January 20, 2008

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OTM users are loyal, appreciative, committed and professional users of mobility information – read our survey results Did you miss the OTM survey last month?  Read our great feedback results and ideas bank for the future and many thanks to all who contributed.
Want to create a link to OTM on your website? In our recent survey, we asked if you would like to promote On-the-Move on your website. Here's how to do it. Slovenia EU Presidency programme (Jan-Jun 2008) Slovenia took on the Presidency of the EU on January 1st 2008 for 6 months. The programme and priorities for cultural policy are available online.  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.

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. Iberescena performing arts programme (various deadlines) Iberescena: new programme to support the creation of an Ibero-American performing arts space [In Spanish below] 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

ImPulsTanz, Vienna: auditions for major dance/performance/fashion project – to be held in Paris, Mar 1-2 (deadline: Feb 15) Various dancers and performers required for performance, dance and fashion project "Runway" (working title), to premiere at the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2008, by artists and initiators Marina Abramovic, Ismael Ivo and Riccardo Tisci.

ANTI Festival, Kuopio, Finland, Sep 25-28 (deadline: Feb 18) CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANTI Festival September 25th – 28th 2008, Kuopio, Finland – an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space. Body Navigation Festival, St Petersburg, Jul 10-13 (deadline: 20 Feb) The Body Navigation Festival -IV International festival of the contemporary arts – call for submissions. Dublin Fringe Festival, 6-21 Sept (deadline: 20 Mar) Calling all: Artists, Anarchists, Poets, Punks, Romantics, Activists, Philosophers, Fashionistas, Visionaries, Anoraks, Idealists, Zealots, Creatives, Ninjas, Genuises, Clowns. Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland (deadline: Feb 18) The Belluard Bollwerk International (BBI), Wrights
& Sites and the Pour-cent culturel Migros are looking for „mis-guided” projects to reveal the unexpected, the „elsewheres”in the city of Fribourg (CH). 12th International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, Belgrade, May 12-14 (deadline: 30 Mar) We are inviting you to apply for 12th International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, a competition for contemporary dance choreographers, which is to be held on May 12th-14th, 2008. in the National Theater, Belgrade, Serbia. Mirage Inter, Belgrade, Serbia: call for performers (deadline: 5 Mar) Mirage Inter, 30 June – 11 July, 2008, Belgrade, Serbia, seeks international and regional performers eager to work on an interdisciplinary and international project in a tight framework. NagiB festival, 2-6 Sep, Maribor, Slovenia (deadline: 5 Feb) The fourth international festival of experimental movement NagiB will take place in Maribor, Slovenia. We invite young emerging authors from the field of contemporary dance and performance Teatro della Pioggia, Siena, Italy – call for Festival Finoallafinedelmundo (deadline: 15 Feb) The Teatro della Pioggia, a theatre group which works in Siena, Italy, is organising the second edition of its theatre and dance Festival, FINOALLAFINEDELMONDO. Reloading Images, Oct, Damascus (deadline: Feb 7) Reloading Images, an interdisciplinary artistic research platform, has opened a call for applications from artists. Deadline February 7th, 2008. Coalition for Daring Behaviour seeks bold artists for international project (deadline: 29 Feb) The Coalition for Daring Behaviour (CFDB) is in search of artists interested in establishing an ongoing exchange of dares, double dares, and possibly triple-dog dares. Danca em Foco (International Video & Dance Festival), Sep, Brazil (deadline: 29 Feb) O dança em foco –International Video & Dance Festival is receiving applications for its International Videodance Screenings. Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowships 08/09, Washington DC, USA (deadline: 1 Apr) The Fellowship Program provides up to 10 highly motivated, disciplined, and creative artists and arts managers from the United States and other countries with the instruction and experience they need to succeed in today's complex arts environment. Kennedy Center International Summer Fellowship Program, Jul, Washington DC (deadline: 1 Feb) This fellowship program is designed to provide up to 20 international arts managers with an intensive three-year, four-week program on arts management. PACT Zollverein Atelier choreography platform, Essen, Mar 7 (deadline: Jan 23) PACT Zollverein Performing Arts Choreographisches Zentrum announces its next Atelier open to emerging professional artists in dance field. New York Musical Theatre Festival invites open submissions from writers (deadline: 1 Mar) The New York Musical Theatre Festival accepts open submissions from writers for The Next Link Project, through which 18 subsidized production slots in the 2008 Festival are awarded.  Montage video dance festival, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 08 (deadline: 15 Feb) ** Updated info – longer videos permitted ** CALL FOR ENTRIES: montage video dance festival. In partnership with FNB Dance Umbrella 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 & 04 MARCH 2008


