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April 30, 2008

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Sign to stop discrimination (EU-wide petition) Notice of a petition to outlaw discrimination across the EU. Rainbow Platform: online consultation on cultural diversity (deadline: May 16) The Rainbow Platform rethinks Europe's approach to cultural diversity by pooling the expertise of organisations in the fields of culture, lifelong learning, youth, social affairs, anti-racism, minority rights and inter-religious dialogue. 

Grants for Mobility

Young Arab Theatre Fund Production & Touring grants (deadline: 1 May) We would like to remind you the next deadline, on the 1st of May 2008, to apply for the YATF supports: Production and Touring programs. Arab Fund for Arts & Culture – grants programme (deadline: 30 Sep) The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture aims at simulating and supporting artistic creativity and freedom of cultural expression in the Arab World. Ruy de Clavijo programme (Spain-Asia-Pacific cultural research & cooperation), deadline: 30 May) Call for applications for grants for cultural research and cooperation between Spain, IberoAmerica and Asia/Pacific. The Ruy de Clavijo programme is organised by Casa Asia. Grants for cultural cooperation & coproductions in Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euro-Region (deadline: 26 May) A call for applications for cultural cooperation across the Mediterranean-Pyrenees Euroregion Open to organisations in the French and Spanish departments of: Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees, Aragon, Balearics & Catalunya. Deadline is 26 May. EU-ACP (African, Caribbean & Pacific) cultural cooperation grants: call due May 2008 A call is due to be announced in May for cultural cooperation grants between EU and ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States). European Commission: support to EU-Mexico cultural cooperation exchanges (deadline: 1 Jun) European Comission: programme of support for EU-Mexico cultural exchange This programme aims to promote cultural cooperation between the EU and Mexico, through the implementation of cultural exchanges between both regions, leading to participation of artists from EU Member states (and eligible countries) in cultural festivals in Mexico as well as other meetings and cultural policy dialogue between cultural operators in EU and Mexico. Civic Education in Action mobility programme (deadline: 30 May) Presenting a new exchange programme, which is announced this year for the first time by the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, open to young professionals in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic & Hungary.  Call for proposals for cultural cooperation projects EU-Brazil (deadline: Jun 1) The European Commission Culture Programme (2007-2013) announces a Call for Proposals for cultural cooperation projects with Brazil. European Voluntary Service: mobility opportunities in Art & Culture for 18-30 year olds EVS – European Voluntary Service – is part of the EU-programme Youth in Action. EVS gives all young persons aged 18-30 the possibility to work abroad for 2-12 months. Iberescena (Deadline: Jul 18) The present call for participation is aimed to public and private institutions, professional groups and companies of theatre and dance of Spain and seven Iberoamerican countries whose activities to strengthen programs of cooperation and integration. 

Calls for participation

Calling all artists – Geneva 2010 World Circus Capital (deadline: Oct 30) Call for circus artists, contemporary dance, street theatre, puppet theatre, opera, music, animal and insect trainers! Also a specific call for a Butoh Dance group. 13MASDANZAXIII INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL , 18 – 25 Oct, Maspalomas- Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) (Deadline: June 30) The Department of Culture of San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Council is pleased to announce the XIII Choreography Contest within the 13MASDANZA INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE CANARY ISLANDS, which will be held from the 18th to the 25th October 2008 in Maspalomas- Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), Spain. Participation is open to choreographers of any nationality.  Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011 – Open Project Call (deadline: 31 May 08) Turku (Finland), the European Capital of Culture for 2011, is on the search for project proposals. INCUBADORA GRANT,Olot Town Council, Spain, Deadline, may 5 2008 Olot Town Council, through Panorama, announces the 2007 Incubadora Grant, with the aim of promoting and stimulating creation in all artistic fields. Culture on the Edge – street arts festival, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 23 (deadline: May 15) Call for applications: „Kultur auf dem Drahtseil“ / Culture on the Edge – a multimedia intercultural street art festival White Night Festival, Skopje, Macedonia, September 27 (deadline: 15 May) IVth WHITE NIGHT 2008 – SKOPJE. Youth Cultural Center has a pleasure to invite you to participate to The Fourth edition of "WHITE NIGHT 2008" festival, 27 of September 2008, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Young Artists for Children, International collaborative project within MINIFEST Festival, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Oct 2008 (deadline: 30 Jul) Call for young artists interested to create art for children. The MINIFEST Festival and Rostov-on-Don State Theatre for Youth invite young actors, directors and playwrights aged 17-25 to take part in the international collaborative project together with Russian artists on 10-18 October 2008. Kamerata, International Theatre Festival, Chelyabinsk, Russia, Oct 2008 (deadline: 1 May) 10th edition of Kamerata festival that has a competition section will be held in Chelyabinsk in autumn 2008; organizers have announced a call for applications from theatre companies.  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. 

