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News from On the Move

OTM users are loyal, appreciative, committed and professional users of mobility information – read our survey results Read the full results of our first user survey – lots of positive feedback and useful ideas. Thank you to all who contributed!  If you missed your chance to make your views, the survey has been re-opened until JANUARY 10. Visa issues kill music – join campaign by Freemuse (deadline: 31 Dec) In collaboration with several international organisations Freemuse launches an investigation of visa and work permit procedures in order to influence policy makers and administrators. OTM on RSS – sign up now! On-the-Move news and announcements are now available on RSS – this offers a quick and easy way of getting the news updates direct to your web browser, as the site is updated.  European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 launch of website The European Union has declared 2008 the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID 2008). The website has been launched and the programme announced.  Boletín en español – Newsletter now available in Spanish! Gracias a nuestro nuevo 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:

Grants for Mobility

Arab Fund for Arts & Culture: various programmes – deadlines to be announced The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture presents its new website, in English and Arabic, with announcements of grants programmes, including touring support. Young Arab Theatre Fund Production & Touring programme (deadline: 1 Jan) Dear friends and colleagues, We would like to remind you the next deadline, on the 1st of January 2008, to apply for the YATF support : Production and Touring program. 

Calls for participation

CINARS 2008, Montreal, Canada, Nov 17-23 (deadline: 1 Mar) CINARS 2008 : Call for Showcases Applications – Artists in multidisciplinary arts, dance, classical music, world music and theatre, submit your applications now to be part of the CINARS 2008 official programming! 4th International Festival of Making Theatre, Athens, Jul 6-13 (deadlines Apr 30 – teachers & Jun 30 – participants) 4th In.F.o.Ma.T. 2008 – During a whole week of creative interaction, Theater Makers from all over the world will have the opportunity to share and get acquainted with new working methods and ideas, regarding the following three sectors: Acting, Movement and Voice. HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival, Yerevan, Armenia, Oct 1-12 (deadline: 15 Feb) Call for: HIGH FEST International Theatre Festival – performing arts companies and artists – productions in all genres of performing arts including theatre, dance, music, circus and other forms of performing arts. Performance Time 08, Istanbul, Mar 24-30 (deadline: 15 Jan) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – GalataPerform, an artist-run interdisciplinary performance venue in Istanbul, is organizing an event in March 08, exploring new fields and new approaches in performance. Call for dance videos (related to environment), SEEDS Festival, Jul/Aug, Massachusetts, USA (deadlines – Dec 14 & May 30) SEEDS Festival 2008 call for participation – Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance & Science 2008: Ecology European Youth Circus, Oct/Nov, Wiesbaden, Germany (deadline: 30 Apr) A call to young European circus performers, aged 10 – 25 years. European Youth Circus – many prizes available for selected artists. Tanzende Stadt/ Festival Dance in the city, Belgium summer 2008 (deadline: Dec 30) "Dance in the city" – festival of contemporary dance in urban sites seeks productions designed for city spaces. Umore Azoka – 9th Leioa Festival of Comedy Street Theatre, Bizkaia, Spain, May 22-25 (deadline: 4 Feb) UMORE AZOKA – THE 9th LEIOA FESTIVAL OF COMEDY STREET THEATRE (Bizkaia – Spain) has opened the period of inscription for performing art productions wishing to take part in the 2008 edition. M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009 (deadline: 14 Mar) M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, performance art, film, dance, visual arts, mixed media, music and forum. The theme for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009 is Art and Family. We accept applications from professional Singapore and international artists / companies. 14th Alaçati International Theatre Festival for Children & Youth, Turkey, 23-28 Jun (deadline: 4 Apr) 14th ALACATI INTERNATIONAL THEATRES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH FESTIVAL will be organized by TOBAV (Theatre Opera and Ballet members foundation) with the collaboration of Municipality of Alaçati on 23rd and 28th June 2008. 4th Ordu International Theatre Festival for Children & Youth, Turkey, Jun 2-8 (deadline: 4 Apr) The fourth Ordu International Theatre for Children and Youth Festival will be organized by the collaboration of Municipality of Ordu and TOBAV between 2nd and 8th June 2008. 7th International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Canada, Oct/Nov 08 (deadline: 15 Jan) This is the call for submissions for 7a*11d's 7th International Festival of Performance Art in 11 years, taking place in Toronto from October 22 – November 2, 2008.


1st Aarhus International Choreography Competition, 12-14 Jun, Denmark (deadline: 11 Feb) The Competition is aimed at emerging choreographers and the purpose is to find and develop new, professional talents within contemporary dance. TRAFORMA Creation Contest, Senigallia, Italy (deadline: 15 Feb) TRAFORMA – art and sustainable city Creation Contest is looking for artistic projects bringing out the sense of social responsibility of art in an original and innovative way and in a perspective of sustainable development. ARD International Music Competition Sep 2008, Munich (deadline: Apr 30, 2008) The 57th ARD International Music Competition 2008 in Munich will be held for the following categories: Viola, Clarinet, Bassoon,String Quartet. Musicians from all nations born between 1979 and 1991 are eligible to take part.


