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News from On the Move

Visa costs threaten to silence visiting musicians Latest visa story is about the rising cost of visas and work permits for performers going to the UK. 

Grants for Mobility

European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 grants (deadline: 31 Jul) The European Commission announces two calls for proposals for actions for the European Year. Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation – intercultural dialogue grants 2007 (deadline: 1 Jun) Reminder of second deadline: proposals for activities and initiatives that support intercultural dialogue in the 37 Euro-Mediterranean countries.

Calls for participation

PACT Zollverein Atelier, July 6 (deadline: 11 May) Platform for professional and emerging artists (new art and choreography) invites participation,  Essen, Germany. Dance Marathon Madrid, Jun 1-2 (deadline: 1 May) A 24 hour non-stop dance event with over 150 companies and dancers, each performing for a maximum of 10 minutes each. Open to all, prizes awarded. [Terminal00] Festival, London & Ljubljana: open to balkan region artists (deadline: 20 Apr) International balkanart festival extends its boundaries.  Participation invited by artists from balkan region, many arts categories. Festival ex Ponto, 2007/2008/2009, Ljubljana (deadline: 1 May) Open for proposals from performance companies and artists. 2007 theme: Politics in Theatre and Theatre in Politics. Themes for 2008 and 2009 also published and applications invited.


Performing arts residencies, Italy, Jun-Aug (deadline: 20 Apr) Two residencies offered – flexible timescale. Residential art centre in Umbria.


Summer Dance Workshop, Pula, Croatia, 30 Jul – 9 Aug (deadline: Jun 15) Summer Dance Workshop in Pula – Call for entries. The workshops host theatre and dance teachers and choreographers from Croatia and from abroad. Summer Dance Academy, Hungary, 21-29 JulySUMMER DANCE ACADEMY – ORGANISED BY ORKESZTIKA FOUNDATION, At KENDLIMAJOR ARTISTIC ACADEMY, Hungary, 21th -29th July 2007.  The Summer Shift, Centre for Performance Research, Wales, 7-14 Jul CPR International Summer School of Theatre and Performance, ABERYSTWYTH, WALES, UK. Programme of workshops announced – register now. International Performance Academy, Berlin: training programme Intercultural Performance Academy – IPA – in Berlin announces three EDUCATION modules aimed at performers taking place in 2007. Kontakt Budapest, International Improvisation training, Jun 30-Jul 7 Annual International Improvisation Festival that has been organized since 2002 with classes and workshops taught by internationally recognized teachers/performers. MA Cultural Policy & Management (Interculturalism & Mediation in the Balkans), Belgrade – deadline: 1 Jun Postgraduate program, taught in both English and French, which has gained an international reputation. Bodyschool 2007, Switzerland, Jun 21 – 24 BODYSCHOOL 2007 – BODYSTORIES: ANATOMY, MOVEMENT, AND PERCEPTION with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose 21-24 JUNE IN BERN, SWITZERLAND ZID Theater summer lab, Jul 1-7, Amsterdam Theatre company established in Amsterdam which specialises in physical theatre. The 2nd international summer lab will be organised July 1st – 7th. PAF PerformingArtsForum, residential art centre & summer university (3-12 Aug) Residential centre for artists based in a former convent school in rural France. Artists can develop their own practice or attend events such as the Summer University. Puppet building workshop, Arad, Romania, May Puppet Theatre of Arad offer workshop on how to build puppets from foam and latex, in context of International Festival of Animation Art, 7-16 May, Romania. Port Performance workshop, 16-26 May, Poland (deadline: 1 May) 3rd performance art workshop, Port Performance, to be held in Gdansk and Gydnia in Poland run by international performance artists and teachers. IUGTE training events, Slovenia , London, Ukraine, Jul/Aug 07 Latest training event from IUGTE to be held in Ukraine.


