OTM newsletters June 2012 

Dear On the Move newsletter readers, 

June marked an important month for On the Move: we organized the first training for our members in Luxemburg, in partnership with Plurio.net; and joined two key platforms for advocacy at the European level, namely Culture Action Europe and the Access to Culture Platform. Together with our colleagues, we can be more strategic and effective in advocating for better conditions for the mobility of artists and cultural operators!

June also saw, sadly, the closure of the Centro Dramático de Aragón (Spain), the OTM member in charge since 2006 of the Spanish translation of our newsletter. Our best wishes go to the former staff of the organization, and we thank our member Fundación Autór for its commitment to be the new translator of the boletín.

And of course June brought about lots of exciting international mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from different fields and disciplines – as well as a very special call for creative proposals from On the Move… Enjoy our selection, and don’t miss the daily updates on Facebook!

OTM news

Make your creativity move! Call for graphic design by OTM

OTM is looking for your creative ideas for the design of its first set of postcards, to be used as off-line communication tools whenever we present OTM at meetings, conferences and events. We are looking for fresh, original ideas that talk about international cultural mobility: working across borders, contamination of cultures, inspiration to be found in creative collaborations… and anything that "mobility" of artists and cultural professionals means to you! Send your creative proposals by 31 August.

Raise Funding

International Performing Arts Exchange – Denmark

The Danish Agency 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. 

React to a call

Call for cultural journalists – Unpack the Arts

The European project Unpack The Arts welcomes cultural journalists to offer them residencies in the framework of festivals, to develop critical discourses and circulation of knowledge, to further their role towards the (circus) arts and nowadays societies. There is no registration fee to participate to a residency. Furthermore, the organisers will assume all the costs related to the residencies: flight / train, transfers, hotel nights, meals, tickets for shows. Deadline for application: 6 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.

Program Ibermusicas

IBERMÚSICAS is a multilateral cooperation program for the support of Latin American music, supporting the presence and acknowledgement of Latin American cultural diversity in the field of music, stimulates new audiences in the region and enlargind the market for the professionals of the field. In this frame, 7 strands of support are open in 2012 for festivals, networks and circuits programming Latin American artists. Find all the details – applications open until 27 July.

Creative encounters: call for proposals – deadline extended

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 31 July 2012 for the second edition.

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.

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.

Get training

ScripTeast – a workshop for script writers

Independent Film Foundation invites scriptwriters from Eastern and Central Europe to attend the 7th edition of ScripTeast. The method of work chosen for ScripTeast are one-on-one meetings of the internationally acclaimed scriptwriters, directors and producers with authors of 10-12 selected scripts from the region during 7-day workshop to be held in Warsaw. Deadline: July 31. 

Call for applications: Research into the unknown – artists in residence

Research into the Unknown is a residency program where artists/creators and the audience can research what improvisation means in the field of contemporary arts. The program offers an intensive researching opportunity for artists/creators and focusing on the creative process, on the research itself rather then creating a performance. Travel costs are supported (one trip to Budapest and back). Deadline: 22 August.

The Way of the Energetic Voice and Vocal Action – “Song as Source”

The Way of the Energetic Voice and Vocal Action – “Song as Source” is an intensive voice and body work for actors, directors, dramaturges, singers, musicians, dancers, lighting and stage designers. The residential workshop will take part between 25-27 August 2012 at Il Casale delle Arti – Sant'Agata de'Goti – Benevento – Italy. Apply before 20 July.

Call for Mentees for the keðja Mentoring Scheme

Do you want to share your ideas, struggles, experiences, sorrow and joy with a mentor for two years? keđja 2012-2015 will answer to this need by offering a Mentoring Scheme for 12 younger performing arts managers/producers/self-organizing artists from the Nordic-Baltic countries. Travel and accommodation costs for mentors and mentees will be provided. Deadline: Aug. 15th.

Discover a residency

Call for application: Residenzprogramm 2013, schloss bröllin e.V.

The association of schloss bröllin is offering project-based support from April till November 2013 for professional artist groups in the fields of theatre, dance and performance. This assisted residency is for a maximum of three weeks and will provide workspace and catered accommodation. Applications accepted until 10 July.

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.

Grant for Visual Artists, Writers and Composers/Musicians – Camac, France

camac and Fondation Ténot offer three residency bursaries each year to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer in order to create new career prospects for artists. Nature of the bursary: two-month residency in 2013, return travel ticket. Deadline: 14 July.