Competitions

Music Theatre NOW Awards 2008 (deadline: May 16) Music Theatre NOW Awards 2008 – Call for Entries For the first time the International Music Theatre Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in cooperation with the German Centre of ITI invites artists to participate in a worldwide competition for the creators of new opera and music theatre. Montreal International Musical Competition Violin Edition (Deadline: January 8, 2010) From May 24 to June 3, 2010, Montreal will host the Montreal International Musical Competition Violin Edition. Montreal International Musical Competition Voice Edition (Deadline: January 9, 2009) From May 18 to 28, 2009, Montreal will host the Montreal International Musical Competition Voice Edition. VI Competition of Latin American Choreography. Fundación Autor.Spain (Deadline: June, 15) Aimed at any choreographer born in Latin American country, residents in any country with a continuity work in dance. The subject is free. The number of dancers cannot exceed 10 and the maximum time is 15 minutes. The music must be by a Latin American composer of any period.

Residencies

Calumet Arts residencies, Croatia, Jul 25 – Aug3 Calumet International Arts Association would like to inform you about our upcoming artist residency programme this summer in Croatia. Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes – call for artists residencies (deadline: 23 May) During the last seventeen years, the Pépinières Européennes pour jeunes artistes have been fostering and supporting promotion and mobility of young artists amongst the European artistic scene. They launch a new mobility programme for the period 2008-2009, conceived as link between mapXXL and its next edition, which will represents the entire European countries, opening to new countries such as Turkey or Iceland, and new continents, in particular with Asia.

Training

Transart Institute Summer Programme, Linz, Austria (deadline: Jun 1) Transart Institute offers an international program for working artists in a highly individualized format. Plavo Pozoriste Theatre Laboratory, Jul 21-Aug 1, Belgrade PLAVO POZORISTE THEATRE LABORATORY – TWO OPEN WEEKS, July 21 – August 1, 2008, Belgrade Theatre Laboratory Plavo pozoriste invites professional and semi-professional actors and directors to spend two weeks in work with us. From Ritual to Theatre, OISTAT Asian Ritual Theatre workshop, Taiwan, Aug 13-24 (register by 25 May) An international workshop on Asian Ritual Festival Theatre organised by OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) in Taiwan. Kontakt Budapest International Improvisation Festival – workshop programme, Jun 26-29 Kontakt Budapest International Improvisation Festival – BUDAPEST SATELLITE – CI 36 – intensive workshop programme INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE SUMMER SCHOOL,Vordingborg, Denmark,7- 14 June 2008 (Deadline: may 30). Cantabile 2 and School of Stage Arts hosts international intensive workshop for all interested performers in Cantabile 2´s studios in Vordingborg, Denmark. O Vertigo Intensive Dance workshop, Montreal, Canada, Aug 4-22 (register by Jun 13) August 4 to 22, 2008 – O Vertigo Intensive Workshop – " Dance and Creative Processes " – OISTAT Theatre design summer school, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 11-16 Jul (register by: 31 May) Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in association with OISTAT present Jean-Guy Lecat's 'The Essential Performance Space' – An exploration of space, design and performance Transit Festival workshops – registration open, Istanbul & Uchisar, Turkey, Jul 14-26 (deadline: 3 Jun) The aim of this festival is to gather artists and audiences from different backgrounds in and around the practice of improvisation and performance art, through dance, music and visual arts, investing specific environments and locations as inspiring work spaces. Butoh training, Sep 08 – May 09, Zaragoza, Spain Butoh workshop in Spain, 7 months: for dancers, actors and other artists. Beginning Sept. 30, 2008 – May 1, 2009., 2008. Please see link for details. Intercultural Performance Academy, Berlin – summer intensive training programme I.P.A. Intercultural Performance Academy Berlin presents : E d u c a t i o n – projects in 2008 : ³Street Clowning … on environmental Clowns-perception³ FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FORMACION DEL ACTOR , Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept 22- Nov 28 2008 (Deadline: Sept 22) Desde el año 2000 el Théâtre Organic organiza El Festival Internacional de Formación del Actor en Francia y en Argentina y presenta sus espectáculos en Europa y América Latina. Dance for the Camera 2008, Summer School, Jul 21 – Aug 2, Canada (deadline: May 15) 4th annual Dance for the Camera 2008 – Intensive Summer Program, July 21 to August 2, 2008, Victoria, BC, Canada Taro Tambulani Tambo Art Camp, Jul 7-20, Mozambique Call for participants in a 14-day Art Camp in Pemba, Mozambique as part of a performing arts festival 'Celebrating Cultural Diversity' La MaMa International Symposium for Directors & International Playwright Retreat, July, Umbria, Italy (deadline: May 1) 9th ANNUAL La MaMa INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR DIRECTORS in Umbria, Italy June 29 – July 13, 2008 – Symposium Session One TransFormation:Intensive contemporary dance workshop – Spring 2008, May 26th to June 6, Montreal (Deadline: May 19) Two weeks of technique, improvisation, partnering and creative process for professional and pre-professional dancers with established teachers and choreographers. This 2nd edition of TransFormation will be held in the studios of UQAM's dance department in Montreal from May 26th to June 6, 2008 during the TransAmériques Dance and Theatre Festival