Danzare per la vita Competition, Lecco, Italy, 8-9 Mar (deadline: 15 Feb) Ninth Edition of “Danzare per la vita” dancing competition held at Lecco – Italy. The competition is open to male and female professional and non professional Dancers of all nations. Barcelona Dance Award & Dance Grand Prix Italy 2008 – international dance competitions (deadline – Barcelona: 10 Feb) BARCELONA DANCE AWARD & DANCE GRAND PRIX ITALY 2008 – from 20th to 24th March 2008 in Barcelona (SPAIN) and in the end of June 2008 in Italy and in France ….last places at your disposal 50º INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION PRIZE "JAÉN" 2008 (Deadline 29 Feb) The Competition is open to pianists of any nationality, born after the 3 of April 1976, with the exception of those who have received the Prize “Jaén” previously. 


Improvisation contemporary dance residency, Mar-May, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 11 Feb) RESEARCH INTO THE UNKNOWN – improvisational laboratory / 2008 – Improvisation in dance and other artforms, and its relation to awareness and perception of performer and audience Music Omi International Musicians Residency, Jul/Aug, New York State, USA (deadline: Feb 1) Each August, approximately a dozen musicians–composers and performers from around the globe–gather for two and a half weeks to share in a unique collaborative music making residency program. Dance Omi residency, Aug/Sep, New York State, USA (deadline: 1 Mar) Artist Residency Opportunity – The Dance Omi International Dance Collective, in Ghent, New York, USA. 10 international dance artists will be selected for a 3-week collaborative residency. 


Port Performance Workshop, Tel Aviv, Israel, 21 Apr – 6 May (deadline: 31 Mar) The fourth Port Performance workshop will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel. The workshop will be given by the international Performance-artists and –teachers Angelika Fojtuch and BBB Johannes Deimling. International clowning workshop, Mar 10-23, Brussels Stage International de Jeu Clownesque : 'Autour du Flop' Avec Micheline Vandepoel & Kevin Brooking. Training for professional artists (circus, street theatre, clown, mime, movement, actors etc) 


International conference: Performance, Learning & Heritage, Manchester, 3-5 Apr (register by: 24 Mar)The Performance, Learning and Heritage project hosts an international conference in April 2008 at the University of Manchester -a forum for discussing how research and practice in the field of museum performance/live interpretation can inform one another. Performing Arts Training Today – IUGTE conference, Slovenia, 14-17 Apr International Conference -"Performing Arts Training Today", April 14-17, 2008. Bovec, Slovenia – in the heart of Julian Alps Cultural Mobility seminar, 25 Jan, Luxembourg Meeting in Luxembourg on the theme of cultural mobility in the 'Grande Region'. L'Institut culturel européen Pierre Werner du Luxembourg a le plaisir de vous inviter à une rencontre qu'il organise le vendredi 25 janvier 2008 de 14h30 à 18h00 sur le thème de la mobilité culturelle dans la Grande Région. Who is afraid of Mobility? – seminar, 23 Jan, Brussels (register by 20 Jan) A seminar on the cultural consequences of migration and mobility January the 23rd 2008,Jaques Delors building, EESC, 6th floor room 62, Brussels ASSITEJ World Congress, May 9-18, Adelaide, Australia ASSITEJ 2008 World Congress and Performing Arts Festival presents a dynamic program of shows for young children to older teenagers plus professional forums, workshops and industry events – registration open. IFEA Europe annual conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27-29 Feb (registration open) IFEA Europe, the European network connecting festival and public event professionals around the world, invites you to participate in the leading conference on festival and event management in Europe with the theme: 

Caucasus & Central Asia

Introduction to Theatre in Central Asia & Afghanistan: NEW updated version An introduction to theatre today in Central Asia and Afghanistan is a downloadable publication written by Simon Tordjman for IETM. New updated edition available now. Applicants from Caucasus now eligible for STEP beyond mobility programme Applicants from the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Turkey are eligible for the STEP beyond mobility program of the European Cultural Foundation!


