Dear On the Move readers,

This month the OTM newsletter is sent a bit later than usual because we were very busy with our annual General Assembly, taking place last week in the beautiful city of Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012. There we gathered with our members to discuss about OTM’s current and upcoming activities, share thoughts and get inspired from each other… and we took some pictures to share with you on our Facebook page!

And now, our monthly selection of international mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from different fields and disciplines. Enjoy – and don’t forget to keep an eye on Facebook and on our website to stay up-to-date. 

Raise Funding

Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation

The Arts Writers Grant Program issues awards for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects and aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Applications are accepted until 6 June.

International Grant Programme – Lepsien Art Foundation

This grant programme is intended as a means of giving artists the opportunity for an intensive encounter with art, active exchange and further artistic development within a community of selected artists. The application procedure begins on 1 April of every year. The application must be submitted by 1 July of the respective year.

Circus Next 2012-2013 – call for projects

CircusNext is an annual programme of artistic and financial support whose goal is to identify emerging talents creating circus arts and to foster the initial development of their work. Circus Next 2012-2013 launches a call for projects open to the emerging European artists with a new creation project who are interested in developing their career in circus arts. Deadline: 5 August. 

React to a call

Impakt festival (the Nehterlans): Call for Festival Curator(s)

Impakt, foundation for critical media culture in Utrecht (NL), invites interested parties to submit curatorial proposals for the Impakt Festival 2012, which takes place from 24 to 28 October, focussing on the theme No More Westerns. Deadline for sending proposal: 11 June.

EU-PA – European Public Art project – Call for artists – Jesolo (Italy)

EU-PA is a culture-led city regeneration project. It will research and produce art and interventions and performances in four cities in Europe as a strategy to attract visitors, raise the profile of the districts and bring economic prosperity to the areas. The project coordinator, the Municipality of Jesolo (Italy), launches a call for artists for the beginning of July 2012. The application must be sent via e-mail within the 15th of June.

Cultural exchange in the Arab region – Mawa3eed

The Mawa3eed program, launched in 2006, is a fund for partially financing travel expenses of up to 5,000 USD for Arab artists to present artistic work or to take part in cultural and artistic events and activities at multiple, diverse cultural spaces in the region. Applications are accepted throughout the year and the evaluation will be on four separate dates, in March, June, September and December (upcoming: 20 June).

Call for co-creation – Improbable Connections (Spain)

Improbable Connections calls for artists and social researchers (from any discipline) to develop joint research projects with organisations located in the Basque Country (Spain), in the fields of innovation and social responsibility. The aim is co-creation: to become integrated into a team and achieve, by working in a collaborative manner, results that can be converted into a prototype, device, catalogue of ideas, event, visualisation, etc.. Interested? Applications are accepted until 25 June.

Travel grants to attend CIMAM's 2012 annual conference

CIMAM – International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art – is pleased to offer twenty-five grants to support the attendance of contemporary visual art professionals from developing countries to CIMAM´s 2012 Annual Conference ´Museums Beyond the Crises´ that will be held in Istanbul November 12 to 14, 2012. Deadline to apply: 1 July.

Call for artists at Faena Arts Center (Argentina)

This edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts is reserved for site-specific projects, that is, projects especially conceived for the physical and symbolic space of our new exhibition room. The call is for new projects in different artistic fields and/or interdisciplinary projects that clearly reflect on the space of the Faena Arts Center (an old grain mill in Faena, Argentina), respond to the center and/or occupy the center´s space in a significant way. Find out more! Deadline: 6 July.

Green World Art & Culture Festival – Odisha (India)

The Green World Art & Culture Festival (GWAF) –Odisha is a world initiative led by a Group of Artists and has become a space for artists across the world that nurtures creativity and imaginative art practice. The Festival has been the destination for performing artist around the world for being open and welcoming to artists and has been a venue for participation, exchange, discourse, dialogue, debate and a space that is an incubator for contemporary art experimentation that focuses on the process. Applications can be submitted until 31 August.

