On the Move welcomes you in 2012 with renewed energy and fresh news.

This January newsletter offers many inspiring mobility opportunities (with upcoming deadlines): residencies, calls, mobility grants… as well as some food for thought: papers and researches around cultural mobility issues.

Browse the OTM’s website – regularly updated – to find more news, and of course the practical…PRACTICS Infotools to ease your mobility experience in the EU.

The new year also brings some new tools to help you get the most out of OTM website.

But OTM is much more than a website: it is a network of 35 organisations based in 22 countries in the EU and beyond, supporting cultural mobility in many ways. Are you sure you know all the OTM members? Refresh your memory on our website – and enjoy the brand new OTM members' map showing them all at a glance.

Enjoy your reading and find the mobility opportunity that suits you best!

Raise Funding

Roberto Cimetta Fund: new call for travel grants

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching an open call for travel grants from 1st to 31st January 2012, in the framework of two partnerships with Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture and with Marseille-Provence, European Capital of Culture 2013. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2012.

ECF Collaboration Grants

ECF Collaboration Grants fund transnational, cross-sectoral activities by independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with organisations from other sectors (outside the cultural field). The grant opens on 20 February and the deadline is 2 May.

Mobility grant for African artists, Art moves Africa (deadlines: 1st January, 1st May, 1st September)

Art Moves Africa offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.

React to a call

Sortilèges, Rue & Vous! call for young street arts companies

The free street art festival "Sortilèges, Rue & Vous!" in Ath, Belgium, selects young companies wishing to play and to promote their work. Send your application by 6 Februray 2012!

COAL Prize 2012 – open application

The Coal Prize Art & Environment rewards each year a project by a contemporary artist involved in environmental issues. Participate to the selection: applications are open till 12 February.

E-motional bodies & cities mobility grants

Apply now to the Motion Fund of the E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities programme! 14 mobility and networking grants available for Contemporary dance professionals 

(artists, managers, critics, academics, etc.) willing to travel between Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United Kingdom –Turkey. Deadline is 29 February 2012.

NEW! Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre calls for indoor performances and street arts

The NEW! program of Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre (September – October 2012) calls for artists from all over the world (priority will be given to emerging and mid career artists) who want to take risks and challenge new audiences. Two strands are open: indoor performances and street arts. Deadline: 1 March 2012.

Get training

European Musical Creation Workshop 2012 – call for participants

The Centro Imaginario de Estudios Artísticos is pleased to announce the third call for participants for the European Musical Creation Workshop (EMCW) 2012. Deadline for subscriptions is 1 February.

Discover Your Personal Movement at Polish Dance Theatre

The Polish Dance Theater organises the Discover Your Personal Movement workshop on 20-26 February 2012, sponsored by Grundtvig Program. Places are limited – send your application!

International master in D
ance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage

Choreomundus investigates dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as Intangible Cultural Heritage within the broader contexts of Ethnochoreology, the Anthropology of Dance, Dance Studies, and Heritage Studies.

Discover a residency

Call for applications for residencies at the Frans Masereel Centrum between July and December 2012, Kasterlee, Belgium (deadline: 01 February 2012)

The FMC offers residencies for the development of graphic projects based on artistic production, research or based on an artistic/theoretical discourse. Eligible are professional artists, designers, theoreticians, critics and researchers who can present a consistent curriculum or a portfolio with relevance to the FMC as a graphic competence centre.

European Media Artists in Residence Exchange EMARE MEXICO 2012

The European Media Art Network and its partners provide residencies (grant, accommodation and travel expenses covered) between April and Septembre 2012 in Mexico, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands. EU and Mexican-based artists (especially young artists) in the fields of digital media are invited to apply – by 6 February.

Studio XX, Montreal: artists' residency

Studio XX’s residencies offer artists opportunities to experiment and create new works. The Studio – based in Montréal, Québec – favors interdisciplinary approaches and cultivates a network of experts capable of responding to the requirements of its resident artists, on technical, creative and theoretical levels. Deadline: 12 February 2012.

Open nomination for rural residency at ARTErra for the first semester 2012, Tondela, Portugal (deadline: 1 March 2012)

Housed in a remarkably small rural village, you will find in ARTErra physical spaces and tools for the reception of the project / proposal of the artist or collective of different artistic disciplines (drawing, painting, literature, music, photography, sculpture, theatre, crafts…).

Meet others

TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012

TPAM is an international platform for performing arts. It has almost been a year since the 3/11. The disaster of the earthquake and tsunamis and the accident of the nuclear power plant have been undermining the condition of survival and the structure of society. TPAM in Yokohama 2012 tries to be a response to the situation in the belief that performing arts relate deeply to the fundamentals.

IETM Spring Plenary Meeting in Copenhagen, Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 March 2012

IETM’s Spring Plenary Meeting in Copenhagen 2012 focuses on the concept of "Right". Sometimes, there is no single right way of doing things; rather there is a plurality of ways, dependent on factors such as time, place and people. Sadly, we also find ourselves at times doing a wrong thing for a right reason and vice versa... Early bird deadline: March, 14th.

Registrations are now open for the 10th Australian Performing Arts Market, 26 February to 1 March 2012, Adelaide, South Australia (early bird deadline: 12 December 2012)

Program makers, producers and presenters: register as a delegate for a unique opportunity to engage with Australian and New Zealand performing artists and companies and a range of national and international presenters alike.

Collaborate with

Call for papers – Culture in touch with social borders

Les Rencontres, association of European cities and regions for culture, in partnership with the City of Maribor and Maribor 2012 Public Institute, organises a thematic meeting about "Culture in touch with social borders: source of new creative paradigms". A call for papers is open till 15 March.

Give your input as performing artist in the Circostrada online survey about the sustainable development of circus/performing arts (Deadline: 15 March 2011)

In order to prepare the seminar Fresh Circus #2, Circostrada launched an online campaign to collect observations and propositions by artists and operators working in circus and across the performing arts about transnational issues.

International exchange and collaboration with the Festival of SUQ for ID, Genova, Italy, to be held in June 2012

The Association Chance Eventi values some artistic exchange and collaboration with theatre company or cultural operators in the live performance sector that would be interested in participating in the Festival of SUQ for Intercultural Dialogue (ID), to be held in June 2012 in Genova.

Look for a job

International audition for musicians: National Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay

Then National Symhpony Orchestra of Paraguay announces international auditions for musicians, taking place in Huelav (Spain) on 7, 8 and 9 February 2012.

Job opportunities at Arterial Network

Arterial network recruits a Secretary General and a Manager for Sustainability.

Open trio looking for a pianist

South World Impro Music is looking for a jazz pianist for its trio: a "self employed" person, possibly French-speaking, "modern but in the spirit of Thelonious Monk rather than Bill Evans"…


study on international law and the mobility of artists, art works, cultural goods and services

The aim of the IN TRANSIT study is to provide an overview of the main international legal instruments which impact on the mobility of artists, art works, cultural goods and services. Case studies of bilateral and multilateral legal agreements give practical insight into how legal instruments are used by countries across the world to enhance cross- border mobility. The study was commissioned by the UNESCO to Richard Poláček & Judith Staines and is now available in English and French.

New study shows that European repertoire struggles to cross borders within the EU

Music repertoire from the European Union is widely played on radio and downloaded by consumers in the EU, but artists from the region struggle to achieve recognition and success within EU countries. The results of an extensive study about the cross border flow of music repertoire within the EU, carried out by European Music Office, in partnership with Eurosonic Noordeslag and Nielsen, in January 2012.