On the Move researches: the Guide to funding opportunities for international mobility is OTM’s latest research dossier, and is now available also in French, thanks to our member Interarts’ hard work.

On the Move advocates for a mobility which is respectful of social and environmental standards. We will tell you more in Paris, at the Fresh Circus #2 event in April organised by our member Circostrada. 

On the Move informs and, given its long-standing experience as a cultural mobility information provider, was asked by the European Commission to contribute to the work on Information Standards for the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals.  

And now, enjoy a selection of news from our website.

Engage in policy 

Information Standards for the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals – Dec. 2011

As foreseen in the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014, the European Commission set up in May 2011 an EU expert group on mobility information standards to develop common content and quality standards for information and advice relating to the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. The group included On the Move, and worked out a document entitled "information standards for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals" which offers policy makers in the EU Members States with practical guidance for setting up information services in their countries.

Raise Funding 

NEW – Funding Guide now available in French!

The Guide to International Funding Opportunities by On the Move and PRACTICS is now available in French – check the Funding opportunities section of this website! 

Prince Claus Fund – call for project proposals

The Prince Claus Fund issues a call welcoming project proposals for cultural initiatives from organizations and individuals from the following countries: Cambodia, East Timor, Nepal, Laos, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan. Deadline: 15 March.

Creative Capital Grant in Emerging Fields, Literature or Performing Arts

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The deadline for submitting inquiries is March 1.

React to a call

European Festival of Contemporary Dance – Open Call for Proposals

The Silesian Dance Theatre in cooperation with European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) is seeking emerging, young artists from all over EU with dance works to be presented as part of the European Festival of Contemporary Dance. Deadline: 29 February.

Between the Seas Festival – call for artists

Between the Seas Festival of Mediterranean Performing arts is excited to announce an open call for submissions in the fields of dance, theater and music from performing artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora as well as artists with a working interest in the Mediterranean region. Deadline for application is March, 1st.

Call for visual artists by NOASS (Riga)

As part of the Engine Room Europe programme European Artist Residencies (EAR), Culture and Arts Projects NOASS
(Riga, Latvia) invites visual artists to offer their ideas for the creation of art works in an urban environment. Artists from all TEH Member centres and Friend organisations are invited to join the project. One of the artistic elements that should be used is water. Deadline is April, 1st. 

Call for artists – Festival of Art as Research

From the 7th to the 14th of May 2012 the Festival of Art as Research (FAR) brings together artistic researchers from all over the world to explore the phenomenon of TRANSLATION. How do we translate from the inside to the outside and the other way round? What gets lost on the way of translation and what emerges? How can we impart artistic knowledge? These questions and many more are waiting for your inspiring contribution – by 15 April.

7th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition 2013 for instrumentalists and vocalists

The international competition is going to be organized in 2013 and is addressing the jazz musicians up to 35 years. Find out more!

Get training

Multimedia on stage workshop in Cairo

Pro Helvetia Cairo liaison office invites artists and students in the field of video installation, performance art and theatre who wish to use multimedia on stage to apply to the “Multimedia on Stage Workshop”. Deadline: 13 March.

L'opéra créatif (Creative Opera) – 2nd International Workshop in Créon (France)

This workshop offers, at the same time as potential professional job opportunities related to the Delta Ensemble's artistic project, the chance of a rewarding step of training and professionalization. Indeed, the set up pedagogical objectives, means, and staff are those of a true professional training in terms of role preparation and stage performance. The call concerns opera singers, classical musicians and multi-media artists. Deadline: 31 March.

Discover a residency

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts – Artist-in-Residence opportunity

From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE – USA), where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Apply for a residency: deadline is 28 February. 

Point of Departure – Open call for artists and curators

Points of Departure (PoD) aims to encourage creative exchange between Palestine and the UK and to provide an opportunity for research, public engagement, and the production of new artworks to be showcased in London and Palestine in 2013. Six artists will be selected to take part in this project, three from Palestine and three based in the UK. Additionally, one curator from Palestine and one curator from the UK will be selected to support the production and curation of the resultant exhibition. Deadline: 10 March for curators, 16 March for artists.

Paul Celan Fellowship Program for literary translations

The Paul Celan Fellowships support translations from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three to six months at the iwm between July 2012 and June 2013 to pursue their translation projects while working in residence at the Institute. Deadline for applications is March 25.

Meet others

The Mobile Artist: Symposium For And About Nomadic Artists

Having flexibility of the mind, developing professionally and personally, challenging ideas and concepts, working in international collectives or simply travelling to perform in different countries… Mobility as an artistic strategy has many faces but what are the traces mobility leaves on people and their works? How is artistic potential unleashed in the encounter with the other and don't artist nomads need roots? Find this (and more) out in Helsinki on 23-26 May – deadline for registration: 16 April.

Save the dates: Fresh Circus #2 in Paris – 12 & 13 April 2012

Circostrada Network organises a second work seminar on the structuring of circus arts in Europe. In addition to a reviewing the situation, the two days of seminar aim to formulate a series of recommendations, addressed to regional, national and European institutions, for a better recognition of specificities of contemporary circus creation. Registrations are now open for the seminar in Paris, on 13-14 April.

2nd European Forum on Music 19 – 22 April in Istanbul

The second edition of the European Forum on Music, entitled “Transcending Boundaries – Building Bridges” will take place from 19 – 22 April 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. Registration is now open!

Collaborate with

Young people invited to join 'virtual orchestra'

A group of professional musicians based in the USA is inviting young people to join their "virtual orchestra" that gathers classic music lovers from around the world. The virtual orchestra is an online collaborative project started by Little Symphony that involves young musicians from across the globe.

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.

Look for a job

Bergen National Academy of the Arts looks for a professor/associate professor in Painting

Bergen National Academy of the Arts has a vacancy for a professor (100 %) in painting for a fixed term of six years. Fixed-term appointments are drawn up in compliance with the Norwegian Ministry’s provisions on these matters. Tenure will begin 1st August 2012.

Cultural Manager for K.A.I.R. – Košice Artist in Residence

The NGO Kosice 2013 is searching for a cultural manager with a significant level of experiences in residency programmes or similar cultural activities, for the international artist – in residency – programme for emerging artists developed in the frame of the European Capital of Culture. Deadline for applications is 10 March.


PRACTICS project: final report available

PRACTICS is a 3-year project that took place between 2008-2011 under the EU "Artist Mobility" pilot programme. How did PRACTICS work? What did the partners learn from this experience? How did they benefit from the PRACTICS project – and how did the project benefit from their different backgrounds and experiences? All of this – and much more – on the PRACTICS final report, now available online!