Get training

Scholarships in Sound and Fine Arts – Germany

he Federal State of Lower Saxony and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig invite applications for scholarships to be awarded for 2012/2013: 3 scholarships in Sound Art and 5 scholarships in Fine Arts. Applicants should not be more than 40 years old and should have a university degree in arts. Deadline: 6 June.

Grant for Turkish cultural educators to stay in Vienna

KulturKontakt Austria is one of the largest Austrian centres of excellence for cultural education, cultural communication, cultural dialogue and educational cooperation with Eastern and South Eastern Europe. KKA is offering a grant for cultural educators for a one-month long study and information stay in Vienna from 20. 09. – 19. 10. 2012, and is inviting cultural educators from Turkey to apply. Applications should be made until 15th of June.

Somatic summer school – 19-22 July, Birr (Ireland)

Legitimate Bodies Dance Company is pleased to announce their first Somatic Summer School as a dynamic step for artists from Ireland and beyond. Experienced somatics and improvisation teacher David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) will lead a four-day intensive workshop in Birr, County Offaly, Ireland. Securing advance booking fee is requested by 12 July.

Dance Video Academy 2012 – Linz, Austria

The project-oriented workshop for dance video will be held from the 2nd of September (arrival date) till the 9th of September (departure date) and is open to all international artists who want to dive into the art of dance film making. The deadline for the application is 15 July.

Discover a residency

Call for artists in residence in Torino, Italy

viadellafucina A.I.R. is the new artist-in-residence program located in the area of Porta Palazzo, in Turin (Italy). To take part to the open call it will be necessary to estabilish an agreement of "twinning" between an artist from Turin and and artist working outside the Turin area who intend to collaborate to a common project, having as subject the area of Porta Palazzo. Deadline to apply: 10 June.

Open call for Omani visual artist

Delfina Foundation (DF) is pleased to invite applications from Omani artists, living and working in the Sultanate of Oman, for a six-week residency in London, from 4 September to 18 October 2012. Deadline for applications: 14 June.

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.

Nida Art Colony: call for residency applications (Lithuania)

Nida Art Colony welcomes proposals for its upcoming winter residencies. Two types of residencies are available. Residencies with grants will be offered to Baltic and Nordic artists for the term of October to December, 2012. The January to May, 2013, term is open to all applicants. Deadilne for all terms: 15 June.

Call for entries – residencies 2013 – PACT Zollverein (Germany)

From January to June 2013 PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany) is offering a residency programme for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which is open to professional artists from Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, media art or music. Deadline to submit applications: 18 June.

M Literary Residency 2013-14

The M Literary Residency Program has been established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities. Applicants are invited to apply for one of two M Literary Residencies: in Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China). Travel costs are covered by the residency. Applications open until 29 June.

Call for International Choreography Residency in Bangalore, India

FACETS, a Residency Programme for 15 choreographers from all over the world, is being organized by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore, India. The FACETS residency is scheduled for December 5, 2012 to January 23, 2013 in Bangalore with an optional break during Christmas and New Year. Deadline for application: 30 June.

Balmoral scholarships for international visual artists

Balmoral awards two 3-month and seven 6-month residential scholarships to international visual artists. The conditions for all scholarships are a completed course of study in art and two or three years of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of the studies. Applications are also possible for autodidacts. Deadline: 13 July.

Meet others

Metropolis Laboratory in Copenhagen (DK) – 7-9 June 2012

During these three days, this laboratory brings together artists, programmers, city planners, researchers and architects for intense discussions around the theme of the creative cities. Participation is free of charge after registration.

keðja encounter "Dance Partnerships" – Tallinn, Estonia

Registration is now open for the 8th keðja encounter which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from September 18th-20th under the headline:
Dance Partnerships. The focus is to encourage, provoke, twist and facilitate discussions and workshops on the development of dance in relation to society in general, to audiences, politicians, organizers etc. Anyone who is interested in developing the contemporary dance scene is welcome to join! Registration deadline is 17 June.

