October 18, 2007

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News from On the Move

OTM welcomes new Connector partners and Board members In September, the first meeting of OTM new partnership network of Connectors and new Board members met in Lisbon. European Parliament scheme for artist mobility under discussion EP Pilot project in 2008 – Scheme for artist mobility presented and in process through European Parliament. Call for Participation in International Exchange and Programming Survey (US-based arts & cultural organisations & individuals) – deadline: 20 Oct A Call for Participation in International Exchange and Programming Survey Have you or your organization been engaged in cultural exchange and/or international programming? Have you been interested in doing so but not sure how to start? Theatre director, Mark Weil, brutally killed Enormously respected theater director, Mark Weil, widely praised for challenging political repression in Uzbekistan, was murdered 6 September on the eve of the opening of a new production and a new theatre season of his Ilkhom Theater.

Grants for Mobility

Theatre Communications Group/ITI travel grants (between Central/Eastern & Russia and USA) – deadline: 26 Oct TCG/ITI Travel Grants award funding to theatres and individual theatre professionals for travel between USA and countries of Central/Eastern Europe and Russia. Applications to be made by US partner. Roberto Cimetta Fund for individual travel grants The Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area. STEP beyond mobility scheme Cross-border travel is the life-blood of cultural cooperation. Young artists and practitioners of the cultural sector need to meet their international peers, exchange views, influence and learn from each other.

Calls for participation

CoLab07 Collective Laboratory, Colombia, Sweden, Italy, 9-11 Nov CoLab07 – Collaborative Laboratory 2007 – call for artists of various disciplines for experimental project taking place in Bogota (Colombia) Ronneby (Sweden) and Rome. TW1 Call for proposals for site-specific art project, Stavanger, Norway, 2008 (deadline: 5 Nov) TW1 – east side of Stavanger, a rapidly changing area of the city. Creative people from all artistic fields are invited to propose work inspired by sites on this route. Selected artists invited to workshop and presentation event. *TEST!*, international student theatre festival, Zagreb, Jan 23-26 (deadline: 30 Oct) *TEST!* – The annual student Theatre and Multimedia arts festival TEST takes place again this January in Zagreb, open to international participation. YouthArt Multifest 2008, Serbia, May 08 (deadline: Nov 15) YouthArt MultiFest (Serbia, 2008)- Art without borders – call for submission from young artists, up to 35 years old. Call for artists from Greece & Cyprus for Festival I Porti Dell'Arte, Italy (deadline: Nov 30) Artists in performing arts (and other disciplines) from Greece and Cyprus invited to send proposals for Festival the Ports of Art in Catania, Italy in Spring 2008. 


Univ of California international competition for plays about science & technology (deadline: 31 Dec) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 3rd INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WITH $10,000 PRIZE FOR PLAYS ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 


ComPeung Artist in Residency programme 2008 ComPeung is seeking applications for our 2008 Artist Residency Program in Northern Thailand. Artists or arts workers who work in or with communities are encouraged to apply. danceWEB Europe scholarships, Vienna, Jul/Aug 2008 (deadline: Jan 10) danceWEB Europe SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMM 2008, a 5-week summer residency for professional dancers and choreographers, will take place: July 9 – August 13 in Vienna, Austria at ImPulsTanz Festival. Residency, K3 Centre for Choreography, Tanzplan Hamburg, Germany (deadline: 2 Nov) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2008, K3 – CENTRE FOR CHOREOGRAPHY / TANZPLAN HAMBURG. Support and promotion of young choreographers.


European Diploma in Cultural Project Management 2008/09 (deadline: 15 Jan) The European Diploma in cultural project management is a pan-European training program organised by the Marcel Hicter Foundation.  2008 programme takes place in Cyprus and Finland. Circus skills & street theatre training workshops, Espace Catastrophe, Brussels, Oct 29 – Nov 2 Professional training courses for adults in circus skills and street theatre at Espace Catastrophe in Brussels, 29 October – 2 November. Musique et Sante/Music & Health workshop for musicians, Dec 10-14, Paris (deadline: Nov 16) EUROPEAN ARTISTIC WORKSHOP to be held in Paris for musicians working in the health sector. An opportunity to meet, exchange and work in Parisian hospitals. 