Call for Proposal for Artist in Residence at Nafasi Art Space, Tanzania

Nafasi Art Space is looking for an African visual artist working in 3-d to join us for a period of 2 months (in between Sept-Nov 2012) as an artist in residence at Nafasi. The goal of the residency is to have an active art exchange between you and the Nafasi artists. A contribution to travel and visa costs is offered. Deadline: 15 July 2012.

Writers Residence in Kočevje, Slovenia

Center for Slovenian Literature, Public Agency for Cultural Activities and Cultural Society Badger and partners are wanting a writer for 3-weeks long residency in Kočevje. Writers, poets and dramatists from countries other than Slovenia are welcome. The residency will take place from September 3rd to September 24th, 2012. Deadline: July 15th.

Artists’ residences and involvement of artists in urban transformations of European cities

Apollonia and its European p
artners are launching a call for proposals, open to artists wishing to get involved in dynamic residences related to the evolutions and mutations of contemporary cities. This residences based project should start in 2013 for a period of three years and it will involve around ten European cities. Deadline for projects: 31 July 2012.

Akiyoshidai International Art Village – call for artists

The Residence Program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Japan) provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. The program covers travel, accommodation, production costs and per diem. Applications open until 31 July.

Wilderness Dance Call keðja 2012-2015

The partners of Wilderness Dance proudly present the call for applications: Wilderness Dance keðja 2012-2015. The residency period will start in January 2013. Contemporary dance artists from all Nordic and Baltic countries are invited to apply. Travel, accommodation and subsistence offered. Deadline: August 15th 2012.

Meet others

All that is banned is desired – A World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression

Over the two days of ‘All That is Banned is Desired’ – A World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression (Oslo, Norway, 25-26 October), artists, journalists, activists, scholars, curators and others will respond to censorship of the arts around the world. We will discuss and investigate why, where, and how artistic expressions is condemned, banned and persecuted. In particular, we will focus on the three principal agents of censorship — religion, state and market.

Call for Mentees for the keðja Mentoring Scheme

Do you want to share your ideas, struggles, experiences, sorrow and joy with a mentor for two years? keđja 2012-2015 will answer to this need by offering a Mentoring Scheme for 12 younger performing arts managers/producers/self-organizing artists from the Nordic-Baltic countries. Travel and accommodation costs for mentors and mentees will be provided. Deadline: Aug. 15th.


The Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre is happy to launch invitation to the fourth edition of GEORGIAN THEATRE SHOWCASE , that will take place from September 16 to September 19, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The detailed program of the SHOWCASE will be published no later than June 25 and will be sent to the guests directly. Accommodation and in-country transportation costs are covered.

Collaborate with

Call for choreographers and dance curators

kombinirane operacije is looking for one international choreographer and one international dance curator to collaborate on the project ´Call for Artist´. Collaborative sessions will take place during one week in August and September 2012 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. kombinirane operacije takes care about travel, accommodation and per diem expenses. Deadline: 5 July.

"BORDERLINE" – call for applications

NISI MASA and FEST are glad to announce the call for applications for Borderline, an itinerant film production project for 2012, which will take place on the route, beginning in Paris and finishing in Guimarães. 12 young filmmakers will make 4 short films focused on immigration issue in Europe. Deadline: 10 July.

Call for submissions: Internship Opportunities (Norway)

International Theatre Lab is seeking committed enthusiastic individuals over the age of 18 to attend a full-time summer internship at Theatre Centre in Bjørke, Norway. The duration of the internship will be three months or less, with a minimum of one month, between June and August 2012. During this period, the interns will be exposed to intensive theatre training and creation, and will be sharing duties with staff members. Accommodation and meals are covered. Travel expenses remain the responsibility of the intern.

Call for contributions to the Access to Culture Platform, Working Group on Audience Participation publication

The Access to Culture Platform, Working Group on Audiences Participation and its partners invite academics, practitioners and experts to contribute to the upcoming publication: The cultural component of citizenship: an inventory of challenges. (Working title). Deadline: 16th of July 2012 for abstracts.


Team Culture 2012 – Manifesto "Turn to Culture" – June 2012

Team Culture meeting in Brussels presents a joint manifesto ‘Turn to Culture‘ as an outcome of the European dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis initiated under the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As part of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, has together with the Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou taken the initiative to start a dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis.

"Objectif pays": resources for cultural professionals interesting to work abroad (French only)

The "Objectif pays" series offers a set of practical guides for cultural professionals interested to work internationally, in Argentina, China, Morocco, Québec, Turkey, Vietnam. The documents are available for free download (in French only).

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