February 11, 2011

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News from On the Move

New OTM website live! (14 February)On the Move is proud to launch its new website on the 14th of February. Stay tuned to www.on-the-move.org!Making Mobility Green! Please contribute to OTM´s research survey! (deadline: 31 March)On The Move is working with Julie’s Bicycle to create a Guide to the environmentally sustainable movement of performing arts and artists in Europe. Please contribute with your ideas, experiences and contacts to our online survey.OTM co-signs the mobility pilot projects recommendations to the new EU Culture Programme.On the Move has endorsed and contributed to the common position of the mobility pilot projects on the new EU Culture programme. This joint paper will be oficially presented to the European Commission at the Stakeholder Consultation Meeting that it will take place in Brussels on the 16th February.On the Move announces new Board and team members in 2011On the Move is happy to announce a new Executive Board and team members in 2011! 

EU News

Hungarian EU Presidency to adopt Council conclusions on mobility information services for artists and cultural professionalsOn the Move welcomes the upcomming adoption by the Hungarian EU Presidency of the Education, Culture and Youth Council conclusions on mobility information services to artists and culture professionals that will take place on 19-20 May.

Grants for Mobility

European Cultural Foundation (ECF) Collaboration Grants – apply now (deadline: 1 March)Effected by the cultural sector’s funding cuts? ECF Collaboration Grants could be ideal for your new project. The grant scheme provides funding for cultural cross-border activities for organisations working with partners in Europe.

Calls for participation

Call for Mais Imaginarius, International Festival of Theatre and Street Performances, 19-21 May, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal (deadline: 28 February)Mais Imaginarius, for the third consecutive year, provides the implementation of emerging artistic practices in the public space of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. Applications are open to any artist of any nationality with professional artistic trai
ning as well as creators motivated towards artistic intervention in this location.Contemporary Dance Duets Festival Diversia, 23-25 September, Kostroma, Russia (deadline: 30 April)Contemporary Dance Duets Festival Diversia will take place in Kostroma, Russia, 23-25 September. The organisers call for 15-45 minutes contemporary dance performances with two performers on stage.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS :: Nuit blanche 2012, Studio 303, 28 February 2012, Montreal, Canada (deadline: 1 April)Studio 303 is looking for an artist to create an immersive in situ performance presented at the Nuit blanche in Montreal on February 25th 2012.Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector: PARTICIPATE in Questionnaire on Good Practices and Existing Problems (deadline: 20 February)The Culturelink Network invites you to participate in the research study "Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector" that IMO, Culturelink's focal point, is currently undertaking on behalf of the European Parliament. Please respond to a short questionnaire that has been designed in order to pool your knowledge and experience, as insights learned through this exercise will bring benefit to all those in Europe that are working on enhancing the cultural sector.


IFA InteatroFestival Academy 2011, call for young perfomers, Inteatro, April-June, Polverigi, Italy (deadline: 4 March)IFA – InteatroFestival Academy is the programme of research and professional training, promoted and founded in 2006 by Inteatro, that gives the opportunity to young performers, coming from all over the world, to work with estabilished artists of the international theatre and dance scene.Training in international cultural management, Robert Bosch, 2011/2012, Germany (deadline: 6 March)The Robert Bosch Stiftung invites selected German speaking participants from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe to Germany qualifying them in international cultural management.


Call for X-OP Residency at Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia (deadlines: 25 February and 25 March)ACE KIBLA invites artists, theoreticians, curators, critics or producers for one-month residency in Maribor in March and April 2011 in the frame of the eXchange of art Operators and Producers – X-OP project.SUMMER RESIDENCY 2011 at tanzhaus nrw, Call for Applications, 25 July-19 August, Düsseldorf, Germany (deadline: 15 March)tanzhaus nrw is offering summer residencies from July 25th until August 19th, 2011. Choreographers doing artistic research or rehearsing a current project may apply.


Trans Europe Halles 71 meeting, Creative Center Carnation, 14-17 April, Tartu, Estonia (deadline for early bird registration: 28 February)The next TEH meeting will be held at Creative Center Carnation (Noor-Eesti Loomekeskus in Estonian) in the lively city of Tartu, Estonia. The theme of the meeting is Shifting Gears – Moving the network into a new phase of development. The meeting is co-organised together with Culture Factory Polymer in Tallinn.Horizons. Perspectives of Artists in Residencies, Res Artis regional meeting, modem centre for modern and contemporary arts, 23-26 May, Debrecen, Hungary (deadline for registration: 30 April)Res Artis next conference topic is inspired by the concept of Horizon, as a scale of unending possibilities and versions of possible Artists In Residencies (AiR). The lectures and workshops will discuss different models of residency centres, the expectations of the various art fields, the geographical impacts and how mobility may change artists’ horizons.IETM Spring Plenary Meeting in Stockholm, 14 – 17 April 2011Under the working theme “Whose Story is it Anyway?” it intends to address a number of questions and challenges which face everyone – and we mean everyone- who has an ambition to develop their art forms, practices, methods, conditions, structures within society at large. They hope to create a pluralistic space of inspiration and energy, new friends and a creative focus that will enhance our ability to think of what has yet to be discovered.


Balkan Dance Platform 2011, April 19-23, Ljubljana, SloveniaJoin the 6th edition of the Balkan Dance Platform 2011 (BDP 2011) this Spring in the lovely city of Ljubljana, to discover the flash body, honey and the blood of the Balkans!


COAL Prize 2011 – Art and Environment, French association Coal (deadline: 30 April)The COAL Art & Environment prize was launched in 2010 by the French association COAL, the coalition for art and sustainable development, to reward a project about the environment by a contemporary artist.Prix Ars Electronica, International Competition for Cyberarts, 1-6 September, Linz, Austria (deadline:18 March)The Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society. The next Ars Electronica Festival is set for SEPTEMBER 1-6, 2011.1st Forum for Young Composers for young musicians who live and work in Germany or Portugal, 17-20 May, Lisbon, Portugal (deadline: 15 March)In order to encourage the creation and circulation of new music works, the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble and the Goethe-Institut Portugal are organizing the 1st Forum for Young Composers, which will take place between the 17th and the 20th of May 2011 in Lisbon.Artists’ Books on Tour, Artist Competition and Mobile Museum (deadline: 28 February)The EU-funded project “Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum” was launched in June 2010 to create more public awareness for the book as an independent genre of art production. Now it invites artists to hand in their recent or planned art projects in the field: submissions will be accepted as completed physical or digital book objects or in the form of conceptual designs for projected but yet-unrealized book works.


Artists Moving & Learning European comparative report: «Artists’ mobility should be understood as an investment in human capital»Artists moving and learning – the research project that analysed artistic mobility in Europe from an educational and lifelong learning perspective has just been released. Now you can read the European comparative study as well as the ten National reports.The status of the artist in BelgiumBelgium is home to many artists on the move. A new professional status has been applicable to artists in Belgium since 1 July 2003. In order to meet the questions regarding this status, the Kunstenloket published a brochure which explains the various legal aspects of the status in a convenient and understandable manner.

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ON-AiR website launched!ON-AiR is a collaborative project of 19 partners; artist-in-residence centers, art education institutes, municipalities, knowledge centers and artists-run initiatives in 15 EU countries coordinated by Trans Artists.

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