-10 November, AzerbaijanThe 1st BITC conference is named The World Theatre Process in the 21st Century and will discuss Challenges, Perspectives and Alternatives in the Modern Theatre World. 

Regional Focus: Euro-Mediterranean

Call for Participation: International Classroom for Theater Students Programme – The Creative Forum 2011, Alexandria, Egypt, 1-10 February ( Deadline: 30 September)The Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups (Europe- Mediterranean), a platform for contemporary theatre, calls theatre students to partipate in the International Classroom for Theater Students Programme. 

Mobility project space

CHANGING ROOM workshop 'COMMUNITY FILMMAKING', 27-29 October, Subtopia, Stockholm, SwedenCOMMUNITY FILMMAKING is a a Changing Room workshop arranged by Trans Europe Halles Media Network and Subtopia to take place on the 27-29th of October at Subtopia-Stockholm, in Sweden.Convergent Territories- EU pilot project to support to the mobility of artistsConvergent Territories explores the obstacles specifically relating to architect's mobility by establishing residencies for architects, cultural officials, and professional authorities in Dublin, Paris and Prague. The focus of the scheme is on exchanging and extending methodological tools which favour a stronger creative dimension in urban projects.Bridge between European Cultural Centres (BECC) – EU pilot project to support to the mobility of artistsBridge between European Cultural Centres (BECC) is a Europe-wide staff exchange programme that aims at enabling locally based cultural workers to go abroad for a period of one week to six months to experience working in a cultural centre in a different country, meet their counterparts from the hosting centre, familiarise themselves with a new culture.ART FARERS – EU pilot project to support to the mobility of artistsArt Farers'  main objective is to explore new ways of funding mobility at EU level, with a view to promoting cultural diversity, reducing imbalances and fostering intercultural dialogue. 


The Mobility of Stage and Musical Arts Performers and Productions throughout the EUThis report sums up the discussions that took place in Madrid this May between the department heads and professionals in charge of music and the performing arts from the Ministries of Culture in the European Union Member States wihtin the agenda of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.   

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Follow Seas Xpedition of artists and researchers to Turkey and GeorgiaAn expedition of over 30 people, SEAS artists and a small technical and management team from all over Europe, have been travelling by road from Istanbul to Batumi. Stay tuned to SEAS´s last adventure!Red Tape – Visiting Arts UKThe Red Tape section of the Visiting Arts website is a great resource for all those working and willing to work in the United Kingdom. Here you can find advice and downloads on "working internationally, including the UK cultural contact point.    

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