OTM news

On the Move and You – participate in our spring survey!

What is On the Move for you? How do you use OTM website? Is OTM useful? And how could it be more useful for you? Let us know: participate in the survey "On the Move and You", open until 20 May.

OTM announces its new media partnership with Chiediteatro – OTM news available in Italian!

As of April 2012, On the Move has a new media partner: Chiediteatro, the Italian Web-based information site for theatre and performing arts professionals, with a special focus on "backstage" professionals.

Engage in policy

Call for Proposals: Strengthening Civil Society Through Arts & Culture

The Open Society Arts and Culture Program works at the nexus of arts, culture, human rights, and social advocacy. Through its grant program, the program strives to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in parts of the world where open societies are absent or weak, and where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered. Eligible projects aim to draw on the power of culture to help build open societies in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Moldova, Mongolia, and Turkey. The grants cover travel costs. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through December 31, 2012. 

Raise Funding

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.

International Performing Arts Exchange – Denmark

The Danish Agecny for Culture awards grants for guest performances and network-building within the field of performing arts. The grant program supports the exchange of Danish and foreign artists and their productions. There are several deadlines (the last on September 15).

Mobility to Tasmania: ArtsBridge Connect

Artsbridge Connect provides funds for airfares (or freight) to allow an individual or collaboration of Tasmanian artists to take up exceptional opportunities, or airfares, freight, accommodation and living allowances to invite leading arts practitioners to Tasmania. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Artists' international development fund 

The Artists' international development programme is a £750,000 fund, jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England. The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in another country.

Arts Development Fund (Cultural Exchange Project) Hong Kong

The Arts Development Fund administered by the Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau aims at advancing cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and other places, promoting local arts and culture, and enhancing Hong Kong’s international image. Individual/organisation applicants must be Hong Kong residents or registered local organisations, on official invitations abroad. The grants cover part of the travel and other costs.

React to a call

OEI: Mobility Support Programme for Ibero-American Professionals in the Cultural Field

The Organization for Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), has launched the third call of the Programme of Mobility Grants for Ibero-American Professionals in the Cultural Field. The programme aims to allow these professionals to enrich their work through a temporary stay in public and private bodies of other Ibero-American countries. Applications may be submitted via OEI's website until May 6.

Botín Foundation Visual Arts Scholarships 2012-2013

The scholarships are available to people of any nationality, although candidates must be between 23 and 40 years old except for research scholarships. Deadline for application: 11 May.

Mobility opportunity for French and France-based artists

The Institut Français' programme "Hors les murs" is a mobility programme targeting creative and professional artists willing to speand some time abroad to develop an artistic project. To be eligible, you have to be a French national or resident in France since min. 5 years. Find out all the details (in French) and send your application by 20 May.

International Dance Competition "Premio Roma Danza" – Rome, Italy

In 2012 comes back the Premio Roma Dance Competion, divided as in the past editions in the two categories Classical and Contemporary. Deadline to apply: 10 June.

Creative encounters: call for proposals

ASEF and partners are supporting new artistic and networking collaborations in the framework of the Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe 2012-2013 programme. Arts and cultural organisations are invited to submit proposals by 30 June 2012 for the second edition.

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities – Call for Contemporary Dance Professionals – Mobility Grants, Residencies, Fellowships

The E-MOTIONAL organisers are currently launching the second call for proposals in the frame of the project’s Motion Fund. This strand represents a special funding scheme aimed at promoting cross-border mobility of the dance sector as well as encouraging the implementation of artists-in-residence activities in the participating countries. There are three kinds of opportunities available: mobility and netwroking grants, artists-in-residency programme, and residency for dance managers or administrators. Deadlines: 29 February and 31 Augst.

Get training

Fellowships for curators and artists at Salzburg Summer Academy (Austria)

ERSTE Foundation offers four fellowships for young artists and four fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2012. Applications are accepted until 30 April 2012.

Discover a residency

Open call for a residency at CAPACETE/São Paulo (Brazil)

A 4 month residency (september/december 2012) for artists, curators and critics at CAPACETE's residency in São Paulo (Brazil), in 2012. All of the artists’ expenses are covered, including airfare. Applicants must be German artists or foreign artists able to prove that they live for at least three years in germany. Application deadline: 30 April.