Les Biennales Internationales du Spectacle / International Entertainment Biennial Show, Nantes, France, 16-17 Jan Les Biennales Internationales du Spectacle se tiendront à la Cité des Congrès de Nantes les mercredi 16 et jeudi 17 janvier 2008. Let's Mus-e® Together, European conference on arts for intercultural integration at school, Lisbon, Nov 16 “LET’S MUS-E® TOGETHER!” – European conference on MUS-E®, arts for a harmonious intercultural integration at school, organised by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.


Euromedinculture – new web portal for cultural cooperation networking Euromedinculture is a web portal dedicated to developing cultural cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean space. A searchable database and other online tools and resources are available in French, Spanish & Italian.

Other activities

KadmusArts call for best original work at dance, music and theatre festivals for online feature KadmusArts.com is setting up a new online feature to highlight the best of Original work at dance, music, and theatre festivals. Transitions Online seeks writers and reviewers for internet magazine Transitions Online, an intern
et cultural magazine covering Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and former Soviet Union, seeks writers and reviewers to contribute cultural content. Roll Up Art project (call for artists), Bucharest (deadline: Feb 15) Call for artists to submit works for outdoor projection in Bucharest: dance videos welcome.

Work opportunities

Internships at the Centre for Performance Research, Wales CPR's internship scheme offers individuals interested in performance a broad practical experience in arts administration, production and research. ArtsJobFinder launched in UK ArtsJobFinder is the recruitment service from ArtsProfessional, the UK's leading arts management magazine, offering the widest range of jobs, invitations to tender and volunteer posts in the arts sector. Technical Director, Intercult, Sweden (deadline: 26 Oct) Technical Director at Intercult, to focus on preparation and realisation of SEAS project. Part-time from Jan 15, to become full-time April-Oct 2008. Communication Officer/Marketing & Media Manager, Intercult, Sweden (deadline: 26 Oct) Communication Officer/Marketing & Media Manager at Intercult in Stockholm/Sweden. Fulltime job from 15 January 2008.

Partner search

Sferisterio Association, Italy seeks partner for Culture 2007-2013 music theatre project Looking for partner for Culture 2007-2013 measure 1.2.1. The applications deadline for this programme is 31st October 2008. 


L'Officiel de la Musique 2008, music contacts directory for France L'Officiel de la Musique 2008 published – 21st edition of essential contacts directory for French music scene. Cultural actors of change in Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova (country reports) Three country reports have been published in the frames of the East European Reflection Group of the European Cultural Foundation. Useful resources for developing cultural projects and mobility. Country profile of cultural policy in Russian Federation (from Compendium) Looking for information on how the cultural scene is funded and managed in the Russian Federation? Compendium contains a useful country profile as well as profiles for 36 other countries. Kaliningrad movers and shakers Close-ups of a region in motion: Kaliningrad – Königsberg, Russia – interesting report on the cultural actors in this Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea, by Mascha Ihwe at the European Cultural Foundation. Dance Video Navigator site launched by ENICPA The European Dance Video Navigator is a new online tool to discover and locate dance videos in different collections across Europe. It is a cooperative project initiated by ENICPA. 

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New links and updates

Pro-Theatre . Performing Arts Market Pro-Theatre Performing Arts Market takes place annually in Moscow in the framework of the Golden Mask Theatre Festival in spring. Moving in November Annual festival in Helsinki with international contemporary dance and Finnish premieres, discussions, seminars and film showings. Santralistanbul New huge centre for culture and arts in former power station in Istanbul. To incorporate performing arts spaces, residential facilities on a large campus. Rue Libre National Street Theatre Day in France, October 27th 2008 with more than 1000 artists. freeDimensional Creative Safe Haven service provides short-term studio and residential space for artists, activists and citizen journalists experiencing censorship, xenophobia and/or economic marginalization. Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica Women in Music is an Italian based foundation set up to promote and present music composed or created by women worldwide, of all genres and in all times.

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