ArtistNe(s)t residencies for writers, Romania, May & Oct (deadline: 11 Feb) The National Museum “George Enescu” – the department “Dumitru and Alice Rosetti Tescanu – George Enescu” and the Swiss Cultural Programme South-East Europe and Ukraine invite writers to apply for residences in May and October 2008. MOVING_movimento 2008 choreography competition – residencies in Tuscany (deadline: 7 Jan) MOVING_Movimento is a project dedicated to young choreographers resident in Italy or choreographers active abroad, offering choreographic residences for contemporary dance research projects. Dance residencies, Pointe Ephemere, Paris, Feb – Jul 2008 (deadline: 20 Dec) Experimental choreographic dance residencies are offered at Pointe Ephemere in Paris – residencies last one month, during the period Feb – July 2008. Residencies at PACT Zollverein Choreographic Centre, Essen, Germany, Aug – Dec 08 (deadline: Jan 16) CALL FOR ENTRIES – RESIDENCIES at PACT Zollverein Choreographic centre in Essen, Germany from August to December 2008. 


Falling Wide Easter School (Skinner Releasing Technique), London 7-25 Apr The only opportunity outside the USA to intensively study the pioneering Skinner Releasing Technique, alongside improvisation and performance creation with leading international dance artists. International Summer School for Young Theatre Artists, Moscow Region, Jun 2008 (deadline: 3 Mar) Theatre Union of Russia, following the success of 2007 Summer School, will host its second Summer School for Young Professional Actors from June 1 to June 28, 2008 in the old Russian town of Zvenigorod. Artists from any country may apply. Basic knowledge of Russian is required.  European Diploma in Cultural Project Management 2008/09 (deadline: 15 Jan) The European Diploma in cultural project management is a pan-European training program arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as trans-regional and transnational cultural exchanges. The Hicter Fondation is the organizer and manager of the course.


22nd World Congress on Dance Research, Athens, 2-6 Jul (deadline for presentation applications: 30 May) 22nd World Congress on Dance Research – Athens, Greece, 2-6 July 2008, the largest gathering of dance specialists world-wide. Babel Med Music, Marseilles, 27-29 Mar – registration for stands The 4th edition of Babel Med Music will take place in Marseilles from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th March 2008. International Festival Fair,Theatre Methods 08 Between Tradition and Contemporaneity, Malpils, Latvia, Jul 7-13, 2008 (Deadline: Dec 20) TM is the annual professional festival- fair bringing up the question of the Bridge between tradition and contemporaneity in performing arts. It is organised by IUGTE. 

Other activities

Cairon. Journal of Dance Studies – call for papers – film and dance (deadline for outlines: 15 Jan) In this issue of Cairon. Journal of Dance Studies we want to review the linguistic exchanges that have taken place between film and dance during the last hundred years. Augusto Boal nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – support from world theatre community requested A request for support for the nomination of Augusto Boal, founder of the Theatre of the Oppressed, for the Nobel Peace Prize 2008. Call from Romanian cultural sector for info on funding of cultural exchange projects in other countries Urgent request for information on grants for artists, visiting artists and funding of exchange programmes of artists in other European countries to support Romanian artists and cultural operators campaign with Ministry of Culture. 

Work opportunities

TUNZALE & SEVAN Ethno Jazz Band seeks saxophonist TUNZALE & SEVAN Ethno Jazz Band wants to recruit a saxophonist for its international co-productions. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact CONSARTA Entertainment Corporation with their professional resumes and salary expectations.

Partner search

Nomadism, New Media & New Artistic Mobility in Europe – seeks mobile projects for database & seminar presentation, Paris CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION – NOMADISM, NEW MEDIA AND NEW ARTISTIC MOBILITY IN EUROPE [en francais ci-dessous] Euro-Med Young Artists Network seeks National Coordinators and members Euro-Med Young Artists Network (EMYAN) is pleased to announce its Call for National Coordinators in order to widen its area of covering and to reach every and each young artist living within the Euro-Med region. Cultural Meeting Point – partner search portal The Spanish Cultural Contact Point has set up an extensive partner search portal which draws on information from all cultural contact points (which provide information to applicants for European Culture Programmes funded by the European Community) around the EU Member States.


To boldly go – extreme mobility: arts and artists in space Want to know more about initiatives exploring the arts in space? Read about the Bangalore Space & Culture Symposium 2007, Spacearts Database and research for a Cultural Policy for the European Space Station. Theatre and Development – useful articles and contacts A series of six articles from 'The Power of Culture' about Theatre and Development, highlighting projects in various countries and continents. Questions about Europe? Call Europe Direct The European Commission's Europe Direct phone service (in all the official EU languages) gives access to information on European matters, advice on practical issues and contacts you might need. Culture Europe International magazine now online Culture Europe International, the magazine devoted to cultural practicies and policies in Europe is from now on internet! Culture Europe International, la revue consacrée aux pratiques et politiques culturelles en Europe, désormais en ligne.

Don't forget …

The News and Announcements section is constantly being updated. This Newsflash offers a selection of current items. If you are looking for opportunities for professional mobility, check the site regularly so you don't miss any deadlines.

New links and updates

Finnish Circus Information Centre The FCIC collects and disseminates information on circus events and supports the cultural recognition of circus. Lab for Electroacoustic Creation – LEC Miso Music Portugal has created in 2005 a program of artistic residencies in the recently created LEC. FAETEDA – Spain The Spanish Federation of Associations of Theatre and Dance Production Companies (FAETEDA) incorporates the vast majority of production companies in Spain. India Foundation for the Arts IFA makes grants to artists in India – its mission includes creating space for the exploration of new connections and alliances in the arts. Cultural Help Desk South Africa South African initiative that helps artists' development, including supporting international exchanges through DanceDesk and MusicDesk. Dancing on the Edge Festival – Netherlands Dancing on the Edge- Confronting Dance from the Middle East contemporary dance festival in the Netherlands presents a young generation of choreographers from seven countries.

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