Creative Portugal – meeting on "audiovisual beyond borders” in Porto, June 2012

In 2012, ADDICT wants to celebrate the theme “Creative Places”, which will be present in all of the activities of this year’s programme. We want to focus in the present and future of cities, promoting new models of participation and collaboration, boosting renewed strategies to approach the impacts and opportunities of globalization and the financial crisis. The meetings take place between 21-23 June in Porto, Portugal.

Theatre Without Borders. Connecting theatre artists worldwide

We invite you to discover Theatre Without Borders, an informal, volunteer, virtual community that shares information and builds connections between individuals and institutions interested in international theatre exchange. TWB is a virtual and practical space for creating artist-to-artist, people-to-people connections and for sharing knowledge, information and skills. Find out more…

Collaborate with

ECLAP – Best practices in digital performing arts: survey

ECLAP – the e-library for performing arts – is a social network and best practice platform for digitized performing arts heritage. ECLAP is bringing together performing arts collections (videos, photographs, texts, essays, etc.) from cultural institutions across Europe. Many of these have never been made accessible online until now. On behalf of the community of archives, libraries and museums with performing arts collections, we ask that you help us by participating in our survey that we are holding in order to determine best practices in the digital performing arts field. Deadline: 10 June.

Look for a Job

Call for researcher – Mobility & touring in East African visual arts field

After the success of its first research experience on mobility & touring in East African performing arts field, AMA is planning to recruit a researcher in order to launch a new study on the visual arts sector in the same geographical area. The researcher will be working and travelling in east African countries. Deadline to send applications: 4 June.

ASEF looks for a Project Executive in Singapore

The Cultural Exchange Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation seeks to recruit a motivated Project Executive with excellent communication and administration skills. The successful candidate will assist the Department Director and direct supervisor in developing and implementing specific projects andcommunication activities with particular regard to the area of Cultural Exchange. Applications accepted until 5 June.

Offre d'emploi administratrice Compagnie Ultima Chamada

The company Ultima Chamada (Paris) is looking for a person in charge of administration. Find all the details (in French) and apply by 15 June. La Compagnie Ultima Chamada (Paris) recherche activement une ou un chargé(e) d'administration. Candidature à envoyer avant le 15 Juin.

Call for Applications for Program Manager at Khoj International Artists' Association

ARThinkSouthAsia invites applications for the position of a Project Manager, based in New Delhi, India. The project manager will be responsible for the successful planning and implementation of ARThinksouthAsia’s flagship 2-week residential workshop programme in Delhi and master class and short courses to take place in India and South Asia. Applications accepted until 15 June.


The Migrant Artist’s Handbook: A guide to living and working in Cape Town & Johannesburg

The African Arts Institute launched The Migrant Artist’s Handbook: A guide to living and working in Cape Town & Johannesburg. The handbook undertakes to provide both Migrant and South African start-up artists with resources, references and tools to approach various arts disciplines with self-fulfilling and self-sustaining imperatives. The Handbook is available for free online.

Mobility & Touring in East Africa: new publication by AMA – Art Moves Africa

Art Moves Africa (AMA) proudly presents « Mobility &Touring in East Africa », a research commissioned in 2011 and implemented by Hildegard Kiel on the performing arts sector in East Africa. The objective of the research was to identify the main actors of the performing arts field in East Africa and to analyse the relevance and frequency of artistic mobility from that geographical area towards the whole African continent.

Interview with the director of the Delfina Foundation – April 2012

One of the most important contemporary foundations, whose vision and primary focus are residential and artistic exchanges, is the Delfina Foundation, based in London and oriented towards the MENASA region – Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, Art Researcher / Critic / Curator at the University of Barcelona, interviews Aaron Cezar, Delfina Foundation's director, to know more about the Foundation’s activities and reflect on the present and the evolution of mobility practices.