Made in the Med – new publication on cultural mobility from Roberto Cimetta Fund Made in the Med: The Challenges of Artistic Exchange in the Mediterranean, a publication on mobility in the Mediterranean area published in English & French by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, is available to download below.

Funding opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean region The Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures website offers a database with information on different funding opportunities for projects in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Other activities

IFEA survey of festival network organisations – please contribute IFEA Europe is undertaking research in order to serve the event and festival industry more effectively. The questionnaire is meant to be filled in only by members of umbrella organizations concerning festivals and events. 

Work opportunities

Grants Officer, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam (deadline: 4 Feb – start date: 1 Apr) Job announcement for grants officer to manage the ECF's grants scheme. Function: Grants officer
ENCATC to circulate internship requests for students in arts & cultural management – send your opportunities European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres invites you to contact them if you offer – or are interested in offering – internships for students in arts and cultural management. Scenez Group call for performing artists (all genres) for work in Dubai 2008 (deadline: Feb 15) We are pleased to inform you that we welcome performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres of performing arts  European Festivals Association seeks Secretary General (deadline: 29 Feb) The European Festivals Association (EFA) is an umbrella organisation representing more than 100 quality festivals, 11 national festivals associations and 4 cultural networks in 38 countries in Europe and beyond Asia-Europe Foundation: call for interns, Singapore (deadline: 1 Feb – start date: 15 Feb) ASEF-Cultural Exchange has opened a call for interns. Deadline: February 1, 2008. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was established in February 1997, by members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). It is based in Singapore. ASEF-Cultural Exchange seeks Project Officer, Singapore (deadline: Feb 1) ASEF-Cultural Exchange recruiting a Project Officer. Location: Singapore. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was established in February 1997, by members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).  Centre Choreographique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, France seeks new Artistic Director (deadline: 15 Feb) The position is open to artists with a national and international accreditation in dance choreography. Styx Theatre Company seeks multi-skilled circus artists – auditions in Paris (deadline: 15 Feb) The Styx Theatre Company seeks multi-skilled circus artists under 30 for a new European circus project. Deadline: 15 February 2008.


Cultural Forum for Europe website relaunched to promote intercultural dialogue in Europe This website allows users to revisit the 2 days of intense discussion in Lisbon, September 2007, offering audiovisual content and the conclusions and presentations of participants plus a Live Forum to allow users to comment and participate in the dialogue.  OTM newly updated publications: download now! On-the-Move has updated its popular publications. These are available as free downloads. They will be translated into Spanish and available in spring 2008 thanks to our funding partner Fundacion Autor/SGAE in Spain. 

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

Dance Agency TsEKh – Moscow The Moscow Dance Agency TsEKh started in 2000 when Moscow independent dancers and choreographers created an artistic association "TsEKh" thus opening the space for experiment and innovation. Slovenia Cultural Profile Focus on Slovenia: a comprehensive online English-language guide to the Slovene cultural scene, part of the Visiting Arts (UK) Cultural Profiles project and regularly updated. Bunker Focus on Slovenia: a key contact in the contemporary Slovenian performing arts field, Bunker produces, presents and organises the annual international festival of theatre and dance MLADI LEVI showcasing groups and artists with distinctive and original ideas and disciplines from all corners of the world. Artservis Focus on Slovenia: Artservis publishes calls for proposals and contributions, invitations for collaboration and participation and sends out a weekly newsletter. Mainly visual and media arts, some aimed at Slovenian artists but accessible and interesting to all artists. An excellent resource. Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008 Welcome to the new European Capital of Culture for 2008 – Liverpool Liverpool 2008 Stavanger European Capital of Culture 2008 Welcome to the new European Capital of Culture for 2008 – Stavanger in Norway Stavanger 2008

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