Meetings

Re-network! international conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 12 Jun Ljubljana, 12 June 2008 – Re-network! – International conference on networking in the cultural sector and stimulating transnational cooperation and free flow of information. Moving Beyond Mobility – educational conference, Berlin, Oct 13-14 International Educational Conference – "Moving beyond Mobility", October 13/14, 2008, Berlin Fabbrica Europa, Florence, Italy, 3-24 May (intercultural dialogue meetings) Fabbrica Europa Festival focuses on intercultural dialogue with meetings between theatre festival directors of Europe and Africa to develop a stronger network for projects and co-productions.  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.

Caucasus & Central Asia

Article on the role of culture in relations between Europe and Central Asia (in French) Un dossier vient d'être publié par la revue en ligne "Regards sur l'Est" sur les relations Europe-Asie Centrale. L'association Initiatives Asie Centrale a contribué via un focus sur la culture. 

Other activities

caravan assembly, Brighton, England, May 11-13: invitation to international promoters caravan is a new initiative that aims to strengthen the international networks and expand the range of opportunities for performing artists and companies in south east England to work abroad. International promoters invited to attend showcase event. Call for submissions: young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum, Lyon, France, Oct 15-16 (deadline for abstracts: 23 Jun) Call for Applications: 2nd Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum – 'Cross-cultural, qualitative approaches to cultural policy research'

Work opportunities

Call for artists (all genres) for work 2008/09 in Dubai (deadline: Jun 30) Scenez Group Productions Summer 2008 Call Dear Artists and Arts lovers from all over the world! Scenez Group Productions is updating its huge data base and looking for new talents and 

Partner search

Connections: call for project partners & coproducers (deadline: July 15) CONNECTIONS – an international initiative of artists as mentorsCall for project partners and coproducers 

Resources

Who's Afraid of Mobility? – cultural consequences of migration and mobility: download speeches and event programme A conference took place in Brussels in January 2008 on the cultural consequences of migration and mobility. You can download the speeches and programme on the website of the Goethe Institut Brussels. Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures – book published Mobility-sustainability-intercultural competence-interdisciplinary practices – all essential areas of dialogue. An interesting new publication discusses sustainability in relation to the arts and culture. 

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

Deutsche-Kultur-International German Culture International – on a single website, you'll find information about German organisations that are active in the field of foreign cultural affairs: their cultural and educational work, the services they offer, the events they organise. Dawar Shams Spring Festival – Lebanon & Egypt International Spring Festival in Beirut & Cairo in May 2008. Spring Festival's sub-theme "Crossing Borders" aims at introducing to the Lebanese and Egyptian audience a number of internationally well known singers, musicians, dancers, and writers from around the world. Get Into Theatre A new website aimed at young people in England with a lot of background info on working in theatre. Site contains a useful 'Current Opportunities' section with calls for volunteers for festivals and other work experience opportunities. Geneva 2010 International Capital of Circus Check out the programme and plans to celebrate the World Capital of Circus – Geneva 2010 BJCEM – Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean The XIII Edition of the Biennial of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean will be held in Puglia (south Italy) from 22-31 May 2008. Nova Drama Festival of new drama, Bratislava Nova Drama/New Drama Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia showcases the best contemporary Slovak and world drama productions created by Slovak theatre makers, May 9-14. 

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