Rockefeller Center in Bellagio (Italy) – call for artists in residence in 2013

The Bellagio Residency program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The Bellagio Center community generates new knowledge to solve some of the most complex issues facing our world and creates art that inspires reflection, understanding, and imagination. Applications for a residency period in 2013 can be submitted until May 1st.

Residency Diogene Bivaccourbano – Turin (Italy)

The Diogene group of artists is promoting the international competition “Diogene Bivaccourbano”, open to Italian and foreign artists working in the specific sector of visual arts, without restrictions of approach or medium. The artist selected will be hosted in a very peculiar location: an old carriage, the Bivouac, from the city’s public transports agency, located in a green roundabout in Turin. Living and travel expenses, amongst others, are covered. Send your application by 20 May!

Call for artists in residence at ComPeung, Thailand

Artists from different fields are invited to apply for a residence at ComPeung, the first non-government artist-in-residence programme in Thailand. The grants cover also the travel costs. Applications accepted through 31 May.

Artists in Residency Programme by Africa Centre & partners

The Africa Centre, together with artist in residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and the United States of America have partnered to create the Artist in Residency (AIR) 2012 programme. The programme has been conceived to support artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative, relevant and highly engaged with both social issues and their art forms. The costs of the residency and roundtrip airfare are included in each residency award made as part of this programme. Deadline for applications: 15 June.

Meet others

Truth is concrete: a 24/7 marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art (Austria)

“Truth is concrete” is a 24-hour, 7-day marathon camp: around 150 artists, activists and theorists lecture, perform, play, produce, discuss and collect artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art. All day long, all night long. It is a platform, a toolbox as well as a performative statement, an extreme effort at a time that needs some extreme efforts. The grant programme – covering travel, accommodation and food – invites 100 students, artists, activists and theorists interested in artistic strategies in politics from all over the world to Graz. Application deadline is 5 May.

Sarajevo Talent Campus Call for Entries 2012

Sarajevo Talent Campus aims to enhance theoretical and practical education of young film professionals through its program of intensive workshops, lectures, panel discussions. Young scriptwriters, directors, actors, producers and film critics from Southeast European countries are invited to submit their applications. Sarajevo Talent Campus will provide free accommodation. A share of travel expenses will be reimbursed to the selected participants not residing in the city of Sarajevo. No Entry Fee! Find all the details online and apply by 8 May.

Journée de travail: Culture 20/20, Changer de modèle, construire l'Europe (Paris, 13 Juin)

Le Relais Culture Europe organise, le 13 juin prochain, au Centre Wallonie – Bruxelles (Paris), une journée de travail sur la coopération culturelle européenne.

MOV-S 2012 in Cádiz (Spain): Space for international exchange of dance and performing arts

MOV-S 2012 is a collaborative work process that will culminate with an Ibero-American meeting for professionals, groups and organizations devoted to dance, motion arts and contemporary creativity that will take place in Cadiz from June 14th to June 17th, 2012. The meeting will be a horizontal space for debate and the introduction of projects and experience. In addition, several performances and/or Ibero-American art projects will take place in some theaters and public spaces of the city. Find out all the details – and get involved!

International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy – public debate in Guimarães  

In collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012, the Roberto Cimetta Fund will be organising a one-day event on the theme «International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy» on Thursday 24th May 2012 in Guimarães, Portugal. In the public debate, open to all, participants can voice their opinions openly and meet panellists directly during speed-meetings. Registration is free.

Collaborate with

BECC – Bridge between European cultural centres

The BECC is a Europe-wide staff exchange programme open to every staff member of a cultural centre can participate – no matter if manager, professional, technician, artist, project coordinator, teacher, trainer, freelancer, trainee or volunteer. Applications accepted until 30 April.


ON-AiR: Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe

After a two year collaboration the ON-AiR partners present: ON-AiR: Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe. With this publication the partners of the ON-AiR project aim to take you on a ‘journey’, reflecting on the current state of mobility in which the artists in Europe operate and their art flourishes. It also includes a summary of the results and outcomes of the ON-AiR project.

Touring in Scandinavia and the Baltics. Seminar 17-18 November 2011 – publication

Report of the seminar organised in November 2011 in Helsinki, Finland by International Theatre Festival Baltic Circle (Q-Teatteri). The seminar presented new sustainable models for regional and cross-border co-operation and opened discussion on international mobility outside big cities. The speakers were professionals from the field of theatre, dance, circus and performance art from Nordic and Baltic states.