River//Cities Platform meeting, Lisbon, 25-27 Oct The River//Cities platform is pleased to announce that its third meeting will be held in Lisbon during the Portuguese Presidency, 25th to 27th October 2007. La Mostra Igualada, Barcelona, Jun 6-10 (deadline: 18 May) A fair of theatre for children and young people, held in Barcelona. Theatre companies, artists, programmers all meet at this professional event for presenting, buying and selling shows. Prague Quadrennial, Theatre Architecture & Scenography, Jun 14-24 (register by 31 May) On theme of 'Theatre Everywhere and for Everyone' – 11th Edition of the International Competitive Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture, June 14th – 24th, 2007 / Industrial Palace, Prague. Performing Arts Market, Seoul, Korea, 9-12 Oct 3rd Performing Arts Market Seoul, PAMS, is strengthening relations with international and domestic institutes and organizations to provide more opportunities for arts exchanges. Exploring Territories, Trans Europe Halles meeting, 18 May, Lithuania TEH meeting in Lithuania, 18 May, on emerging cultural centres and organisations in the Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine & Russia. Culture Makes Europe, Berlin, 7-8 Jun (register by 18 May) culture.makes.europe is the 4th Federal Congress on Cultural Policy: cultural work in Europe, Europe as a cultural power, cultural policy as a part of foreign policy are all on the agenda.

Other activities

Casa Asia Award 2007 Award open to people and organisations in Spain and Asia-Pacific who have contributed exceptionally to the improvement of understanding, dialogue and relations between Asian societies, the Pacific and Spain with their projects or performances. Container seeks contents: artistic & educational materials for SE Asia The Collective "clowns d'ailleurs et d'ici" in France are collecting educational, arts and other donated materials to fill a container to be sent to echools, cultural and social projects in Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam.

Work opportunities

Theatre auditions: London, Manchester, Dublin (for work in Spain 2007/08) Fòrum Teatre I Educació is a pr
ofessional theatre company based in Valencia, Spain. The main producer of educational theatre in the country, it is seeking theatre company members (native English speakers) to work in Spain. Dance Festivals, Jobs & Auditions listings Looking for a dance festival?  Check the listings at Dance Europe magazine. Jobs and auditions also regularly updated. Balkanlink news & job opportunities for culture professionals Balkanlink platform aims to develop exchanges and cultural cooperation within the Balkans but also between Balkans and the rest of Europe. Giving a greater visibility to cultural activities, and supporting dialogue between the various actors, Balkanlink wants to encourage cultural dynamism. Intern for European Cultural Foundation mobility fund: start Sept 07 (deadline: 30 Jul) The intern, will be involved in helping to develop and implement the ECF mobility fund known as STEP beyond.

Partner search

RF Foundation in India seeks contact with European arts promoters RF Series seeks contact with promoters / art operators / managers / Agents from all over Europe. It is a INDIA based foundation, currently working with all performing arts of Rajasthan.


Culture for Development: new tools for performing arts professionals The Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands has launched a new information portal Culture for Development – museums and the performing arts (C4D). Entry Culture: Dutch culture and development programmes & links A special feature highlighting Dutch culture and development programmes in 15 countries worldwide. Some useful links to cultural projects. Introduction to Theatre in Central Asia & Afghanistan: NEW updated version IETM's useful and informative publication has just been updated. New contacts and information in this guide to theatre today in Central Asia and Afghanistan written by Simon Tordjman for IETM. Factsheets on working abroad for theatre professionals (in Dutch) Theater Instituut Nederland has launched a new part of its website: a page especially for Dutch professionals with the ambition to work abroad. Crossing the Rainbow – IETM publication Crossing the Rainbow by Jude Bloomfield. National differences and international convergences in multicultural peforming art in Europe. Free download publication. Europe for you: free info resources on youth & Europe programmes Free CD-Rom in English and Italian with European funding resources suitable for youth and training international cooperation projects. LabforCulture.org – new region in focus (Poland) and other new content The LabforCulture.org website dedicated to cultural cooperation in Europe brings new links, case studies, site resources and the latest region in focus – Poland. British Theatre – social networking website launched A new social networking site has just been launched for theatre people in the UK.

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

Imaginate Theatre Festival Children's international theatre festival, held in Edinburgh in May. Luxembourg National Music Federation Find information on music and musicians in Luxembourg. Kilkenny Arts Festival One of Ireland’s oldest and largest international arts festivals. Theatre Database Quotations, extensive databases and links.  Le Nouveau Musicien French language magazine for mus
icians to help develop their careers. Musica – The Virtual Choral Library Database of choral repertoire worldwide.

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